“Asian,” of course, means “Muslim” in the British press. “Asian-friendly houses in Britain,” from IANS with thanks to Lost Budgie, who points out that not only has tax money been used to build these houses, but that Muslims will be given preference over others to live in them. L. B. says: “Imagine the outcry if tax dollars were used to build a public housing project designed to the religious specifications of Christians or Jews – who were then given priority because they would most benefit from the ‘culturally-sensitive’ design?”
Bristol: An Asian housing association in Britain has built a block of flats especially designed not to offend Muslims – the toilets do not face Makkah.
The 16 flats in the St Paul’s area here have been built by Bristol-based Aashyana Housing Association, an Asian-led organisation. The toilets in the apartments have been built in such a way that they do not face southeast.
Farooq Siddique, from the Bristol Muslim Cultural Society, said he welcomed developments that took into consideration the cultural diversity of tenants.
He said: “I think it is a good thing that the flats are designed in this way. We do live in a multi-cultural society and rather than just paying lip service to that, it is important that there are policies in place that address it.
“Having toilets facing the right way is an issue that comes up, as Muslims do not like using them if they are facing in that direction.”…
Bristol City Council spokeswoman Kate Hartas said:…
“With all our allocations, we apply the normal criteria.
“But where there are two households of equal priority who qualify for an Aashyana home, we would offer to the household who would most benefit from the culturally- sensitive services that Aashyana provides.”
Welcome to multicultural Britain, where tolerance equals preference given to Muslim sensibilities.