Vince Cable’s message for a peaceful Ramadan

Over on the Lib Dem website, Vince Cable has wished Muslims a peaceful Ramadan:

Across the country, British Muslim communities will be taking time aside to engage in acts of charity, prayer and self-reflection.

The contributions of British Muslims to Britain are ever-growing; adding to the richness and diversity of our nation. However, we are witnessing a worldwide resurgence of exclusionary, right-wing nationalism that has led to acts of terror against the Muslim community. We demand better.

The attack in Christchurch earlier this year was a reminder that we must do all we can challenge those who seek to erase or limit religious freedoms. As a party we have adopted the APPG on British Muslim’s definition of Islamophobia: we all have a shared duty to challenge hate and intolerance.

As families and communities come together at this time, we reflect on the values and meaning of Ramadan. I wish you all a peaceful month ahead.

Ramadan Mubarak.

 

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6 Comments

  • Well said Vince. Amen to that.
    Would somebody more knowledgeable than I am please direct me to Vince’s Easter message to Christians and to his Passover message to Jews. I seem to have missed them

  • Malcolm Todd 8th May '19 - 12:56am
  • Thanks Malcolm. I stand duly admonished for having a bad memory, but then I’m getting on a bit and it goes with the territory

  • Jayne Mansfield 8th May '19 - 10:00am

    @ Mike Jay,

    I have a bad memory which can be attributed in part to my getting on a bit, so I am aware that it goes with the territory, but are you sure that you were not trying to make a point?

    What was it that lay behind the comment which certainly jarred with me? Perhaps I am oversensitive to suggestions that one faith is approached in a different manner to other faiths by politicians.

  • David Becket 8th May '19 - 4:31pm

    Very impressive, but how do you find these by logging in to the Lib Dem Web Site. A link from LDV will not attract many readers. Our web site needs to be MUCH MUCH easier to navigate, as it stands it is confusing, and its lead story is asking for money. Ugh!!!

  • @David Beckett: you make a good point! The party’s website could clearly do with a radical makeover and needs to be much more user friendly.

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