He couldn’t just not eat it. It had to not be there. And now the Canadian prison system will pay for its sin against multiculturalism. “Prison fries for serving bacon,” by Tom Godfrey for the Toronto Sun (thanks to Allahfanculo):
A Muslim inmate has won $2,000 and a partial human rights victory over a Correctional Service of Canada policy not to replace bacon with a halal diet for Islam-worshipping cons.
Duane David, who is serving time in Kingston’s Joyceville Institution for an unknown crime, had complained to the Canadian Human Rights Commission that his rights were being violated as the prison failed to offer a halal replacement for bacon served to inmates with breakfast every Wednesday.
The court heard Muslims are forbidden from eating pork for religious reasons.
A Federal Court of Canada hearing was told the breakfast included three pieces of bacon, two eggs, three slices of toast, jam, ketchup, milk, coffee, juice and cereal.
‘REQUEST WAS REFUSED’
“Muslim inmates who follow a halal diet (usually) receive all of these items, except the bacon,” Madame Justice Eleanor Dawson was told. “Mr. David had requested a substitute for the three pieces of bacon, but the request was refused by the institution.”