Monday, October 15, 2007

El Gordo's Ramadan Message

"I know that the holy month of Ramadan has an important and special meaning ....this celebration is also important for everyone in our country ... Islamic art, science, philosophy and thought have enriched our lives over many centuries - and in Britain of course our Muslim community make a huge contribution to all fields of our national life, and to this country's prosperity ..."

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom commemorates the feast of Eid Al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. I must have missed Blair's Lenten broadcast.

Meanwhile ....

A priest has been interviewed by police on suspicion of inciting racial hatred for expressing his Christian views in his parish newsletter.
Father John Hayes, 71, was quizzed for more than an hour after commenting on the case of a Muslim girl who went to court over her wish to wear a full veil in class.
A sergeant and community support officer turned up without warning at his presbytery after an allegation was made to a Scotland Yard 'hate crimes' unit.

And just to put things in their proper relation to each other, the BBC News Search.

Your 7 pages for Lent.

Your 23 pages for Ramadan.