Remember this the next time you hear about Muslim prisoners or college students demanding halal food. Remember: in Muslim countries, non-Muslims must conform to Islamic norms. In non-Muslim countries, however, non-Muslims must conform to Islamic norms. Get the picture? “Protests erupt as Hindus are served beef in flood camps,” from the Press Trust of India, August 24 (thanks to G.S.):
ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of minority Hindus rendered homeless by the devastating floods in Pakistan were served beef by authorities at a relief camp in Karachi, triggering protest from the community members.
The Hindus belonging to the Baagri and Waghari nomadic tribes, who numbered around 600, are among 4,000 flood victims of different faiths living in the relief camp in Lyari area.
“We are Hindus and consumption of beef is prohibited in our religion but we were given beef, which is unacceptable,” Mohan Baagri, a Hindu living at the camp, said. Several women with traditional tattoos on their faces and wearing ‘lehengas’ left the camp with their children and demanded that they be shifted elsewhere.
Following the protest, officials of the minority affairs ministry of Sindh province rushed to the camp and intervened to resolve the issue.
“It was a misunderstanding. The food was for the residents of the camp but the authorities were not aware of their faith. However, we have made arrangements and they will now be given rations so they can cook their own food,” said Dara Kazi, personal assistant to provincial minority affairs minister Mohan Mal Kohistani….