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Swedish court rules that Muslim should get extra benefit money to pay for halal food
by Cheradenine Zakalwe
The administrative court has ruled that a Muslim boy in Munkedal should get extra financial benefits. The boy lives in accommodation for unaccompanied refugee children and the reason for the extra support is so that he can buy halal food. According to the administrative court, religious freedom constitutes sufficient grounds for him to be granted higher living expenses.
But now the civil servants in Munkedals are appealing the decision of the administrative court. The boy himself is an athlete and says he needs protein. The civil servants think that the boy gets adequate vegetarian food where he is living and that he can use his pocket money to cover the costs of halal food, for example.
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