“1,400 students at Moseley School are served Halal meat only”

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Dinner lady sacked for serving Muslim children with non-halal meat at multi-faith school

  • Parents forced headmaster to apologise for ‘insulting’ their faith
  • Birmingham school has both Muslim students and those of other faiths
  •   By Sara Malm

    PUBLISHED: 19:33 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:51 GMT, 20 February 2013

    A dinner lady has been sacked for accidentally serving non-halal meat to Muslim students at a multi-faith school.

    The incident outraged parents at the ‘halal-only’ Moseley School in Birmingham, and they have forced the headmaster to apologise for ‘insulting’ their faith.

    The member of staff has been dismissed after the ‘unintentional error’ on December 12 last year recently came to light.

    Dinner dismissal: A dinner lady has been sacked from multi-faith Moseley School for serving non-halal meatDinner dismissal: A dinner lady has been sacked from multi-faith Moseley School in Birmingham, for unintentionally serving non-halal meat

    All 1,400 students at Moseley school are served halal meat, regardless of their religion.

    It has not been specified what type of meat was served, but the person responsible for serving the food was dismissed following a disciplinary hearing last Monday.

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6 thoughts on ““1,400 students at Moseley School are served Halal meat only”

  1. How can you have any pudding if you don’t take your ‘Slum meat?

    In Canada, all you have to do is open a can of Campbells vegetable beef soup. Hold the empty can up to your ear like a sea shell and you will hear a beautiful Muslim prayer (ignore wails of animals distress). Yeah, Campbells is halal. I don’t support Islam by buying any Campbells ‘Slum religious food any more.

  2. Wonder what would have happened if the dinner lady had she mistakenly served halal meat to Non Muslims? In some places Non Muslim children were being forced fed halal without their knowledge or the knowledge of their parents.

    Anyway, why should halal or meat/products resulting from blood letting rituals in the name of some alien “god” be allowed in Western schools to begin with? Apart from being cruel, monstrous and morally wrong, they also pollute the human spirit of all non believers! This is just another sign of the spiritually barren times we live in where anything goes particularly if it is at the expense of Western values and traditions. Non Muslims need to educate themselves with respect to the significance of these kind of rituals.

  3. Birmingham school says sorry for serving non-Halal meat to Muslim pupils. Council catering staff had wrongly dished up the non-Halal food to Muslim pupils on December 12, but details have only just come to light. On Monday parents received a letter from Craig Jansen, head of the 1,400-pupil secondary school and sixth form, in which he apologised unreservedly for the incident.

    One furious Muslim parent, whose son attends Moseley School, said of the Halal error: “I was shocked – they have failed the children.‘‘How did this meal get into the school system to be fed to the children? “It’s just shocking that dietary requirements haven’t been met.” Halal foods should not include pork or pork by-products, animals that were dead prior to slaughtering, blood or blood by-products or birds of prey. The parent, whose son is now on packed lunches, added: “We don’t know what was actually served. Non-Halal is a very ambiguous term. “They have not explained what it means but we doubt we are going to get answers.”An inquiry was launched on December 18 by the city council after concerns were raised by the school. Council department Direct Services, which provides the meals for city schools, commissioned an investigation.

    RESIDENTS across Harrow have vented their anger about proposals to have Halal-only menus in primary schools in the borough. Meat is meat. What does it matter how it’s killed? These stupid parents should find other things to whine about. Halal meat is more hygienically processed anyway.The newspaper revealed exclusively how Harrow Council has employed a catering company to only prepare Halal meat – to serve youngsters in Harrow. This is nothing new to my knowledge, Tower Hamlets council been doing Halal meat in schools for at least 3 years or more.

    The Halal slaughter method (along with Shechita which is the name for pretty much the same method used by Jews) is not cruel at all. When the animal’s throat is slit, it results in a massive drop in blood pressure causing pretty much instantaneous unconsciousness. As long as the cut is performed correctly the animal will feel a mere instant of pain compared to the intense suffering they can go through in abattoir’s with the “normal” slaughter method. The link that has been made between this story and Britain becoming an Islamic State is a bit extreme. The majority of British people are atheist. But it doesn’t mean we can’t try and make life easier and better for people of all faiths and cultures. All children should be offered a choice. That way Muslims can eat what they want and non-Muslims can eat what they want.

    The Muslim community has been passing through a phase of fourth Crusades. The battleground is the field of education, where the young generation will be educated properly with the Holly Quran in one hand and Sciences in other hand to serve humanity. A true Muslim is a citizen of the world, which has become a small global village. We are going to prepare our youth to achieve that objective in the long run. A true Muslim believes in Prophet Moses and the Prophet Jesus and without them one cannot be a Muslim. My suggestion is that in all state, independent and Christian based school special attention should be given to the teaching of Comparative Religion and Islam should be taught by qualified Muslim Teachers to make the children aware the closeness of Islam to Christianity and Judaism which will help them to think about Islam, as “A Pragmatic and Modern Way of Life,” during their life time. Those state schools where Muslim children are in majority may be opted out as Muslim Academies.

    Bilingual Muslim children need to learn and be well versed in Standard English to follow the National Curriculum and go for higher studies and research to serve humanity. The problem is that they learn English in the streets and in the playgrounds. British schooling does not teach English to migrant children. The teachers let them speak the same accent in the classroom. They have no courage to stop them or correct them. This is one of the main reasons why one third of children have difficulties with reading when they leave primary schools. Majority of such children are bilingual Muslims. They often speak “street” with its own grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. In other European countries and in the sub-continent argot and slang are not allowed into the classrooms. In Britain primary school teachers do not feel that it’s role to interfere with self-expression in any shape or form. They encourage children to read poems and stories written in ethnic dialects.

    There are couples of state schools in Birmingham and Harrow where Muslim children are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be opted out as Muslim Academies so that non-Muslim children could enjoy their own meals in their own schools.

  4. – ’’ Islam should be taught by qualified Muslim Teachers ‘’ –

    Look at the crafty way this insidious demand is slipped in, Yeah Iftikhar, so Muslims can teach religious instruction to all kids but only Muslims can teach Muslims? This is designed to ensure Muslims gain control of religious education The authorities won’t employ Christian instructors if Muslim parents make a fuss and insist on Muslim only instructors.There isn’t enough money to pander to these demands and employ non-Muslim instructors to teach other faiths. Muslims will therefore be preferred as religious instruction teachers, advancing the profile of Islam, and profiting individual Muslims over any other faith.

    The same ploy operates in the Halal food industry. Only Muslims can certify food Halal and they impose their cultural practices on others while refusing to adapt themselves. Over time Hospitals, Schools Colleges Universities Care Homes and possibly all public or private institutions may serve Halal food only as its cheaper than catering for different needs. Muslims will make a fuss so everyone else gets served Halal. Once again the profile of Islam is raised and Muslims profit financially as they gain control of food supplies.

    The same with Islamic dress and other practices which impose their religion on public perceptions and space wearing their distinctive alien dress.Monopolising public space with street prayers. Blocking streets and roads with cars at Friday prayers. Imposing Sharia zones in areas inhabited by Muslims. Demanding separate sessions in education or leisure facilities for Muslims only, or separate facilities for men and women.Building large mosques with towering minarets to dominate the local scenery, Gradually the politics and profile of Islam dominates public space and public perceptions unlike any other culture or religion.

    Separately these tactics might not seem a threat to other cultures.Taken together and adding in the very real threat of Islamic violence if demands aren’t met or some ‘insult’ is perceived, and you see the pattern emerging. The Islamic supremacist urge to dominate all spheres. Islam has centuries of practice using these tactics and Iftikhar is a hypocrite who take us for fools. I bet many wish they’d never heard of his backward ideology with its incessant demands but he and others insist on thrusting it in our faces. It’s about time we pushed back with demands that he and others limit their religion to the private sphere, and stop imposing it on others. .

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