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Muslim chef sues over pork request
by David Sapsted
A Muslim chef is suing Britain's largest police force, claiming he suffered religious discrimination because he was expected to cook bacon and pork sausages for breakfast.
Hasanali Khoja is due to put his case against the Metropolitan Police to an employment tribunal, which starts a 10-day hearing in London tomorrow.
The case has caused outrage in the British press and has been seized on by far right political parties, being branded "the madness of multiculturalism" by the British National Party.
Mr Khoja, 60, whose claim is being backed by both the Association of Muslim Police and the National Black Police Association, says he was refused permission not to handle pork when he took a job as catering manager at a police headquarters in west London.
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