Katie Hopkins is not excited about Ramadan

Paul rang in to say he runs an engineering firm of 300 people. Last year one person lost a few fingers in heavy machinery. This year he has sent fasting Muslims home on full pay because he can’t afford the moral hazard of someone hurting themselves.

And legal advice says he certainly can’t afford to send them home on no pay because he will take the heat for religious discrimination.

Obviously public sector employers — spending taxpayers’ cash — are even more generous.

The NHS suggests a break every 40 to 50 minutes. Employer advice suggests rearranging the working day around Ramadan, allowing workers to work from home in the afternoon when they are tired and weak from not eating.

Employers are advised to allow workers to log on and work after they have broken fast.

At 9.30 at night? How the heck is that supposed to be useful to a small business?

  • Neither am I.

  • Oracle9

    A workable Canadian solution would be that all followers of Ramadan’s fasting rules relocate for the summer to the Land of the Midnight Sun.

  • xavier

    Ramadan fasting insufferable virtue signalling. Wait for the predictable news stories about Moslems dying from excessive gorging or going to the hospital for all sorts of excessive fasting conditions.
    The lack of common sense on how to fast is amazing. Ya’d think that after 1400 years of experience the imams would come up with guidelines for safe fasting.. O that’s right human life is contemptible. Dying is proof of your faith. Smacks a little of Kali and the thugees doesn’t it?


  • Exile1981

    A few years ago when Ramadon fell in late jily / august we were doing work on a oil site and there was a muslim safety watch on site.

    He kept wondering off to pray and leaving his post while we had people inside a confined space, which is a major safety violation and normally gets you tossed from site, but all the corporate types were afraid he would sue.

    So ops reassigned him from man watch to spark watch and sent him inside a tank to watch a welder for 4 hrs. Outside temp was 38C, inside the black painted steel tank was… much hotter. Every 30 minutes the welder and crew came out for 15 minutes to rehydrate. This guy wouldn’t drink and after a couple of hours passed out from dehydration.

  • John

    Ramadan is the only ‘religious’ fast in which people gain weight. Those who see this as an Islamic Lent ( liberals) are idiots.

    As soon as the sun sets Mohamed and Fatima set about gorging themselves like pigs. If you want to wolf down 10,000 calories worth of fried chicken, then go right ahead. In terms of ‘fasting’ Ramadan is an obscene hypocrisy; a mockery of what the term fasting means.

    In France where animals ( sheep) are slaughtered outdoors in the heat during Ramadan, there is a huge spike in food borne illnesses requiring hospitalization every single year.

    YET another cost associated with the faith.