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Halal? the palace of Westminster says NO!

There is never a better time than now to be bemused bay the way that religious superstition tries to set the agenda in secular institutions, and there is no example that is better than the issue of halal meat being served to the majority of unwitting customers just so a few religious zealots can have their dogma respected. Its a subject that I have visited before at the Sandpit   and apart from the usual claims that to resist the worrying trend to make Halal the default type of meat is to be Islamophopbic which I dismiss without reservation. I have seen no argument that validates the imposition of halal meat into the menus of unbelievers without their explicit consent. which is why I applaud the stance taken at the mother of all parliaments to insist that Halal meat will not be served in any of its cafes and restaurants:

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In a democracy the majority view should prevail and on this occasion it has because it is entirely reasonable that the secular view that all animals killed so that we may eat their flesh should be killed in the least cruel manner possible quite rightfully trumps the archaic belief that a religious ritual that is innately cruel is at all justifiable to a modern world.

Cheers Comrades


5 Comments

  1. Simon says:

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/victorian-mansor-almaribe-appeals-500-lash-sentence-in-saudi-arabia/story-fn7x8me2-1226230749114

    Unfortunately Mansor Almaribe is not Schapelle Corby. A little off topic but his name now springs to my mind when a conversation on Shariah law starts – of which Halal meat is a part of.

  2. GD says:

    What is it with Islam? People of other religions, Buddhism, Shinto, Hindu and those of no religion manage to emigrate to Western countries with little or no fanfare, yet these loud and inflamed followers of Mohammed regard it as their right to demand a transformation of their host country to accommodate tribal customs dating back thousands of years.

    Worse still, are the Left, who genuflect to them and use political correctness as the reason to undermine the very society that these religious flagellants are so wanting to be part of.

    Of course ‘to be part of’ is a misnomer, it really should be ‘to take over’.

  3. Sax says:

    You want to be careful GD.
    I have been saying the same thing for months here, and watched, as all and sundry from the “left” swoop in, and in a massive failure of their argument brand me and others, as racists for thinking the same thing.

    Wait for it ?
    😉

  4. GD says:

    Why do I have to be ‘careful’ Sax? Is it against the law to express an opinion?

    Oh, that’s right, it is, or it will be soon…. 😦

  5. Sax says:

    Nah, just here with RD in control.

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