April 5, 2013, - 11:12 am
When Pigs Don’t Fly: Australia’s Qantas Airlines Bans Pork to Appease Muslims; Ditto for (72) Virgin Airlines
Apparently, the proverbial wisdom that pigs can’t fly is the conventional wisdom for the Aussie Islamo-panderers at Qantas. The appeasement of Muslims by Westerners continues ad absurdum. The “Land Down Under” is now the Land Bend Over.
QANTAS has removed pork from its in-flight menu on flights to and from Europe as a result of its partnership with Middle Eastern airline Emirates. No food containing pork or pork products will be served on those flights – which now has a stopover in Dubai – because it is strictly forbidden in Islam and is considered “unholy”.
All meals offered on the route in first, business and economy classes will also be prepared without alcohol in keeping with the Islamic religion. A note on the Qantas menus on flights in and out of Dubai states that the meals do not contain pork products or alcohol. The airline has also introduced a mezze plate offering traditional Middle Eastern fare in its upper classes and has Arabic translations after in-flight announcements.
A Qantas spokesman said the decision to remove pork, ham and other related food items had had minimal impact on its menu and it was still offering the same meal choices. “Qantas in-flight catering often reflects the cultural and regional influences of the international destinations we fly to,” he said. . . . Qantas also offers meals without pork and alcohol on flights to the Indonesian capital Jakarta, which also has a large Muslim population.
Several other airlines which fly from Australia to the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia do not serve pork either. Virgin Australia does not serve pork on flights to and from Abu Dhabi and all meals that are prepared are halal accredited, with meat prepared in a way prescribed by Islamic law.
What?! Just “Virgin” Australia? Someone needs to inform Richard Branson that if he is going to appease Muslims, he’s gotta do it all the way and rename his enterprises 72 Virgin. Just sayin’.
The Qantas pork ban comes as other airlines – in the wake of the Qantas-Emirates merger – jostle for market share by aggressively discounting fares from Australia to Europe.
Think this can’t or won’t happen with U.S.-based airlines like Delta or US Airways? Think again. As the clamor for the Muslim dollar grows, the efforts at appeasement to get that dollar will grow. Cha-ching.
Exit Question: name me one Western airline that dropped pork to appease Jews flying to Israel (Israeli airlines don’t count). You can’t. They don’t appease Jews, and we don’t demand it.
Only Muslims make you bend over backward–and forward–for them. And the West does it, no questions asked.
It will be the death of us.
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