Religious conviction leaves the fruit to rot

An interesting article from The Scotsman tells of a school in Leicester, The Midlands, UK that has decided not to accept free fruit from the government because the food is to be funded by the National Lottery.

The school's students are 96% Muslim and the parents were surveyed before the decision was made by the school. Because of Islamic law prohibiting gambling, the parents believe that the fruit is unclean and therefore don't want their children eating it.

The UK government's response has been that the schools have the final decision.