Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Muslim Snow Patrol in Newcastle

The recent snowy weather in the UK caused disruption throughout the country.  Sky News (23rd January 2013) reports on members of the Islamic Diversity in Newcastle who have been clearing residential roads and drives in Newcastle's West End.


The Sky news website reports:

"IDC director Abu Tayeb said: “[Residents] have been really appreciative of the work that we’re doing.

“They’ve been a bit surprised at why loads of bearded men have come and tried to help them clear their drives.

“As Muslims we believe that it is our Islamic duty to look after our neighbours, especially in these very difficult conditions.

“We’re trying to remove some of those preconceptions people have about Islam and Muslims by showing that Muslims actually do good things and are trying to help our neighbours.”

You can see the full report here.

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