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

By Debbie Schlussel

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.

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Qantas: The Spirit of Sharia

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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32 Responses

…and so it goes.

JeffT on April 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

Im sorry but is against my religion to eat food sacrificed to idols, halal included… So what is qantas gonna do for me?? im an australian and im tirrd of arabs making my country bend over backwards for them.. If you wanna live in Aus then thats fine, you can practice your religion as long as it does not impact on the resy of us??

Sitruc007 on April 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm

There’s also an element of appeasement in all of this. Kind of like Jesse Jackson strongarming various businesses.

Little Al on April 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm

And then comes the removal of alcohol…

Alan on April 5, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Yeah, I have to admit my first thought was “When will they stop serving alcohol on these flights?” After all, alcohol is forbidden by Islam also – despite the fact that so many muslims drink. My other thought was that I don’t remember any observant Jews demanding that only Kosher food be served on their flights. I think some airlines offered kosher meals as a special request, but the Jews never demanded that pork not be served in any form on their flights. When will it stop???

    DG in GA on April 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Alan,

    First, they ban food that isn’t “halal.” Then they’ll ban alcohol. Next they’ll ban clothing that isn’t Sharia-compliant.

    We’re being made to submit to Islam – in stages. And the reason behind it is nothing more than good old fashioned greed. The multi-cultural BS used to justify appeasement of Islam is merely designed to make slavery more marketable.

    Cuz in the end, that exactly what’s its going to be.

    NormanF on April 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Debbie all these accommodations add up into a loss of freedom but they are also basic survival instinct. The people in those airlines are hoping not to get bombed by the Islamists just like the major news organizations who tilt their coverage to avoid being bombed. The Jews they’re not worried about. Please visit me some Shabbat so you can make Shabbat Mitzvahs for H. and I.

A1 on April 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    They are doing it because they are greedy cowards. They can attempt to appease Muslims until Hell freezes over, but the Muslims will still bomb and kill them. Attempts at appeasement ALWAYS bring Islamic retribution, in that special twisted way the minds of Muslims squirm. Muslims see it as weakness and take full advantage of it.

    Pray Hard on April 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm

The Australian government has already knuckled under to China, by adopting it’s currency as it’s reserve currency. China,which has had plans of conquering Australia since the Vietnam era or before. They are letting in all those Muslim immigrants that don’t plan on assimilating into their culture, and have taken most of the people’s guns away. Australia is the new France, looking for someone to surrender to.

RT on April 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I’m curious as to why all meals are Halal. Kosher options have been around a long time on airlines and elsewhere. I think Halal and Kosher requirements could be met simultaneously. Am I wrong? Would anyone eat a meal labeled “Kosher/Halal” or “Halal/Kosher”?

Visteo on April 5, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Visteo,

    “Halal” is the Muslim rip-off of the Jewish kashrut law. But its not obligatory for Muslims in the way its for Jews.

    When they want to, they can consume alcohol and eat non-halal food when no one is watching. Remember again, we’re pandering to hypocrites who not really pious. They want us to observe their Sharia to humiliate us but they can do what they damn well please.

    Losing our freedoms to make these complete frauds feel at home in their own skin as Debbie rightly wrote, will be the death of us. We’re losing something that we can’t get back.

    NormanF on April 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

“(72) Virgin Airlines”

That’s really funny – lol!

DS_ROCKS! on April 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Orthodox Jews keep kosher but they don’t demand that other people stop eating pork or shellfish – Jewish law is binding only on Jews.

Islam seeks to force every one to follow its beliefs and values whether they like it or not.

Its really a freedom issue. Giving it up won’t make Islam moderate or become more tolerant towards the West.

NormanF on April 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I suggest to the Muslims that they consider an in flight “walk-off” on any flight not meeting their dietary sensibilities. They could demand that airlines equip all flights with a pressurized compartment accommodating an ejector seat. Surely this would appeal to the Muslim warped sense of propriety; and, after all, beloved death (theirs) would be the plan’s premiere feature.

No problem on the airlines end of it as their motto assures: “Muslims, Just Ask and Ye Shall Receive.” Thus, crisis resolved to the satisfaction of all.

Ouch! Damn, I hate when I’m awakened when my head hits the keyboard, breaking off such a pleasant dream.

To dream of Islam’s demise is heavenly; to awaken to the putrid reality of it…not so much.

lee of the lower case "l" on April 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    “To dream of Islam’s demise is heavenly; to awaken to the putrid reality of it…not so much.”

    I go to bed every night hoping that Islam and all Muslims will have disappeared from the Earth when I wake. Fantasy, I know, but it’s nice to think about.

    Pray Hard on April 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The airlines could simply offer Muslim passengers a “halal” menu like they do for Jews with kosher food.

There’s no need to inconvenience others who want to eat what they want. You don’t have take away freedom from the whole to make a few passengers happy.

I have a problem with an outright ban on non-halal food on flights to and from Abu Dhabi precisely because it’ll never be enough for them and its already a huge concession from us.

Which is exactly the point.

NormanF on April 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

bring your own bag of pork rinds on board and eat them right in the ragheads face.

bruce on April 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Australia is pandering to Moooooooslims in more than their airlines. It’s troubling all around.

I watch Australia politics VERY closely and they have huge problems down there with a crook PM and all sorts of ponderous Lefty (far more left than USA but they are viewed by Australians as middle-of-the-road) policies, and horrible taxes.

I am very discouraged. I am seeing many Aussies who are NOT left-leaning (they really hate their PM with a passion…imagine if they had to endure Obama-Putin, LOL!) BUT so many are VERY sympathetic to the Fakestinians and non-embracing to Israel.

I am not using hyperbole when I say this troubles me greatly. I don’t understand why they think like that. I find it anathema to their culture and grit.

Skunky on April 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Last month I flew from Melb to Perth on QANTAS,I was one of the last to get a meal and although I’m not kosher I don’t dig on swine, and when my meal came it was Pasta and Ham….there were no alternatives/options as the last spare kosher meal was given to a fussy person earlier on in the flight service. Despite the fact this is pandering to a select few, this is one case where I will certainly benefit. Alla Achbud?

Alan on April 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm

If you like pizza, shrimp scampi or a pulled pork sandwich, you’re out of luck.

Again, Muslims can break their own rules when it suits them but for us, we have no say.

That’s not exactly true – WE DO have a say – we can refuse to patronize businesses that impose Sharia on us.

Consumers still have a choice – don’t fly Quantas and don’t fly Richard Branscom’s airlines.

When it hits them in their bottom line, may they’ll listen to the rest of us.

NormanF on April 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Then Eurabia, and now Austrabia

Arturo on April 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Since I make it a point to not to fly in airlines that seek Muslim passengers this is not an issue.

pat on April 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Inch by inch. Cause by cause. The muslims have a plan. And we, Jews and Christians (as well as other religions and atheists) are not, NOT!, part of their plan. And the politically correct crowd is playing along with them. How stupid are we, really?

OrlandoRican on April 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Qantas is known as the ‘big Australian” after they lost BHP to the English and it became BHP biliton.
Qantas,in the hands of the little Irish Gypsy has had it’s guts cut out and secretly sold off . This is to enable a new airline based in Asia to bew built using shareholder funds in Qantas to be built and operated outside of Australia . Despite mr Joyces statements to the contrary it’s common knowledge .
1/3rd of the worlds flying customers are within reach of Dubai and the dubai government has tempted people in charge of airlines to use it as the hub to Europe.
So.. what does this mean. let me add a few horrific FACTS… Persons travelling on an Israeli passport will NOT be allowed to disembark at the stop over. SINGLE WOMEN will NOT be allowed to Disembark the air craft during the stop over unless accompanied by a male relative.
Homosexuals should not reveal their sexual proclivities for fear of Arrest,especially those who claim to be married.
This has been a blow in the face of a long time Friend of Australia, Singapore with whom this country has had a long and cordial relationship with benefits to both of us.
This holding of hands with the Devil himself will never benefit Australia ,only the Irish Gypsy,Mr Joyce.

Aron B on April 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I don’t know what other airlines flying to Israel do. Of course everything on ELAL is kosher but it would be a problem heating a kosher meal in the same microwave as something that is treif, forbidden like pork or shellfish. That’s because the steam could contaminate the kosher meal. It’s why many Jews keep separate ovens for meat and milk, just the vapors can cause the substance being cooked to become unkosher.

Italkit on April 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Ever since Qantas was privatised it has become increasingly corrupt and I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that there was some form of inducement behind this move. The irony is that Mr Joyce is gay and would face an uncertain personal future in Dubai. He is a front man for the same players who had hoped to make personal fortunes by flushing Qantas directly down the toilet rather than this miserable end to the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service. Like Medvedev was for Putin.

Aware Australians, one hopes, would have already decided against being herded onto Emirates planes anyway by Qantas, and have made their own itineraries to Europe via Singapore or Hong Kong with this display of dhimmitude validating that decision.

For the sleep walkers who go for cheap fares or service or whatever Emirates are reputed to offer they would be better off flying them all the way from Australia, with fare better connections through Dubai.

Oswald on April 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm

British Airways submitted to Islam in 2010 and if you do the home work you’ll find a lot more airlines have submitted quietly.
“….the world’s largest airline catering firm, GateGourmet, would make most of its dishes halal meaning passengers on British Airways flights will all be served the specially slaughtered meat. The article below was written in Sept.2010. The fix was in a long time ago.”

http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/business/business-news/public-being-misled-over-halal-meat/34393.article

Gerald on April 7, 2013 at 5:14 am

I make it a point to consume pork, and have made it my favorite meat – be it ham, bacon, sausage, salami and so on. Out of disrespect to Muslims – I know Jews won’t bother one way or another, since it doesn’t bother them.

I make it a point to avoid halal foods as well. Anything w/ a halal label on it – even vegetarian – doesn’t make it to my shopping cart.

Infidel on April 7, 2013 at 7:22 am

Pandering to Islam is poisoning Capitalism and destroying Western Civilization.

Pray Hard on April 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

May I simply suggest that all Australians VOTE at the one time about all these matters:
Leave Pork on the menu (& introduce option choices like vegetarians & koshur meals on airlines)
Leave Bacon at KFC! (our KFC has removed all Bacon from menu to make it Halal)
Muslim Burqa & Niqaab VS Motorbike Helmets at Banks: must be removed for safety reasons and not allowed if helmets are not allowed
Banning the “Muslim Women only days” at the local indoor pool, no other women allowed, no kids and certainly no men. Its prejudice to US in our OWN COUNTRY!
We want to celebrate Xmas and Santa says Ho Ho Ho
We want the Easter Bunny and Easter Bonnet Parades
Continue to Celebrate Mothers Day & Fathers Day
(Local schools do not celebrate any of these events, they say because they are all offensive to Muslims)
Limiting the building of places of worship if they intend to gather and make people feel unsafe, nobody wants one built around the corner from their place!

Australia seems to have gotten lost along the way, nobody wants to be the one to say NO as they believe its offensive. If thats the case then VOTE and we will see the outcome fair and square!!

Sick N Tired on April 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I make it a point to boycott everything “Halal”..and I mean everthing..Bega cheese, Coon cheese, Cadbury, Nestle’..the lot..all gone and I teach others about it in the supermarket and write letters to “Halal” certified companies selling out our freedoms. This tax goes to the terrorists funds. They won’t get one red cent of mine. And my local member is going to get a visit soon as well..I suggest you all do the same and stand up now before it’s too late..Sharia Law is coming to Australia..Raise your voices loud Aussie Aussie Aussie!

franny on April 22, 2013 at 8:30 am

We have just cancelled our plans to fly quant as to OZ.

New Zealand. InStead

j wright on May 29, 2013 at 3:04 am

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