We won’t eat halal meat, say MPs and peers who reject demands to serve it at Westminster
- Some parliamentarians have eaten meat at Westminster having been assured it was halal
“Lord Ahmed of Rotherham” Â (his real name is probably closer to Abu Ahmed bin Turdistan) thinks halal should be made available as an option. (Needless to mention that he Â would also replace the parliamentary system with sharia and put Andy Clamchowder in charge….)
‘Lord’ Ahmed wasÂ convicted of vehicular manslaughterÂ a few years ago but only served 16 days for his crime. He also fomented violence in his callÂ to rally 10 000 MuslimsÂ to stifle debate in the British parliament when the Dutch MP Geert Wilders was in town to view his film Fitna.Â KGS
The Palace of Westminster has rejected demands to serve halal meat in its restaurants. (Daily Mail)
Muslim MPs and peers have been told they cannot have meat slaughtered in line with Islamic tradition because the method â€“ slitting an animal’s throat without first stunning it â€“ is offensive to many of their non-Muslim colleagues.
The stance has infuriated some parliamentarians who have eaten meat in the Palace’s 23 restaurants and cafes, having been assured that it was halal.
Lord Ahmed of Rotherham said: ‘I did feel misled. I think a halal option should be made available.’
In 2010, the Mail on Sunday revealed schools, hospitals and restaurants were serving halal meat to unwitting customers.
Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Somerfield and the Co-op all said they stocked meat slaughtered according to Islamic tradition without letting customers know.
Fast-food chains including Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, KFC, ÂNando’s and Subway are also using halal meat without Âtelling customers, it was revealed.
Members of the Church of England have complained that the spread of halal meat was ‘effectively spreading Sharia law’ across Britain.
However, a spokesman forÂ the House of Lords and the House of Commons confirmed that it was not served in their restaurants.
Alison Ruoff, a member of the Church of England, said: ‘It’s a bit hypocritical that the Houses of Parliament, which have allowed other people to provide halal food, have ruled it out on their own premises.’
When the meat is slaughtered, Islamic verse is uttered before the animal has its throat slashed.
At Halal slaughterhouses thousands of birds are killed every hour.