Sunday, December 26, 2010

Spanish Prosecutor Throws out Muslim Student's "Ham" Complaint

A prosecutor has thrown out a complaint made by a Muslim family against a geography teacher who mentioned pork in their son’s class.

The teacher was explaining how cold climate in Granada highlands helps to preserve local Serrano ham.

The Children’s Prosecutor of Algeciras, Juan Cisneros, described the complaining pupil’s attitude as ‘abusive, sectarian, capricious and inadmissible’ and ordered the denouncement to be archived.

He said: “There is not even the minimal indication of any type of crime.”

The prosecutor went on to condemn the media storm created by the pupil’s parents and their opponents. He described the public’s interest in the case as ‘worrying’. (Source)

4 comments:

Liv2xplore said...

Oh my, do you mean to tell me that there was some sanity levied in this courtroom? Not only thown out but the parents chastised for stirring up a media frenzy in hopes of changing the blame of the whole incident. I like this judge.

Brian said...

Good for the prosecutor for not giving in to baseless claims. If Muslims don't like hearing about ham then why live in the west? You never see the Jewish people complaining about such things and trying to sue everyone. Maybe the Muslim family wanted to get money so they tried to sue?

Christie said...

Holy Cow! A judge with common sense--even in spain. I am in shock! Perhaps there is hope for this world.

donna60 said...

Dang it! Just when I was getting ready to use the ham excuse to get out of going to work tonight.