Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas in Kuwait

Do not show leniency during Christmas: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: MP Hamdan Al-Azmi has warned Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammed Al-Khaled, and the Minister of Commerce and Industry Anas Al-Saleh not to show leniency during ‘Christmas’ celebrations in the country citing the increasing phenomenon in many commercial complexes, reports Al- Seyassah daily. MP Al-Azmi described the permission to promote foreign occasions in Muslim land amounts to ‘mockery’.

He added Christmas celebrations in our community offend religious teachings. He called upon the two ministers to stop this phenomenon and to take tough action against those who drag our country into what he called cultural alienation, especially since there are people who are trying to benefit financially at the expense of Islam and our values.

In other news, a number of employers, owners of companies and laborers expressed their frustration when their transactions at the Labor Department of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor were suspended due to centralism adopted by the department’s director in the decision-making process, reports Al-Jaridah daily.

They explained that the director removed the authorities of his deputy, which resulted in the suspension of the completion of a number of transactions. They wondered for how much longer some officials of one of the most important departments of the ministry will play with them inconsiderately.

Meanwhile, members of the Municipal Council Abdullah Al- Kandari and Osama Al-Otaibi have submitted a proposal to the Municipal Council Chairman Muhalhel Al-Khalid regarding the need to specify the calories of the meals that are served in the fast-food restaurants and companies.

They explained that international reports on global obesity rate have placed Kuwait in the top position among the Arab countries and second internationally, adding that there are approximately 100,000 obese people in the country.(link)

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2 comments :

  1. The majority of MPs in the parliament don't share the same views as this idiotic MP. The majority of MPs aren't against Christmas. Islamists only have 3 seats in the parliament.

    This specific tribal MP is a very sectarian and racist man. He also ''demanded'' the government bans Halloween, the government did nothing and ignored him as usual. This MP seems to have no respect for Kuwait's history, there were indigenous Christian Kuwaiti families living in Kuwait since 1920.

    The government recently issued a statement saying they will NOT ban Christmas,
    Quoting the Minister of Commerce, Anas Al- Saleh: ''Definitely our rules and ministry decrees do not include banning selling Christmas trees, decorations, outfits, toys or other stuff as long as it’s not related to immoral behavior. We don’t have a law banning selling Christmas or Halloween items. In Kuwait we respect the freedom of beliefs and religions,” he pointed out.
    http://news.kuwaittimes.net/outraged-overcharged-call-135/

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  2. The government recently issued a statement saying they will NOT ban Christmas,

    Quoting the Minister of Commerce, Anas Al- Saleh:

    ''Definitely our rules and ministry decrees do not include banning selling Christmas trees, decorations, outfits, toys or other stuff as long as it’s not related to immoral behavior. We don’t have a law banning selling Christmas or Halloween items. In Kuwait we respect the freedom of beliefs and religions,” he pointed out.

    http://news.kuwaittimes.net/outraged-overcharged-call-135/

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