UK: Muslim families enraged over being sent free food packages that included pork products


Supremacist ingrates. They expect, indeed demand, that Britain bow to their culture and practices, rather than thinking that they should integrate and assimilate, and adopt British practices. And that is always the case. Whenever Islamic law and custom and Western laws and customs conflict, Western laws and customs are expected to give way. And weak and spineless officials make that happen.

“Muslim families ‘sent food packages with pork products’ in ‘unacceptable’ blunder,” by Neil Murphy, Mirror, June 18, 2020:

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Shielding Muslim families say they were forced to choose between their religious beliefs and eating after being sent pork sausages and bacon in their food packages.

Tins of beans and sausages and lentil and bacon soup were just some of the pork items sent to vulnerable families in “care packages” during the coronavirus lockdown.

Bradford East Labour MP Imran Hussain branded the government as “culturally and morally insensitive” following the revelations.

He also described the situation as “another display of the structural and institutionalised racism”.

The scheme is being operated by a private company which won the £104m government contract to drop off vital food supplies to “extremely clinically vulnerable”.

Fray Bentos meatballs and chicken pies were just some of the items to be included in the packages, which were to be the same for each household.

But irate families say they were given tins of beans and sausages and lentil and bacon soup following the blunder, reports the Guardian.

Eating of pork is forbidden in Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Jewish religious traditions.

Hussain first became aware of the issue after local charity Bradford Moor Pass noticed dozens of unopened tins of meat products outside family homes.

A Pass representative is reported to have contacted Bidfood and were told there were no vegetarian, halal or kosher alternatives.

Some 3million food boxes had been sent across the UK from March after two companies – Brakes and Bidfood – were awarded a lucrative government contracts.

In a letter to Robert Jenrick, the communities secretary, Hussain wrote: “I want to be clear that this is unacceptable and deeply insensitive to our religious communities.

“The inclusion of these products is also not just culturally and morally insensitive, forcing some in the most vulnerable positions to choose between compromising religious or other sincerely held beliefs and eating….

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