Ramadan Message Removed: Farage Had Something to Say About Network Rail Departure Boards After Complaints From the Public

A bustling London station has been criticized for displaying Ramadan messages on its departure boards despite celebrating different religions all year round.

Network Rail’s Display

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As Muslims across the UK celebrate Ramadan, many parts of the country have shown their respect towards to the religion of Islam by paying tribute to the festival.

Network Rail Pays Tribute

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Streets have been lit up with decorations and bright lights, with Network Rail paying tribute by utilizing the departure boards at a London train station.

Ramadan Acknowledgment

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A message appeared on the departure board at London’s King’s Cross Station during Ramadan, featuring a “Hadith of the day” which involved a religious quote.

Farage Takes Offence

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Many have taken offence to the messages on the departure boards, including former UKIP and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, who now endorses Reform UK.

Farage’s “Christian Country” Argument

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Farage posted a picture of the departure board online displaying the message to his followers, while arguing “Aren’t we supposed to be a Christian country?”

Hadith’s Role in Islam

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A Hadith is a message that guides Muslims throughout their religious practice and is an important part of following the religion of Islam.

Content of the Message

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The displayed message read: “The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said: All the sons of Adam are sinners but the best of the sinners are those who repent often.”

Message Critique

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The message raised concerns among politicians and news readers, with critics arguing the message appears to prefer Islam over Christianity.

King’s Cross Religious Traditions

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King’s Cross station is known for celebrating many religious traditions, including Easter, Diwali and Ramadan, while even displaying a 46-ft Christmas tree during the winter months.

Network Rail’s Argument

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Network Rail issued a response to the backlash of that particular Hadith of the Day, pointing out that King’s Cross celebrates a diverse range of religions and does not prefer one over the other.

Acknowledging King’s Cross’ Commitment

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According to Network Rail, “King’s Cross has celebrated significant religious and secular events from all cultures including Easter, Diwali, Passover, Ramadan, and Remembrance Day.”

Network Rail Removes Messages

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Network Rail confirmed they had removed the messages displayed on the departure board after the constructive feedback given to them by the public.

Celebrating Employee Beliefs

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The company stated that the “messages were intended to celebrate the beliefs and backgrounds of some of our colleagues and passengers.”

Removing the Messages

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Network Rail insisted it values “the feedback of our passengers” declaring that, while they had good intentions, they “have removed” the messages.

Reform UK Welcome Former Tory

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Farage’s comments come shortly after his favoured Party, Reform UK, welcomed disgraced former Tory MP Lee Anderson to its ranks after his suspension for “Islamophobia.”

Anderson Suspension 

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Lee Anderson announced he would be defecting to Reform UK just weeks after having his Whip suspended by the Conservatives due to his comments about Islam.

Anderson’s Comments Revealed

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Anderson claimed in an interview that he believed London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, was under the “control” of “Islamists” and had allowed London to be run by “his mates.”

Sunak Responds to Anderson Comments

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak took a weekend to respond to the comments, eventually calling them “wrong” but refraining from calling them “Islamophobic.”

Sunak Under Fire

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Sunak is also under fire for his response to a Tory donor, who insisted that Diane Abbott made him “want to hate all black women” although Sunak denies racism issues within the Party.

Country’s Religious Divide

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The backlash to the messages on the departure boards shows the country’s divide in opinion towards the religion of Islam, with many taking offence to the messages.

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