School BLOCKED from banning Halal meat as local Muslim leaders intervene

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Muslim leaders have blocked the local councils attempt to ban meat from non-stunned animals in Lancashire schools as it would be ‘divisive’

Lancashire Council of Mosques is now seeking a judicial review after the Country Council declared it was cruel to not stun the animal.

According to the Council of Mosques, the Country Council did not consult adequately over the decision.

The council has now said the ban will be “put on hold until legal matters are resolved”.

People of Islamic faith are only allowed to eat animals which were killed by cutting their throat while conscious and waiting for the animal to bleed to death.

In October when the council declared that it will ban non-stunned meat they said “we recognises and respects the Muslim community’s requirements for their food to comply with their religious beliefs”, but that it was “concerned that slaughtering animals without stunning them beforehand causes them unnecessary stress and suffering”.

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver said in response: “We are due to put on hold the new contract for supply of halal meat to schools. We will continue to supply halal meat under the terms of the current contract while the legal matters are resolved.”

Halal meat should be banned.

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Halal supermarket is CLOSED DOWN for refusing to sell pork and alcohol

A halal supermarket in Paris has reportedly been closed down for refusing to sell pork and alcohol products.

According to reports, the Good Price retailer in the Parisian suburb of Colombes was threatened with closure in the past for violating the terms of its lease – this stated that they were required to operate as a ‘general food store’ which must offer a full range of items for sale.

A court ruled that along with the closure of the store, a fine of around £3000 would also be payable.

According to the Daily Mail:

A French halal supermarket has been shut down for not selling alcohol and pork.

The Good Price mini-market in Colombes, Paris was threatened with closure last year for violating the terms of its lease which required it to be a ‘general food store.’

But owner Soulemane Yalcin refused to stock alcohol and pork and a court has now ruled that his rental lease must be cancelled.

The court of Nanterre decided on Monday that he failed to meet ‘the needs of all inhabitants.’

The ruling came after locals complained they could no longer get a broad range of products after the halal supermarket replaced a regular supermarket.

Last year Nicole Goueta, the mayor of Colombes, visited the store to urge Mr Yalcin to begin selling alcohol and pork.

The mayor’s chief of staff, Jerome Besnard, said that he asked the owner to ‘diversify’ his range of products on sale following complaints from locals.

To be fair, it sounds like the owner had been warned that he had a duty to meet the needs of all customers who lived near the store itself – those who follow a halal diet and the others.

More to the point, the terms of the lease had been broken, but at the same time it was still a bold move by the authorities to get the site closed down.