Skip to comments.Britain goes halal... but no-one tells the public: ritually slaughtered meat served with no warning
Posted on 09/18/2010 3:40:22 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
A Mail on Sunday investigation which will alarm anyone concerned about animal cruelty has revealed that schools, hospitals, pubs and famous sporting venues such as Ascot and Twickenham are controversially serving up meat slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic law to unwitting members of the public.
All the beef, chicken and lamb sold to fans at Wembley has secretly been prepared in accordance with sharia law, while Cheltenham College, which boasts of its strong Christian ethos, is one of several top public schools which also serves halal chicken to pupils without informing them.
Even Britains biggest hotel and restaurant group Whitbread, which owns the Beefeater and Brewers Fayre chains, among many others, has admitted that more than three-quarters of its poultry is halal.
Animal welfare campaigners have long called for a ban on the traditional Islamic way of preparing meat which involves killing animals by drawing a knife across their throats, without stunning them first saying it is cruel and causes unnecessary pain.
Sharia law expressly forbids knocking the animal out with a bolt gun, as is usual in British slaughterhouses. Instead, it must be sentient when its throat is cut, and the blood allowed to drip from the carcass while a religious phrase in praise of Allah is recited.
The extent of halal meat consumption, even in areas of Britain with a very small Muslim population, was revealed as the Pope, on his first visit to Britain, expressed fears that the country was not doing enough to preserve traditional Christian values and customs.
But it is animal rights groups which have been most vociferous in their opposition to halal slaughter...
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How awful: they treat innocent cattle the same way they treat us nasty infidels and apostates. :o\
The good news is that British people are finally noticing and objecting.
This is a tough one. Side with the animal activists and groups such as PETA or with Islam and halal.
Someone please explain the difference between halal and kosher. Thanks in advance.
Good bye Britain.
Glad we Yanks got out while we could.
Somewhere, someplace, Neville is smiling....
Years ago I remember somebody running his “rivers of blood” speech in here. In it's day it was mocked and now it becomes words of truth.
So that the butcher can get the most sadistic pleasure from the process? WTH?
Should be referred to as the People’s Republic of the Islamic State of England, henceforth. Peace be with you.
Not supposed to eat meat offered to idols (the moon god Allah).
To my knowledge “halal” meat is the result of allowing most of the blood to be drained by means of cutting the jugular veins
and carotid arteries of the slaughtered animal. The idea being that blood harbors germs.
Have no idea what makes anything “kosher”.
I've had Muslim associates eat Kosher in the states when there is no other options.
Obviously, in other areas of the world, is SE Asia, Halal, is pretty much the standard.
If I could, I put a Chick-fil-a in Singapore. Talk about making a killing. Chinese, Indian[No beef], Malay. Everyone loves chicken!
That's one of the reason, KFC is so popular.
Sounds like a general boycott is in order.
I’ll take PETA over Islam.
I got something like eight stitches across a couple of fingers after cleaning out a hen house and butchering something like 500 of those birds. It was the last one that “got” me, right down to the bones.
Don’t eat chicken, although I would bury them to prevent our mutts from bringing them indoors, but I do eat eggs.
Sometimes, genocide is good.
Heh, I wont tell the Colonel, it’s just between us.
The rest of the article points out that while a lamb might bleed to death in 5 to 7 seconds, a cow might suffer for several minutes as the carotid artery spasms and holds blood in the brain and allows feeling.
I am wondering if they also cut the vessels of chickens, whereas we cut the head off, immediately ending any feeling. The rest of the article also pointed out that one establishment imports a lot of its chicken from Turkey. Will they boycott imported halal meats if the public gets serious about protesting?
The ritual slaughter in Jewish (and Muslim?) law is an ideal method of slaughter that results in the swiftest and most painless method of killing. Since Jewish dietary law also requires sanguination to prevent consumption of the blood, cutting the carotid also results in swift draining of the blood. Obviously these laws were put into place prior to chemical or electric “stunning” were available, and given the option of beating the animal to death, it was then (and still is) a humane method of slaughter.....however archaic in our hi-tech society which has found more efficient assembly line methods.
I don’t see the Brits getting serious about anything.
Halal won’t burt you and they do it so they can sell the meat to their vast Muslim population.
It’s not the killing that is important , but the fact that they are doing it to please their Muslim population. Each thing you do to support and stroke Muslims is another step towards their taking over.
“How awful: they treat innocent cattle the same way they treat us nasty infidels and apostates”
The Brits will tolerate plenty of Inhumanity among men or Women, But Mistreat an animal and Look out!
That actually was the Origin of the British Anti-Slavery campaign. Slaves were considered chattle and therefore it was wrong to mistreat them.
Way ahead of the Muzzies that are stuck in the Seventh Century.
my God...they are more concerned about animal rights than their own survival and submission to islam...
my God...they are more concerned about animal rights than their own survival and submission to islam...
It's a little different and a couple of bucks less per pound on beef ~ can't stand sheep meat though, and they don't carry pork.
I’m not so much concerned over the animals, as to having some satanic death cult words said over my food...
As you might expect, that works for me.
OK, this answers one of my questions. It is possible to stun the chickens before cutting their throats, but the spinal column must remain intact to facilitate the complete bleeding out of the body. I think they are saying that they are special because they do practice this more human means of slaughter.
All this talk is making lacto-ovo vegetarianism sound more desirable. ;-)
What if non-Moslims don't want their food prayed over by mullahs to the god of Islam?
Ascot racecourse said it was easier to store and cook only one type of meat. All our chicken is halal. This is not advertised as the menus are kept as simple as possible, said a spokesman.
A Football Association spokesman confirmed: All the beef, chicken and lamb sold at Wembley Stadium is halal which means a large proportion of the meat on offer to our customers falls into this category. Pork, which is forbidden to Muslims, is also served at the stadium.
So, if one objects to meat prayed over by mullahs, or meat from animals killed in an inhumane way, it's pork or nothing.
BTW, Obama in 2001 as a state senator co-sponsored the Halal Food act, at the behest of Moslims, so the State of Illinois would enforce halal regulations. The people of Illinois aren't (as far as I know) being force to eat halal, but they being forced to pay to make sure halal food is properly prayed over.
“Instead, it must be sentient when its throat is cut, and the blood allowed to drip from the carcass while a religious phrase in praise of Allah is recited.”
Moslems also do that to HUMANS.
It is very inhumane and cruel to kill any living animal’s veins and arteries and then let it die slowly. Reminds me of bull fighting.
So yes, anything which kills the animal quickest and with least suffering is the only humane method.
But why is any one surprised about muslims. They are the only group I am aware of who regularly behead living human beings. There was a video floating around on internet about Al Qaeda beheading a hapless American whose hands and feet were tied and they cut his neck with a 4 or 5 inch knife. The poor victim was screaming his head off and then the blood made him make awful gurgling sounds as he was drowning in his own blood. These people are barbaric, fanatics, and classic definition of insane.
It is a good thing they lose every war they have fought against non-muslims in the last couple of hundred years. Less than 4 million Israeli’s beat the shit out of 100+ million Arabs in the 1967 war. The Indians have regularly beat up on Pakistani’s in the past in spite of Pakistan’s better military hardware acquired from US. They are not brave enough to fight in combat so all they can do is plant bombs like cowards and behead tied up human beings.
In Dhabh, the name of Allah has to be invoked individually on each animal to be slaughtered as follows:Bismillah, Allahu Akbar (In the name of Allah; Allah is the Greatest)
However, in Shechita, it is sufficient to recite the name of God or grace once for the day for all slaughters.
In Kosher slaughtering, the Sochet (Jewish slaughterman) must perform the slaughter in a single, swift, uninterrupted sweep. In Islamic slaughter, the process must be carried in a single swift sweep by a sane Muslim man or woman. However, if he/she were to raise his/her hand before the Dhabh is completed and immediately returns to the process, it would still render the Halal meat.
Islam considers the entire cattle or sheep as Halal if duly slaughtered but Jews use only the fore-quarter as Kosher and consider the hind-quarter as non-Kosher.
Kosher red wine
Meat of rabbit, shell fish, wild hens, goose, and duck are considered permissible in the eyes of the Islamic Law but they are prohibited in Kashrut.
Islam prohibits all intoxicating alcohols, liquors, wines, and drugs. However, Kashrut considers all wines Kosher.
Mixing dairy and meat is prohibited in kosher foods, but is not an issue in halal.
Gelatin is considered Kosher (regardless of its origin, even from non-Kosher animals). If the Gelatin is of non-Halal (e.g. swine) origin, then Muslims consider it as Haram.
In cheese making, the end-product is regarded as Haram if enzymes from non-Halal sources are utilised. According to Kashrut, enzymes are considered mere secretion and all cheeses are Kosher, irrespective of the sources of the enzymes, even though they may be from non-Kosher animals. Kosher and halal foods are similar: Both prohibit the use of pork, pork products and blood in food
Amen. Churchill got it right...on many levels in many ways.
It’s too bad our POTUS sent back to England the bust of Churchill that was in the Oval Office...I personally found that very strange and offensive.
Imho, Churchill was a great man destined to save his country. Was he perfect? No, but he loved England and understood history and wanted to preserve the dignity of the individual and the cultural legacy of Western Civilization - the best philosphy that this planet has or ever will produce.
According to Islamic law, there are the conditions required for Halal slaughter of animals and birds. (El-Mouelhy, 1996)
"The abattoir or factory and must be under the close and constant supervision of a Halal certifier." (El-Mouelhy, 1996)
"The premises, machinery and equipment must be cleansed according to Islamic Sharia (law) before any production takes place." (El-Mouelhy, 1996)
"The slaughterer must be a mature pious Muslim of sound mind who understands fully the fundamentals and conditions relating to Halal slaughter, and be approved by the religious authorities." (El-Mouelhy, 1996)
"Only acceptable live animals and birds can be slaughtered." (El-Mouelhy, 1996)
"The slaughter must be done manually using a stainless steel knife." (El-Mouelhy, 1996)
"Facilities must be available for rinsing the knife after each kill." (El-Mouelhy, 1996)
"The slaughterer must sever the respiratory tract, esophagus and jugular vein." (El-Mouelhy, 1996)
"The animal must be completely dead before skinning takes place." (El-Mouelhy, 1996)
"Only Halal animals and birds are Halal Slaughtered." (El-Mouelhy, 1996)
The first is an animal sacrificed to an idol (Lucifer), and the blood is left inside for awhile. Not good.
The second, if I read it right, means no dairy has been anywhere near it. The Bible states over and over not to boil the calf in it's mothers milk, so the Jewish keep meat and dairy far apart. In fact, in a lot of Jewish kitchens there are two sinks and two stoves all with separate silverware. Plus, the blood of the animal has to be drained immediately.
I hope I got the Kosher explanation right. (I KNOW I got the halal explanation right.)
Yep, next it will be their throats.
Why I buy kosher as often as I can.
Instead, it must be sentient when its throat is cut, and the blood allowed to drip from the carcass while a religious phrase in praise of Allah is recited.”
Practice for when they cut the head off an infidel.
Used to work there (Singapore, not Chick-fil-a). Drove me nuts when people wanted to go to the food court or an American-ish (the food is different in most) fast food joint. All that great food, and you want McD? I don't eat that stuff in the US.
I did tend to hit the Ponderosa on Sunday for lunch for some reason.
They will not do anything about this except moan and complain and then continue to eat their halal chicken.
They are unarmed and docile and if they haven’t overthrown their socialist idiots now bending over and spreading their collective butt cheeks for islamicists, they will not do anything about this now. Between Maggie Thatcher and the rest of them, only Maggie has a pair of stones. And it’s unfair to burden her with protecting all of them forever.
Umm, “DO NOT EAT MEAT SACRIFICED TO IDOLS!”
Yeah, it can and does offend Christians.