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De Blasio Giving Muslims Meals for Ramadan After Threatening to Close NYC Churches

One of Ramadan's most noble callings is to feed the hungry,' de Blasio said

 on 25th April 2020 @ 8.00pm
de blasio s announcement comes just a few weeks after he threatened to permanently ban churches © press
De Blasio's announcement comes just a few weeks after he threatened to permanently ban churches

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would be providing the city's Muslim community with "over half a million meals" during the holy month of Ramadan.

De Blasio's announcement comes just a few weeks after he threatened to permanently ban churches from operating in the city due to the coronavirus.

De Blasio intends to provide 500,000 Halal meals during Ramadan, which will be distributed at 32 Department of Education buildings, according to Bloomberg.

"One of Ramadan's most noble callings is to feed the hungry," de Blasio said.

"To remember to be there for those in need. And that is now harder than ever now that people can't go to their mosques."

But The Mayor's tone was different for Christians and Jews.

"We all wish that the celebrations of Easter and Passover could have been so different," de Blasio said during the briefing.

de blasio s threat came hours before jews were to meet for their weekly shabbat gatherings © press
De Blasio's threat came hours before Jews were to meet for their weekly Shabbat gatherings.

The Mayor's previous harsh warning for other religions at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the city may unsettle those for the Christian and Jewish community.

In March, de Blasio said regarding closing churches and synagogues in the city:

“So, I want to say to all those who are preparing the potential of religious services this weekend – if you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church and attempt to hold services after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services."

 to remember to be there for those in need  and that is now harder than ever now that people can t go to their mosques   de blasio said © press
'To remember to be there for those in need. And that is now harder than ever now that people can't go to their mosques,' De Blasio said

“I don’t say that with any joy. It’s the last thing I would like to do because I understand how important people’s faiths are to them, and we need our faiths in this time of crisis, but we do not need gatherings that will endanger people," he added.

"You’ve been warned; you need to stop services, help people practice their faith in different ways, but not in groups, not in gatherings that could endanger people.”

Moreover, de Blasio's threat came hours before Jews were to meet for their weekly Shabbat gatherings.

What's more, a New York mosque remains open for daily prayers despite the state's current executive order broadly bans of all "non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason."

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