Not just a white Christmas in Luton
From the much-maligned multicultural town comes a message of seasonal hope
By Paul Vallely
Can faith cross boundaries?
"It's utter nonsense to say Muslims might be offended by Christmas celebrations," says Dr Fiaz Hussain, spokesman for the Luton Council of Mosques. "We respect Jesus. The Christian message of Christmas has something to say to enrich the whole society. We want that shared. Christmas is too commercialised. The word they associate most with Christmas is shopping. But there is another 's' word – spirituality."
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