Was it not enough for France to be an Anti-Hijab country but it will be an Anti-Fasting one as well?
As a part of the well known Islamophobia that is witnessed in many countries around the world and not excluding the western and many European countries; this Islamophobia, which results in a series of discrimination scenes and actions against Muslims all around the world, is now pushing a country like France which is known as one of the top anti-Hijab country towards being an anti-fasting country.
A French local council located near the capital city Paris has stopped four athletic supervisors just because they were practicing one of their religious rights and fasting in the Holy month of Ramadan while they were working at a summer camp for children.
One of the athletic supervisors described the decision of the French local council as being “unacceptable” and said he was considering going to the court.
Moreover, the French Muslim Council announced that it would definitely support the four athletic supervisors in their dispute on fasting with the French local council. All Muslims around the world are expected to support the four athletic supervisors in their dispute and not only the French Muslim council as fasting Ramadan is one of well known pillars of Islam.
On the other side, the mayor of Gennevilliers commune has declared that the refusal of the four athletic supervisors to eat or even drink – even if fasting Ramadan – was considered a breach of their contract with the camp as their fasting put the safety of children at risk!
The local council justified its decision of suspension of the four athletic supervisors with an accident that occurred three years ago, when a child was injured in a car accident when he was traveling in car that was driven by a woman who hadn’t eaten any food during the day of the accident.
The advocates of equal human rights showed their disagreement with such the local council decision stating that fasting is one of the personal freedoms that should be practiced freely by any Muslim or person around the world.
Authorities in Gennevilliers did not have any observations on the children camp which was supervised by the related four supervisors until all the staff – working in the children camp – gathered for lunch and authorities found that the four supervisors abstain from eating or drinking because they were fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.
On the BBC news, Christian Fraser, the BBC reporter in Paris, mentioned that a number of French companies witnessed a decline in the productivity of employees during the month of Ramadan, but in most cases, employees are able to do their jobs.