Tuesday, August 14, 2007

" ... and feel themselves subdued."

Both Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna and Charles Johnson at LGF have links this morning to reports of an appalling act of dhimmitude by a Scottish "equality and diversity officer" who has decreed that National Health Service workers and doctors in Glasgow, Lothian and Clyde must not eat lunch at their desks during Ramadan (which this year begins next month) so as not to "upset" Muslim workers. This "guidance," according to the U.K. Daily Express, was generated by "the Glasgow consultancy Meem, which advises on Muslim issues and counts the Scottish Parliament among its clients."

As bad as this is, the attitude evinced by the first comment posted by an Express reader is even worse:

"Unfortunately this latest move did not help enough. It created new problems. Now that meal carts and working lunch is banned Muslims will be left alone in the office while their coworkers go out to eat together. Muslim health care workers will be missing out on important social networking opportunities that their non-Muslim coworkers receive. We need a solution for that. We should instead encourage non-Muslims to try sharing their Muslim coworkers' experience of fasting. It might be difficult the first year or two but eventually it will become familiar."

Right in line with Qu’ran 9:29.

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