Marine Le Pen, National Front Leader, Vows Pork-Free Menu Ban For French Schools

April 5, 2014   National Front leader Marine Le Pen has said her party will not pander to Jewish and Muslim children by offering non-Pork alternatives for lunch. School canteens will no longer offer non-pork meal options in the 11 towns the far-right party won in local elections, because such arrangements are contrary to France’s…

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Religion v secularism: Appeals court orders French prison to provide halal meals to Muslims

March 26, 2014   A French prison has been told it must provide halal meals for its Muslim prisoners on Wednesday, pushing the debate of secularism against Islam into the limelight again, AFP reports. Saint-Quentin-Fallavier prison was instructed to supply halal meals, in order to fulfil the rights of those practicing Islam, despite Justice Minister…

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Muslims Fighting over Halal Meat

6 May 2012   Finding Halal meat is one of the most problematic issues for European Muslims and they are increasingly becoming a target of animal welfare originations. Similar to Judaism, Islam decrees upon practicing Muslims to eat only the meat of animals slaughtered according to Islamic rituals. Anything other than this is not edible…

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Dutch Man Jailed for Selling False Halal Meat

18 January 2012 A man from the province of Breda has been sentenced to one year in jail for selling horse meat imported from South America as Dutch halal meat. The man sold the to French supermarkets in 2007-2008, using falsified certificates claiming it was halal slaughtered beef.

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B.C. Couple’s Complaint About Non-Halal Meat Dismissed by B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

A Muslim couple’s complaint over the salami at a B. C. grocery store has been dismissed by the B. C. Human Rights Tribunal. William and Micheline Issa filed a complaint with the tribunal on behalf of themselves and their three children, saying the Real Canadian Superstore in the Vancouver suburb of Coquitlam served them salami…

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