France’s Le Pen: Ban Non-Pork Meals in Schools

Telegraph (London), April 5, 2014

School canteens will no longer offer non-pork meal options in towns where France’s anti-immigration far-right Front National (FN) party won local elections, its leader Marine Le Pen has said.

Mrs Le Pen reignited debate on a sensitive issue about the substitution meals targeting mainly Muslim and Jewish pupils for whom pork is taboo.

“We will accept no religious requirements in the school lunch menus,” Mrs Le Pen told RTL radio. “There is no reason for religion to enter into the public sphere.”

She defended the decision saying it was necessary to “save secularism”.

The FN, skilfully rebranded as more than just an anti-immigrant party, won control of 11 towns and more than 1,400 municipal seats nationwide in recent local elections, easily its best ever performance at the grassroots level of French government.

This has caused great unease among a section of the population.

Many Muslims view France, which is officially a secular republic despite being overwhelmingly Catholic, as imposing its values on them and other religious minorities.

France has one of the biggest Muslim populations in Europe.

The issue of halal meat is also a controversial topic in France and has been used as a political football.

Mrs Le Pen had launched a fierce row before the last presidential polls in 2012 by claiming that all meat distributed in the Paris region was halal, or slaughtered according to Islamic law, and that non-Muslim consumers were being misled.

There has been controversy in the past over whether schools and holiday camps should be required to provide halal food for Muslim children, as well as higher-profile disputes over the wearing of veils in France.

Any form of clothing linked to religious observance is banned from French state schools and since 2011 the wearing of full-face veils in public has been outlawed.

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  • Oil Can Harry

    This is a misstep by Ms. Le Pen.

    There’s no reason to risk a backlash from the Tribe over a frivolous issue like this.

    There are more important causes to fight for, like stopping the Third World invasion.

    • baldowl

      You mentioned The Tribe. Your comment will probably soon be deleted.

      • waldemar daninsky

        I doubt that. This forum is filled with jew baiters whose comments don’t get deleted.

        • Strike_Team

          It’s the gentile baiters who generally post the most vile and racist comments.

          • Ron Cheaters

            That, and donations… while we’re being honest.

        • BonV.Vant

          I think things might have changed recently. JE has been absent, he could never before have revisited some of the recent topics concerning the subjects; Asians, IQ and Jews.

          • Ron Cheaters

            I Believe AmRen is on a deep purge. Either that or folks have taken a united holiday… where is Michael Christopher Scott as well you might say.

          • RisingReich

            I’m still here, and still getting deleted on the regular.

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        Maybe back in 2011 it would’ve been.

    • shawnmer

      I’m not one who worries much about “the tribe” and I actually like this. It’s hoisting the left on its own petard about absolute secularism in government. They’re either serious about it or they’re not. And if they are, I see no argument for everyone to be denied a pork chop because of a small minority.

    • The Final Solution

      This is a step in the right direction. Stop accommodating Muslims and make things so uncomfortable for them that they leave voluntarily. Get the public to accept incremental steps toward eliminating them until more serious steps like banning Muslim immigration can be palatable.

      • Cobbett

        The only way that will happen is if you stop their welfare payments…80% of Muslims in Europe are unemployed.

        • me

          Let them eat bacon! It’s delicious!

          • Wethepeople

            Add it to every meal I say! Bacon wrapped ham sandwiches for all their young ones.
            better than what they do to ours.

          • Cobbett

            It sure is.

    • Luca

      The tribe is part of the 3rd world invasion. That’s why they always push for diversity in all European civilizations.. They are cheering for infiltration, miscegenation, immigration and a break down of the power base.

      • Ella

        Where I am located some Muslims serve pork at their larger import grocery stores and just separate the Halal meats at different counters.

      • ATBOTL

        The tribe are original problem immigrants in Europe.

    • Daniel Schmuhl

      Some of us are not fans of pork, even though we’re not Jewish/Muslim/vegetarian.

      • Ella

        Pack a lunch on pull-a-part pork sandwich day. (I seriously doubt that the French eat these American version of pork recipes.) Try a good hearty French pork stew with vegetables or fresh sliced loin sandwiches, yummmmmy.

    • Long Live Dixie

      The Tribe will be against the FN no matter what. The Tribe even gave their boy Geert Wilders a good dressing down the other week for the “fewer, fewer” chant.

      People who worry too much about the Tribe tend not to get anything done in the real world.

    • wildfirexx

      I gave you a thumbs up,…but if these new rules will discourage any foreign migrants from the third world into coming to France…or Europe for that matter…so be it!

    • ATBOTL

      Risk a backlash? The tribe has been engaged in full scale war against the French people for decades. There is nothing to risk. We can’t stop third world immigration in France or America without removing Jews from power.

    • LHathaway

      So true.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    ”Many Muslims view France, which is officially a secular republic despite being overwhelmingly Catholic, as imposing its values on them”

    If they don’t like French values then maybe they should get the hell out of France.

    • rasher223

      Right on.

      If they want their [insert middle eastern country here] values then maybe they should go back to [insert middle eastern country here].

    • wildfirexx

      Yes, and if they can’t have their way in france…they will be taking the first train to England or Sweden! They will never want to go back to their homeland!

      • Then England and Sweden (and every other part of the West) must follow suit. Make it deeply unpleasant for them to be in our lands, and they will leave voluntarily. Those who stay will either assimilate or be removed.

        • Ron Cheaters

          Assimilate that’s the word nobody gets anymore

        • Cobbett

          Sweden is PC personified. They’re most likely to be the first European Nation to fall(already non Swedes are 20%). They even agreed to accept the African refugees Israel wants to kick out.

          • Magician

            There are roughly 1m foreigners in Sweden and most are Finnish

            But I do agree that Sweden’s asylum seeker acceptance policy is overly generous and for some retarded reason most refugees who are allowed to come to Sweden are young and male

            It is as if Sweden is saying “oh you little poor boys you suffered so much in your wartorn country and now come and have sex with our beautiful blond girls while we put money into your bank account every month for the rest of your lives”

            Sweden should not be offering Swedish citizenship to refugees. They should only be offered temporary residence permits which can be extended if necessary, and as soon as the war is over in their own country they should be sent home

          • Cobbett

            ”There are no official statistics on ethnicity, but according to Statistics Sweden around 1,921,000 (20.1%) inhabitants of Sweden were of a foreign background in 2012, defined as being born abroad or born in Sweden to two parents born abroad.[8][9] With the same definition, the most common countries of origin were Finland (2.38%), former Yugoslavia or its successing states (2.06%), Iraq (1.74%), Poland (0.91%) and Iran (0.84%)”

            Muslim immigration is increasing…which just might have something to do with the high rape statistics…No European country should be offering asylum to any non Europeans.

    • saxonsun

      A town in England stopped making hot cross buns because some Muslim nuts complained about the cross. This a Christian religious tradition in England. It’s hard to believe that the English have become so scared.

  • Alexandra1973

    I wonder if they’ll serve meat on Friday.

    Even though pork is okay to eat (that was for the Israelites), I have no issue with offering another option–say, turkey dogs AND hot dogs. Some Christians don’t want to eat pork. And some don’t want it because of health issues. Something to do with parasites even in fully-cooked pork.

    Now if they turn around and say you can’t have pork *at all,* that’s where I’d have an issue.

    • benvad

      The meatless Friday is once a year “Good Friday”.

      • SFLBIB

        And Ash Wednesday. Actually, the meatless Fridays were not abolished completely. Catholics were given the option of going meatless on Fridays or substituting some other form of penance.

  • IstvanIN

    Pork and pork-by products are very tasty. Bacon is the best. Easter ham, delicious. Maybe Muslims and Jews are unpleasant because of their diet? Vegetarians seem grouchy as well.

    • Alexandra1973

      I’m not a fan of pork chops but I love sausage…as long as no MSG is added. Sausage wrapped in pancakes…(insert Homer Simpson sound effect here)

      • IstvanIN

        Boneless pork chops and sauerkraut in the crock pot. Very tasty.

        • The last time I got us a rack of pork ribs at Wal Mart, we saved the bones and then boiled them in the crock pot for 72 hours. It made a nice pork broth. Bones are too useful to waste.

          After boiling, the bones crumbled to the touch once dry and the powder went into the vegetable garden as fertilizer.

    • me

      Cannibalism…It’s frowned upon in their religious beliefs.

    • Ron Cheaters

      I think you are onto something

    • Bacon the best? There are also prosciutto, capricola and others! Bacon is not alone in its cured porcine glory.

  • benvad

    I’m not terribly religious, but I don’t follow any cult that has limits on bacon. Common sense has to prevail.

  • ftex

    Love them pork bellies!

    I agree that this is a small issue that should not derail the larger conflict of mass invasion. the FN is making a mistake here.

    There are European countries that are extremely catholic that have dietary customs. Portugal comes to mind (~80%), but they are fairly liberal with religion and one can find people eating meat on Fridays, though it is common to eat fish instead. I have visited Poland (~87%) on business a few times and quite a quite a few places I ate did not serve meat on Fridays, generally in smaller towns. Needless to say, I did not protest that my religious freedoms were being trampled since I could not get my rib-eye for Friday dinner.

    • Cobbett

      The issue is public schools. France is a secular country(officially). Separation of State and Religion. No favouritism.

    • The food issue may seem a small thing, but I think many are missing the importance of food to French culture. The French are protective of their cuisine, and pork is and has always been a huge part of it. This is a symbolic gesture meant to tell the scrounging desert people, “Adopt our French ways or leave our country.” What could be more patriotic than that?

      • benvad

        Better yet, leave the country.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Today, a ban on non-pork meals in schools; tomorrow, a ban on all Muslims in France.

    Send the foreigners back to Africa and the Middle East where they belong!

  • So CAL Snowman

    There are plenty of countries in the world where pork is off the menu. Funny, it seems that Muslims do not want to immigrate to those countries.

  • MBlanc46

    Come to my country, I impose my values on you. You don’t like it, p*$$ off. That said, I wonder whether this is ground worth fighting over. Framing the issue as “saving secularism” is an interesting move, but I hope Mme Le Pen (if that the correct form of address) is willing to cut her losses if the French aren’t ready to dig in over school lunches.

  • The muzzies can bring their lunch to school or get out of Dodge. Back in the day our schools down in south Louisiana served fish sticks every Friday to satisfy the Catholics. Since I was not Catholic, this made no sense to me as a boy. Kowtowing to muzzies in France makes even less sense. In fact, it’s insane.

    • benvad

      Damn right! I’m Catholic and wouldn’t want that imposed on me.

      • Magician

        Do you live in france?

        • benvad

          Not anymore but I did at one time.

    • rightrightright

      British moslems won’t work so they live on handouts, so their kids are entitled to free school lunches. Probably much the same in France. “Bring their lunch to school”? Not likely. They would have to use their free money to cover the cost of preparing sandwiches.

      The moslems whine about the French “imposing” French values on France. France’s values, traditions, culinary preferences and religious belief have been pretty constant for hundreds of years. This whine is projection. Moslems impose their theocracy everywhere they can with the gushing of infidel blood a sacrifice to their moon goon.

      • r j p

        American negros won’t work so they live on handouts, so their kids are entitled to free school lunches. “Bring their lunch to school”? Not likely. They would have to use their free time to prepare sandwiches and and free EBT money to cover the cost of the sandwiches.
        I saw an American negro at the store on March 31, big brother had his two younger siblings with him and was buying all the essentials.
        2Litre Brown soda pop
        2Litre Red soda pop
        2Litre Orange soda pop
        Leggo Stix
        Bugles (barbeque flavor)
        Eating like kings in that crib.

  • Long Live Dixie

    School canteens will no longer offer non-pork meal options in towns where France’s anti-immigration far-right Front National (FN) party won local elections, its leader Marine Le Pen has said.

    Does this mean that every single school meal will have pork in it, Monday through Friday? As much as I like pork, that seems a bit excessive.

    Or does it mean that on pork days (say, once a week) there won’t be an alternative offered?

    • Kenner

      Choice #2

    • Sick of it

      Hot dogs on Monday, pepperoni pizza on Tuesday, salami sandwiches on Wednesday, bacon and pancakes on Thursday, spaghetti with meatballs on Friday, etc. I’d lote it.

      • IstvanIN

        Spaghetti and kielbasa is good, too.

      • Magician

        No love for East Asian imports?

        Pork Fried Rice ( China )
        Bul-Go-Gi ( Korea )
        Pork Ramen ( Japan )

        • Sick of it

          I wouldn’t mind that kind of import.

      • Bratwurst with sauerkraut and mustard in toasted rolls.

    • me

      Pork chops, ham, bacon, bbq ribs, sausages, hot dogs, pork roast, bacon and eggs, blt’s….why, the menu is endless! Win-win, I say….

  • Bobbala

    “Many Muslims view France, which is officially a secular republic despite being overwhelmingly Catholic, as imposing its values on them and other religious minorities.”

    Might I suggest … Africa.

  • Ella

    So, France has been accused of ” imposing its [French} values on them and other religious minorities.” This is France, not Israel or Saudi Arabia. Middle Eastern countries have their own cultures, and that is the point of countries and cultures! Go home then if you’re so offended in your “new” home country!

  • Magician

    Arabic women in France are having sex with African men in France

    dailystormerDOTcom/arabs-in-france-angry-their-women-are-sexing-with-blacks/

    • benvad

      The Arabs deserve it

    • M.

      They also go out with French dudes. A French Facebook friend of mine is dating an Arab girl. Although I think seeing of their girls with a European must be way less cringeworthy for them to see her with an African.

      • Magician

        Miss France 2014 is the daughter of a white indigenous French dad and a black mother

        • M.

          And of course the mulatto gets to become Miss France. Propaganda, propaganda everywhere!

          • Magician

            The general public in France is not all that politically correct, but when white women appear too often in the mainstream media in France, some arabics and muslims in France who have nothing else to do start complaining ( possibly to take legal actions and earn some free money )

            amrenDOTcom/news/2012/12/row-over-white-as-snow-miss-france

            Miss 2013 and Miss 2012 are indigenous white girls.

            The white indigenous French people are not all that “politically correct” or struggling to prove that they are not racists,

            but quite a few of them do appear to enjoy getting laid with Africans.

          • Guest

          • Magician

            The general public in France is not all that politically correct, but when white women appear too often in the mainstream media in France, some arabics and muslims in France who have nothing else to do start complaining ( possibly to take legal actions and earn some free money )

            amrenDOTcom/news/2012/12/row-over-white-as-snow-miss-france

            Miss 2013 and Miss 2012 are indigenous white girls.

            The white indigenous French people are not all that “politically correct” or going out of their way to prove that they are not racists,

            but quite a few of them do appear to enjoy getting laid with Africans. Also, some Vietnamese men in France keep bragging how easy it is to get laid with the local girls there. I am not sure if they mean white French girls or African French girls.

            I like Miss France 2012. Her name is Delphine Wespiser and she has incredible, beautiful curves.

        • Hitler would not have done this to them.

      • I suspect you used the word “cringeworthy” when you really wanted the term “honor killings”.

  • Halal and Kosher slaughter are both hideous and barbaric. A ‘religious’ way to torture animals while killing them, as though their entire lives in the mechanized animal industry weren’t punishment enough. The State has no legitimate business supporting primitive religious barbarity in any form.

    • Sort of like how our enlightened, superior Orientals believe meat tastes better if the creature suffered horribly before it died, which is why they skin or boil or disembowel animals alive.

  • benvad

    Move to a muslim country or israel if you want those products. Or import them at your own expense.

  • BonV.Vant

    all right, let’s get it on! Bout time!

  • The French do not have to answer to the Tribe. They are calling their bluff while shielding themselves against accusations of purely anti-Muslim sentiment. This is a bold and brilliant move and we should hope for more like it in the future.

    The Left have been pushing for a total secularization of Western cultures, haven’t they? Well, they’re getting what they asked for, good and hard (apologies to Mencken).

    • M.

      Yeah, ironically, France’s intransigent secularism which gave the Church the same legal status as the Tattooed Bikers’ Association, and which has kept any public official from uttering the word ‘God’ for over a century now, is probably what’s gonna save it from the aggressive Muslim invasion.

  • Magician

    Demanding native French people and government to adhere to the muslim culture is like me visiting a well known traditional Italian restaurant and complaining that they do not serve sushi at the restaurant

  • Magician

    Demanding native French people and government to adhere to the muslim culture is like me visiting a well known traditional Italian restaurant and complaining that they do not serve sushi at the restaurant

    —————————————

    By the way, this is a school in France!! No blond girl or boy, and more than half are non-whites….

    • benvad

      Throw them out, that includes all the colonies in the Caribbean. Send the back to West Africa. France will be a Brazil before they know it.

      • Magician

        Agreed.

    • jeffaral

      There is hardly any White children left in France unless you consider Arabs or the Portuguese to be white. Sad…..

      • Magician

        Sad!!

  • While I’m inclined to think this is a bit of a minor issue, maybe if they do enough small things like this, the unwanted will take a hike. I’m guessing that’s their idea.

  • Sick of it

    So you’ll go elsewhere and make the same thing happen all over again? Reference – South Africa.