That headline should have read this way: “UK: Prison governor tells Muslim inmates complaining about non-halal meat that they should have respected British laws and thus not ended up in prison in the first place, but now that they’re there they should expect to be treated with the same respect they accorded the victims of their crimes.”
Naah. That would have been far too long a headline.
“Prison governor apologises for non-halal food,” by Ushma Mistry for the BBC, July 27 (thanks to Benedict):
A prison governor has apologised to Muslim inmates after they were served non-halal burgers.
A number of Muslim inmates at HMP Ford, an open prison in West Sussex, are claiming they were served pork burgers by prison staff on Saturday evening.
A prison service spokesman said: “On Saturday a problem in the kitchens resulted in Muslim prisoners being mistakenly served non-halal food.”
It is still not clear exactly what meat was used.
The spokesman added: “The governor is apologising to the prisoners affected and an investigation is under way. The prison is working closely with the Muslim chaplain on this matter.”
Muslim inmates are forbidden from eating pork as it is considered a sin but there are differences of opinion on non-halal meat….
Is breaking kuffar laws considered a sin? Opinions differ.