Via Astute Bloggers
Another case of ludicrous cultural sensitivity for the sake of ensuring that everybody – no matter their religion or cultural background – is served food prepared under the most unreliable concept of supervision (via Jihad Watch):
A dinner lady has been sacked for accidentally serving non-halal meat to Muslim students at a multi-faith school.
The incident outraged parents at the ‘halal-only’ Moseley School in Birmingham, and they have forced the headmaster to apologise for ‘insulting’ their faith.
The member of staff has been dismissed after the ‘unintentional error’ on December 12 last year recently came to light.
All 1,400 students at Moseley school are served halal meat, regardless of their religion.
It has not been specified what type of meat was served, but the person responsible for serving the food was dismissed following a disciplinary hearing last Monday.
Well God forbid a Muslim be offended! I suppose mistakes are unforgivable, especially if you offend the Religion of Peace
For those of you not sure what halal means here it is
In Arabic, the word halal means permitted or lawful. Halal foods are foods that are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines. According to these guidelines gathered from the Qu’ran, Muslim followers cannot consume the following:
pork or pork by products
animals that were dead prior to slaughtering
animals not slaughtered properly or not slaughtered in the name of Allah
blood and blood by products
birds of prey
land animals without external ears
People can eat what they want, but to force your dietary habits onto a culture that you are a minority in is wrong. If it that big a deal, pack your own lunch. In other words grow up and stop expecting the world to change to protect your feelings! Maybe Islam needs a new rule, like STOP WHINING!
Just imagine how they will react when LSU whips the Tide January 9th?
“These people are going to end up rioting about this,” says Sheila Tyson, a community activist in Jefferson County, Ala. “If they let this stuff happen they are going to get the biggest riot the South has ever seen . . . I can see it coming.”
That’s a pretty serious prediction. What could possibly start a riot that big?
She’s talking about the likelihood of Jefferson County increasing its water and sewage bill rates.
Oh. Is it really all that bad?
“If the sewer bill gets higher, my light might get cut off and if I try to catch up the light, my water might get cut off. So we’re in between. We can’t make it like this,” says Tammy Lucas, a Birmingham resident who has been affected by a “financial and political scandal that has brought one of the most deprived communities in America’s south to the point of what some local people believe is collapse,” reports the BBC.
So what will Robert Stacy McCain do if LSU beats Alabama again? Will he feel “embattled”? And how much will Pat Austin rub Stacy’s nose in it if her Tigers roll the Tide?
And who will I be pulling for? Hmmmm, after much thought, I am going to have to say……GEAUX TIGERS!
Donald Douglas has a great set of videos,links, and info. My fear is that the lack of an effective response by the Brits is going to embolden “youths” as the media loves to call these violent little bastards, in other countries to take to the streets and riot. One of the great truths of life is that appeasement never works. The Left, of course will never accept this fact.
Smitty, at The Other McCain thinks this is indeed political and makes a compelling argument while taking a fellow blogger to the woodshed
Oh horsepucky, Taylor: if these riots lack a political basis, then so did the American Revolution. The differences are (a) that these rioters are much closer to Parliament, and (b) there is no leadership core to kick the useless Parliament to the curb.
These types of events are complicated and one suspects that understanding this particular event will take some time to accomplish. I certainly am not going to claim to have answers at this point and am skeptical about those who claim to understand the event, especially if they think it fits some simplistic ideological worldview.
Taylor, obfuscation is as great a sin as oversimplification. What’s at work here is the unwillingness of the Progressive, Ruling Class Overlords to take an honest look at the situation. Honesty implies some notion of truth, some objective standard against which measurement occurs. Thanks for self-identifying as one of the spineless sophists more part of the problem than the solution, Taylor. Intellectually curious people should avoid your classes like ObamaCare.
Smitty will tell you what he thinks in a second, and that is one reason he is so good!
Aleister has video of Steyn talking about these riots
UPDATE!! Video of fed up Brits taking their city back