Muslim man on hunger strike after immigration officers served him pork in Japan

Man who was detained for deportation procedures was served macaroni salad which contained bits of bacon


Web Desk August 31, 2015
PHOTO: NIKKEN

A Muslim man detained at the immigration control office in Yokohama, Japan has launched a hunger strike after he was mistakenly served pork.

The man who was detained for deportation procedure on August 12 was served macaroni salad which contained bits of bacon after which he complained and launched a hunger strike the following morning.

The Yokohama branch of the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau declined to give information regarding the man’s age and nationality.

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“Such a mistake is something that should not take place. We will try to avoid a recurrence,” an official said.

Despite apologies from the officials, the man continued to refuse meals and took only water and nutritional supplements supplied by a doctor instead of food.

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The branch usually asks meal delivery service providers not to use pork in meals for Muslims and checks delivered meals, officials said. They added that they did not know how the slip-up occurred in this case.

The Muslim man is awaiting deportation at the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau’s Yokohama District.

This article originally appeared on Japan Times

COMMENTS (2)

Union Jack | 6 years ago | Reply Just a guy playing victim since he is about to get deported. He might have just found a way to bargain either the stay in Japan or get some hefty compensation. Japan should not fall in this trap and continue with the proceedings of deportation or encourage a dangerous trend of victimhood by muslims as they are doing in USA these days, just to get fame and extort money.These people bring bad name to fellow muslims.
3rdRockFromTheSun | 6 years ago | Reply "Despite apologies from the officials, the man continued to refuse meals and took only water and nutritional supplements supplied by a doctor instead of food." Kind of says it all - doesn't it!!
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