Skip to comments.Turkey Decrees Kangaroo & Grasshoppers 'Halal' Food; But Badgers, Martens, Weasels ... Not So Good
Posted on 03/11/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Kangaroo meat halal, Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate says
Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) has issued a fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are halal food, but Islam bans eating badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.
Islamic scholars agree that halal animals that are not mentioned in the Quran and in the hadith [the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad] are those that dont eat feces and carcasses, and which are therefore neither wild nor coarse, the Diyanets High Committee of Religious Affairs said in response to a citizens question.
As such, the fatwa continues, kangaroo is classified in the same category with other grass eating, clean animals like deer, gazelle and antelope. Grasshopper is also categorized as halal because there is a special provision in the Sunnah, it adds, referring to the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Prophet Muhammad.
The fatwa describes badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters as naturally wild. Although there are differing views among Islamic scholars related to these animals, the fatwa argues, As these animals are wild and carnivorous, its not appropriate to eat their meat.
caution: grasshoppers and kangaroos can jump right out of your plate! (and the smart ones will, so you will wind up eating only the dummies)
Man, I’d hate to have one of those fly in my hair.
Probably not a bad call health wise. Vegetarians are safer to eat than carrion eaters.
Badgers, we don’t need no stinkin’ badgers!
How about Obama’s eating dogs?
Made my day!
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