A time for loving
The belief that nativity scenes or any Christian aspect of Christmas offends people needs to be refuted.
Living in an area that is multicultural and interacting with different ethnic groups, I can state categorically that Muslims and other non-Christian groups are not at all upset, nor are they asking that Christian displays/decorations be removed.
It is the self-appointed offence takers and people with an axe to grind about traditional institutions that purport to speak on behalf of others.
A Muslim workmate said that as a community they have enough difficulty in being accepted. The last thing they need is for their name to be used by activists to further their ridiculous attack on tradition. The message to shopping centre managers and the rest of the community is do not bow to agitators, but promote and celebrate Christmas in all its forms, with gift giving and acknowledging the religious history that underpins this period of joy. It should be a time of love, sharing and friendship, not a time for divisive political correctness.