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Ban on Pork - Religious Grounds

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Submitted by Mark D (United States), Mar 9, 2014 at 22:52

The Koran strictly bans the consumption of pork

And what the devil is it based on? Muhammad in the Koran says so? I'm not crazy about mixing religion and food. But should we allow this on religious grounds? Hold that thought, what if a nurse in a hospital refuses an anti-flu shot because the vaccine contains amount of pork? Come on now, we can't just say that the Koran's ban on pork is not a problem.

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