Islam means “submission”.
Imagine you’re a Muslim, a soldier of the Prophet, a member of the Legions of Mohammed. What do you expect from a defeated enemy to let you know that he has fully submitted? Ritual self-abasement, servile behavior, slavish deference, a display of humiliation, and so on, right?
And what would you think of an enemy who does all of the above without even first putting up a fight?
Take a look at this sad news. For you Ian Rankin fans, this story is on John Rebus’ patch:
NHS staff told to eat away from desks for Ramadan
Hospital staff in the Lothians have been told not to eat at their desks to avoid offending Muslim colleagues during Ramadan.
NHS Lothian has advised doctors and other health workers not to have working lunches during the 30-day fast, which begins next month.
The health service’s Equality and Diversity Officer sent an e-mail to all senior managers, giving guidance on religious tolerance.
This includes ensuring Muslim staff are given breaks to pray, and time off to celebrate Eid at the end of Ramadan.
It is understood they also advised hospital managers to move food trolleys away from areas where Muslims work.
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How many more ritual humiliations must we undergo before Muslims are no longer offended? What else must we give up in order to display our full submission?
- The unveiled female face offends Muslims.
- The sale and consumption of alcohol offends Muslims.
- The keeping of dogs as pets offends Muslims.
- The consumption of pork products offends Mulsims.
The list goes on and on.
Also see Cranmer on the same topic.
Hat tip: BES.