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Great Support for Liberty GBs Anti-Halal Boycott Subway Day in Woking
Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 May 2014 | Enza Ferreri

Posted on 05/15/2014 3:56:26 PM PDT by Enza Ferreri

Liberty GB placard: Say no to halal, Say no to Subway

The Subway sandwich chain is the target of many international boycotts for a variety of good reasons.

In 2011 in the USA the company gave the Subway Sportsman of the Year Award to the American footballer Michael Vick, a convicted felon who was incarcerated for 18 months (and could have been longer) for spending years torturing and killing animals.

When police raided his house, they found 65 dogs, a dog-fighting pit, blood-stained carpets, and various equipment commonly used in dog fighting, including a ‘rape stand’ in which female dogs are strapped into and restrained, to allow male dogs to breed with them.

According to the federal indictment, when Vick’s dogs lost a fight or didn’t perform well, they were routinely killed by methods like electrocution, hanging, drowning and “slamming” the dog’s body onto the concrete floor. Many dogs were butchered in these ways and Vick took part in the executions.

The company's support for an animal torturer sparked an ongoing boycott of Subway promoted by Facebook pages “liked” by tens of thousands.

As if this weren’t enough, Subway is now showing even more signs of its lack of concern for animal cruelty.

Nearly 200 Subway branches in Britain have decided to serve exclusively halal meat.

Halal meat, derived from animals barbarically slaughtered by having their throats slit without previous stunning and then let bleed to death (which can take several minutes), is allowed as a loophole by British law, which normally requires animals to be rendered unconscious before slaughter.

Part of the Liberty GB team at the Boycott Subway protest: Steve Evans, Christian Mitchell,Enza Ferreri, George Whale

This exception is permitted in the name of “religious freedom”, but in reality not only there is no moral justification but even no need for such atrocity.

Islam specifically exempts its faithful from the obligation to eat halal food if none is available:

He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful. Quran (002:173)
In addition to the issue of cruelty to animals, the selling and serving of halal meat to a wide, non-Muslim public goes against the spirit of the legislation consenting to such exceptions to humane slaughter in an animal-loving country like Britain, exceptions which were meant only for the followers of a specific religion.

In particular, for Christians – believers of the faith which is constitutionally and historically the religion of Britain - eating food sacrificed to Allah is idolatry: “You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols” (Acts 15:29) Also Acts 21:25.

Other religious groups, like Sikhs, are expressly forbidden by their religion from eating meat “killed the Muslim way”.

Last but by no means least, according to Islamic law 2.5% of the money Muslims earn must go to zakat (charity). Of this, 1/8 must finance jihad (holy war), which includes atrocities committed in Muslim-majority countries - like Syria - and terrorism. It wouldn’t be halal (“permitted”) for halal-certification companies not to pay their dues to jihad.

Halal is very topical these days, for the many voices, petitions, organisations, Facebook pages, commentators, quite a lot of MPs, yet more MPs, religious leaders, and the new head of the British Veterinary Association John Blackwell calling for its ban in Britain (following other countries including Switzerland and Denmark) and for a clearer labelling so that people are enabled to make informed choices.

Downing Street said that halal labels will be reviewed. Ministers said that they will consider compulsory labelling for halal meat if there is 'widespread demand' and it is done across Europe.

Against this background, the Liberty GB party - which is contesting the 22 May European Elections in the South East - has joined the boycott of Subway. Saturday 10 May a group of us held a peaceful protest outside one of the 200 Subway restaurants in Britain serving exclusively halal meat - the one in 9 Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey – and surrounding areas.

We handed out leaflets, displayed placards and discussed with interested members of the public. Talking to people we found that, as always, the halal issue is one over which almost all non-Muslims agree: cruelty to animals should not be tolerated for any reason, and Islamic law, sharia, should not be forced down anyone’s throat, literally or metaphorically.


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: antihalal; boycottsubway; britain; islam

1 posted on 05/15/2014 3:56:27 PM PDT by Enza Ferreri
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To: Enza Ferreri

What language is that headline in?


2 posted on 05/15/2014 3:58:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Enza Ferreri
Halal meat, derived from animals barbarically slaughtered by having their throats slit without previous stunning and then let bleed to death

JUST SAY NO to Halal. Halal is barbaric

3 posted on 05/15/2014 4:01:16 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Enza Ferreri
“killed the Muslim way”.

Which means any way except humanely. Isn't the Muslim god great?
4 posted on 05/15/2014 4:05:16 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: FatherofFive

I’ll just stick to pork products. All of them are haram by definition.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 4:05:35 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Enza Ferreri
including a ‘rape stand’

I'm just sick of hearing about "rape stands". Anyone who has been schooled in animal husbandry recognizes this device as used on dogs, cows, horses, goats, sheep and in zoos all over the world.

6 posted on 05/15/2014 4:07:10 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
I’ll just stick to pork products

BACON!

7 posted on 05/15/2014 4:18:55 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Enza Ferreri

I don’t want to eat pagan meat, it is against my religion, if anyone in the US is doing this without disclosing it, I would appreciate someone telling me about it.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 4:21:49 PM PDT by dila813
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To: FatherofFive
Halal is barbaric

Actually it's not. These animal rights people really don't like any method of slaughter. They want us all to be vegitarians. It's basically the same as kosher slaughtering...

The act is performed by severing the trachea, esophagus, carotid arteries, jugular veins and vagus nerve in a swift action using an extremely sharp blade ("chalef") only by a qualified shochet. According to Jewish religious sources, this results in a rapid drop in blood pressure in the brain and loss of consciousness rendering the animal insensible to pain and to exsanguinate in a prompt and precise action.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shechita

Plenty of things to hate about Islam, but killing cows isn't one of them.

9 posted on 05/15/2014 4:25:22 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: ansel12

Woking is a town in Great Britain.


10 posted on 05/15/2014 4:25:44 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Enza Ferreri

I just boycott Subway because their food is crap. It’s every bit as unhealthy as McDonald’s and prepared with just as much skill and dedication.


11 posted on 05/15/2014 4:30:08 PM PDT by CPONav
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To: aquila48
Woking is a town in Great Britain.

It sounds like a technique of Chinese cookery.

12 posted on 05/15/2014 4:32:50 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

That too :).


13 posted on 05/15/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: dila813

***Pagan meat***

1 Corinthians 10 (King James Version)

16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to DEVILS, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

26 For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.

27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

28 But if any man say unto you, this is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:


14 posted on 05/15/2014 4:46:42 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Hugin

kosher is a dietary code, halal entails a prayer


15 posted on 05/15/2014 4:54:42 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: Ray76

So? I’m talking about the method of slaughtering animals, not the theology. Cutting an animal’s throat is quick and relatively painless, not cruel or barbaric.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 6:34:00 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Enza Ferreri

But the animals are Mudslimes and enjoy being sadistically butchered.


17 posted on 05/15/2014 6:50:55 PM PDT by libstripper
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