Government Minister Walks Out of Muslim Wedding

#1
BBC reporting that a government minister walked out of a muslim wedding because they refused to let him sit next to his wife. Good on him.

Muslim Wedding Walkout
 
#2
Good for him - whoever he is!

Try imposing Christianity and it's values, customs and social behaviour patterns in Saudi Arabia! - then get executed.
 
#3
I'm not sure about this. If the other side of the story is true, then the couple requested the segregation. Sounds like a stupid thing to do but it is, after all, their day. If he wasn't willing to abide by that then one has to ask: What was he doing at their wedding?
 
#4
my fiver says he was trying to prove how "inclusive" and "tollerant" he is being that he's ZNL but that his Mrs also being ZNL threw an equlity fit.

Either way hes a tosser. FFS it was a muslim wedding a little bit of reading up would have let him know what was likely to be going on.

Why the hell shouldnt they have their prefered sky pixie type wedding everybody else can.
 
#5
I bet he fecking claimed for two hotel rooms and two taxi rides home...................
 
#6
Went to 2 x Muslim weddings whilst on Loan Service in the ME. Both were segregated, all were happy, and there were no issues.

That said, they were pretty bloody boring - you quickly get tired of being asked 'How is your health/family' and 'What is the news', and responding with 'By the Grace of God'. Talking about women and alcohol were, of course, taboo, and the Emirates soccer teams were pretty naff, leaving pretty large gaps in the conversation.

Highlight of the evening was when the starting gate for the food opened up - never seen a huge mountain of food be demolished so quickly and with such pleasure.

On a similar theme I was invited around to my Comd's, and the other officers, houses quite frequently. At most, it was men only - the women served. Quite enjoyable, although the cold mango custard was a trifle disconcerting, and, having squatted on the carpet for 4 hours, I could hardly stagger back to my car.

At Major Nasr's, however, we dined with his wife and children. Extremely pleasant evening, with a very intelligent couple, and ate at the dining room table, seated on chairs.

Happy days, but I digress. Segregation has its merits and is nothing to get particualrly worked up about.
 
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#8
wehappyfew said:
BBC reporting that a government minister walked out of a muslim wedding because they refused to let him sit next to his wife. Good on him.

Muslim Wedding Walkout
Hardly a great victory, but it is at least a tiny step towards the day when British political types ensure that those who have invited themselves here abide by, and respect, our way of doing things.
 

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#10
wehappyfew said:
BBC reporting that a government minister walked out of a muslim wedding because they refused to let him sit next to his wife. Good on him.

Muslim Wedding Walkout
My best mate is getting married next week. Frankly if he wants me to be there wearing a pink dress and singing "my girl lollipop" I'll do it - its his day and what he wants goes.
 
#11
It was his bloody bad manners, is all. When I go into a Synagogue, I am a Jew, when I go into a Mosque I am a Muslim, This Twunt was short of a tolerance level and needs to have word with himself.

Mind you I dont go to a Church very often and I suspect the next time I do I wont be able to smell the flowers. :roll: :roll: :roll:
 
#12
He shouldn't have gone in the first place. Tosser.
 
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overpromoted said:
I'm not sure about this. If the other side of the story is true, then the couple requested the segregation. Sounds like a stupid thing to do but it is, after all, their day. If he wasn't willing to abide by that then one has to ask: What was he doing at their wedding?
Looking for something to be outraged about?
 
#16
overpromoted said:
We could rephrase this story as "Man turns up to wedding; takes exception to seating arrangements; storms out".
Then man makes sure the world knows why by telling the press.
 
#17
theoriginalphantom said:
overpromoted said:
I'm not sure about this. If the other side of the story is true, then the couple requested the segregation. Sounds like a stupid thing to do but it is, after all, their day. If he wasn't willing to abide by that then one has to ask: What was he doing at their wedding?
Looking for something to be outraged about?
Yep, have to agree, surely the wedding arrangements are for the bride and groom to decide on. If a guest doesn't like it then don't go.
 
#18
Litotes hit the nail on the head.

It was a Muslim wedding and the invitation was accepted. Bad form.

If you don't agree, don't go.
 
#19
Northern Monkey said:
Litotes hit the nail on the head.

It was a Muslim wedding and the invitation was accepted. Bad form.

If you don't agree, don't go.
Agreed;

'The couple said they decided on a segregated wedding out of respect for some of their elderly relatives.

Mrs Kamali said: "It was a private party so if we want to make these requests we are not imposing it and saying we want it to go nationwide and for everyone to be segregated'.
 
#20
Jim Fitzpatrick, food, farming and environment minister appears to be a well travelled lad, and has been to Bangladesh twice on official visits.

If he knew 'nowt about foriegn religious orders and beliefs before his first visit then I expect he was fully briefed before actually flying over there, so he wouldn't put his great big foot in it.

As he is the MP for a large number of Muslim constituents and his wife, being a Doctor and presumably intelligent, they should have thought this sketch through.

I think he's made an arsse of himself.
 

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