Many in the Somali Muslim community say finding a food bank that caters to their Islamic dietary restrictions is almost impossible.
(CUT THE CRAP! The quran says if there is no halal food available, you may eat whatever food you have)
CBS “Some food banks are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. (Most are illiterate and intend to stay that way so they don’t have to work)
A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing (aka funding) a food bank that specializes in barbarically-slaughtered Islamic-approved halal foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts. (And is way more expensive than normal food)
“It’s about human rights also, basic human rights to get the proper food and also healthy food,” said Imam Hassan Mohamud. (Since when is free HALAL food a “human right?”) With signs in hand, they marched to the Hennepin County commissioners’ office to ask Peter McLaughlin for help Most live in his district and feel he can help them help themselves.
McLaughlin and the group disagree over the availability of halal or kosher food at food shelves in Minnesota. He did say they would need to petition all county commissioners for the money to make this food bank a reality.
“The place to deal with this is going to be within the budget … our budget for next year,” McLaughlin said. To get the food bank up and running will cost $150,000, but McLaughlin says there is no plan on how much would be needed to sustain it.