Maine: Obama Admin Refused to Suspend Islamic Market Guilty of Food Stamp Fraud

The case involves Sindbad Market in Portland. According to the Agriculture Department’s Office of Inspector General, the market made four fraudulent transactions with three ineligible customers. Because the owner was personally involved in one of the transactions, that ordinarily would trigger a one-year suspension of the ability to accept food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

But an attorney for Sindbad Market asked for and received an exemption in September on grounds that suspension would cause a hardship for Muslim food stamp recipients, who rely on the market for its preparation of halal meat, in accordance with Islamic law. The federal government agreed to impose a $33,000 fine instead.

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  • The Butterfly

    Halal meat is an Islamo-Imperialist scam.

  • tom_billesley

    There is no requirement in islam to eat meat.
    If a muslim does eat meat he has to follow the rules, but he doesn’t have to eat meat.
    Towards the end of the Hajj, a muslim buys an animal to sacrifice, but he doesn’t need to eat any of its meat.
    [My bad – I didn’t use gender neutered pronouns]

  • A Hamilton Guy

    What’s the matter? They could eat pork! Or dog, if the SPCA allowed it.

  • Gary

    So they admit that muslims are parasites and not here to create wealth.