Dhimmitude in Queensland. “Muslim prisoner wins damages over halal meat,” from Ninemsm, with thanks to Jimmy:
A Muslim prisoner successfully sued a state government in Australia $2,000 dollars because the halal meat he was given in jail was not fresh, authorities have said.
The Queensland government said it would appeal the ruling, handed down last month by the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, saying it could set a costly precedent.
State Corrective Services Minister Judy Spence said the man, who was serving an eight year prison term for a child sex offence, had been given tinned halal meat because fresh meat slaughtered according to Islamic traditions had been too expensive and difficult to source.
“So the prison authorities made the compromise and bought him tinned halal meat, but he complained that it was too salty and too fatty,” she told national radio.
“I’m very concerned that this decision could open the floodgates to other prisoners requesting all manner of special diets,” Spence added, and said the state government would appeal the decision.
I thought prison was supposed to be unpleasant.