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Friday, 17 July 2009

Muslim Care Home Owner Took Pork off the Menu

From The Telegraph:

The Muslim owner of a care home removed bacon sandwiches and sausages from its menu, infuriating its 40 residents - none of whom share his beliefs.

Dr Zulfikar Ali Khan stopped deliveries from a family butcher who had supplied the home for years in favour of ordering only halal meat from another firm.

The 40 pensioners at the Queen's Care Centre, in the mining village of Maltby, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, found themselves without traditional favourites including bacon butties, bangers and mash, ham sandwiches and sausage rolls.

None of them are Muslim and concerns were taken up by their families and members of the home's 37-strong staff.

A relative of one resident said: "This is a disgrace. The old people who are in the home and in their final years and deserve better.

"They are paying customers who are making profits for this man. The least he can do is give them their favourite food."

One member of staff, who asked not to be named, said even lard was stopped and claimed no one had been consulted before the change.

The employee added: "Bacon sandwiches are a favourite here. It's quite wrong that someone should impose their religious and cultural beliefs on others like this."

Residents at the Queens Car Centre pay up to £343 a week for a single room and the home is rated as a two star "good" care home by the Care Quality Commission.

Dr Khan, who has owned the home since 1994, said: "There has been one delivery of halal meat and people have misunderstood the concept.

"As soon as I realised this I held a senior staff meeting and I made it abundantly clear that residents could have any meat product or food they wished.

"I agree it would be quite wrong for someone to impose their religious or cultural beliefs on others, but this is not the case."

4 comments:

Nemesis said...

It is all a misunderstanding, that is the watchword with these bastards!

Yorkshireminer said...

I know maltby quiet well, it used to be solid labour 40 years ago They used to weight the votes not count them, now the BNP have a councillor on the Rotherham council from Maltby. How the world has changed. I visited the place about 3 years ago to see some friends who I had not seen in I don't know how many years. The village still has a working mine so there is not the unemployment that is still seen in many of the old Yorkshire Mining villages but the place look very run down from what I remember it as. The only new buildings I saw in the village was a job shop they used to be called unemployment offices in my young day. It is the sort of inane action our Government get up too, change the name and build it were there are no jobs, or no chance of finding a job. The other one was called a money shop. My Mum always used the correct name for such a place, she called them Pawn shops and hated them like the pest, they always spring up where there is poverty. The result of this will be that the BNP will do better in the next election. Stupid is what stupid does.

Yorkshireminer said...

I know maltby quiet well, it used to be solid labour 40 years ago They used to weight the votes not count them, now the BNP have a councillor on the Rotherham council from Maltby. How the world has changed. I visited the place about 3 years ago to see some friends who I had not seen in I don't know how many years. The village still has a working mine so there is not the unemployment that is still seen in many of the old Yorkshire Mining villages but the place look very run down from what I remember it as. The only new buildings I saw in the village was a job shop they used to be called unemployment offices in my young day. It is the sort of inane action our Government get up too, change the name and build it were there are no jobs, or no chance of finding a job. The other one was called a money shop. My Mum always used the correct name for such a place, she called them Pawn shops and hated them like the pest, they always spring up where there is poverty. The result of this will be that the BNP will do better in the next election. Stupid is what stupid does.

DP111 said...

Christian teacher tells of race slurs by pupils aged 8

'In late November and December 2006, many various unacceptable and openly racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian remarks were being made by many and various children in Year 4,' he said.

'These included, "We want to be Islamic bombers when we grow up", "the Twin Towers bombers are heroes and martyrs", "we hate the Jews" and "we hate the Christians".'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1200489/Christian-teacher-tells-race-slurs-pupils-aged-8.html#ixzz0LZCogCLp