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Nursery suspends website after 'halal' incident at school

Nursery suspends website after 'halal' incident at school

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Thursday August 14 2014

This is Local London reports on an incident in Mitcham, Surrey embroiling a nursery school in accusations of discrimination which, in turn, have led to the nursery becoming a victim of malicious communications of a religiously aggravated nature.

Kingswood Day Care Nursery has been accused by the parent of a young girl of ‘starving’ the child because, it is alleged, her packed chicken sandwich lunch was not ‘halal’.

Yasmin Jackson, whose daughter Amari attends the nursery, claims the nursery did not allow her daughter to eat her packed lunch while at school on her first day.

Alarmed at her daughter’s request to eat her lunch after the end of the school day, she went to the school manager to ask why her daughter hadn’t eaten her lunch during the day. Ms Jackson told the local paper:

“I went to speak to the manager and I said why wasn’t my daughter allowed her lunch and she said we didn’t know it was healthy.

“And she said the form was wrong, you weren’t meant to send a lunch as it is provided here. We gave her a small portion of spaghetti pasta and an apple. And she said we didn’t know if it’s halal.

“I said we are a Christian family and it was a chicken sandwich.

“And she said we don’t allow any non-halal meat in the nursery. So I thought this is just ridiculous.”

Ms Jackson also posted a comment on her Facebook page in relation to the incident, a matter which was picked by the far right group, Britain First, who have now made it their business to get involved.

The group is advising members to complain to Kingswood Day Care Nursery providing a template letter on its website which states, “This is not a Muslim country and to demand that all meat is halal is an outrage and blatant discrimination against other religious and ethnic groups.”

According to Local London, the incident has been further worsened by malicious communications sent to the nursery. The nursery has been forced to suspend its website and has reported the racially and religiously aggravated electronic communications to the police for investigation.


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