Politicians with the Swiss People’s Party are claiming school authorities in Basel caved to Muslims and stopped serving pork sausages.
Swiss People’s Party representative Susanna Keller said her party was outraged at the decision. “When we first hear [about the decision] we thought we weren’t reading it right,” she said at a local council meeting on Monday.
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“Could it be that we are adapting to certain cultures, rather than the other way around,” she added.
According to The Local, a spokesperson for the local council said the decision to remove pork from the menu came because according to a recent survey, five per cent of parents did not want pork on the menu. The reasons had not been investigated.
Only five per cent. In other words, ninety-five per cent of parents want pork on the menu.
“That wouldn’t be standard practice. When someone tells you their child is vegetarian, you don’t ask why,” the spokesperson said before adding that there wasn't a 'ban on pork'. “If the caterer wants to serve up cervalat salad then he can. But he also has to offer an alternative.”
But who wants pork in a salad when they can get a pork sausage in a bun?
The Swiss People’s Party is calling for an investigation as to why those five per cent of parents wanted pork off the menu. They also claim that changing the menu could be more expensive.