Muslim-Owned Restaurant Offers The True Spirit of Christmas.

Exactly, the True Spirit of Christmas.

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A Muslim-owned restaurant in London is offering a three-course meal to homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day so that “no one eats alone”.

Shish Restaurant, in Sidcup, is asking local residents to spread the word of its offer and has put up posters saying “We are here to sit with you” on 25 December.

The restaurant urged people to share its plan through social media – where the initiative was widely praised.

Vicky Lanfear wrote on Facebook:

“This is the most selfless gesture I have ever seen and they should be recognised as a pillar of the community.”

Suzannah Harris added:

“What a lovely gesture; a restaurant that gives something back instead of merely seeing Xmas as a time to cash in. Will definitely visit in the new year if ever in the area.”

Linda Leach wrote:

“There is still kindness in this world. Amazing people.”

The FREE three-course…

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What will it take?

We all have a right to life and no one other being should decide on whether that right is not to be abided by.

Hate Crime is abhorrent and should not be tolerated and the full force of the law should be applied to anyone person who undertakes to carry out any forms of hate crime.

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It’s horrible.

Yesterday saw a complete and utter tragedy in Japan when a man decided to attack and slaughter nineteen severely disabled people in a care facility outside Tokyo for the despicable crime of – being disabled. That was it, they were disabled. A cowardly attack by what sounds like a disgruntled employee, perpetrated against people who were unable to defend themselves against his blows and slashes and murderous assault purely because, to his eyes, they were not worthy of life. He attacked and mutilated and killed at least nineteen people in a frenzied knife attack before going to a police station to hand himself in, allegedly stating as he did so: “It is better that disabled people disappear.”


What was it about the disabled people living in this facility that he felt entitled him to snuff them out? Why did he decide that these people have no right…

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Hating the haters.

I agree for the UK as been reliant on immigrants for many, many years and the country as blossomed as a result. Before the European immigrants, there were the immigrants from the Commonwealth. Then well before then we had the invaders Celts, Vikings, Normans, Romans, Jutes, Angles, and Saxons to name but a few.

The media needs to be promoting non-racist values.

So to those who are uttering racist abuse, they could be doing so to some of their very distant cousins.

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What has happened to this country? What is going on? We really do seem to be becoming a nation full of some very nasty people and I don’t like it. All I am seeing at the moment is story after story, report after report, news item after news item, on social and in mainstream media, of racist and xenophobic attacks and mind-boggling hatred towards our fellow man and woman. It’s horrible. Even though it’s now been a week since the Referendum, since we voted to leave the European Union, it’s going on and on and on. The hatred and racism is not abating in any way that I can see, if anything, it’s getting worse. According to newspapers and the news bulletins I’ve seen, read and heard just today, racist hate-crime has increased fivefold in the last week. A truly terrifying statistic and not a Britain I want any part…

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Roll-on the future

The way it is, not the way you want it, some choice is there but it is limited.

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I don’t want to sound rude, resentful and ungrateful but I am getting completely fed up with the loss of dignity, privacy, autonomy and spontaneity that goes along with being a disabled person, reliant on homecare and personal assistants for my every need. It’s horrible and I hate it so much. I would give so much to be able to have a lie-in because I feel like it, not think about what I’m going to have for my lunch until I’m actually hungry, do something without having to plan it days in advance and have a wash and get dressed without an audience, but I can’t. Just for once, I’d like to be able to be left alone and to chose to do things, because I want to do them, without anyone else being involved, but it’s not going to happen.

After a year of frustration, with agency staff looking…

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Public property? Probably not…

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Why is it that, when non-disabled people are talking about or to disabled people, they feel that it is perfectly fine to say or ask whatever they like? Regardless. Absolutely anything. Things they would not dream of asking or saying about a non-disabled person but, because we are disabled, they feel they have a right to know.

Surely, people don’t do that, I hear you say. Well they do. Granted, it’s not everyone, most people are great, but it certainly does happen and it is definitely not fine. Just because we are disabled it doesn’t mean we don’t have feelings. Rule of thumb here guys, if you wouldn’t like people to say what you are about to say about yourself, then, in all likelihood, your disabled compatriot is unlikely to like it either.

And, most of the time, it’s not necessary either. Again, before you open your mouth ask yourself…

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We Bought a Meal for a Cheerful Syrian Man. He Paid it Forward in a Really Big Way.

Such a great story to counter the Trump outlandish statements

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We met a young Syrian man at a vegan restaurant who had such a bright friendly smile that we couldn’t resist paying for his lunch.

We Bought a Meal for a Cheerful Syrian Man. He Paid it Forward in a Really Big Way.

We also gave him an “unconditional love for $0” receipt to pay it forward. He read it and thanked us.

unconditional love for $0" receipt Then he walked to the cashier and without hesitation, he said he’d like to pay the meals of everyone at the restaurant! The cashier’s eyes almost fell out of their sockets and we all looked at each other in awe.

“You want to pay for everyone? 5 tables?” she asked.

He then asked me for more love receipts to give away.

“I’m glad I didn’t meet you at a steak house or my bill would’ve been so expensive!” he joked.

It uplifted the entire restaurant and his gift inspired others to pay it forward too.

It’s incredible how a simple random act of kindness…

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Mum praises Apple store lad who ensured her autistic son felt comfortable | DisabledGo News and Blog

A mother’s Facebook post has gone viral after describing an awesome experience at an Apple store with her son. Her little boy, James, has Down’s Syndrome and Autism. This means that his iPad is very important to him as he and his mother use it as a learning tool. Anyway, the iPad broke so they went to the Apple store to get a new one that had been donated by a charity. Sadly, James ran into one of the glass windows and sat on the floor crying. One of the employees sat with James on the floor to set up his new iPad. It doesn’t sound like much, but it really made this family’s day. Check out the full post below: “Dear Apple Store in Green Hills, “I’m writing to let you know how great your employee was to me and my son, James, yesterday when we came to the store to buy a new iPad. “When James was about three-years-old we bought him his first iPad. It turned out to be more than a device to watch videos. It became a way to help James communicate. “Because James was born with Down Syndrome,

Source: Mum praises Apple store lad who ensured her autistic son felt comfortable | DisabledGo News and Blog