The mayor, Lisa Helps, said: “I think it’s really important for council to be able to be here standing alongside the Muslim community. We do this with the Jewish community at Hanukkah. We do it with the Christian Community at Christmas.” But do they really? Do Helps and her council fast on Yom Kippur? Do they fast for Advent? It’s more likely that they simply extend their good wishes to Jews and Christians on their holy days. They don’t go to the lengths to which they are going here. And why are they doing this? Because Islam, unlike Judaism and Christianity, demands the submission of non-Muslims, and mandates violence against unbelievers. Lisa Helps, like so many other Western leaders, thinks she and her community will be spared from the jihad if they kowtow and show good will. It won’t work.
“Council challenges Victorians to join in Ramadan fast,” by Bill Cleverley, Times Colonist, May 17, 2018 (thanks to Armaros):
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and her council are challenging residents to take part in a community-wide fast on May 25 to mark Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.
Helps and city councillors will fast beginning sunrise on the 25th and break the fast with a meal with members of the Muslim community at city hall at sunset.
The month of Ramadan is considered “a blessed month” by Muslims, said Imam Ismail Mohamed Nur of the Masjid Al-Iman mosque, who joined Helps and councillors in the mayor’s office on Wednesday. “It is a month of reflection. It is a month of charity and generosity,” he said….
Helps said the idea of a community fast challenge arose after she was approached by the imam about marking Ramadan.
“I think it’s really important for council to be able to be here standing alongside the Muslim community. We do this with the Jewish community at Hanukkah. We do it with the Christian Community at Christmas,” she said.
“It really, to me, symbolizes the kind of diversity and inclusion and really the richness that is our community here in Victoria.”
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