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Germany: Traditional sausages banned in public canteens out of respect to Muslims



A regional branch of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party is fighting to keep pork on the menu in public canteens, with many institutions allegedly removing the meat from menus out of concern that religious minorities could be offended.

The proposal will be presented by the CDU’s Schleswig-Holstein group in the state parliament’s session next week. The group’s parliamentary leader, Daniel Guenther, claims that pork products were being taken off the menu in schools, nurseries and canteens across the region.

“The protection of minorities – including for religious reasons – must not mean that the majority is overruled in their free decision by ill-conceived consideration,” said Guenther, as quoted by Deutsche Welle, arguing that tolerance must mean “the appreciation


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