MPAC plays the victim card while denouncing this document below, but nonetheless the organization has a point: this is the kind of walking on eggshells around Muslims that only creates resentment among non-Muslims in a land where there ought to be equality of treatment of all people, regardless of creed. Now if MPAC could come out across the board against special preferences and special treatment for Muslims, and work against all accommodation of Sharia provisions in Britain, we might be getting somewhere.
Absurd Britannia Update: “Don’t eat near Ramadan fasters, Home Office staff told,” by Jason Lewis in the Daily Mail, September 19 (thanks to James):
Home Office staff were officially warned not to eat in front of their fasting Muslim colleagues during Ramadan – in case it made them feel hungry.
The advice came in a taxpayer-funded internal document listing do’s and don’ts during the Muslim holy month, which ends this weekend.
But the guide is now at the centre of a row with Islamic groups who said it was more likely to incite hatred of Muslims than promote understanding….
The Muslim Public Affairs Committee, which claims to be fighting a ‘political jihad against Islamophobia’, attacked the document.
It said: ‘It is designed to create more hatred in the hearts of non-Muslims.
‘We don’t care how much non-Muslims eat in front of us.
‘It’s never been an issue and never will be and we have never asked for any special treatment or sensitivity from non-Muslims whilst fasting.’