In Egypt, Christians face the horror of having their homes destroyed and churches burned down by Muslim mobs. In the UK, this is the kind of horror that Muslims face. And note the solicitude of the college and catering firm over this bacon sandwich. This is the reality behind the insistent claims of rampant “Islamophobia” in the West: a horrifying bacon sandwich.
A student says he was horrified to find he had bit into a bacon sandwich at college when he had bought a tuna one.
The college say they have strict controls in place and will ensure such an incident will not happen again.
Usmaan Akram a student at Preston’s College says he was disgusted when he realised what he had done.
“It was in a plain packet and I thought it was the tuna one I normally buy.
“It was labelled tuna.
“When I went back to the staff they said it was halal chicken so I got a friend who is non-Muslim to check it and he confirmed it was bacon.
“I went back to the staff and only then did the one of the manager admit that it was bacon.
“It happened just before Ramadan and I am always careful what I eat and I felt sick after the incident.”
He said he managed to take a picture of the product before it was taken away from him by staff.
A spokesperson from Preston’s College said: “Preston’s College works hard to ensure its students, staff and visitors receive a high quality and wide selection of catering services ran by its sub-contractor Chartwells.
“As such, we would like to directly apologise to the student for the incident and make assurances that we have taken steps with our catering company to ensure this does not happen again.”
A spokesperson from Chartwells added: “We are committed to providing our customers with a high level of quality and choice, serving a range of dietary requirements including a strong halal offering. In this instance, this was an unfortunate error made by one of our colleagues.
“We recognise the sensitivity of this mistake and sincerely apologise. We have re-briefed our staff and updated the labelling of our products to ensure it won’t happen again.”