A cafeteria lady has been sacked for accidentally serving non-halal meat to Muslim students at a multi-faith school. The incident outraged parents at the ‘halal-only’ Moseley School in Birmingham, and they have forced the headmaster to apologize for ‘insulting’ their faith. They are also demanding that others involved be fired.
My question is why would anyone but Muslims send their children to an ‘all-halal’ school? For anyone unfamiliar with halal slaughter, check out the photos and videos below. Then ask yourself if this is the kind of meat you want to feed your non-Muslim children.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Linda R) The member of staff has been dismissed after the ‘unintentional error’ on December 12 last year recently came to light.
All 1,400 students at Moseley school are served halal meat, regardless of their religion.
It has not been specified what type of meat was served, but the person responsible for serving the food was dismissed following a disciplinary hearing last Monday.
Parents were informed of the mistake this month, and reacted with outrage, forcing headteacher Carl Jansen to apologise for the ‘unintentional error’.
However, Muslim parents are demanding others be held accountable for the mistake, which they say call ‘an insult to our faith’.
‘The school have failed the children,’ one parent said yesterday. ‘How did this meal get into the school system to be fed to the children? ‘It’s just shocking that dietary requirements haven’t been met.’
‘It is a disgrace that this could be allowed to happen and we demand more action is take,’ a father of a sixth form student said yesterday.
‘It could not just be the error or one lady, there must be people at the top responsible too who also need to be sacked. It is an insult to our faith.’
Not all parents have taken the news with the same shock, saying the dinner lady should not have been sacked over a mistake. ‘It’s a little bit harsh to sack somebody because of one little mistake,’ father-of-three Barry Jackman said. ‘Yes, we have to respect religions and standards which are expected – but it was a one-off and surely the lady doesn’t deserve to lose her job.’
The details of the non-halal school dinner only came to light last month, when provider Birmingham council department Direct Services confirmed the mistake.
Sheila Walker, head of Direct Services, said: ‘This was found to be due to an error and was unintentional, nevertheless, we have failed to ensure the integrity of Halal only food at Moseley School.’
A Birmingham City Council spokesperson added: ‘We of course apologise for any concerns this has caused.’
If you have never seen these videos, force yourself to watch them. Muslims like to inflict as much pain and suffering as possible on the animals before they die. And depending on the size of the animal, it can take them as much as 10 or 15 minutes to die in agony.