Polish Muslims furious over halal ban

arabianbusiness.com: Muslim groups in Poland have hit out at the country’s ban on halal slaughter, claiming it is invalid under European Union law.

According to news agency AFP, Poland’s top Muslim leader Mufti Tomasz Miskiewicz said that an EU directive stating that religious groups are exempted from a requirement to stun animals before they are slaughtered “supersedes [Poland’s] national law”.

Poland’s Muslim community commissioned a legal analysis of the country’s controversial law, which was introduced at the start of this year after the Constitutional Court ruled that slaughter of animals under halal and kosher rules was incompatible with animal rights legislation.

Under the rules of kosher and halal, animals are slaughtered by slitting their throats and then draining the blood.

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