Don't eat near Ramadan fasters, Home Office staff told
By Jason Lewis
Last updated at 10:00 PM on 19th September 2009
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Home Office staff were officially warned not to eat in front of their fasting Muslim colleagues during Ramadan – in case it made them feel hungry.
The advice came in a taxpayer-funded internal document listing do’s and don’ts during the Muslim holy month, which ends this weekend.
But the guide is now at the centre of a row with Islamic groups who said it was more likely to incite hatred of Muslims than promote understanding.
Muslims wait to break their fast at end of holy month Ramadan
Fasting: During the holy month, devout Muslims do not drink or eat from dawn until sunset and must avoid 'all obscene and irreligious sights and sounds'
The Home Office Islamic Network produced the five-page informati
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