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Monday, 20 July 2009

Failing to bring home the bacon

Another instance of how religion gets in the way of people’s work and the service they owe to others comes to us from the UK’s Mail.

Muslim care home owner “bans pensioners from eating bacon sandwiches”, says the headline.

The story tells us:

A Muslim care home owner has been branded “a disgrace” after banning his pensioner residents from eating bacon.

The 40 pensioners – none of them Muslim – were shocked when all pork products were cut off the menu by owner Dr Zulfikar Ali Khan.

He stopped deliveries from the butcher who supplied the home for years and instead ordered halal-meat only from another firm.

Bacon sarnies are a favourite at the home, and this chap, according to the Mail, didn’t even consult the residents.

Now he may have an objection to having dead pig on his plate, and no one’s asking him to eat it. But, if his job involves handling it and he wishes not to, he’s in the wrong job. However, he says the residents are now able to have whatever meat they want.

If he did refuse to serve them the meat they wanted, then he is a disgrace.

One unnamed member of staff said it was quite wrong for him to impose his cultural and religious beliefs on others. Not only is it a question of not allowing pork, it seems, but insisting that other meats be halal only – in other words, killed cruelly to satisfy religious whims, and allowed to be so by our supine government, which makes exceptions for Muslims in its rules on animal slaughter.

If this chap has changed his ways, then fine. But it’s time this sort of behaviour was stamped on.
Related links:
In favour of animal suffering
Animals suffer to appease Muslim prisoners
Whingeing Muslim loses employment case

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can someone provide me an address? I'd love to Fedex the good doctor an entire pork loin along with a brief note that explains the Biblical/Koranic prohibition.

Back then people didn't know about little creepie crawlies like parasites, bacteria, etc. But cook pork to 160F and it kills the bugs. Imagine that.

And ham, mmmm, ham.