Friday, January 24, 2014

Muslims Want Florida Prisons To Offer Halal Meals

Now that the Justice Department has won a preliminary injunction from a federal district court ordering Florida prisons to make kosher meals available by July 1 to all prisoners with a sincere religious basis for keeping kosher (see prior posting), Muslim groups are asking for Halal meals as well. In a press release yesterday, CAIR-Florida said:
We welcome the decision [on kosher food] as an important step in protecting religious rights of incarcerated individuals. It is only fair and equitable that if Jewish inmates receive kosher food, as they should, that Muslim inmates have access to halal meals. Muslim businesses in our state stand ready to offer the advice and services needed to provide halal meals to inmates.
According to the Huffington Post, Halal prison meals would cost only about one-third of the cost of kosher meals.