(Conservative Tribune) In a shocking case on the encroachment of political correctness on common-sense, a five-year-old’s lunch was confiscated by a daycare program because workers couldn’t determine if the chicken sandwich was halal.
The British child’s single mother, 24-year-old Yasmin Jackson, described how her daughter was allowed to starve by daycare officials because they were afraid of offending Muslim parents.
“When I picked her up at the end of the day the first thing she said to me was, ‘Mummy, I’m really hungry, can I have my lunch now?’” Jackson wrote on Facebook.
“I went to speak to the manager and I said, ‘Why wasn’t my daughter allowed her lunch?’ And she said, ‘We didn’t know if it’s halal.’ I said, ‘We are a Christian family and it was a chicken sandwich.’ And she said, ‘We don’t allow any non-halal meat in the nursery.’”
The incident at Kingswood Daycare Nursery in Mitcham, London, might be seen as an outlier. Sadly, in the United Kingdom, that’s not the case.
In London itself, 85 out of 90 schools which contract for school lunches have a strict halal policy. And it goes beyond just lunches — some British schools have actually stopped teaching the Holocaust because of fear of offending Muslims (H/T Universal Free Press).
Whenever Muslim fundamentalists begin insisting their demands be met, logic is often first to go out the window.
Sadly, that doesn’t make up for the fact that the Kingswood Daycare Nursery decided it was better to let a Christian child starve for a day than to risk offending Muslim parents by allowing “unclean” food into the daycare center.
And don’t think that such wrongheaded thinking will stay across the pond. After all, we have a president who made clear that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” and a first lady who’s already more than willing to mess with school lunches.
Given these priorities, it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing this sort of thinking on American shores.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune