Banning halal and kosher


In June this year, the lower house of the Dutch parliament passed a law requiring animals to be stunned before they are slaughtered. This would effectively ban the production of meat according to kosher rules (for Jews) and halal rules (for Muslims). The proposal, which will shortly be debated in the upper house, fits in with a recent intolerant trend in Europe against religious minorities.

 Taking a knife to liberty and tolerance, by Rob Lyons, Spiked!



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