Politicians and “Merry Christmas” – A Muslim Speaks



December 22, 2010

By Brian Lilley – Sun Media – OTTAWA — Knowing what to say when it comes to religious greetings can be a political minefield, but two observers who are also in religious minorities say politicians should be straightforward. “They should wish everybody a religious greeting,” said Tarek Fatah, an active Liberal and Muslim in Toronto.

“I don’t think there is controversy in wishing anyone Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah,” said Joseph Ben-Ami, a Jew who has previously worked with the Conservative Party. Keep reading to find some surprising arguments from a Muslim Liberal

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