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Surprise! America's favorite meal may be secretly dedicated to Allah
Worldnetdaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | By Drew Zahn

Posted on 11/22/2011 7:30:20 AM PST by Usagi_yo

As you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah.

Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards.

"Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar'

Read more: Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols? http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=370177#ixzz1eRogeSmq

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Food; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: allah; butterball; halal; turkey
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This as opposed to cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'My job sucks'.

Honestly I don't care, just as long as they're not copulating with the dead carcass.

I used to like WND, but over the years it's gotten pretty absurd.

Joseph Farah still puts out a good op-ed now and then.

1 posted on 11/22/2011 7:30:23 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

cheers.


2 posted on 11/22/2011 7:31:06 AM PST by ken21
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To: Usagi_yo

As Jesus said, it’s not what goes into a man’s mouth that defiles him, but what comes out of it. Meaning vile speech, rudeness, blasphemy, etc.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 7:32:22 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: Usagi_yo

Happy Thanksgiving.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 7:33:32 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Usagi_yo

Sounds like a lot of words for each bird...wonder who actually says it or is it recorded or do they slit a bunch of throats and say it all at once....curious minds want to know.


5 posted on 11/22/2011 7:35:18 AM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Usagi_yo

Having spinach lasagne. No worries here.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 7:35:49 AM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: Adder

They hate the West.
Why are they here ?


8 posted on 11/22/2011 7:36:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Usagi_yo

However, if you baste it with bacon grease that nixes the hex.
: )


9 posted on 11/22/2011 7:36:21 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Tagline typed on a closed keyboard. Do not attempt. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: Usagi_yo
Since Allah doesn't exist I really couldn't care anymore than if it was dedicated to Fluffy Fuzzypaws God of Guinea Pigs (Praise his furry goodness!).
10 posted on 11/22/2011 7:36:36 AM PST by apillar
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To: Usagi_yo

PETA will sound off on this any second now.

*holds breath*


11 posted on 11/22/2011 7:37:19 AM PST by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Albion Wilde; Usagi_yo; null and void; Grizzled Bear

But I don’t want to eat it because God doesn’t want that for me, so though it wouldn’t defile my body, it is not for me. And it’s not absurd to know these types of things.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 7:37:26 AM PST by Shimmer1 (National Procrastination Day has been postponed until tomorrow.)
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To: DefeatCorruption

Unless the spinach came from Qatar.


13 posted on 11/22/2011 7:37:45 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (BASHING a Conservative candidate? Practice full disclosure via tagline w/your own preference)
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To: Usagi_yo
Lay a strip of bacon on it. That will defile allah.
14 posted on 11/22/2011 7:37:58 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: apillar

But I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity
Easy come easy go - will you let me go
Bismillah! No - we will not let you go - let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go - let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go - let me go
Will not let you go - let me go (never)
Never let you go - let me go
Never let me go - ooo
No, no, no, no, no, no, no -
Oh mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me
for me
for me

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh baby - can’t do this to me baby
Just gotta get out - just gotta get right outta here

/Bohemian Rhapsody interlude

Guess we won’t be buying a Gutterball turkey today.


15 posted on 11/22/2011 7:38:10 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: Adder

“or do they slit a bunch of throats and say it all at once.”

This reminds me of a story about Benjamin Franklin as a young boy. They used to eat a lot of salt pork. Franklin, wanting to save time, asked if they could dispense with the blessing before each meal, and just say it once over the pork barrel.

Happy Thanksgiving.


16 posted on 11/22/2011 7:39:26 AM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: apillar

I like your godlet there. My personal fave is Phwammmm, the All-Powerful God (from Marx [toys]!)


17 posted on 11/22/2011 7:39:47 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Usagi_yo

No worries...I bought Jennie-O. Besides, even if it we “pre-blessed” to Allah, the blessing I ask for from Almighty God trumps that demonic crapola any day!

So, they can take their “Allah FUBAR” turkeys and let ‘em rot for all I care.


18 posted on 11/22/2011 7:41:05 AM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: Shimmer1
But I don’t want to eat it because God doesn’t want that for me, so though it wouldn’t defile my body, it is not for me. And it’s not absurd to know these types of things.

It's like eating a sacrifice to Satan.
I'm not eating one. The darn things have been cursed.

19 posted on 11/22/2011 7:41:42 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: hoagy62

we=were

Morning coffee has not kicked in...


20 posted on 11/22/2011 7:42:37 AM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: Usagi_yo

In 1482 Arab moslems invented the condom by using the lower intestine of a goat.

In 1845 the English impoved the invention by removing the lower intestine from the goat itself before using it.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 7:43:08 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Usagi_yo
The 15th day of Thanksgiving (or Old Christmas) WND said to me "Buy a brand new Turkey; One not blessed by Idols" ~

Or some such. This is about the lebenteenth time this particular thread has been posted.

Time for a new thread ~ maybe this one "Ham is NOT KOSHER"

22 posted on 11/22/2011 7:43:46 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Usagi_yo

http://www.biblestudytools.com/rsva/4-maccabees/5.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman_with_seven_sons


23 posted on 11/22/2011 7:46:06 AM PST by Esther Ruth
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To: Usagi_yo

I am waiting for some entrepreneur to invent halal bacon and ham.


24 posted on 11/22/2011 7:49:09 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Usagi_yo

It’s okay since we use pork in our stuffing and baste with part pork fat and part turkey fat I figure my pork cancels out the friggin mid east blessing. Pork Pork Prok


25 posted on 11/22/2011 7:49:35 AM PST by Pilated
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To: Usagi_yo

I think I will eat pork and think of dead bin laden and sadam Hussein, and all the other muhummadans killed or rounded up in the name of the US... and be thankful...
Joy to the World!


26 posted on 11/22/2011 7:51:02 AM PST by Leep
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To: Pilated

Swedish Chef...is that you?


27 posted on 11/22/2011 7:52:31 AM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: Usagi_yo
My religious beliefs are not so weak as to be threatened by any mumblings during the preparation of my food.
28 posted on 11/22/2011 7:53:55 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Usagi_yo

I thought halal meant the imam farted on it.


29 posted on 11/22/2011 7:57:11 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Adder

They have a robot that says it. I saw it on How It’s Made. /s


30 posted on 11/22/2011 7:57:14 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: Usagi_yo

I’m expecting my fresh Willie Bird today and it will be going into the brine.

I don’t know if Willie will be Halal, Kosher or whatever, but he will be delicious!


31 posted on 11/22/2011 7:58:08 AM PST by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Salamander

I wouldn’t have one of these oil injected, puffed up birds in my house.


32 posted on 11/22/2011 7:58:23 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Usagi_yo

It doesn’t change the flavor, so I don’t care if they offered it up to Satan (OK, they are doing that in a way).

If it sells more turkeys and keeps the costs low, it is fine by me!


33 posted on 11/22/2011 7:58:49 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: Shimmer1

1 Corinthians 8:4-9

4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one. 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), 6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. 7 But not everyone knows this. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat such food they think of it as having been sacrificed to an idol, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. 8 But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.


34 posted on 11/22/2011 7:59:07 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Usagi_yo
A dirty little secret is that a lot of the big packing houses slaughter according to halal as well as kosher codes. It is called the profit motive because it opens up sales to more groups.

I know what the kosher approved symbol looks like on a meat or other food label. I'm not so sure what a halal symbol looks like.

Pennsylvania even goes a step further and and has an Amish label (the real kind). I go out of my way to buy Amish raised chicken because I know they raise and harvest chickens in a humane manner. The meat is actually darker and has a better flavor to go with the higher price.

I'm not sure how many other states use an Amish label, but I've heard that a few others with sizable Amish populations do since even non-Amish consumers like me recognize the superior quality.

35 posted on 11/22/2011 8:01:27 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: isthisnickcool

LOLOLOLO!!!!!!!


36 posted on 11/22/2011 8:02:34 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

We always get locally farmed birds from a small market.
I don’t even recall the brand name.

Could be Billy Joe Bob’s Turkey Buzzards for all I know.

There’s one ingredient on the package label:

“Turkey”


37 posted on 11/22/2011 8:03:02 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

I wrap my turkey with bacon, then about a half hour before pulling it out of the oven... I pour maple syrup all over it. Muslim proofed it.


38 posted on 11/22/2011 8:03:32 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Usagi_yo

I used to like WND, but over the years it’s gotten pretty absurd. - AGREED


39 posted on 11/22/2011 8:03:53 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

LOL!

I hated to laugh at that.

;]


40 posted on 11/22/2011 8:03:57 AM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: concerned about politics
It's like eating a sacrifice to Satan.
I'm not eating one. The darn things have been cursed.

I think this dude named "Paul" had the same kind of situation happen in some place called "Corinth":

So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one. For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many "gods" and many "lords"), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. But not everyone knows this. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat such food they think of it as having been sacrificed to an idol, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

If you are so weak in your faith that eating a Butterball Turkey will cause you distress, then do not do so. But I will pray that you will move beyond this weakness.

41 posted on 11/22/2011 8:04:12 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Usagi_yo

Well good. Yesterday I had the choice to buy Butterball turkey. I chose the other brand. That will be my continuing choice: NOT Butterball


42 posted on 11/22/2011 8:05:04 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Usagi_yo
It's probably Kosher too.
43 posted on 11/22/2011 8:05:40 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: Usagi_yo

Does anyone beleive that even if this were true that Butteball would confirm this with WND that its true?


44 posted on 11/22/2011 8:06:30 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Usagi_yo

I don’t recognize their so-called “religion” anyway, so if the cultists want to bark at their moon god while prepping it up, I really don’t care, so long as they’re not putting anything in or on the turkey that shouldn’t be there.


45 posted on 11/22/2011 8:07:17 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Doesn’t make sense. How can Butterball have enough manpower to do this? It’s not as though the Catholic Mexican working on the line is qualified to recite an Islamic prayer.


46 posted on 11/22/2011 8:07:27 AM PST by Rybashka
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To: Usagi_yo

Big Deal.


47 posted on 11/22/2011 8:08:42 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: Salamander
Could be Billy Joe Bob’s Turkey Buzzards for all I know.

LOL.
My husband hunts. Allah the moon God doesn't stand a chance in our house.

48 posted on 11/22/2011 8:09:26 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Usagi_yo

I’m having Ham for thanksgiving. I really suspect that it is not dedicated to Allah.


49 posted on 11/22/2011 8:10:08 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Salamander
We get a dressed turkey from some Millerites (or some similar group of families) who raise the birds without chemicals. They're a little more expensive but they do taste good.
50 posted on 11/22/2011 8:10:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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