A Primary school in the North East has shelved proposals to serve halal meat to all of its pupils after the decision provoked outrage among parents.
The school sent letters telling parents that only halal meat would be served after the pupils returned from the half-term break.
However, just hours later Lynnfield Primary School in Hartlepool, which according to the findmyschool website “most pupils come from White British backgrounds and some have Asian heritage” sent out a text message declaring the plans were to be withdrawn after complaints from incensed parents.
Parent Stephen Lister, 33, expressed that the proposed changes to the menus were "disgusting"' and said he would remove his child from the school if only halal meat was served.
Incredibly, Rajab Malik, 45, who has one child at the school and is also chairman of the Salaam Centre, in Murray Street, which caters for groups of Asian girls from the community aged between 13-19 years said: "The halal meat would have been ideal for all of the Muslim children and there is no problem for the wider community to eat halal meat."
Muslim children can only eat halal meat, and readers of this site know exactly how these poor animals are killed and these children faced eating meat that has been sacrificed to a foreign god in a cruel and barbaric way that causes unnecessary suffering to animals.
The head teacher at the school, Marian Fairley, said the change was primarily made with the purpose of catering for pupils with dietary requirements based on their ethnicity.
Mr Malik continued: "Quite a lot of children at the school are Muslim and I think food should be prepared halal for them."
Mr Lister responded: "What upset me was the fact it felt like it was forced on us, we did not have a say."