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    Where is the love?

    by Sunny on 6th October, 2005 at 5:10 pm    

    Leslie from the new blog Points of Jew makes a good point:

    I remember going along to an event organised by London Mayor Ken Livingstone a couple of years and I recall both Jews and Muslims there. But they didn’t really talk to each other.

    At this time of year when both Jews and Muslims are having holy days, where are the joint events? Why hasn’t the Board of Deputies wished well the Muslim community during Ramadan and likewise, why hasn’t the Muslim Council of Britain wished the Jewish community well during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

    Ahhh, but that would be too much to ask for wouldn’t it?

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    1. leon — on 6th October, 2005 at 5:14 pm  

      Interesting idea, do they wish any other faith leaders well on their significant days (Christmas messages for Christians being one example)?

    2. Uncleji being naughty — on 6th October, 2005 at 6:59 pm  

      “why hasn’t the Muslim Council of Britain wished the Jewish community well during…… Yom Kippur”

      What you mean like in 1973 ?

      Maybe we could start with birthday cards and work our way up ?

    3. Uncleji — on 6th October, 2005 at 7:15 pm  

      Well even Arafat managed it…..
      Friday September 17, 2004

      Arafat issues a Holy Day greeting

      jerusalem (jps) | Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, Sept. 14, sent a Jewish New Year message on his own behalf, that of the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people to President Moshe Katsav and the people of Israel.

      In extending his best wishes Arafat also expressed the hope that Israelis and Palestinians can begin to live in security and attain a long-awaited peace “for the betterment of your children and our children and a promising future for the whole region.”

      The message was also signed in his capacity as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

    4. Mokum — on 6th October, 2005 at 9:58 pm  

      “Ramadan mubarak” is not a political slogan.

      Ramadan mubarak!

    5. Kulvinder — on 8th October, 2005 at 8:58 pm  

      Nah, that would be too nice and sensible a thing to do.

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