The restaurant in London is offering free meals so that people don't have to eat alone on Christmas.
London: Even as Islamophobia and rising number of hate crimes in Europe and the US have been a cause for concern in the wake of controversies like the burkha ban, there are efforts to get rid of the negativity and bring people together, like Amazon tried to do with a Christmas advertisement showcasing a priest and an imam exchanging gifts.
Now a Muslim owned restaurant in London is making news for it’s heart warming gesture for Christmas, as it has announced that homeless people and the elderly will be treated to a three course meal free of cost on the festival.
The Shish Restaurant is issuing fliers and posting on social media to reach out to as many people as possible with one message, that they’ll be there to sit with the visitors on Christmas day, because “no one eats alone”.
You won't find this in Daily Mail.— Naveed (@Seditious_medic) December 4, 2016
Muslim restaurant will not let you eat alone on Christmas Day. Free 3 course meal for homeless & elderly pic.twitter.com/4QKxpQPZ4r
Help us to make sure that no-one is alone this Christmas !!— Shish restaurant (@shishsidcup) November 18, 2016
The gesture is receiving a lot of praise on the social media and across the city, as it is a crucial one in reducing resentment and mistrust when many are propagating a negative and violent image of Islam and Muslims.