Muslims On Christmas Eve Celebrate Muhammad’s Birthday
Christmas Eve is usually a quiet time for Britain’s town centres. Yes, there are a few, last minute, panic shoppers skulking around whatever shops have remained open – but by and large, the hordes you’d see in the run up to Christmas Day have already petered out, or migrated to a retail park off an abandoned motorway.
But this Christmas Eve has been slightly different in some of Britain’s towns, with crowds of Muslims gathered to celebrate ‘Milad un-Nabi’ – the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
And rarely ever ones to miss an electoral opportunity, the event has been seized upon by at least one Labour Member of Parliament – Simon Danczuk – who took to Twitter to reflect upon the “Great march through #Rochdale today to celebrate the prophet’s birthday”. Another march took place in Sparkhill, Birmingham – a highly “diverse” area of the United Kingdom’s second city.