Excluding applicants on the basis of religion is against the law isn’t it?

screenshot-whaleoil.co.nz source http://www.findlaw.co.nz/

source http://www.findlaw.co.nz/

My daughter works part time in a deli. She has to handle salads and different kinds of meats.  When she applied for the job they were interested in her customer service skills. At no time was she asked her religion. The job description only mentioned what experience and skills were required to apply for the job.

Imagine that there is a job that you have the skills and experience for.  Now imagine that you are not eligible for the job unless you are a certain religion.  If the religion required was Christian you know Susan Devoy would be all over it.

261399-2-eng-GB_buns5Let’s pretend that a bakery requires someone capable of making hot cross buns as well as a wide range of bread. However they want the hot cross buns to only be made by Christians. Do you think that the bakery would get away with that? Do you think Susan Devoy would be silent about the blatant discrimination on the basis of religion?

I came across the following Meat Industry Association job vacancy on the iman.org.nz website. They are openly discriminating against non-muslim butchers who are quite capable of slaughtering animals according to halal ritualistic requirements. Halal slaughter is going to eventually be the only way our animals (with the exception of pigs ) are slaughtered here in New Zealand due to the huge demand from Muslim countries. If this discrimination is allowed to continue the repercussions for our non-muslim butchers will be huge. Essentially it will become a Muslim only profession.

This is yet another example of cultural jihad where Susan Devoy and others  look the other way.

  • Step one allows halal food and products in a non-Muslim country for the use of Muslims.
  • Step two extends it so that non-Muslim customers are now forced to eat Halal food and products ( eg cadbury chocolate.)
  • Step three restricts the production of Halal food or products to Muslim organisations and employees only.Discrimination based on religion in other words. Note that the job description states that the applicants MUST BE practising Muslims.




The New Zealand’s Meat Industry Association is the same organisation that placed the above ad for Halal slaughtermen.

New Zealand’s Meat Industry Association was to point out that halal-slaughtered animals here, unlike in the United Kingdom, were stunned before their throats are slit.

Its trade and economic manager Phil Houlding said the association had been able to reassure people over animal welfare concerns – but he says some still objected to there being a religious element to the slaughter.

“There’s obviously some people who have a particular issue with the idea that there’s been any religious aspect to the slaughter,” he said.

“And you know most people are fairly comfortable with that which is just a short prayer being said before the halal cut is made, which is the method of slaughter.


Given that the trade and economic manager has stated publicly that only a short prayer is involved there cannot be any justification for discriminating against non-Muslims.This is not comparable to a job vacancy for a Catholic priest where a non priest cannot do the job. Any butcher can say a short prayer before cutting an animal’s throat. Halal slaughter in Islamic countries isn’t done by Imans. It is not and has never been a religious job.

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