This is simply absurd.
As the Muslim populations in America, the U.K. and Western Europe continue to grow, Muslim advocacy groups continue to make ever-increasing demands from the native, non-Muslim populations.
A prime example of this is the never-ending quest by some Muslims to force aspects of the Islamic Shariah law they follow on the non-Muslims living around them.
Sadly, progressives who believe in tolerance to a fault are only too willing to bow to the demands made by Muslims, and will gladly inconvenience themselves and others, against their will, to appease the demanding Muslims.
Case in point is the new guidelines for shared office kitchens and break rooms put forward by interfaith group CoExist House, which say that businesses should ban food that some religious employees may find “offensive,” according to Yahoo News.
Specifically, the group says that employees should consider the religious beliefs of their co-workers before bringing food items to work that contain pork, such as ham sandwiches, sausage or bacon.
The group also says alcoholic drinks shouldn’t be served at corporate events, because some religious employees of certain faiths may become upset by the presence of a beverage they are prohibited from drinking.
Andy Dinham, a professor of faith and public policy at Goldsmiths, University of London, is the lead author on the set of guidelines that will be distributed to employees at various businesses soon.
In an interview with the Sunday Times (subscription required) that was widely reported elsewhere, he said, “It would be good etiquette to avoid heating up foods that might be prohibited for people of other faiths,” meaning employees should be barred from using microwaves to heat their lunch if it contains “offensive” foods.
And by the way, Jews that keep kosher also don’t eat pork, but we don’t hear THEM complaining when someone brings a ham sandwich to work. Why is that?
Just when it seems like the PC uber-tolerance culture has gone too far, they amaze us with further suggestions and demands that are the height of idiocy.