My Pet Subject !

Started by Alex, April 24, 2022, 09:49:36 AM

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Alex

On Thursday the Premier Leage game between Burnley and Southampton was stopped in the 41st minute to allow two muslim players to break fast.   They have to perform this at a certain time apparently, but half time is normally at 45 minutes so what difference 4 minutes makes I don't know.  Just more pandering to for what is at the moment a minority.  IMO religion and politics shouldn't be a part of sport.
In recent weeks we've seen muslims gathering at famous London landmarks to ' break fast'  Royal Albert Hall steps was one venue they chose, outside Westminster Abbey was another and The Tower of London a third, are there no mosques in London where they can perform this ritual I ask myself ?
We Brits are so easy going, it will be our downfall.

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-Oy-

A bit of forethought to start the game 5 minutes earlier would have solved that issue. It must have happened before surely?
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

Alex

No I've never read about it happening in public places before.  Only the call to prayer from London Bridge which I think was last year.


Michael Rolls

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1955vintage

If they ever become more than 5% of the population, they might start getting their own way......
The problem with being retired is that you never get a day off

klondike

If their religion prevents them from participating normally in football then the obvious answer to me is that they should not be employed as footballers.

It's good to moan.

Michael Rolls

Quote from: klondike on April 24, 2022, 10:41:17 AM
If their religion prevents them from participating normally in football then the obvious answer to me is that they should not be employed as footballers.
agreed
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Scrumpy




London Bridge..
All Staged/Planned ... They are letting us know how bloody important they think they are.. And we obviously agree with them.. by allowing them to dictate these events..
Is Speakers Corner still going on..?
I wonder if Christian Speakers are getting on their soap box. !!
Or has this been stopped.. should they offend..  :nooo:
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

GrannyMac

Quote from: 1955vintage on April 24, 2022, 10:33:38 AM
If they ever become more than 5% of the population, they might start getting their own way......

Not far off that now.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_the_United_Kingdom
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klondike

I thought that they were double that already. Must be all the publicity they get.

It's good to moan.

Michael Rolls

why is it that a tiny minority, whether weird religions or sexual preferences or whatever, are being allowed to dictate to the great majority?
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GrannyMac

Quote from: Michael Rolls on April 24, 2022, 04:33:52 PM
why is it that a tiny minority, whether weird religions or sexual preferences or whatever, are being allowed to dictate to the great majority?

D'you know Mike, my life so far hasn't been affected by minority groups. I've been to the Islamic wedding of a colleague, enjoyed food shared at Ramadan, courtesy of another colleague, and visited a couple of mosques. I live in a very multi cultural county.

I've been disgusted by the behaviour of some Muslims, the grooming gangs in particular, but I'm a fan of the Chief Prosecutor who nailed some of them - he's also a Muslim, as was the consultant who finally diagnosed my OH, and saved his life.  I'm acquainted with a gay married couple, they are nice men who just quietly get on with their lives, whilst caring deeply for each other. 

Of course the minority should never be allowed to dictate to the majority, but neither should we lump all people in a minority together.  The extremes are where the damage is done.  Klondike touches on publicity, IMO the media have a lot to answer for!
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-Oy-

^^^^^ Excellent post GrannyMac. I nmy experience equality is all most members of minorities want - and I support that 100%. As you say - the extremes are where the damage is done - on all sides.
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

Jacqueline

#13
If the silly sods want to starve for Allah it's up to them,  I am not interested in their stupid foreign religion, we have enough of our own the Church of England is the religion of this country of which the Queen is the head.  I am a non believer and think all religion is rubbish, especially the Arch Idiot of Canterbury, and not to be biased the bloody Pope in whose religion I was brainwashed as a child.  It's all about control so people will do as they are told in this life with the promise of better when they die.

And as for stopping a  football match, the biggest religion of them all,  to let the silly so and sos eat! well that is really taking the mick!!!!!!


Alex

I imagine we all have 'minority group' friends or colleagues. I have muslims in my family, also a dear friend who came originally from Jamaica, this doesn't stop me from seeing what is happening here in this country today.  My Jamaican friend feels exactly the same as I do when it comes to the expansion of Islam.