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Town youngsters welcome the Prime Minister to Big Iftar event
8:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
PRIME MINISTER David Cameron was welcomed by Bromsgrove youngsters to a special event held during Ramadan.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and come together to break the fast at an Iftar event.
Recently town Muslims attended a Big Iftar event in Manchester that was attended by the Prime Minister.
The Big Iftar initiative see mosques across the UK open up their doors to Muslims and non-Muslims and is designed to help demystify the faith of Islam, and connect to communities.
Ayman and Danyal Azmi, from Barnt Green, and Sarah Shahid, from The Oakalls, were chosen to welcome the Prime Minister, and presenting him with flowers on his arrival.
During his visit the Prime Minister spoke to the children and also helped in the preparations for the Iftar meal by chopping onions and making samosas, providing his own cooking tips along the way.
Dr Waqar Azmi, Ayman and Danyal’s dad, said: “The Prime Minister also held a frank and open discussion with a mixed group of young and old people, where Mr Cameron heard the concerns of Muslims about attacks on their community following the horrific murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.
“He restated the commitment of the UK Government to tackling anti-Muslim hatred.”
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