UK Contractor loses job for which he had just been hired after being called ‘racist’ for innocently offering to buy Muslim recruitment counselor a bacon sandwich

article-2342111-1A5521ED000005DC-929_306x356And what ‘race’ is Islam? There was no way he would know she was a Muslim as she wasn’t wearing Muslim attire. At the end of their meeting, recruitment consultant Sharika Sacranie, shook Mr Hunt’s hand and said she would come and meet him for breakfast the following week, to which he replied: ‘I’ll get the bacon sandwiches.’ In the above photo, this ‘Muslim’ recruiter appears to be drinking an alcoholic beverage.


UK Daily Mail  (H/T Traduction) An IT contractor was accused of racism and refused a £1,000-a-week NHS job after innocently offering to buy an Muslim recruitment consultant a bacon sandwich. Clive Hunt, 58, had already been given the eight-month contract – worth £32,000 – and was invited to recruitment firm Reed’s office in Manchester to show his passport and provide bank details.

Miss Sacranie – who is believed to be a Muslim (believed? You mean even they don’t know?)– rang Mr Hunt half an hour later to confirm a few more details, making no mention of the incident. However, just ten minutes later Mr Hunt received another call from a senior manager at Reed accusing him of making a racist comment and saying the job offer had been withdrawn.


Last night, Mr Hunt told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I just can’t believe it. I’m not a racist and I only offered to buy her a bacon sandwich because she said she was coming for breakfast. It was an off-the-cuff comment. ‘I was at the top of the stairs ready to leave and Sharika said, “I’ll buy everybody breakfast either Monday or Tuesday next week.” I turned around and said, “I’ll get the bacon sandwiches.”

‘There’s nothing racist about it. There was no slur at her because I’d already met all the contractors on site before and one of them had actually told me they had really good bacon sandwiches. ‘I don’t even know whether Sharika is a Muslim or not. I’d never met her before that day but we got on fine. ‘When the manager rang me up to accuse me of making a racist remark, he just kept telling me I should admit to my wrongdoing. But eventually I got so exasperated that I told him to “sod off” and put the phone down.’

He added: ‘I’ve been out of work for two months so this is a massive blow for me. I was under the impression that the agency was just a middle man. How can it rescind an offer that was made to me by the NHS?’

Miss Sacranie could not be reached for comment yesterday. In a statement, Reed said: ‘Due to inappropriate comments made to members of our staff during the recruitment process before Mr Hunt started his new role, we do not feel we can represent this candidate further.’