It used to be that if you committed a crime and ended up doing some jail time that you just had to live with the Rather dull prison diet. But up here in Queensland, under the Beattie Government, instead of the prison diet being determined by the government (under sound nutritional guidelines) we now have the menu being decided upon the instructions in the Koran.
ALL prisoners at Brisbane’s Wolston Correctional Centre are being served halal meat – whether or not they are Muslim.
Halal meat is blessed and slaughtered by a Muslim slaughterman and cooked and stored in accordance with religious laws. “Wolston prison provides all prisoners halal meat as it can be sourced at the same price as non-halal meat,” a Corrective Services spokesman said.
However, only about 10 of the prison’s 570 inmates currently request a halal diet.
Strangely enough I think that this is just ridiculous. Why should prisoner’s diet be determined by the religious beliefs of such a small minority of the inmates? Sadly instead of standing up for the rights of the majority, and secularism, we have them all forced to meat* the desires of a very small but noisy minority.
Finally, does this mean that bacon is of the menu?