Describing it as “mental torture,” Muslim illegal alien detainees in Brisbane have filed a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission saying they have not been given “certified” halal food for more than 12 months.
SBS (h/t Adrian G) They are among more than 100 Muslim men detained in a Kangaroo Point hotel after they were evacuated from Nauru and Papua New Guinea allegedly for medical reasons.
“After research and investigation we find out the food has been provided by Serco is not halal food and this is from the beginning when we arrive in Brisbane,” said Iranian detainee Amin Afravi.
Detainees challenged the guards to show them halal certification and contacted the caterers who are providing the food to Serco, the company responsible for operating the facility. The caterers replied that they were not halal certified.
Serco subsequently confirmed to the detainees the current and previous caterers were “not halal certified” but “purchase meat from halal-certified suppliers”.
Serco’s contract with Home Affairs – obtained under Freedom of Information laws – said it “must prepare food for detainees of Islamic faith which meets the requirements of halal meals by sourcing produce certified as halal by a recognised halal food certification organisation”.
“My understanding is that they are not following that particular clause of the contract because these two source companies are not halal-certified,” said Ali Kadri, spokesman for the state’s peak Muslim body and main halal certifier, the Islamic Council of Queensland.
“So it’s irrelevant where these companies are sourcing their food from, because their processes, their procedures, the other ingredients they use do not have assurances.
Halal is an Arabic word meaning “permissible”. It is now used in the context of food consumable as per Islamic rules for Muslims. As per Quran, it is a sin for Muslims to consume pork, meat of dead animals, blood, alcohol beverages, and food offered to Gods other than Allah. However, it halal food is not available, it is permissible for Muslims to eat pork or any other non-halal foods.
The strict adherence to Quranic recommendation of non-consumption of blood led Muslims to practice a particularly painful method of slaughtering animals for meat called Dabhihah (ritual slaughter). Slaughter according to this method involves cutting the animal’s wind pipe, jugular veins and carotid arteries of both sides, leaving the spinal cord intact, so that the animals are bled out fully while conscious before the head is cut off. Muslims who insist on Halal meat are basically insisting that the animals they eat are bled out and slaughtered in this fashion.
“We are doing enough injustice to them by locking them up without a crime for such a long period of time and if we can’t even provide them, meet their dietary requirements, it’s a really horrible form of mental torture.”
Assisted by lawyers from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, detainees have filed a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission.
“They feel this is a huge violation and a huge betrayal of their rights, they feel this needs redress. The substance of the complaint is that it has breached their rights to practise their religion,” said ASRC case worker Nina Field.
“Many of the men have significant physical and mental health conditions, they were transferred to Australia because the couldn’t get treatment in Nauru or PNG. Adding this to that mix is not going to lead to good outcomes for their health and wellbeing.”
And the reason why illegal Muslim invaders feel free to express outrage over being denied halal-certified food is thanks to Islam-pandering Leftist morons like this one: