All members of Tower Hamlets Council in east London, where 36 per cent of the population follows Islam, were sent an email asking them to abide by the restrictions observed by strict Muslims during the holy month.source
They have also been told that the town hall's business agenda will be reduced throughout Ramadan to accommodate Muslims, with only seven committee meetings scheduled and special prayer breaks included in the evening events.
Tower Hamlets Council has previously insisted that staff call their Christmas meal the "festive lunch" and replaced Bonfire Night celebrations with a show based on a Bengali folk tale.
Some councillors on the Labour-run authority claim it is favouring one religious group over the others.
Cllr Stephanie Eaton, leader of the Lib Dem group, said she would be ignoring the new Ramadan regime and added: "I was rather disconcerted to see that the arrangements put in place for Ramadan, which we support for Muslim colleagues, have been imposed upon all councillors.
Perhaps they should also be told to cover their wives, Mutilate their daughters genitals and kill some gays, You know, so the muslims aren't offended by people who have the nerve to do something not permitted by Islam.
Or perhaps instead Tower Hamlets could concentrate on some real problems they have, Like the 12.7% unemployment, The highest unemployment rate in Britain. But who has time for work when they have to pray 5 times a day and find time to beat their multiple wives, Multiple wives which the rest of us apparently have to support.
I am all for people inflicting whatever imaginary laws they want upon themselves, But your religions rules apply to you and you alone. If i was a councilor in Tower Hamlets i would go out of my way to eat during Ramadan, I would order pizza, have bowls of crisps on the table and ensure that it all contained pork. Know why? BECAUSE YOUR RELIGIONS RULES APPLY ONLY TO YOU.