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Christmas, no – but happy, happy Ramadan

21 May 2018

7:33 PM

21 May 2018

7:33 PM

The Australian Greens like to troll the conservatives around the time of religious holidays. It’s all good and harmless fun, you know. Cheer up, Tories; we live in a secular society, after all.

The irony, of course, is that most of the established churches in Australia are strongly to the left of the political spectrum. I have no doubt that a large percentage of their flock vote for the Greens because of their “compassionate” social, economic, immigration, environmental and foreign policies. But hey, they probably get the joke, or at least I hope they do.

And with the joke so good you just have to keep repeating it:

But speaking of halal-certified, there are some religious holidays that the Greens are a lot more serious about:

No “nondenominational seasonal fasting” here. And yes, as the post says, there is a dinner too:

The Australian Greens are hosting an Iftar at Brunswick Town Hall, marking Ramadan and celebrating Victoria’s vibrant multicultural communities. Featured speakers include: Leader of the Australian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale and Leader of the Victorian Greens Samantha Ratnam MLC.Ramadan is the fasting season for people of Muslim faith. By abstaining from basic necessities, they experience the deprivation felt by the less fortunate around the world. It is a season for community, charity and a time to spread love and peace. Most importantly, it is a time of deep reflection and spiritual renewal for Muslims.

Iftar is a daily occasion during Ramadan when fasts are broken and meals are shared. Therefore, this meal is a perfect time to come together and discuss the contribution of our Islamic community and the work of the Greens in support of a diverse and accepting Australia.

Haven’t the faithful sons and daughters of the Prophet (PBOH) suffered enough deprivation during the Ramadan fasting to then be exposed to a speech by Richard Di Natale and patronised by inner-city lefties?

Arthur Chrenkoff blogs at The Daily Chrenk where this piece also appears.

Illustrations: The Greens/Facebook/Twitter.

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