You know trouble when you see it.
- In an orgy of weak-kneed political correctness, leftist New York Democrats pander to militant Islam while Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Hindus are oppressed in Muslim nations and have no rights.
- Muslims may make up 12% of New York schools. And the insanity of immigration goes on and on and on.
Proposed legislation was introduced into the Democrat run New York City Council to require that the city’s public schools provide Islamic-compliant food – halal – as an option in the cafeterias.
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined forces with Democrat council member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. (Brooklyn) to support Resolution 54 at a press conference on the steps of New York City Hall on Wednesday, March 26.
Fourteen other city council members co-sponsored Espinal’s Resolution reports the Jewish Press.
The Resolution goes into explicit detail about what Islamic-observant students are permitted to eat and what they must avoid eating, as well as stating who made those determinations. [...]
The proposed Resolution concedes that there is no accurate way to determine how many New York City schoolchildren are Muslim, and of those who are Muslim, how many observe strict halal guidelines.
The best estimate they have is that approximately 12 percent of the school system’s children are Muslim.
Undeterred by the lack of hard information, the legislators pointed to the Detroit public school system where 35 percent of the students are estimated to be Muslim.
In Detroit, the school district began a halal pilot program in 2001 which has expanded to 35 schools in the district. [...]
The Resolution goes into explicit detail about what Islamic-observant students are permitted to eat and what they must avoid eating, as well as stating who made those determinations. To wit:
The Whereas, The practice of Islam is determined by the Islamic teachings as guided by the holy book Quran and the Hadith, and sayings of the Prophet Mohammad, which includes observing dietary laws; and
Whereas, Islamic dietary laws delineate foods that are halal, meaning lawful or permitted, and those that are haram, meaning not permitted; and
Whereas, Haram foods include pork and its by-products, meat and poultry not slaughtered according to the Islamic dietary law, alcohol and foods prepared with and containing alcohol, foods containing blood and blood by-products, and foods containing whey prepared with non-microbial enzyme, rennet, animal shortening, monoglycerides and diglycerides from an animal source, sodium stearoyl lactylate, and L-cysteine.