London Mayor’s Ramadan Statement

Sara Nelson reports in Huffington Post, ‘ New London Mayor Sadiq Khan is hoping to break down the “mystique and suspicion” around Islam as he begins fasting alongside millions of Muslims around the world this month. Khan recorded a video in which he extended his best wishes to all for a peaceful and blessed Ramadan, which began on Monday. He said: “This will be my first Ramadan as the Mayor of London. I look forward to using the opportunity to bring together all communities across our great city.”

“London’s greatest strength is our diversity. We don’t just respect each other. We celebrate our backgrounds and traditions. Ramadan is a time to cherish family, friends and faith. As Muslims come together each day to open their fast, it’s a time for contemplation for our friends and neighbours who are less fortunate.” The mayor will be breaking his fast and hosting Ramadan meals (iftar) around the city at synagogues, churches and mosques.’ click here.