Imagine how fragile these poor dears are — the sight of a pork sausage can give them the vapors! Unfortunately, all too many of them find jihad suicide bombings far less upsetting. In any case, this is the same old story: when in Muslim countries, one should adapt one’s behavior to suit Muslim sensibilities. And when in non-Muslim countries, one should adapt one’s behavior to suit Muslim sensibilities.
The CDU’s Schleswig-Holstein division wants to ensure that pork stays on menus at workplace and school canteens, arguing the meat “belongs to German culture.” The idea has been mocked on social media.
The regional arm of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU announced plans on Tuesday to ensure that pork continues to be available at public canteens, as well as child daycare centers and schools across the north German state.
The proposal is due to be presented by the CDU’s group in parliament at next week’s regional parliamentary session.
CDU parliamentary group leader, Daniel Günther, bemoaned on Tuesday that an increasing number of canteens, nurseries and schools are removing pork from their menu due to religious considerations.
“The protection of minorities – including for religious reasons – must not mean that the majority is overruled in their free decision by ill-conceived consideration,” Günther said, arguing that tolerance also means “the appreciation and sufferance of other food cultures and lifestyles.”
Günther told local German newspaper “Lübecker Nachrichten” that at least one nursery in every voting district had stopped serving pork after taking Muslim children into consideration.
“The consumption of pork belongs to our culture,” he argued, adding that those who didn’t want to eat pork didn’t have to.
“No one should be obliged to do so,” he said. “But we also don’t want the majority having to refrain from pork.”
Pork consumption and breeding play a particularly important role in Schleswig-Holstein. According to the state’s Chamber of Agriculture, around 17 percent of revenues originate in agriculture.
‘Wurst case scenario’
The CDU’s proposal was met with a wave of mockery on Tuesday, particularly on Twitter where the hashtag #schweinefleischpflicht – meaning “pork duty” – became Germany’s top trending hashtag by late Tuesday afternoon.
Accompanied with an image with the words “Wurst case scenario” – wurst being the German word for sausage – Germany’s Green party tweeted: “Now we finally know what the CDU meant with dominant culture.”….