Oxford Mothers Condemn School’s Halal Meat Decision [Tom Gross]
Scarcely a day goes by without further reports of Islamic customs
encroaching on the British way of life.
The Oxford Mail reports from Britain’s famous university town:
Mums have criticised an Oxford [primary] school for serving halal meat
in children’s lunches without their knowledge.
Parents of pupils at Rose Hill Primary School, in The Oval, were
angered by a letter they received from headmistress Sue Mortimer.
It informed them the halal meat, which involves slaughtering animals
in a special way for consumption by Muslims, had been used in all
school meals as part of the school’s inclusion policy.
The letter said the reason for the decision was that since halal meat
was not forbidden by any religion or culture, its use would allow
everyone to choose a meat dish for lunch.
But parents had not been consulted… Mum-of-three Sharon Haynes, 35,
from Radford Close, said: “Why should we let our kids eat halal meat?