This has to be the doos-est suggestion by a British politician in a while and there's a whole gamut of dumb shite sprouted daily to choose from. Appeasement does not work, Boris! I suppose we can expect Muslims to reciprocate the gesture by feasting on a nice pork chop and washing it down with a glass of chianti? Don't think so but indigenous Brits are expected to bend over backwards to please petulant immigrants who refuse to assimilate British culture. What a dumb idea worthy of the highly prestigious ILSA Doos of the Week award.
From the Daily Mail (UK)
London Mayor Boris Johnson today encouraged people to undergo a day of fasting to help them gain a better understanding of their 'Muslim neighbour'.
Speaking during a visit to the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre he said Muslims in the capital were 'challenging traditional stereotypes' to show they wanted to be part of the mainstream.
Mr Johnson's visit coincided with the holy period of Ramadan in which participating Muslims fast from dawn until sunset.
He said: 'Whether it's in theatre, comedy, sports, music or politics, Muslims are challenging the traditional stereotypes and showing that they are, and want to be, a part of the mainstream community.
'That's why I urge people, particularly during Ramadan, to find out more about Islam, increase your understanding and learning, even fast for a day with your Muslim neighbour and break your fast at the local mosque.
He added: 'Muslims are at the heart of every aspect of society. Their contribution is something that all Londoners benefit from.
'Muslim police officers, doctors, scientists and teachers are an essential part of the fabric of London.
'Islamic finance is contributing to the economy by changing the way Londoners invest, save, borrow and spend.
'There are valuable lessons that people of all backgrounds can learn from Islam such as the importance of community spirit, family ties, compassion and helping those less fortunate, all of which lie at the heart of the teachings of Ramadan.