Discriminating against the non-Muslim is halal.
On the TT’s side column, Daniel Greenfield’s words remind us that: ‘Islam is a religion of the public space.” What that means is, even though you do not belong to the warlord’s creed, the precepts of Islam affect you nonetheless. It begins to manifest itself as soon as Muslim demographics reach a certain tipping point, where strength in sufficient numbers unleashes demands and cries of victimization, all the while they impose their beliefs and dictates upon an unwilling populace.
Five-year-old girl ‘banned from eating chicken sandwich by nursery staff because it wasn’t halal’
- Yasmin Jackson says her daughter Amari was ‘starved’ by the end of the day
- She claims the lunch was confiscated by nursery staff as it was not halal
- But nursery management deny the incident ever happened
- A Facebook post by Ms Jackson over the incident went viral
- The nursery has called police complaining of race and religious offences
A mother claims staff at a nursery refused to let her daughter eat a chicken sandwich – because it wasn’t halal.
Yasmin Jackson, 24, claims staff at Kingswood Daycare Nursery in Mitcham, south London, ‘starved’ her five-year-old daughter Amari over concerns about the meat in her packed lunch.
And police are now investigating possible race and religious offences against the nursery after an online campaign surrounding the incident.
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Furore: Yasmin Jackson and her daughter Amari, who she claims was not allowed to eat her sandwich as the nursery has a halal meat-only policy. She is pictured with a letter from the council telling her to provide lunch
She took Amari to the first day of a summer play scheme at the nursery with a packed lunch on Monday, as instructed by Merton Council.
But when she collected Amari in the afternoon, she found her child hadn’t been allowed to eat the chicken salad sandwich, houmous, carrots and a chocolate bar in her lunch box.
Ms Jackson, a single mother and former nursery worker, said: ‘When I picked her up at the end of the day the first thing she said to me was, “mummy I’m really hungry, can I have my lunch now?”
‘I went to speak to the manager and I said “why wasn’t my daughter allowed her lunch” and she said “we didn’t know it was healthy”.
‘And she said “the form was wrong, you weren’t meant to send a lunch as it is provided here. We gave her a small portion of spaghetti pasta and an apple”.
‘And she said we didn’t know if it’s halal.
‘I said we are a Christian family and it was a chicken sandwich.
‘And she said “we don’t allow any non-halal meat in the nursery”. So I thought “this is just ridiculous”.’
Vlad (via Marc Louis) has the following to say about it:
I know I did post this a day or two ago. But it has been bugging me steadily since I first read the headline.
This is about a process. It starts with muslims asking for the reasonable right to bring their own food to public institutions. Anyone should have the right to refuse any food for their own reasons and eat what they want, within the boundaries of the law, for their own reasons. Jews do it, vegetarians and vegans and Jain’s do it. Gluten free people do it and so on.
Then it moves to muslims demanding that public institutions provide them with special food which has its own whole islamic food chain of suppliers and so on. So now we have to pay for their voluntary dietary wants. Not needs, wants. Because no one is claiming that they need this for medical reasons. Only that they choose to eat halal because they choose to be muslim and choose to observe their religion in that manner.
Then it moves to the rest of the population not being able to eat certain foods because it offends the muslims, or it may contaminate the islamic food so best not to have it nearby at all. Hence the rules at, for one example, the new Big Smoke Burger at the new Food Court in the Rideau Center in Ottawa, who explained that it was too difficult to have a separate grill for pork products so they do not serve any at all and anyway, everything there will be halal soon.
Thank you M.L., M., Yucki, Buck and all.