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A Canadian line of Campbell's soups has activists stewing over Islamic connection
Washington Post ^ | Oct.18, 2010 | Paul Farhi

Posted on 10/17/2010 7:54:38 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

Andy Warhol found artistic inspiration in a can of Campbell's tomato soup. These days, some activists are finding sinister Muslim connections in the same can.

Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products after its Canadian subsidiary rolled out a line of soups certified as halal, meaning they're prepared according to Islamic dietary laws.

ISNA, an organization based in Plainfield, Ind., was designated an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the prosecution of a charitable organization that funneled money to Hamas, the Islamist organization that rules the Gaza Strip. Hamas has been named a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. Campbell Co. of Canada introduced the soups in a few Canadian markets in January, although American bloggers didn't catch up to the news until earlier this month.

That's when the tempest in a tomato-soup can started.

Blogger Pamela Geller began calling for a boycott earlier this month via her widely read site, Atlas Shrugs. Other bloggers soon joined in.

The halal soups, designated with a special label, are available only in Canada. The company has no plans to offer a similar line in the United States, said John Faulkner, a company spokesman.

In an interview, Geller, who was instrumental in whipping up opposition to an Islamic community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan, said she has no objection to the halal certification itself. Rather, she said, she opposes Campbell's decision to have its Canadian products certified by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an organization that government prosecutors alleged had ties to the terrorist group Hamas in a 2007 conspiracy case.

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1 posted on 10/17/2010 7:54:40 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

This guy, Dr.Omar Abd El Kafi, is huge in Canada, Nova Scotia. His web site translated is all about safe houses.


2 posted on 10/17/2010 8:01:29 PM PDT by MissyMack66 (I H8 ISLAM.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Note...This is a key paragraph:
"No one is suggesting they refrain from this line," Geller said. "No one is suggesting they not have halal food. I'm not against halal food any more than I'm against kosher food. My issue is who's doing the certifying."

3 posted on 10/17/2010 8:02:32 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: MissyMack66

Yes, and the liberals are trying to use this issue to make it seem like conservatives are intolerant idiots who don’t understand what they’re doing. It’s not the halal part—it’s the certification part and the ties to Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood that send up the red flags! To have their logo on it is sickening.


4 posted on 10/17/2010 8:03:49 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Second Amendment First

“MMM MMM Not Good”!


5 posted on 10/17/2010 8:04:53 PM PDT by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: Second Amendment First

As long as they are clearly marketed to muslims as being prepared according to their dietary needs, and marked so as others would not buy them, why not....if there is a market for such products...like things prepared Kosher are marked to a specific need of the Jewish faith....and Kosher is clearly seen on the product....a niche market will always be exploded..


6 posted on 10/17/2010 8:13:36 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Second Amendment First

Apparently the Wash. Post writer has no idea who the Moslem Brotherhood is, that is has been banded as a terrorist group by Egypt, and that ISNA is part of it.

Why am I not surprised?


7 posted on 10/17/2010 8:19:56 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Second Amendment First

Soup that they prayed to Allah over?


8 posted on 10/17/2010 8:25:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Second Amendment First
Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products after its Canadian subsidiary rolled out a line of soups certified as halal, meaning they're prepared according to Islamic dietary laws.

Canadian made - and contains no back bacon?

9 posted on 10/17/2010 8:41:39 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Second Amendment First
sorry to be so dense, but I don't get it. I can't read the article, it's subscription locked.

who gives a crap what campbell's sells in Canada... if they want to market to muslims, what's the big deal? I won't buy the garbage, that's all that matters to me really.

If I could make a buck selling something to a filthy muslim, I'd do it.

Now, if Campbells goes on some crusade and starts donating to CAIR or something, THEN I have a problem with them. Far as we know, Campbells hates the flea-bitten bastards as much as I do.

10 posted on 10/17/2010 8:46:56 PM PDT by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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To: goat granny
. . . a niche market will always be exploded. . .

That's why I never go into niche markets.

11 posted on 10/17/2010 9:06:54 PM PDT by Misterioso (Burning a Koran is a victimless crime.)
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To: Misterioso
OOPs used wrong word....sorry....exploited (I think) Thanks I am still laughing at my dumbness and poor spell check..
12 posted on 10/17/2010 9:15:43 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Second Amendment First
So I have to ask Campbells:

Why are you supplying certified Jew-uncontaminated food to Nazis?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

13 posted on 10/17/2010 9:19:34 PM PDT by The Comedian (They Live. We Sleep.)
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To: goat granny

Thanks for the giggle.


14 posted on 10/17/2010 9:21:18 PM PDT by Misterioso (Burning a Koran is a victimless crime.)
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To: Second Amendment First

A Canadian line of Camel soups has activists stewing over Islamic connection


15 posted on 10/17/2010 9:32:11 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Alex Murphy; GeronL

"definately NOT Halal" ping!.

16 posted on 10/17/2010 10:06:32 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Alex Murphy; GeronL
oops preview fail...

"definately NOT Halal" ping!

17 posted on 10/17/2010 10:08:19 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

lol

Definitely not Halal


18 posted on 10/17/2010 11:06:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Misterioso

LOL!!


19 posted on 10/17/2010 11:10:19 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: The Comedian

“So I have to ask Campbells:

Why are you supplying certified Jew-uncontaminated food to Nazis? “

Just a quick note to tell you that you frequently crack me up.


20 posted on 10/17/2010 11:10:31 PM PDT by Marie2 (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Need to re-design the Campbell’s Kids so they little girl is in a Burka.


21 posted on 10/17/2010 11:12:20 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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