Compulsory halal meat in UK schools
The reason given is that Reading ‘has a high proportion of Muslim students’. By the same reasoning, Bradford, Oldham, Leicester, Slough, and most of London should also be serving nothing but halal meat, and now the precedent has been set, it will not be too long before the demands are made.
But Cranmer finds a flaw in this multicultural manifestation. Of course the Christians may object, and without doubt their pleas will fall on deaf ears, but the Sikhs also have cause for complaint, and they have yet to raise their voice on this matter.
Unlike Hindus, some Sikhs eat meat, not least because one of their gurus is recorded as being a hunter. Yet within the Sikh faith are the ‘kurahit’, or prohibitions, one of which is to not eat meat ‘killed in the Muslim way’. The origins, as ever, have more to do with the politics of identity, but it is a sustained article of belief for Sikhs all over the world – they are simply not permitted to eat halal meat at all. In Reading, they have been doing so without their knowledge.
Consider for one moment if these schools had been serving reconstituted pork disguised as some other meat, without the knowledge of Muslim students or parents. There would be uproar, with a high-powered delegation of ‘senior Muslims’ to Downing Street demanding national repentance and a global apology, to which the Prime Minister would doubtless acquiesce.
In this instance, the sensitivities of other faith groups and the demands of the animal rights activists are subjugated to the demands of the Muslims. Cranmer is grateful to Mr Wrinkled Weasel for his insight into the dilemma of relativism:
At the core of relativism is the pyramid of rights. Various groups vie for these rights appealing for hegemony at the expense of others in a state of flux - an amoral soup - struggling for a place at the top of the pyramid.
Cranmer is in no doubt as to which group is nearing the apex…
Muslim-only swimming in public swimming pools
The bias of the BBC towards Islam
Muslims making BBC documentaries about Jesus
The (suspended?) plans for a veiled Muslim to bring the C4 Christmas message
Trafalgar Square given over to Eid celebrations
British justice delayed as courts adjourn for Eid
The rule of law ignored as police turn a blind eye to Muslim death threats and incitements to violence
The demand from Muslim leaders for a change in British foreign policy or face the consequences
Houses built to conform to Shari’a law
Plans for a Muslim-only day at Alton Towers
Concerns that the capital city is becoming Londonistan
The mingling of minarets with Oxford’s dreaming spires,
The observations of the Church of England that Islam seeks to dominate
The Head of the British Army stating that Islam undermines our way of life
Observations in Parliament that ‘Islamism’ threatens our very existence.
Cranmer prays that they eyes of England will be opened before it is too late.