Is it time for Eid to be made a public holiday?Watch
Anything that shifts us one step closer to being a non-British Britain is bad. Sure, we respect your holidays and your culture but please respect the rules of our society where possible instead of trying to change them; thanks.
What is non-British about celebrating Eid when British people celebrate it?
Think about it this way. England is predominantly a christian country. In Saudi Arabia, Christmas isn't a holiday, so why should eid be a holiday here when a small proportion of the country would actually celebrate it?
In order to combat islamophobia is it time to make eid a bank holiday for everyone in britain? It would make people realise the positives of islam if they got a day off work for it.
No. This is a Christian nation. Many of us do not identify as religious at all but it is a Christian nation nonetheless. That is part of our cultural heritage and our national identity. In the interests of preserving that we should not include other religions in public religious observances.
'We must exclude someone from our gathering, or we shall we left with nothing'