Sweet smell of excess


By Jenni Frazer
July 9, 2009
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As our website story recounts, a man who is a convert to Judaism and is allergic to onions has had his appeal against extradition to Ireland turned down by London's High Court.
The grounds for appeal, he said, were that onions formed a staple part of the Irish prison diet and that they weren't too hot on offering him a kosher regime, either.
Somewhat cruel, I thought, to point out that onions are a basis of most Ashkenazi Jewish cooking, so he's suffering a double whammy. Then I read further and realised he had been convicted of having sex with a mentally impaired person. Not so amusing. Frankly, I don't care if he starves in prison.

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