First the national treasure, Vegemite, went halal. Now hospitals, McDonald’s and even grade schools are submitting to demands to meet Islamic sharia law in Australia. The land down under is literally becoming the land down under…under sharia law. hat tip @NoShariaLaw
Southern Health has started serving a choice of halal meals for Muslim patients in all of its hospitals.
It makes Southern Health the only halal-accredited production facility in the Victorian public sector and the initiative has been approved by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils.
She said the halal meals were prepared according to guidelines laid down by the Islamic Council.
Those guidelines state animals must be slaughtered according to Islamic law and pork and its by-products must not be used.
Kitchen implements must be thoroughly cleaned before preparing halal meals and all raw ingredients including vegetables and grain must be halal and kept separate from other foods.
Ms Jamison said the meals were prepared at the Kingston Centre, chilled or frozen, and then distributed to the network of hospitals.
What was supposed to be a welcome-back barbecue for students at Coburg West Primary School has turned into a debate over the Islamic halal method of preparing meat.
Members of the school’s Parents and Friends Association believed they were being inclusive when they ordered halal-only sausages for last month’s barbie.
But some parents thought it was political correctness gone mad to offer only halal meat.
Parent Diane Rees said yesterday that she was outraged when told by the PFA that “we have to buy halal because we have some Muslim children in the school”.
“I said to the principal, ‘I think you’re discriminating against the majority of the school and appeasing the minority by only serving halal,’ ” she said. “It’s not fair on my children that they can’t eat at the school.”
School principal David Kilmartin, who has been in the job for only a month, said halal-only barbecues were not school policy and the PFA had been told to provide a choice of meat in the future.
“I don’t think it was done with any malice. I’m assuming there would have been requests from Muslim families to have halal meat,” he said.
Of course not, there’s never any malice. But Aussie’s worried about animal cruelty rather than Islamic supremacy should know cutting throats while shouting Allah Akhbar is not just for halal eats. See this video to fully comprehend.
So what did the local Muslim group have to say?
“I think they are using the issue of some halal sausages at a barbecue, for God’s sake, to bring out their own xenophobic bigotry,” he said.
“It was very thoughtful of the parents and friends association to try to cater for Muslims. I think they (the critics) need to get real and get a life on this one.”
All class. No malice.
FAWKNER Muslims are lobbying for their local McDonald’s to become halal.
A Facebook page titled “Make Fawkner McDonalds’ halal!” was set up two weeks ago and already has 240 “friends”.
But the fast food giant told Leader it had no plans to meet the request.
McDonald’s in Roxburgh Park and Brunswick East are halal-certified.
Another being built in Preston is set to be added to the list.
But McDonald’s spokeswoman Bronwyn Stubbs said the Fawkner restaurant “will not be moving toward serving halal food”.
“Members of the Fawkner community who wish to visit a halal restaurant have a number of McDonald’s in close proximity to choose from.