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Muslim ham complaint thrown out

PUBLISHED: December 25, 2010 at 12:26 pm  •  LAST EDITED: December 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm
Andalucia, Cadiz, Lead2  •  32 Comments


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A PROSECUTOR has thrown out a complaint made by a Muslim family against a geography teacher who mentioned pork in their son’s class.

The teacher was explaining how cold climate in Granada highlands helps to preserve local Serrano ham.

The Children’s Prosecutor of Algeciras, Juan Cisneros, described the complaining pupil’s attitude as ‘abusive, sectarian, capricious and inadmissible’ and ordered the denouncement to be archived.

He said: “There is not even the minimal indication of any type of crime.”

The prosecutor went on to condemn the media storm created by the pupil’s parents and their opponents. He described the public’s interest in the case as ‘worrying’.

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OLJingoist

December 25th, 2010 2:56 pm

arrogant bunch….I think I’ll have a country breakfast today….you know what I mean, eggs, homefries, toast and ham bacon and sausage.

Miguel

December 25th, 2010 3:17 pm

The little runt of a boy should be made to eat bacon until he is cured of the word ham.

HR

December 25th, 2010 4:06 pm

Juan Cisneros,a true hero in law of the land. I wish all lawmakers in non muslim countries would show cajonies against these types of idiotic muslim ideologies. Hats off to you sir. Of course now the muslim world will be offended and probably issue a fatwah against you. Again,God bless you sir.

naomi

December 25th, 2010 5:00 pm

whatever happened to the adage….. “when in rome….?
if ever there was a call for education in how to get along with your host nation…. is the world upside down or what?

pat

December 25th, 2010 5:47 pm

Sudden Muslim Grievance Syndrome can strike at any time. It is passed on like a virus by the politically correct and spineless politicians.

erik

December 25th, 2010 6:32 pm

I am vegetarian for the last 15 years, but these kind of stories will make me eat ham again, and preferably in the near presence of muslims !!!!

pelayo

December 25th, 2010 6:43 pm

ya es la hora que hay un hombre con mente claro que dice lo que todo el mundo piensa. Que este asunto fue tal tonteria en el primer lugar.

Rene Miranda

December 25th, 2010 7:27 pm

So the little brat is “traumatized” by thoughts of a pig. How about the Christian children of Iraq? Aren’t they traumatized by the sight of retrograde barbarians murdering 68 people inside a church or Israeli children by exploding rockets? If these people cannot live in a civilized society, maybe they should pack up and mov to Saudi Arabia. I am sure they will be happy there.

John

December 25th, 2010 7:38 pm

Piggy banks are cool too. This islam cr*p must be defeated – not defended. Btw we LOVE dogs too.

gresham

December 25th, 2010 8:14 pm

It’s the thin end of the wedge so expect more as they flex their muscles. Forget ye not that Islam lays claim to Spain and ain’t happy about getting the heave-ho from Ferdinand and Isabella.

kate b

December 26th, 2010 12:17 am

You just couldn’t make it up could you. The child should be removed from the parents – they’re seriously stupid. Failing that, removal from the school…….at least.

ADHD

December 26th, 2010 1:49 am

BRAVISSIMO, Señor Cisneros!!! Thank you so very much for seeing that complaint for what it really is and dismissing it the way it more than amply deserved to be!!

Rosa

December 26th, 2010 4:03 am

Que vive jamon!!! Mira, ustedes necesitan botar esa gente peligroso de Espana! Basta ya! Somos tan differentes que agua y tierra. Que se vallan pa tra a sus paises repugnantes! La unica razon que estan en Espana es por tratar de conquistar les de nuevo! Botan los ya! Su religion no es religion si no un ideologia politica y suprema! Botan los! Son invadores que solo quieren hacer mal y destruir el civilizacion mas bello del mundo, el pais de Cervantes y Dali!

Richard S.

December 26th, 2010 6:35 am

This type of islamic intimidation will only get worst. Special laws and exemptions will be made for these special interest groups. Welcome to sharia law folks!

basset1962

December 26th, 2010 12:25 pm

TO RENE MIRANDA. From what i gather you’re narrow minded, who plays on sympathy, why don’t you go and live in your what so called ”israel” the temporary state.With rockets which are given to the jewish primary school children to write messages of hate and evil to the Muslim children.
TO JOHN: This story is blown up by the press purely to cause hatred and devision against Muslims and that shows clearly in your nasty comment about Islam.
TO ERIK: Muslim couldn’t care less whether you eat ham or bum, you still a pig anyway.
TO GRESHAM:The majority of spain was build upon the genius of the Muslims, funny how is still living of their great achievement up to date with tourism ect..check your historical facts you…..?
This shows one silly story of a complaint which shouldn’t have been made and how is been blown up out of propotion by the press, shows the hatred against Islam, any opportunity to give the narrow minded any excuse to insult Islam.

reap

December 26th, 2010 2:03 pm

The parents should go back to muslim land really. There they won’t have to worry.

Jane

December 26th, 2010 2:35 pm

Never forget, the Spanish took back Spain from Islamic followers who for a time stole it. It’s not going to happen again. Spain is not islamic nor will it ever be.

naomi

December 26th, 2010 3:37 pm

basset what planet are you on….not sounding very enlightened there… three sides to every story – his hers and the truth and you don’t seem to have a grasp of any in particular…. a little more education is probably whats needed

Peter

December 27th, 2010 9:18 am

The little muslim boy need to be save from his parents paranoia.

feZian_leVels

December 27th, 2010 12:41 pm

VIVA ESPANA!!!!!
You showed them once already,keep it up!

akw

December 27th, 2010 4:02 pm

“He described the public’s interest in the case as ‘worrying’.”

Why? The public is interested because it’s outrageous that this teacher was persecuted for mentioning ham in her class! THAT is worrying, sir.

FatherJon

December 27th, 2010 8:56 pm

The most worrying thing about this nonsense is that the parents actually thought it worthwhile to make a case out of it! FJ

webgrunt

December 27th, 2010 10:26 pm

The anti-Islam commentary here amuses me. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m not exactly pro-Islam myself. However, I live in a country where there have been many cases of acts of terror by Christians tormenting and murdering people because they were the wrong color. Even to this day there are murders by Christians of people who are of a forbidden sexual orientation. It’s called the USA.

Are the Christian murderers typical Christians or extremists? Of course they’re not typical Christians, they’re extremists. If you believe that Islam must be fought because some terrorist extremists are Muslim, then you have to believe that Christianity must be fought because some Christians are extremists. Otherwise, you’re either an idiot or a liar.

Nan G

December 28th, 2010 7:43 am

Ham is difficult to cure where the weather does not cooperate.
But it is so delicious that many people in bad climates take the time and expense to smoke and cure pork into ham anyway.
The geographical fact that it is easy and inexpensive to make ham in a part of Spain is important.

I wonder what the child’s parents would have done if the teacher added facts about Spain’s wonderful wine growing places?

Española

December 28th, 2010 2:11 pm

I´m from Spain and very proud of it, ham in particular and any other pork product is a great part of our national heritage. I think it´s stupid that a teenager who provably didn´t even want to be in that class makes a fuss because they mention ham in class and what´s even more, that the parents listened to him and the press who apparently had nothing better to cover, like foe example what does the government do with the 5% they took from my check.
And yes, Spain was muslim for 700 years, I know my history, but it was roman before that, and celtic and many others, history changes and people change, besides, the mulims back then didn´t blow up stuff, like a train killing 500 people. They lost Spain, like spain and may other European countries lost their colonies centuries later and we don´t cry about it.
This is Spain and we like ham and wine, it´s not Al-andalus, if you don´t like it, you know what you have to do. you have to options: adapt to the country or leave. Don´t you come to my country and tell me how I have to live!!!!.

Vivian Clayborn

December 28th, 2010 5:53 pm

That these kind of nonsensical complaints are able to make their way to the prosecutor, is due to the pc-extremists, within media and every institution of sociaty. My compliments on the sanity of Senôr Juan Cisneros. Keep it up, sir!

stari_momak

December 29th, 2010 5:43 am

“However, I live in a country where there have been many cases of acts of terror by Christians tormenting and murdering people because they were the wrong color. ”

Now a days that is usually black people killing and tormenting whites. Look up the statistics on interracial crime at fbi.gov.

Peter in London

December 29th, 2010 11:41 am

In Europe we:
– Eat ham
– Treat women well
– Pay tax
– Have dogs
– Speak freely on anything
– Joke about religion and dictators
– Are wealthy and happy and never angry

If YOU don’t like it: Move to Middle East and enjoy life there.

scherado

December 29th, 2010 1:07 pm

webgrunt said: “Even to this day there are murders by Christians of people who are of a forbidden sexual orientation. It’s called the USA.”

I, too, live in USA but have not heard of such murders. Your assertion IS FALSE. The reason I am so sure that I am right is that our news media would have such news plastered incessantly all over radio and tv if such a thing happened. Do you follow?

This means that your alleged murders are unknown to authorities and media but YOU know of them. Do you follow?

gresham

December 29th, 2010 1:41 pm

Baseless Basset:
Islam has not developed in 500 years and the sooner it is driven out of Europe the better. Islam, like you, is motivated by hatred and intolerance. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

A. Levy

December 29th, 2010 4:26 pm

This is just another small step in the process of “Islamitization”. Muslims are working their way into every large society, especially in the West, while those people sleep or are too stupid to react. Britain is now almost entirely under Islamic control, including Sharia law which is now “officially” recognized by the weak and mindless Brits. The US isn’t far behind, thanks to their addiction to political correctness. Perhaps history is right that, the weak and stupid will not/should not survive.

spad algeciras

August 22nd, 2011 7:09 am

Me parece que esta información es completa e importante para manejar bien en todo lo que trate del tema.




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