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    Netherlands: School Backs Down from Halal-Only Christmas Meal

    An elementary Catholic school in Weert (Netherlands) decided to serve just halal food this year for its Christmas meal. The school has about 400 students and about ten Muslim students. However, after some parents complained, the school backed down.

    The Christmas meal is organized every year together with the parents association. According to principal Margo Janssen they decided for practical considerations to serve halal for everybody. In previous years they took the Muslims into account and served them separate halal dishes, but this wouldn't be necessary if everybody is served halal. Janssen points out that this is also done in hospitals and prisons. This year they thought it would be simpler and cheaper to serve everybody halal.

    According to Janssen this also follows Christian thought, which says you should take others into account. He says that there's no real reason to make a fuss about it. "It's the spirit of the times. We have no intention at all to give a signal with this. It's still a Christmas meal with a Christian background." They would have a nativity scene and a candle march. It all happened with the best of intentions, he says.

    Jean Paul van der Donk, chairman of the parents association, says they've received eight complaints from angry parents. But, he says, those parents should understand that they didn't choose halal food for religious reasons, but purely for practical reasons. Catholics aren't forbidden to eat halal meat, while the opposite is the case for Muslims.

    After getting complaints from parents the management decided to review the issue. The school has since changed its mind and decided to offer every student a choice of what to eat. "We've been naive as a school," the school's site says. They hope to now go back to having a festive Christmas meal, and hope the school's name won't be damaged by one not so well thought out decision.
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    Funny thing is that Halal-meat is meat dedicated to Allah. But then again most meat sold as halal in supermarkets are hardly halal, because the butcher was most likely not a muslim that screamed Allah Akbar when slitting the throat of the animal. they just call it Halal to avoid certain butcher regulations for non-religious butchering. Which is bad on it's own.

    It would be even a greater problem if really was halal-meat. Because in that case money would have gone to an Islamic butcher and then of course you will get the problem of eating meat that is dedicated to the god of an other religion. However if the Catholic children pray to God to bless their meal in theory it would no longer be halal-meat .

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    The key phrase for me in that report was ...

    Catholics aren't forbidden to eat halal meat, while the opposite is the case for Muslims.

    This has implications which go way beyond a piece of meat and, once again, shows that one group makes the demands while the other makes the concessions.
    It's always the same way round, too!

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    So, 10 out of 400 are muslims, the school is catholic, and 390 students are catholic or at least christian, and while muslims dont celebrate christmas anyway, still the school wants to serve halal for all children out of what? Fear, that the 'poor discriminated' muslims, who give a f#*k about christmas dont feel offended?


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    Quote Originally Posted by velvet View Post
    So, 10 out of 400 are muslims, the school is catholic, and 390 students are catholic or at least christian, and while muslims dont celebrate christmas anyway, still the school wants to serve halal for all children out of what? Fear, that the 'poor discriminated' muslims, who give a f#*k about christmas dont feel offended?


    As a saying goes: Lord let it rain brain. Add some spines!
    I agree, give us Dutch some spines...for crying out loud!
    And the sad thing is, I am being serious....

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    An elementary Catholic school in Weert (Netherlands) decided to serve just halal food this year for its Christmas meal. The school has about 400 students and about ten Muslim students. However, after some parents complained, the school backed down.
    guess what didn't fit the phrase...?!

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    Oh shit, I just thought of something.

    How about instead of subjecting your Goddamn children to this multiculturalism to appease a minority group that should NOT be welcome there in the first place, you simply OFFER them Kosher err.. 'Halal' dishes as an option like you were doing before. I hardly think it's markedly cheaper to just serve Halal food, I just think this is your weak conniving government at work.

    Maybe we can stop posting about it and protest it. If I lived in the Netherlands, I'd print up some flyers, especially if I lived in that region. Talking to like-minded people about these issues solves nothing.

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    The parents already protested with as result the plan to serve everyone halal-food has been scrapped.

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