No Eating Lest Ye Offend The Muslims (The Glory of Ramadan on the Non-Muslim Community)

DOCTORS and health workers have been banned from eating lunch at their desks – in case it offends their Muslim colleagues.

Health chiefs believe the sight of food will upset Muslim workers when they are celebrating the religious festival Ramadan.

The lunch trolley is also to be wheeled out of bounds as the 30-day fast begins next month.

But staff and politicians branded the move political correctness gone mad and warned that it was a step too far.

Bill Aitken, the Scottish Conservative justice spokesman, said: “This advice, well-meaning as it may be, is total nonsense.

“It is the sort of thing that can stir up resentment rather than result in good relations.”

The new guidance comes in the wake of the failed terror attacks on Glasgow and the death of suspect Kafeel Ahmed, 27.

Health chiefs in Lothian and Glasgow will give all employees time off to pray and to celebrate Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan.

But Greater Glasgow and Clyde as well as Lothian NHS boards also issued the advice, warning workers not to take working lunches, and said all vending machines should be removed from areas where Muslims work.

One senior consultant said: “What next? Are we going to have advice on how to deal with Catholics during Lent?
“This kind of thing does more harm than good.”

The guidance, which was sent round many organisations, was produced by Glasgow consultancy Meem, which advises on Muslim issues and counts the Scottish Parliament among its clients.

Source: http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/16309

During the period of Lent the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church (specifically) and other Christian denominations fast for a period of 40 days.  The grand total of people belonging to these denominations dwarfs that of the Islamic community, especially in the United Kingdom.

Should everyone else be subject to these rules during the period of Lent?

This is a hypocritical move.

(Note, the Eastern and Wester Churches celebrate lent at different times so the period would be over 40 days)

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One Response

  1. Even the Hindus observe a lunar month when they optionally fast and eat only one meal per day. Yet they do not expect anyone to notice since it is a personal and private matter! (It is not a mandatory fast – their holy month is observed by individuals according to their choice – some by choosing a vegetarian diet/teetotal diet/sexual abstinence/etc. for that month!)

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