Nicholas Sarkozy, a former President of France, has voiced his opinion on Muslim students wanting halal food in schools.
According to Express he said that Muslim and Jewish children who refused to eat pork at school would have to eat “chips or nothing”. He added that French state schools do not offer halal or kosher meat, and never will.
“Some school children have special dietary needs. But I do not want to see Muslim children sat at one table and Jewish children sat at another – it is unacceptable,” he said to a crowd of supporters in Neuilly-Sur-Seine. “I will not tolerate any religious demands in school menus.”
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The right-wing Republican candidate went on to say, “If a student comes from a family who does not eat pork, well then, if ham and chips is on the school menu that day, the child can ask for a double portion of chips instead.”
Sarkozy also took on the threat of radical Islamic in France saying, “The republican model of integration has failed. We face two dangers: Muslim extremists, whom we must exterminate, and political Islam, which puts French values to test.”
“If we do not act now, in 10 years’ time, Muslim women will be ashamed to step outside without the full-face Islamic veil,” he warned.