The Obama Administration has a long history of bending to accommodate religious practices… so long as that religion is Islam. While simultaneously crusading against America’s Christians by forcing them to subsidize abortions and persecuting those who uphold a traditional definition of marriage, the Obama Administration has preached a need to bow to Islamic traditions and preferences that are not Islamic doctrine, but just part of Islamic culture.
To showcase their commitment to Islam, the Obama Administration has banned all pork products from being served in the federal prison system. While this move is almost certainly a nod to the Islamic ban on consuming pork, Obama Administration officials have claimed that they are banning pork products simply because prisoners don’t like pork.
Yes- I know that nothing ruins a good meal like some fresh, crispy bacon…
According to a report from the Washington Post, the federal Bureau of Prisons, a subdivision of Obama’s Justice Department, has banned all pork products from all menus in the federal prison system.
The report by the Post details:
“The nation’s pork producers are in an uproar after the federal government abruptly removed bacon, pork chops, pork links, ham and all other pig products from the national menu for 206,000 federal inmates.”
“The Bureau of Prisons, which is responsible for running 122 federal penitentiaries and feeding their inmates three meals a day, said the decision was based on a survey of prisoners’ food preferences:
“They just don’t like the taste of pork….”
“The National Pork Producers Council isn’t buying it. ‘I find it hard to believe that a survey would have found a majority of any population saying, ‘No thanks, I don’t want any bacon,’” said Dave Warner, a spokesman for the Washington-based trade association, which represents the nation’s hog farmers.
CAIR told the Post that banning pork in federal prisons would accommodate Muslim prisoners:
“’In general we welcome the change because it’s facilitating the accommodation of Muslim inmates,’ said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country’s largest Muslim civil rights advocacy group. “We hope it’s not an indication of an increasing number of Muslims in the prison system.’”
The Obama Administration cannot level with the American people for a second. It very well may be that some in the prison system do not like the taste of pork. That’s fine. But can we stop pretending that that is the reason for the ban.
If the majority of prisoners did not enjoy pork chops, then the administration might be inclined to issue a memo to federal prison officials indicating that they should consider a different menu item.
But the majority of prisoners do not enjoy any pork products whatsoever? It seems unlikely.
What this represents is yet another case of the Obama Administration bending-over backwards to accommodate the religious sensibilities of the Muslim world while, simultaneously, continuing to wage war on Christianity in America.