UK: Non-Muslim Police Officers Take Part In 18-Hour Ramadan Fast To 'Gain A Better Understanding' Of The Local Community

From the Daily Mail:
Non-Muslim police officers have taken part in an 18-hour fast for Ramadan to help boost relations with the Islamic community.

Northamptonshire Police said the move was to ‘show unity’ and ‘gain a better understanding’ of the local community during the Muslim holy month.

PSCO’s were this week pictured at the Headlands Mosque in Northampton, joining in with the evening iftar meal having fasted from sunrise to sunset.

Northamptonshire Police said the move was an attempt to get ‘deeper into community roots’ while the mosque also welcomed the officers’ participation.

Trustee of the Mosque, Mr Ayub Abdulla, said: ‘It was heartening to see people from the police taking part in the fast and joining us with their families for the evening meal.

‘The local officers, in particular our two local PCSO are extremely helpful and take an active interest in helping us and facilitating greater understanding between us.’…

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