Maybe the prison couldn’t find any Halal babies.
Former butcher Raymond Akhtar Ali, who is serving a life sentence for bashing his newborn daughter to death in 1998 and dismembering her body, took legal action after he was fed vegetarian meals in jail for four months instead of halal meat.
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal ordered the Government pay $3000 in compensation.
Ali is serving a life sentence after he savagely bashed his newborn daughter to death in 1998 before dismembering her, cutting her in half and burying her body at his Logan Village home.
A post-mortem found the newborn suffered severe fractures, likely from being crashed against a hard surface while still alive.
Her right leg was severed, she had been cut in half at the abdomen, and her reproductive organs had been removed.
Ms Fitzpatrick said Ali was forced to eat vegetarian food at the prison from September 24, 2008 to January 22, 2009, after being incorrectly told halal food was not available.
“It forced a person who otherwise ate meat as part of his diet to eat a vegetarian diet,” Ms Fitzpatrick said.
Ali’s other discrimination complaints about his 2008 transfer to the Maryborough prison affecting visits from his wife, son and an Imam and his ability to attend Friday prayers were dismissed.
A furious Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, yesterday described Ali as a “monster” and said he’d ordered urgent advice to appeal the decision.
Will the Islamophobia never end?