It’s weirder and weirder. President has had more to say about not offending Muslims in prison than he has about Christians who were targeted by the Oregon murderer.
“The federal Bureau of Prisons, a subdivision of President Barack Obama’s Justice Department, has banished all pork products from the menus in all federal prisons, according to a report in the Washington Post.”
This is all about accommodating Muslims who do not eat pork. Why wasn’t this done to accommodate Jews who also oppose eating pork? Could it be that not many Jews are in prison?
Maybe Obama opposes eating pork because it has been advertised as “The Other White Meat.” Could pork be racist?
“The government says it made the decision to do this because a survey showed that inmates do not like eating pork products.”
What inmates? I would like to see the survey. What about prisoners that are on low-carb diets?
“The Council on American-Islamic Relations said ‘we welcome’ the move by the government to deny pork to prisoners, but warned that it might spark ‘Islamophobia.’”
Do you think? We’re talking about prisons where prisoners don’t like the idea of one group being favored over another. People have been killed for less.
Here are excerpts from the report by the Post:
“The nation’s pork producers are in an uproar after the federal government abruptly removed bacon, pork chops, pork links, ham and all other pig products from the national menu for 206,000 federal inmates.
“The ban started with the new fiscal year last week.
“The Bureau of Prisons, which is responsible for running 122 federal penitentiaries and feeding their inmates three meals a day, said the decision was based on a survey of prisoners’ food preferences:
“They just don’t like the taste of pork….
“The National Pork Producers Council isn’t buying it. ‘I find it hard to believe that a survey would have found a majority of any population saying, ‘No thanks, I don’t want any bacon,’” said Dave Warner, a spokesman for the Washington-based trade association, which represents the nation’s hog farmers.
What’s next, grocery stores are going to be required to remove all pork products because Muslim “refugees” might be offended? Will Facebook have to ban all memes about bacon?
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