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by Jack Davis
As Western civilization debates what to do with thousands of Muslim refugees, a cautionary tale about gratitude and assimilation emerges from Minnesota, where the fact that society helps those in crisis ward off hunger is not enough for some.
An Islamic women’s advocacy group has demanded that one county government require a low-price, halal food shelf for Muslims on taxpayer-funded food stamps. The Isuroon Project claims that a “desperate need” exists. The project would cost taxpayers $150,000.
The government rejected the request. However, the group has gone public with its demand.
“Isuroon has reached out for Hennepin County’s support for the Ethnic Food Shelf, and has cooperated fully with the Hennepin County commissioner’s office and provided the county with their required qualifications,” the group said in a statement. “The commissioner’s office has ignored Isuroon’s requests for review and the community needs to respond to let the public know what has transpired.”
Not all refugees, and not all Muslims, agree with what the group is doing.
Emina Dedic of Georgia, who came to America to flee genocide in Bosnia, rebuked the Minnesota Muslims seeking halal food.
“Why on earth [do] they think it is okay to look into the eyes of the already generous US taxpayer and say your charity is not good enough for me. I demand special treatment, (sic)” she wrote on Facebook. “If you truly have trouble getting Halal foods, ask your mosque. Ask the Islamic community.”
Dedic was not the only one put off by the group’s demands.
“To create a bill for the county to fullfill the needs of their religious beliefs isn’t about religious freedom… It is about violating the rights of taxpayers,” wrote Kosar on The Political Insider.
“Coming to America poor, they receive unlimited health services, free transportation, free housing, and children receive free education. In addition to halal food, gratitude is also in short supply,” he added.
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