Muslim UK Cabinet Minister Tries to Spread Christmas Cheer

by Mike on November 12, 2012

in Culture,Politics,Religion,UK Politics

When I went to London three years ago, I was stuck by the Christmas decorations because they actually referred to Christmas.  Although like our country, the UK is no stranger to political correctness, it was reassuring to see a society that wasn’t so hypersensitive about the possibility of offending those who are offended by the non-offensive.

Political correctness is still prevalent though and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a Conservative UK government minister who happens to be Muslim, had that in mind when she recently urged Muslims to celebrate Christmas.  To her, Christmas isn’t a religious celebration, just as Hanukkah and Eid aren’t religious celebrations to me.  But that doesn’t mean that any of those religious celebrations should be watered down just to satisfy those who always need something good and right with the world to complain about.

I don’t think I’ll be celebrating any Jewish or Muslim holidays in the near future, but I am going to embrace the spirit of Baroness Warsi’s suggestion and celebrate those who celebrate what they hold dear.  Well, except those who are celebrating the fact that they’re busybodies trying to ruin everyone’s good time.

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rightonoz November 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Mike

Agree with you totally.

Was in London couple of years back for the turning on of the lights. They still know how to do it in style, and yes, totally agree we all should be free to celebrate, and maintain traditions, regardless of religion (or lack of), and to hell with the wowsers who try to drown us in political correctness.

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