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Im-a-Ridah
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PostPosted: 13:48 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Ramadan vs Christmas Reply with quote

Has anyone noticed how when it's Christmas the usual types always try to make it a "shared" holiday, a winter festival etc? But when Ramadan rolls around, it's Ramadan the extremely important Islamic festival, definitely not a shared one.

Seems pretty racist to me Christmas Hat
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PostPosted: 13:52 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not noticed because I couldn't care less. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 14:00 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shh, it's not Ramadan, it needs to be known as "holidays" nowadays as not to offend all non-Muslims.
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PostPosted: 17:32 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm part of the Leeds Facebook group which has about 250000 people. Recently seen tons of posts from Muslims giving it all the "We don't celebrate christmas but we're good people and wish you all the best at this time of year" malarkey.

Fair enough in some respects. Very virtue signally though.

The shared-festivity-non-religious-community-experience-festival bollocks around Christmas is blatant white guilt from the faux-liberal classes.
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PostPosted: 17:38 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 17:57 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christians stealing Pagan traditions again. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 18:02 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

muslims love Christmas, double pay for taxi drivers!
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PostPosted: 19:36 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

andys675 wrote:
muslims love Christmas, double pay for taxi drivers!


In Leeds they keep going on strike. Driving at half speed everywhere. Something to do with not being allowed to usurp the lanes and facilities the council provides for its own taxi drivers.
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PostPosted: 19:43 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:
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muslims love Christmas, double pay for taxi drivers!


In Leeds they keep going on strike. Driving at half speed everywhere. Something to do with not being allowed to usurp the lanes and facilities the council provides for its own taxi drivers.


Private hire v Hackneys?
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PostPosted: 19:51 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Private hire v Hackneys?


Pretty much.

I might as well start picking up people at bus stops because "it's all the same" according to the Leeds private hire lot.
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PostPosted: 20:03 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old English hāligdæg ‘holy day’ ---> Holiday Laughing
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PostPosted: 20:16 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If I did that WRT to Ramadan you'd call me racist, xenophobic and intolerant. But the other way around its virtuous.

Then again you live in London, so if you said anything different you'd be burned at the stake by a rampaging mob. Health and safety first.

andys675 wrote:
muslims love Christmas, double pay for taxi drivers!


Muslims aren't the issue, they are a 3rd party. It's the virtue signalling progressives who sh1t on anything they see as white or western in the hope that other people will like them. It's quite tragic really.
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PostPosted: 20:45 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:
seen tons of posts from Muslims giving it all the "We don't celebrate christmas but we're good people and wish you all the best at this time of year" malarkey.

muslims or Ahmadis?
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PostPosted: 20:48 - 26 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:
Jewlio Rides Again LLB wrote:


Private hire v Hackneys?


Pretty much.

I might as well start picking up people at bus stops because "it's all the same" according to the Leeds private hire lot.


It's not exclusively a Muslim, nor Leeds, issue.

They're the same here, private hire getting their fannies sandy because only hackney's are entitled to use the bus lanes etc.
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PostPosted: 13:34 - 27 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mates firm renamed Christmas to the Winter Festival as not to offend Muslims.

However my sons primary school does the Christmas Nativity and play at the local church. There is probably around 5% asian kids at his school.

Anyway, I would say half the church was full from the asian kids families, so I don't think they could care less and are not offended in the slightest.

My colleague is a mulsim and she celebrates Christmas, tbh it seems identical to my Christmas minus the booze.
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PostPosted: 16:47 - 27 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

As debated at great length in Random Banter, it's a commercial event (for the majority of people).
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PostPosted: 18:38 - 27 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Percy wrote:
I'm part of the Leeds Facebook group which has about 250000 people.


That must be a fuckton of torrential spam.
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PostPosted: 01:06 - 28 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

kawakid wrote:
My colleague is a mulsim and she celebrates Christmas, tbh it seems identical to my Christmas minus the booze.


What about pigs in blankets? They're needed for guarding the turkey.
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PostPosted: 01:25 - 28 Dec 2017    Post subject: Re: Ramadan vs Christmas Reply with quote

Im-a-Ridah wrote:
Has anyone noticed how when it's Christmas the usual types always try to make it a "shared" holiday, a winter festival etc? But when Ramadan rolls around, it's Ramadan the extremely important Islamic festival, definitely not a shared one.

Seems pretty racist to me Christmas Hat

The whole country shares the Christmas holiday, Christian or not. Shops and workplaces close. No one is stopping you from celebrating Ramadan if you want to. "Winterval" is apocryphal anyhow.
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PostPosted: 10:56 - 28 Dec 2017    Post subject: Re: Ramadan vs Christmas Reply with quote

Kawasaki Jimbo wrote:
Im-a-Ridah wrote:
Has anyone noticed how when it's Christmas the usual types always try to make it a "shared" holiday, a winter festival etc? But when Ramadan rolls around, it's Ramadan the extremely important Islamic festival, definitely not a shared one.

Seems pretty racist to me Christmas Hat

The whole country shares the Christmas holiday, Christian or not. Shops and workplaces close. No one is stopping you from celebrating Ramadan if you want to. "Winterval" is apocryphal anyhow.


I'm not sure it's the "right to celebrate" this topic is about.
The point is that the Christian festival is more and more often rebranded as "holidays" to not offend non Christians and to distance it from religion.
There would be outrage amongst the Muslim community if this was done to their festival.
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PostPosted: 11:13 - 28 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ramadan vs Christmas???

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PostPosted: 14:57 - 28 Dec 2017    Post subject: Re: Ramadan vs Christmas Reply with quote

mpd72 wrote:

I'm not sure it's the "right to celebrate" this topic is about.
The point is that the Christian festival is more and more often rebranded as "holidays" to not offend non Christians and to distance it from religion.
There would be outrage amongst the Muslim community if this was done to their festival.


Absolutely. I don't expect the BBC will be branding Ramadan as a generic midsummer festival. Oh no, it's the sacred and precious Islamic festival, an important time for Muslims, and which we must deeply respect. Christmas however, meh, generic winter festival. It's part of a wider pattern of liberal metropolitan types thinking it is virtuous to be hateful to people they see as "white" or "christian" or "natively British". They say they hate racism and xenophobia yet they carry out those actions themselves and expect people to be impressed when they do it. It's like opposing suicide by shooting yourself in the head.
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PostPosted: 18:14 - 28 Dec 2017    Post subject: Re: Ramadan vs Christmas Reply with quote

Im-a-Ridah wrote:
Has anyone noticed how when it's Christmas the usual types always try to make it a "shared" holiday, a winter festival etc?

No.
I think you've just remembered the old Daily Mail story which was shown to be rubbish.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-2058830/Clarifications-corrections.html
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PostPosted: 19:41 - 28 Dec 2017    Post subject: Re: Ramadan vs Christmas Reply with quote

Kawasaki Jimbo wrote:
Im-a-Ridah wrote:
Has anyone noticed how when it's Christmas the usual types always try to make it a "shared" holiday, a winter festival etc?

No.
I think you've just remembered the old Daily Mail story which was shown to be rubbish.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-2058830/Clarifications-corrections.html


No.
I think I was looking at the Google Winter Festival doodle.

Better luck next time Wink
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PostPosted: 01:28 - 29 Dec 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

The closest UK Google Doodle I can find to Dec 25th 2017 is this one.
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