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|Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:03 am Post subject: WE ARE ALL EATING HALAL MEAT, SHARIA LAW BY THE BACK DOOR
|We won't eat halal meat, say MPs and peers who reject demands to serve it at Westminster
Some parliamentarians have eaten meat at Westminster having been assured it was halal
By Chris Hastings
Last updated at 8:56 AM on 1st January 2012
Lord Ahmed of Rotherham thinks halal should be made available as an option
The Palace of Westminster has rejected demands to serve halal meat in its restaurants.
Muslim MPs and peers have been told they cannot have meat slaughtered in line with Islamic tradition because the method – slitting an animal’s throat without first stunning it – is offensive to many of their non-Muslim colleagues.
The stance has infuriated some parliamentarians who have eaten meat in the Palace’s 23 restaurants and cafes, having been assured that it was halal.
Lord Ahmed of Rotherham said: ‘I did feel misled. I think a halal option should be made available.’
In 2010, the Mail on Sunday revealed schools, hospitals and restaurants were serving halal meat to unwitting customers.
Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Somerfield and the Co-op all said they stocked meat slaughtered according to Islamic tradition without letting customers know.
Fast-food chains including Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, KFC, Nando’s and Subway are also using halal meat without telling customers, it was revealed.
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Members of the Church of England have complained that the spread of halal meat was 'effectively spreading Sharia law' across Britain.
The Palace of Westminster has rejected demands to serve halal meat in its restaurants
However, a spokesman for the House of Lords and the House of Commons confirmed that it was not served in their restaurants.
Alison Ruoff, a member of the Church of England, said: ‘It’s a bit hypocritical that the Houses of Parliament, which have allowed other people to provide halal food, have ruled it out on their own premises.’
When the meat is slaughtered, Islamic verse is uttered before the animal has its throat slashed.
At Halal slaughterhouses thousands of birds are killed every hour.
The ritual slaughter of these animals is offensive to most Englishmen and should be outlawed, why are the animal protection organisations not shouting from the rooftops about this barbaric practice?
Better still throw out the people who do this and ask the supermarkets if their meat is Halal , if it is dont buy it, we have had enough of appeasing Islam, if you dont like it here get out.