President of the West Norfolk Islamic Association welcomes Stephen Fry at the centre in King’s Lynn.

Actor and writer Stephen Fry visited King’s Lynn to celebrate his first Iftar, where Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.

Mr Fry joined members of West Norfolk Islamic Association on Saturday.

He tweeted the following morning: “Many thanks to the West Norfolk Islamic Assoc for inviting me to their celebration of Iftar. 

“A first for me. I’m not one with religious faith, but I do have faith in humanity, warmth & kindness (and the food was delicious too)”.

President of the centre, Azam Gabbair, said it was an “honour and immense pleasure” to welcome Mr Fry. 

“Stephen was delighted to have been invited to his very first Iftar, and it was a great opportunity for us to welcome him in celebrating our special occasion with us,” he said.

“Stephen thoroughly enjoyed the food and spoke warmly of the importance of having faith in humanity and, of showing love and support towards fellow human beings.” 

Mr Gabbir said Mr Fry was one of the first to message him following the Christchurch mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March.

He said: “I was touched by the love and support he sent out to our Muslim community here in King’s Lynn. 

“We appreciated his attendance and thanked him for his kind words of compassion and respect to all, regardless of religion. 

“We hope to welcome him again soon.”

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