“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. “
“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
(grandson of a schochet (and a doughboy), and son of an MP...)
I’ve googled a whole bunch of websites on this and from my research the manner of slaughter is more similar than it is different.
Sure, it’s not the same, but knife across the throat, don’t get the spinal column sums it up. Yes, you’re right there are differences, but the manner of slaughter IS similar. Not the same, but similar as I said.
Race’s assertions that Halal and Kosher are “are not even close” is not borne by the facts of even the most rudimentary research.