Subway Enforces Halal Food and Discriminates against Sikhs.
Subway Stirs up Religious Controversy.
Subway is now making 185 outlets sell only Halal food.
Sandwich chain Subway has defended changing the contents of some products in line with demands by Muslims for meat to comply with sharia law.
Sandwiches at 185 Subway outlets in Britain and Ireland no longer come with ham or bacon as the pig is regarded as unclean in Islam.
The pork has been replaced by turkey in a move the company hopes will avoid offending Muslim customers. Turkey is halal, or clean, to Muslims.
Subway outlets adopting the new policy will display a window sticker reading: “All meats are halah.”
There are, however, those who will not eat ritually slaughtered food.
This will hit one group directly: Sikhs.
Some Sikhs are vegetarian but those who are not have to follow the rule of not consuming Halal meat.
” Sikhs are strictly prohibited from eating meat killed in a ritualistic manner (such as halal or kosher, known as Kutha meat, or any meat where langar is served. In some small Sikh Sects, i.e. Akhand Kirtani Jatha eating any meat is believed to be forbidden, but this is not a universally held belief. The meat eaten by Sikhs is known as Jhatka meat.”
Subway, like many ‘multi-culturalists ‘, appears to be unaware of the complexities of different religious stands on food.
It should not have entered this divisive area in the first place.