Muslim advocates fasting during Ramadan shock

ENGAGE replies to a particularly stupid piece of witch-hunting by Martin Bright in last week’s Jewish Chronicle attacking the appointment of Asim Hafeez as Community Advisor in the Home Office on the grounds that he is “a hardcore Islamist”. ENGAGE points out:

“An example Bright cites of Hafeez’s ‘hardcore’ credentials is this: ‘The new Home Office adviser is reported to have raised eyebrows at his new department during the Muslim festival of Ramadan, when he lectured guests at a reception about the benefits of fasting.‘ If a Muslim speaking of the benefits of fasting on the passing of Ramadan and celebration of Eid ul-Fitr is hardcore, then Hafeez shares the quality with all British Muslims.”

ENGAGE, 9 November 2009