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Spoilered because I think this is only vaguely relevant!😂

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That's a shame she got disqualified. I'd probably agree that killing an animal while fully conscious is "prolonged torture", although I don't know why people single out halal meat(it's usually due just wanting something to criticise about Islam/Muslims). I view all animal exploitation as cruel including the animal products she eats as a vegetarian. But I don't think this makes Muslims and non vegans bad people, people are products of their environment. We should criticise exploitative systems too. It's virtually impossible to have 100% ethical consumption free from human and animal exploitation, try your best. <img src="https://static.thestudentroom.co.uk/5d4d3ca1c4868/forum/images/smilies/smile.png" data-sceditor-emoticon="" alt="" title="">
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Subjective marking at its finest. :rolleyes:




Also, if you want to have a debate about halal then the religion forum might be better than this thread.
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It's kind of hard to have a say on it when we don't know what she said
It is a philosophy paper so it's not like she launched into a rant about halal meat on the cover of a maths paper. At the same time it depends how she worded it, if it was just an incoherent racial rant then the case for disqualification is fair but if she was disqualified for daring to disagree with halal then that's ridiculous.
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I'd need to see what she wrote to have any opinion at all
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She got the disqualification repealed so I don't think it was that bad after all.
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(Original post by gjd800)
I'd need to see what she wrote to have any opinion at all
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Agree with you all. I want to see her paper.
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She got the disqualification repealed so I don't think it was that bad after all.
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The way a sheep is slaughtered is not only to do with the prayer that is said. The butcher cuts the main artery in the neck so that all the blood is strained from the animal as Muslims are not allowed to eat/drink blood.
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(Original post by Queen_1)
The way a sheep is slaughtered is not only to do with the prayer that is said. The butcher cuts the main artery in the neck so that all the blood is strained from the animal as Muslims are not allowed to eat/drink blood.
That is what happens with non halal too, only it is stunned first. The neck is cut and the blood drains into a grate, watch any slaughterhouse footage and this is shown, that is also why the carcass is hung by it's legs before butchering
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Don’t know how to quote posts, but “Obolinda’s” post felt like it summed up the whole issue very well. It sounds like the exam board just went overboard when they were marking the paper. The post linked at the top of the article suggests they did admit to making an error, which is good.
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Why on earth should someone get disqualified for expressing their POV!
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(Original post by JanusGodofDoors)
Don’t know how to quote posts, but “Obolinda’s” post felt like it summed up the whole issue very well. It sounds like the exam board just went overboard when they were marking the paper. The post linked at the top of the article suggests they did admit to making an error, which is good.
You click quote, simple really.
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As a Muslim myself, I think its ridiculous she'd get disqualified at GCSE, i said stupid stuff all the time when I was 16. At that age you say things or have an opinion but might not be quite sure what you mean, she could have been raised in a different family environment and thought nothing of it. To disqualify someone's potential step in their future. PC gone mad.
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(Original post by JanusGodofDoors)
Don’t know how to quote posts, but “Obolinda’s” post felt like it summed up the whole issue very well. It sounds like the exam board just went overboard when they were marking the paper. The post linked at the top of the article suggests they did admit to making an error, which is good.
Thanks

On the app, I think you hold down on the post to quote?
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"OCR accepted the appeal and apologised for the “upset and stress” caused to Abigail. The board admitted its original letter was “inaccurate” when describing the frequency and severity of her comments."


Order is restored.
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Have noticed the have your say articles are consistently misleading or flawed.

They reached the right decision in the end. No drama.
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lol. just lol. it’s that hard for people to keep their opinions to their self. she just wants attention by the sounds of it
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I think you guys are right and we can't really pass judgement without seeing the whole paper.
The only thing she wrote in the exam that I could find is that the halal slaughtering method is "absolutely disgusting". But the school did say there were no other parts of her exam script that could be considered racist, so I think its safe to assume it wasn't a four page anti Islam rant.
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