But there remains something not right about it. Something tainted and idolatrous, something heretic and not quite right. Definitely something unChristian. Given the choice, I'd avoid it. I'd never buy it to cook with. And I certainly wouldn't ban the import of Halal and Kosher meat for those religious adherents, though I would like to see the end of these heathen slaughter practices within the Realm.
So it disturbs me greatly that Harrow Council is to switch all its school meat to Halal because 7% of pupils are Moslems. This is going overboard in pandering to Islamic nonsense, a grossly disproportionate accommodation by the Council. And it seems more than a few Christian parents share my residual superstition - for such it is - that our faith might be tainted by eating this heathen fare. Why should our superstitions be any the less valid than theirs?