Federal Government Subsidizes Halal Food in Public Schools

In recent years, three American public school districts have provided taxpayer-supported lunches meeting Muslim students’ dietary standards. They have not similarly provided lunches satisfying any other students’ religious standards. The halal foods purchased with public funds are costlier than comparable non-halal foods.

This is problematic under the U.S. Constitution’sEstablishment and Equal Protection Clauses. Even if a school district endeavors to provide all students with food satisfying each one’s religious requirements, it would arguably entangle the government in religious observance and so violate the separation of “church” and state. If a school district goes out of its way to provide food satisfying the religious requirements of only some students, but not others, it risks illegally giving them unequal advantages and elevating their religion over others. This is especially so given that the school food is paid for at least partly with public funds, although the schools have been reluctant to reveal how much tax money is involved.

  • pop

    Plus halal tax included with food.

    • pdxnag

      * * * a portion of which must fund jihad, mostly violent jihad * * *

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Nothing here will change until the jihadist-in-chief is out of the White House.

    • Alain

      I doubt that another Bush or Clinton would make any difference, which is why I see Trump as the only possible saviour.

      • Justin St.Denis


    • Gary

      Poor Obama, we just saw a heterophobic , misogynistic , racists murder in public that killed 2 whites where one is a female and both were White.
      Obama was so quick to opine on the Chapel Hill shooting when the victims were muslims and he hinted at it being a hate-crime by a white racist.

      But now the media is about to have their heads explode from their coverage of the Virginia Church shooting where the killer had a Flag at home for the old Alabama that is linked to racism and hate.
      Now there is a Black gay male that murdered white people and a women among them while the news reports the he had a Rainbow Flag at how.

      Gays and Blacks seem to get a pass for murdering people because the focus for them is Gun Control and not a Mental disorder ( common for jihadists) or quranic inspired for a muslim.

  • simus1

    When the “situation” involves muslims, contracts for halal food involving school boards, and involves vote whoring, the “situation” is invariably laced with corruption.

  • Martin B

    Can I ask why it’s the responsibility of infidel taxpayers to provide Muslim schoolchildren with halal food and not the responsibility of Muslim parents?

  • Justin St.Denis

    I have always wondered about the WHY behind school lunch programs. What is wrong with parents sending kids to school with a lunchbox? Kids who show up without are the progeny of either dirt poor or very irresponsible parents. Let’s uncover which is which, and remove children from irresponsible parents and better support the impoverished.

    When I was a kid, the RC kids knew they were not supposed to eat meat on Friday. If they did, so what? Perhaps they would tell their parents, perhaps someone else would, but NO CATHOLICS in my memory expected government or educators to prevent their halal kids from eating haram stuff.

    • Clink9

      The lunch program is a way to get the kids hooked on Gubmint handouts.

  • Gary

    All the other faiths don’t have followers that will saw your head of if you don’t meet their Demands.

    Muslims have learned that Terrorism works to get your way , or they just look for dolts like Wynne and Bab’s Hall that will never read the quran and just blindly accept some fat bearded man in a gown that islam is a religion of peace.

  • Minicapt

    Apparently the Freedom From Religion Foundation was not consulted.