Earlier this month we reported on the grievance filed by and compensation granted to a culturally-enriched young woman in Sweden who believed (erroneously) that she would be required to taste pork if she enrolled in a culinary arts training course.
A similar incident is going to court now in Denmark. Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer has translated an article from the Norwegian MSM about the case.
The translator includes this note:
Here’s another episode of culinary jihad, this time from Denmark. Just as in the incident from Sweden, which GoV featured earlier this month, this Muslima also refused to sample the goods.
Expect to hear similar stories from Norway in the future.
The translated article from Dagbladet:
Muslim forced to eat pork — awarded compensation
The case is now going to court in Denmark
A Muslim student was forced to taste pork while undertaking a culinary education. She wanted an exemption from this, Aftenposten writes. The educational facility in Holstebro in Denmark now refuses to accept a fine of Dk 75,000 and the case will go to court.
“It’s not the school that forced her to become a Muslim,” one source that is annoyed at the compensation says.
The debate is raging in Denmark at the moment whether this is a case of racism or not.
“Some people refuse to taste sauces containing alcohol another one says. This person believes that the best solution is to adapt Danish culinary education to better suit Muslims, Jews and Jehovah’s witnesses.”
The Muslim woman was born in Lebanon and grew up in Denmark. She follows Muslim tradition and wears a hijab. Her refusal to eat pork is based on religious beliefs.
The school told her has she didn’t have to swallow the pork, but only taste it and then spit it out.
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