Skip to comments.Britain seeking Polish Muslims as halal butchers
Posted on 01/04/2006 6:49:16 AM PST by lizol
Britain seeking Polish Muslims as halal butchers
Wed, Jan 4, 6:34 AM ET
WARSAW (AFP) - After dentists, nurses, bus drivers, catering workers and handful of plumbers, Britain is now turning to Poland to fill a gap in its market for Muslim halal butchers, an ad posted in Poland said.
The ad, published on the website of Poland's Association of Muslims and in the press in the northeastern Bialystok region, home to a sizeable Muslim community in overwhelmingly Roman Catholic Poland, was seeking to recruit "Muslims... who pray five times a day and adhere to the principles of halal cuisine, with no pork or alcoholic beverages."
They were needed to work in traditional Muslim butchers' shops in Britain "for 40 to 60 hours a week for a wage of five to seven pounds (7.25 - 10.20 euros, 8.80 - 12.30 dollars) per hour, depending on experience."
Neither the Polish nor British bureaus of the Polco job agency which posted the ad would comment to AFP on where the jobs were based, whether any applications had been received and what benefits were on offer to successful applicants.
Britain was one of only three older EU members that fully opened their job markets to workers from new member states in the former communist bloc.
More than 290,000 eastern Europeans have applied to work in Britain since their countries joined the European Union in May 2004, figures published in November by the British government showed.
Most applicants were from Poland, accounting for 58.0 percent of the total.
Poland's Muslim community numbers between 20,000 and 25,000 out of a total population of around 38 million.
Around one-quarter of Polish Muslims are descendants of Tatars who fled the Mongol warrior Genghis Kahn over 600 years ago, many settling in Poland's Bialystok region, near the border with Belarus.
I don't quite believe that sovereign states put out want-ads. Something wrong with this story.
Yeah, it's more or less, like recruiting surfing teachers among eskimos. :-)
My grandmother was from Bialystok.....I don't recall her metioning anything about Muslims in Poland. Ever.
Yep, import more Muslims. That'll solve th eproblem.
How about this:
A shortage of halal butchers should encourage British muslims to enter the trade, whioch would make them businessmen who had a lot to lose by fooling around with militant Islam, and thus, should pacify them.
The lack of halal butchers would make Britain less attractive to Muslims and they would stop emigrating, or, convince the ones already there that since they cannot get halal food, perhaps leaving for a place where they can get it is a good idea.
Perhaps we should outlaw halal in this country...
LOL. Next time they will like to get better recruitment results they should ask about Polish rabbis or better black Polish football players (Olisadebe is going to play in Premiership I've heard).
Ufff! I'll be reading it probably until next year :-)))
lol! Yes, probably, but it's very important. Islamic lawyers are seeking out every avenue and have been for a long time.
"Britain is now turning to Poland to fill a gap in its market for Muslim halal butchers, an ad posted in Poland said."
Why their own moos can't do that job ?
They can. Britain's Muslim population is growing by leaps and bounds - just like in America.
Lamb's blood, to be correct.
Are there really enough Polish Muslim butchers to advertise for them?
Exactly. See my post #5
Maybe the Poles placed the ad to get rid of their Muslim population.
It will be Poland's gain and Britain's loss!
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