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Muslim MPs attacked for no Halal in Palace of Westminster

by | 1st, January 2012

HALAL meats will not be served at the Palace of Westminster.

The Daily Mail says:

We won’t eat halal, say angry MPs: Row at Westminster after demands to serve meat killed in line with Islamic tradition

“Angry MPs” are, for the Mail , not Muslim MPs. You cannot be both.

We learn:

Muslim MPs and peers have been told they cannot have meat slaughtered in line with Islamic tradition because the method – slitting an animal’s throat without first stunning it – is offensive to many of their non-Muslim colleagues.

Fair enough. But what about choice? Isn’t good Government all about choice, opting in and opting out?

The stance has infuriated some parliamentarians who have eaten meat in the Palace’s 23 restaurants and cafes, having been assured that it was halal.

That is the outrage.

Lord Ahmed of Rotherham said: “I did feel misled. I think a halal option should be made available.”

He sounds incredibly reasonable for a man told the food he was eating was prepared in accordance with his beliefs when it had not been. Did you sense any “infuriation” and “anger”?

The Mail wheels forward an Alison Ruoff,

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