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European Jewish Congress Slams ‘Scandalous’ Belgian Decision to Ban Kosher Slaughter of Meat

May 6, 2017- from the JewishPress:

"The European Jewish Congress has strongly condemned a decision made in the Wallon region in southern Belgium to effectively ban Shechita, the Jewish form of humane slaughter for meat."
"EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called the decision as “scandalous,” and said it stands in opposition to the European Union’s freedom of religion laws."
"On Friday, the Environment Committee of the Wallon Parliament in Belgium’s French-speaking region voted to ban all slaughter without stunning, effective September 2019."
"The Parliament’s plenary is now set to debate the issue later this month. A similar move has been proposed by the parliament in the Flanders region as well."
"The proposal is to be presented later this month to a vote in the plenary of the Wallon parliament in Namur."
Kantor said: "It attacks the very core of our culture and religious practice and our status as equal citizens with equal rights in a democratic society. It gives succor to anti-Semites and to those intolerant of other communities and faiths. 'We call on legislators to step back from the brink of the greatest assault on Jewish religious rights in Belgium since the Nazi occupation of the country in WWII'"
"'It attacks the very core of our culture and religious practice and our status as equal citizens with equal rights in a democratic society. It gives succor to anti-Semites and to those intolerant of other communities and faiths.'"
"'We call on legislators to step back from the brink of the greatest assault on Jewish religious rights in Belgium since the Nazi occupation of the country in WWII.'"

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