Islamic Group Pushes Local Welfare Office To Cover Religious Food Requirements.
Welfare programs have become commonly known as "entitlement" programs, and that's not because people feel grateful for the programs. Instead, the term "entitlement" comes from groups like the Islamic female advocacy group Isuroon Project demanding that welfare meet their very specific and very expensive demands.
The Isuroon Project has been petitioning Hennepin County in Minnesota to change their food stamps program to include a halal food shelf for the Muslims that are receiving welfare through the food stamp program. If the county gave into their pleas, the change could cost taxpayers more than $150,000. Fortunately for the taxpayers of Hennepin county, the government leaders have refused to change the program.
Isuroon released a statement to My Fox Twin Cities saying, "Isuroon has reached out for Hennepin County’s support for the Ethnic Food Shelf, and has cooperated fully with the Hennepin County commissioner’s office and provided the county with their required qualifications. The commissioner’s office has ignored Isuroon’s requests for review and the community needs to respond to let the public know what has transpired."
If the government were to give into Isuroon's demands, it would set a dangerous precedent for other groups to demand more items be covered by the food stamp program. Food stamps are not meant to cover all foods in the grocery store, they are meant to cover the bare necessities while families try to get back on their feet. If food stamps covered every item in the store, what would be the incentive to get off of welfare? There wouldn't be one.