A council run respite centre where Muslim staff refused to help disabled patients cook or buy pork products, such as bacon sandwiches and pies, because of their religious beliefs has been criticised by inspectors.
Staff at Wagtail Close care home in Bradford, which caters for people with brain injuries and learning disabilities, restricted people’s right of choice and failed to provide food that met personal preferences, a report found.
One patient, who liked a bacon sandwich for breakfast each day and bought ham, sausages and pork pies when he went shopping, complained on multiple occasions but was ignored.
He said a number of staff would not help him to buy or cook pork products – which Muslims are not allowed to eat for religious reasons – because of their cultural requirements or lifestyle preferences.
Islam just makes everything it touches turn to shit.