Gaia and Vlaams Belang protest against halal meat on school.
During school treks children will only get halal meat with them. "Otherwise they won't participate".
ANTWERP. When classes of the Antwerp communal schoolnet do school trips, no pork meat is on the menu anymore. Moreover, meat from other animals is guaranteed from butchering according to islamic principles. "All meat was butchered halal by a recognised company" can be read in a letter to the parents. Town Selectman for Education Robert Voorhamme (socialist party SP.a) argues that in many classes children from [muslim - MFBB] immigrants are in the majority. If schools do not offer the correct meat, they stay at home. Vlaams Belang fraction leader Filip Dewinter reacts furious: "It is a real shame that Voorhamme presses through this far-reaching measure. That a neutral education net bows for islamic food prescriptions cannot be accepted. If we let this reversed integration, this world turned upside down, this overpowering of the newcomers happen, we commit a gigantic error."
Animal rights organization Gaia thinks it's a scandal that children have to eat meat from "animals which have died a cruel ritual death". Michel Vandenbosch of Gaia has protested too at the office of the selectman for Animal Well Being [yup - Antwerp has got that too. For animals owned by infidels of course. - MFBB], Luc Bungeneers (VLD).
"No, we won't butcher not more sheep and cattle ritually. It's about chickens and turkeys which are anaesthesized before being butchered", reacts Bungeneers.
"The imams with whom we have consulted, can live with that."
In the Flemish Parliament Vlaams Belang strongman Filip Dewinter will tomorrow ask Education Minister Frank Vandenbroucke (SP.a) about the matter.
Just imagine your kid sitting lonely, or with perhaps two or three more indigenous Flemish kids, in an Antwerp school class surrounded by twenty-five Ahmeds and Kareems and Ali's. Shudder.
Islam is an atrocious thing, but socialism is worse. Sixty years ago, just before the outbreak of the war, socialist playwright George Bernard Shaw of Fabian Society "fame", said that if the Germans invaded England, he'd be glad to welcome them in and offer them tea. Nothing new under the sun.
Thank God there was a Winston Churchill around then. At roughly the same time as the grossly overestimated loon above, he made the following remark:
We must recognise that we have a great inheritance in our possession, which represents the prolonged achievement of the centuries; that there is not one of our simple uncounted rights today for which better men than we are have not died on the scaffold or the battlefield. We have not only a great treasure; we have a great cause. Are we taking every measure within our power to defend that cause?
Europe needs another Winston Churchill. Where is he?
George Bernard Shaw in fine company. The dame to the right is Lady Astor. Once the Astors stayed at Blenheim Palace with Winston Churchill, and an argument spun out between her and Britains future Prime Minister, which lasted a whole weekend. Finally Lady Astor exclaimed: "Winston, if I were your wife I'd put poison in your coffee." To which Winston replied: "Nancy, if I were your husband I'd drink it."
Rightwingers have more sense of humor.