The Muslim Executive of Belgium (known as "the EMB") is demanding that the State Council should be consulted on the issue of slaughter without prior stunning.

It has said that this consultation should take place before the final vote on the decree anticipating the prohibition of any ritual slaughter without stunning.

The EMB indicated this in a communiqué yesterday (Monday). The Jewish Central Consistory of Belgium had made the same request last Friday.

The EMB states, "Mr Salah Echallaoui, the President of the Muslim Executive of Belgium, has asked Mr André Antoine, the President of the Walloon Parliament, to refer the matter to the Legislative Section of the State Council. This ought to occur before the final vote on the decree anticipating prohibition of slaughter without stunning."

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