Ah, The West, Finding New Ways To Irritate Muslims 24/7/365..

In the good old days, before sugar became the new poison and bread could be consumed guilt-free, the idea of fasting seemed novel. When I explained the concept to people, I was usually greeted with surprise, tinged with (I like to think) a little awe and respect. Now, the idea of detoxing is so irritatingly fashionable, the reactions are different.

Recently, I was talking about Ramadan to a health-conscious mum on the school-run. I explained that the daily fast was flanked by two big meals, a breakfast called suhoor, and an enormous dinner called iftaar. The content of these meals is culture-specific but, traditionally, milk, dates and copious amounts of water will feature. “So,” she said, “you mean you can eat carbs, fat, gluten and caffeine?” “Yes, yes and yes”, I replied, laughing, “it’s the only time I feel I deserve to eat everything.” “Interesting”, she continued, clearly disappointed by my lack of self control.“I will be doing a juice detox in June for a week. No carbs or fat for me!” My turn to be surprised.

That was a UK Muslim civil servant, in their house organ, whinging about how she isn’t special anymore.

Still, she’s lucky she’s not in China, where they absolutely won’t put up with this nonsense if they are paying you to work…

5 comments for “Ah, The West, Finding New Ways To Irritate Muslims 24/7/365..

  1. Errol
    June 15, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    A chum tried the juice only thing and nearly fainted. It’s a bit silly.

    • mona
      June 15, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      Talk about juice, just read about Hillary being fingered as a lesbian on stewwebb.com

      • Mudplugger
        June 16, 2016 at 8:57 am

        Unfortunate choice of words ….. or not.

        • June 19, 2016 at 7:11 am


  2. Stonyground
    June 16, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    If they want the perfect beach body, these silly people should try the Ironman diet. Put simply it involves eating as much protein, complex carbs and fat as you can force down. Of course, you do have to spend every second of your free time swimming, running or riding a bike, but as long as you do that, it really works.

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