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To: RaceBannon; SJackson

Oh please. I do stand corrected on Jews eating Halal. That statement came from a Jewish friend years ago who I guess didn’t keep strict kosher. But Muslims will eat Kosher and the manner of slaughter is similar.

I shouldn’t have taken the bait on a so over-the-top thread.


97 posted on 04/26/2011 6:41:17 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: jjm2111; SJackson; RaceBannon

SJ:

“I believe the strict Islamic law of slaughter, which is closer to Kashrut other than blessings, is called Dhabihah, but it’s not an issue most places. “

JJM2111:

“But Muslims will eat Kosher and the manner of slaughter is similar.”

Muslims will eat kosher because they know its MORE RIGOUROUSLY ENFORCED than halal.

But they are not similar; Islamic slaughter (halal) is basically BEHEADING.

Halal have virtually no rules on the sharpness of the blade nor any religious (COMPASSION) nor economic incentive to make it as painless for the animal as is required in kosher slaughter.

In Kosher, if the animal is is not slaughtered properly / the blade is found to be not sharp enough to produce painless FAST loss of blood and consciousness, the carcass is rejected (not kosher) for sale to religious Jews.

A few of these and the “shochet” (slaughterer) is fired.

PS thanks for your service, JJM2111

- yehuda
(grandson of a schochet (and a doughboy), and son of an MP...)


98 posted on 04/27/2011 4:00:22 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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