Originally posted by catwhoknows
I have thought a long time about people who emigrate, and it seems to me that people who have emigrated to Britain should adopt their rules.
Bearing this in mind, I think if you live in Britain, you don't wear burqa or any other non-British things.
I honestly have no problem them wearing whatever they want to... BUT the same rules apply.. accepting each others differences is important and not
trying to force your view on anyone is of the uttmost of importance..
Besides where I live, they tend to wear whatever they want.. i.e there are plenty of 6ft trannies with long beards
which I am sure will get
called numerous bad names in certain other white cultures..
Take Ramadan, the muslims I know and have worked with.. consider it an insult to them NOT to eat my lunch during that time. since they consider that a
test of their beleif.. Heck, some have gone out of their way to cook me bacon sandwitches, and others have brought me lots of booze to say thankyou
for something I've done to help them (couldn't tell them I hate Gin, why people think the English only drink gin is beyond me, but it was the
thought that counts
I do have a deep seated problem with those of whatever religion telling me what to do, or interfering with how I live my life, or the lives of those
around me (I'm not Gay, but have plenty of friends who are)
That ethic of not being told what to do by some religoous know it all has create a great deal of dislike in this neck of the woods hence why some
around here still burn effigies of the Pope (and lots of other hate figures including Bush, Browm and Obama, the BBC, plenty of Christian bishops and
a few unpleasant Muslim figures)
During WW1 my home town turned into a Hospital town for Indian soldiers, of the 10,000 only 76 died of their wounds, not bad for WW1 type treatment.
They were also treated according to their customs be they Hindu, Muslim etc and the locals paid for was the only memorial of it's kind to those brave
souls which now sits about the town.
Funny enough it is actually quite a Jewish town with at least 15% of the population from jewish ancestry, quite a bit of Rothchilds cash, and what is
said to be the prettiest Synagogue in Europe, second only in our hearts (in beauty) to the local Royal Palace.
The Local Royal Palace (own by the locals by then) was given over to those soldiers to recouperate in familiar surroundings (it's Indian style) so
there where muslims sleeping and eating in the same rooms that the Empress of India did a few years before..
Sorry for the long reply... but I struggle to understand where this British identity of not treating people equaly or accepting them for what they are
But there does need to be a 2 way street of respect.. If it that is lacking on either side then I'm afraid it will only end in tears..
[edit on 8/5/10 by thoughtsfull]