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Muslims in East End hold Xmas party—for their Christian neighbours

21 December 2012 General 6 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

by Mike Brooke (EastLondonAdvertiser)

The local authority’s housing wing, Tower Hamlets Homes, asked families on housing estates in Bethnal Green and Wapping to help organise parties to improve interfaith understanding.

Groups run by non-Muslims organised three Eid parties earlier this year, with residents from all backgrounds joining in.

Muslim groups returned the invitation this week with Christmas celebrations, when the Dorset Community Association in Wapping held a joint event with Bethnal Green’s Columbia Tenants’ Association.

Youth worker Angela Brown, who held the shindig in Wapping, said: “We had 200 children and their families joining Santa which made it a Christmas to remember.”

Tower Hamlets Homes put up the cash for the Christmas beano as part of its Regeneration programme aimed at bringing different East End neighbourhood and ethnic communities together.

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6 Comments »

  1. Re: Muslims/Xmas Party — What an inspiring idea! But where is it happening? I assume the East End is in London, but I live in New York, so I’m not sure. Thank you.

  2. Not cool.

  3. Muslims respect Christians especially those who they are related to but We do not celebrate Christmas or participate in the celebration of such holidays. Seems like another effort to present a false idea of what Islam is about. Next thing you know Muslims will be showing up celebrating Christmas with no Christians present. This is not Islam and it is not ok. May Allah increase us in guidance and protect us from acting upon ignorance

  4. I dont understand it unfortunately

  5. The sad part is that Islamophobia is so rampant that Muslims need to disobey their own religion in order to appease and improve their image to the general public. Such actions arent beneficial as it usually ends up hurting them in the end.

  6. If you copy a people you become of them, but I am sure they had good intentions. We need more Active output instead of Reactive output.

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