Friday, October 21, 2005

My toilet is not your concern

I really don't care which way my toilet faces, as long as it's functional. If it means something to you, by all means, pay the plumber to relocate the shitter. It should not be my problem.

Via John the Mad - Prove your worthiness for one of these suites:

Bristol: An Asian housing association in Britain has built a block of flats especially designed not to offend Muslims - the toilets do not face Makkah.

The 16 flats in the St Paul's area here have been built by Bristol-based Aashyana Housing Association, an Asian-led organisation. The toilets in the apartments have been built in such a way that they do not face southeast.

Farooq Siddique, from the Bristol Muslim Cultural Society, said he welcomed developments that took into consideration the cultural diversity of tenants.

He said: "I think it is a good thing that the flats are designed in this way. We do live in a multi-cultural society and rather than just paying lip service to that, it is important that there are policies in place that address it.

"Having toilets facing the right way is an issue that comes up, as Muslims do not like using them if they are facing in that direction."


[..] "If we can build homes which are pleasing to all members of the community, then this is a good thing. If an English tenant moved in, they would use the cupboards or the toilets and not think about them - but it can make an extra difference to others."

[..] The flats were built to meet the demand for housing for south Asian people here and most of the cost of the scheme was met by the government-backed Housing Corporation with contributions by the city council and the association's parent body, the William Sutton Group.

Anwar said: "We are not exclusively for Asians. Our doors are open, and we assess on a needs basis - people of all colours and creeds come to our homes."

[..] "But where there are two households of equal priority who qualify for an Aashyana home, we would offer to the household who would most benefit from the culturally- sensitive services that Aashyana provides."

4 comments:

Pietr said...

Blessed be the shit of allah.

Mike said...

What the hell do they do in Mecca itself? Stand on their heads and defecate towards the sky?

Pietr said...

Shit happens.
Allah be praised.

Anonymous said...

Watch for this graffito, coming soon to a social housing tract near you:

FLUSH TWICE - IT'S A LONG WAY TO MECCA!