Thanks for all the replies folks.
Same as my sister, she smokes, eats pork, doesn't cover up, and she beats her husband. But she would go insane if her kids ever ate pork. Hypocrtical non practising muslims make terrible parents in the confusion they cause to their kids lol.
Still though, I would try not to give him pork, it is her child and her choice for now. I would just provide halal food for him, I have done before for my sister's kids and it didn't bother me. Ultimately her kids will grow up and start eating pork anyway because she does. They will just hide it from her and then I can help them.
Providing halal food is easy when we were in Tunisia or Egypt as the food is halal anyway, but not sure I have the time or the inclination to go hunting it down over here though Berbs. I won't offer him pork meat again now but as for checking food labels for gelatine etc., well.......
They are the greatest 'protectors' of their religion but in the long run they cause immeasurable harm to its credibility.There are quite a few people who have not been spell bound by this so called only 'true religion' on earth!
But what is amazing is that some stupid white girls are loath to follow home grown rules but are willing to follow some crazy dictats of an alien religion!
I think all this stems from an incident last week - she was on webcam talking to her hubby who is still in Tunisia - she panned the room to show him his son who was sitting in his highchair eating. He took the opportunity to question what she was feeding him and said he doesn't want him eating shit. I honestly believe that up until this point she hadn't given a thought to his diet either. Is this "stupid white girl" doing this of her own volition or because her hubby told her to?
Hiding evidence won't help because when the child grow, he will ask for same stuff in front of parents, and you would look bad.. You want to stay part of their lives.. So I wouldn't recomend not to be cautious until the child turn 18.
It's sad that it should have to come to this though. :(
I think you should respect your daughters wishes. I realise there's no harm in what you are doing but you might make her even more adamant & dig her heels in. Discuss her life choices by all means, but dont override them.
Its ultimately her child & I think you should respect that particularly as it wont do the child much harm avoiding pork & additives which arent a healthy option anyway.
I think I'll have to respect her wishes because, as above, I think it's her hubby behind all this IsLame, I doubt she'd have bothered much if it was left to her. Feels strange to me the man dictating what the family should and shouldn't eat, it has never happened in this house before, they've just been happy to eat what lovely meal is put before them. LOL.
You did nothing wrong Maya and sorry to hear your daughter got mad at you for no real reason at all.
The other day I gave cakes to a coworker/relative/friend who is a Muslim and he rejected it after it contained Cochineal food colouring.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochineal
False-fear and false-sacredness taking away the freedom of what a Muslim can and cannot eat in reality.
This does worry me somewhat HO, just how many foods contain prohibited ingredients. The thought of checking everything for such things before letting him have something sounds a pain in the ass to me.