Halal meat is pretty good. Usually decent quality I find. That being said, eating halal even if you're not Muslim is not like it's going to turn you
into one. It makes sense to offer it or have it available in schools. As a replacement meat, it is usually more expensive so it's cost prohibitive.
As far as the other problems, I'm not in the UK so I can't comment. We only see what is in the media. I've seen a bunch of non-sense arguments from a
few oddball Muslims, demanding or asking for outrageous stuff, but then again also see a lot of ignorant hate directed towards the Muslim community as
The push for Sharia Law, or other prohibitive measures should not be allowed in Western societies, and struck down any time the argument is brought
up. Simple as that. The idea is to assimilate. The most important point being that in many of the countries that have Islamic Law, they do not allow
people to speak freely, practice certain religions, or be "free" in some sense of the word. So it makes little sense to try and push for the same
thing in a country that is not under said kind of rule.
Here is an example of Sharia Law being incorporated into British:
*Mind you, it only deals with wills, inheritance law, but it is a little disturbing. The British Law Society has decided to recognize and/or
facilitate "Sharia compliant wills"
LONDON — Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for lawyers on drawing up
“Sharia compliant” wills.
Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, lawyers will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of
inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether.
The documents, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children born out of wedlock — and even those who have been
adopted — from being counted as legitimate heirs.
Anyone married in a church, or in a civil ceremony, could be excluded from succession under Sharia principles, which recognise only Muslim weddings
for inheritance purposes.
Some might argue it is simply a means of respecting ones religion or culture, but to that I'd say they are completely disregarding the culture and the
system they are a part of by immigrating.
There should be no room for this.
If a woman is recognized as an equal by society, they should not be treated as less than that by the law, simply because of religious implications. If
anything, it just shows how religion is once again used as a tool for discrimination and power tripping abuse.
edit on 16-4-2014 by boncho
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