After Threatening To Shut Churches For Good, NYC Will Give 400K Meals To Muslims For Ramadan

Failed Democratic presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says his administration will provide free meals to Muslims celebrating

Failed Democratic presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says his administration will provide free meals to Muslims celebrating Ramadan.

The annual Islamic holy month began Thursday and will run until May 23, and those celebrating in New York City will be presented with 400,000 halal meals, de Blasio announced.

It seems like a kind gesture during a time when New York is the nation’s largest COVID-19 hotspot. But it also sharply contrasts with de Blasio’s treatment of the city’s Jews and Christians amid the coronavirus crisis.

Last month, the mayor threatened to permanently shutter churches and synagogues, just weeks ahead of Easter and Passover.

Now, de Blasio is literally catering to his city’s Muslims.

While the mayor and city officials were unprepared for the city’s health crisis and have shown Christians and Jews no sympathy during the related shutdowns, they’re now apparently sponsoring Islam.

De Blasio made the Ramadan announcement at a media briefing Thursday in which he lamented that Christians and Jews were unable to celebrate their respective holidays this month.

“We all wish that the celebrations of Easter and Passover could have been so different,” he said.

The mayor then described Ramadan as a “profoundly important holiday,” before announcing the city will feed New York’s Muslims holy meals until late May.

“One of Ramadan’s most noble callings is to feed the hungry. And it’s a crucial part of how the holiday is celebrated, to remember to be there for those in need. And that is now harder than ever,” de Blasio continued.

“Obviously, people can’t go to their mosques. In fact, mosques have often been a place that those who were hungry, those who were poor, would know they could go during Ramadan to break the fast,” he said.

“They knew there would always be a meal there for them. That’s not going to be true in this season. So, we want to, the city of New York wants to support this community as we’re supporting all communities.”

The annual Islamic holy month began Thursday and will run until May 23, and those celebrating in New York City will be presented with 400,000 halal meals, de Blasio announced.

It seems like a kind gesture during a time when New York is the nation’s largest COVID-19 hotspot. But it also sharply contrasts with de Blasio’s treatment of the city’s Jews and Christians amid the coronavirus crisis.

Last month, the mayor threatened to permanently shutter churches and synagogues, just weeks ahead of Easter and Passover.

Now, de Blasio is literally catering to his city’s Muslims.

While the mayor and city officials were unprepared for the city’s health crisis and have shown Christians and Jews no sympathy during the related shutdowns, they’re now apparently sponsoring Islam.

De Blasio made the Ramadan announcement at a media briefing Thursday in which he lamented that Christians and Jews were unable to celebrate their respective holidays this month.

“We all wish that the celebrations of Easter and Passover could have been so different,” he said.

The mayor then described Ramadan as a “profoundly important holiday,” before announcing the city will feed New York’s Muslims holy meals until late May.

“One of Ramadan’s most noble callings is to feed the hungry. And it’s a crucial part of how the holiday is celebrated, to remember to be there for those in need. And that is now harder than ever,” de Blasio continued.

“Obviously, people can’t go to their mosques. In fact, mosques have often been a place that those who were hungry, those who were poor, would know they could go during Ramadan to break the fast,” he said.

“They knew there would always be a meal there for them. That’s not going to be true in this season. So, we want to, the city of New York wants to support this community as we’re supporting all communities.”

Source: WMD

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