Tesco Wouldn’t Treat Muslims This Way

I blogged recently about supermarkets selling Halal meat without telling their customers. See my post here.

Now I hear that a lady, Mrs Robinson, found out about this. As a Christian she was horrified to discover she had been eating Halal meat without knowing so she returned her most recent purchase to Tesco to ask for a refund. At first Tesco refused.The duty manager at the Tesco store said he would not refund her unless there was a problem with the quality of the meat. But Mrs Robinson told him that if she had been a Muslim who had unknowingly bought non-Halal meat, the store would give her money back.

She was correct of course she could have gone to law and I am confident Tesco would have lost.

Mrs Robinson is concerned about the growing disregard for Christian values. She said: “Christianity is being marginalised and at the same time there is an over-sensitivity to Islam.”

See the video of Mrs Robinson here.

2 thoughts on “Tesco Wouldn’t Treat Muslims This Way

  1. Is this a fair comparison though? Muslims are, by their rules, not allowed to eat non-halal meat. Christians on the other hand have been explicitly allowed to consume even meat that has been sacrificed to idols.

    (Whether or not halal meat is dedicated to Allah is another debate, I’m not sure whether British meat would have been slaughtered while praising/naming him.)

    I can (theoretically) understand why animal activists might be unhappy with the method of slaughter, but I’m rather unsure why Christians are in such an uproar over the matter?

  2. Unsure why Christians are in such an uproar over the matter? I can understand that. It is certainly not clear-cut. The discomfort many Christians have will firstly come from the key scriptures outlining the minimum standards expected in the early church.

    Acts 15:29
    You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.

    Acts 21:25
    As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.

    The Apostle Paul later gave a more sophisticated way of dealing with meat dedicated to idols in his first letter to the Corinthians, chapter eight.

    The second problem Christians will have with this policy of the supermarkets is that this sensitive and difficult matter is for Christians to decide upon alone rather than having it forced upon them by deception. By not labelling the meat properly they have been deceiving Christians. Mrs Robinson felt deceived.

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