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Has Your Thanksgiving Turkey Been Blessed by Allah?
godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 11/23/2011 | godfatherpolitics.com

Posted on 11/23/2011 11:33:27 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2

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Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America’s most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company’s whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic “halal” standards.

“Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, ‘Bismillah allahu akbar’ – ‘in the name of Allah the greatest,’” explains Pamela Geller, author of “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.” “Many people refuse to eat it on religious grounds. Many Christians, Hindus or Sikhs and Jews find it offensive to eat meat slaughtered according to Islamic ritual.”

She continues on her blog, Atlas Shrugs, “I don’t want to eat halal. Not a bite – and yet this is being shoved down the throats of Americans without their knowledge.”

Multiple phone representatives at Butterball confirmed the turkeys are slaughtered according to halal standards, and one named Tracy (she declined to give her last name) further confirmed the words of Islamic dedication are spoken over the birds. None, however, could explain exactly how the slaughters are performed.

“I don’t actually work in the processing plant,” Tracy explained.

As WND reported earlier this year, however, Butterball isn’t the only company that may be serving halal meats to unaware customers.

So what do you think? Do you have a problem eating a turkey that was given the halal treatment? Are you upset that Butterball does not indicate that their birds were slaughtered by halal standards like Jews do with their kosher symbols?


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1 posted on 11/23/2011 11:33:33 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Statement from Butterball:

“Our domestic products are not halal certified and thus, do not require any additional on-package labeling. As is common within the industry, when we started to export our products overseas, we applied for and met the necessary requirements of halal processing for a segment of our business. Butterball whole turkeys are produced in a manner that meets those requirements if needed, but only turkeys exported to specific countries are certified halal.”


2 posted on 11/23/2011 11:40:39 PM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

Yeah the controversy and problem is that they do all their turkeys halal, not just the ones they slap the halal label on for export. This isn’t unique to butterball, bunch of meat packers doing the same thing...


3 posted on 11/23/2011 11:49:20 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Just gimme my damn turkey


4 posted on 11/23/2011 11:49:29 PM PST by JosephMama (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Cain 2012)
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To: stormer
I'm still confused.

Does that mean turkeys sold in this country are, God forbid, haram?

Sounds like they're in CYA mode to me.

5 posted on 11/23/2011 11:49:56 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Impossible. “Allah” does not exist, except as a figment in the imagination of people terribly misled. Now it might have been blessed BY A BELIEVER OF ALLAH. That I will say could be possible.


6 posted on 11/23/2011 11:50:15 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Dislaimer: I am in full support of Mr. Herman Cain for the GOP Nomination for President of the USA)
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To: Mount Athos

I’m inclined to believe Butterball’s explanation if only because getting halal butchers isn’t free. They would not choose to incur the extra expense except on exports to Muslim countries.


7 posted on 11/23/2011 11:51:49 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I’m having ham.


8 posted on 11/23/2011 11:52:31 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Maybe you misread butterballs explanation.

100% of their whole turkeys are being done Halal.


9 posted on 11/23/2011 11:52:40 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Is it still halal if I eat it along with ham??

:p


10 posted on 11/23/2011 11:56:29 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

11 posted on 11/24/2011 12:00:48 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Purchased from “Allah’s Snac’kbar”


12 posted on 11/24/2011 12:08:06 AM PST by Just4Him (The truth shall set you free. John 8:32)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
I'll eat food that is healthy, i.e. low sugar, sodium, fat, cholesterol.

I don't care which religious affiliation condones it.

If its Hebrew and it meets the above criterion (I'll eat it); if its Amish (meeting the aforementioned criterion: I'll eat it). Need I say more?

Happy Thanx-given everybody! May you root for victory of the best football team as you tryptophan your way to Thanx-given football nirvana!

Happy Days are ahead! Give thanx for the mud you have in hand.

13 posted on 11/24/2011 12:09:13 AM PST by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: Mount Athos
I call BS on Butterball. There is a Butterball turkey plant in Hunts ville Arkansas and not a muslim much less a imam for miles and miles. That plant runs 24/7. Most of the workers don't speak English but are really good with Spanish. And a number of the local Mennonites run turkey houses for Butterball.Perhaps Butterball is just saying that all their turkeys are halal just to boost sales.
14 posted on 11/24/2011 12:12:48 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Fortunately my oven is set up in a way that I can cook the Turkey with his backside facing MECCA.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! infidels :^P

15 posted on 11/24/2011 12:17:58 AM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Iam1ru1-2

16 posted on 11/24/2011 12:32:13 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I don`t care if they bark at their nonexistent moon god while they prep the turkey, so long as they`re not putting anything into it that they shouldn`t.

The first time they do start putting some kind of disgusting, special muslim ingredient into it will be the last time I buy a turkey from them.


17 posted on 11/24/2011 1:37:32 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
When I was young (many moons ago) my Mom used to buy Butterballs and I did up until about 10 years ago when I learned that regular turkeys cooked properly (brined and baked slowly--12+ hours--) and adding some butter under the skin before baking, made for much tastier and jucier birds than Butterballs ever were.

Now that I know this, I'll spread to word to others as I know many who would not want to support any company that panders to the practittioners of the "Religion of Pieces."

18 posted on 11/24/2011 2:00:51 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
>"Has Your Thanksgiving Turkey Been Blessed by Allah?"

Blessed is NOT the correct terminology for what slimes do to food.

Sacrificed to satanallah is more correct.

They scream the kahluah at the bar salute to satan while they murder the animal.

Halal = sacrificed to satan.

19 posted on 11/24/2011 2:06:18 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
I think that posters who suggest they don't care, belies the "POINT," which is that this is again, yet one more example of whereby the Moozies are insisting that "we" (Kuffar/Infidels) pander to "their" religious beliefs, while they refuse to do the same towards "our" culture and mores.

IF the Moozies want to eat Halal, have at it, but to insist that major food producers (and apparently Butterball is far from the only one) prepare ALL of there products in accordance to Islam, is unacceptable and ever more "Creeping Sharia."

They will continue to insist on more and more concessions in every area and arena (to include our Courts) until they have established their Sharia as "acceptable" and then it will be too late to reverse this "Stealth Jihad," as they will have succeeded in becoming a force to be reckoned with.

20 posted on 11/24/2011 2:12:00 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: All

Jihad per TV ‘realism series’- ‘All American Muslims’
TLC Sunday, 9 PM CST

‘It is an attempt to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to bully them into thinking that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.

The problem people have with Islam is its teachings of violence against and the subjugation of unbelievers. It is with the supremacist ideology and the fervent believers in those noxious doctrines of warfare and subjugation. Yhe ultimate danger posed by a program presenting the “normal” side of life for American Muslims is that it isn’t accurate.

The danger is in the deception and obfuscation of the truth which results in the intellectual disarming of the American people.’

Pam Geller
_______________________

Email TLC.

Protest

Boycott

Get up a petition.

They will destroy what we’ve done to alert America to the danger of Islam

This atrosity MUST be stopped!

.


21 posted on 11/24/2011 3:44:39 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL. I love your picture.


22 posted on 11/24/2011 4:10:43 AM PST by Gosh I love this neighborhood
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To: JosephMama

This is a tempest in a tea pot.

Halal requires beheading and 99% of turkeys are beheaded.

Big deal.

I have beheaded a few myself back in the day.


23 posted on 11/24/2011 4:29:54 AM PST by Venturer
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To: GeronL

Turkey with sausage stuffing?


24 posted on 11/24/2011 4:35:09 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I got my turkey from a local Hutterite Colony (kind of like the Amish)..problem solved.


25 posted on 11/24/2011 4:53:58 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: stormer

What are you, a buzz cop? We are having a tantrum here. Stay out of it. Don’t cloud the issue with facts.


26 posted on 11/24/2011 4:55:31 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
I was wondering what was going on. My bb turkey was wrapped in a burka.
27 posted on 11/24/2011 5:00:18 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Iam1ru1-2

A new Thanksgiving tradition-— to honor the Muslim tradition- we will all eat pork—and we will dine at a table set with those yummy pastry rolls invented to commemorate the defeat of the Muslim (I believe by a French Baker?) And we will Pray to the Almighty God our Founders believed in and we will pray in the Name and through the Merits of Jesus Christ as the Rev.J.Duche did Sept.7,1774 at close of divine service requested by Congress. But I will Not knowingly support Islamic Jihad nor stealth Shariah in this Christian nation.
No offense to the American Jews— but statement of where we came from -who we were established to be.(Oh and Jesus that Rabbi from Nazareth was a Jew)


29 posted on 11/24/2011 5:11:44 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Impossible. “Allah” does not exist, except as a figment in the imagination of people terribly misled. Now it might have been blessed BY A BELIEVER OF ALLAH. That I will say could be possible

Yep - unlike atheists who "get offended"ver God, I will not go nuts if someone "blesses" my food in the name of a non-entity.

30 posted on 11/24/2011 5:12:27 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

31 posted on 11/24/2011 5:16:09 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: trebb

+1...and then some. : )


32 posted on 11/24/2011 5:27:04 AM PST by KStorm (Happy Thanksgiving to our courageous troops who are sacrificing, and have sacrificed, theirs.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

As long as the bird doesn’t give me food poisoning on Thanksgiving, who really give a flying fig?


33 posted on 11/24/2011 5:34:10 AM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Now it might have been blessed BY A BELIEVER OF ALLAH.

THANK YOU! If the turkey were blessed by Gaia, would people be this upset?

34 posted on 11/24/2011 5:34:50 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Mount Athos

My brother works in the meat processing business. If you believe for one second they say ANYTHING when chopping the heads of a turkey or chicken you will buy a bridge.

Most of those guys don’t speak english or arabic, and the noise is so loud they just don’t talk.

Rest assured, your turkey was killed buy a good catholic hombre or baptist white boy.


35 posted on 11/24/2011 5:38:24 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

What Butterball failed to say is that the process of killing any animal (be it by kosher standards or islamic standards or good ole’ back of the barn standards) is based on getting it done cleanly and quickly. Quickly is the operative word in a meat processing plant.

I can assure you that they are not praying over the million or so chickens and turkeys getting whacked every year.

Every once in a while they may fly in an imam to stand over the process and mumble. But the folks doing the killing are working too hard.


36 posted on 11/24/2011 5:41:35 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Hey - are you trying to provoke riots?
(/sarc)
37 posted on 11/24/2011 5:49:03 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Buying Halal = donating to Islamic “charity” promoting Sharia law (according to another thread). I’ve bought my last Butterball.


38 posted on 11/24/2011 6:00:09 AM PST by Varda
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“Impossible. “Allah” does not exist...”

Oh he exists alright, but we call him Satan.


39 posted on 11/24/2011 6:02:14 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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1Cor.8
[1] Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
[2] And if any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
[3] But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
[4] As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.
[5] For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
[6] But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
[7] Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
[8] But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
[9] But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
[10] For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
[11] And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
[12] But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
[13] Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

Romans 14:
3] Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
[4] Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
[5] One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
[6] He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
[7] For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
. . .
[13] Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.
[14] I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
[15] But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
[16] Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
[17] For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
[18] For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
[19] Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
[20] For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
[21] It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
[22] Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
[23] And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.


40 posted on 11/24/2011 6:21:19 AM PST by stranger and pilgrim
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To: stormer

Statement from Butterball:

“Our domestic products are not halal certified and thus, do not require any additional on-package labeling. As is common within the industry, when we started to export our products overseas, we applied for and met the necessary requirements of halal processing for a segment of our business. Butterball whole turkeys are produced in a manner that meets those requirements if needed, but only turkeys exported to specific countries are certified halal.”

There’s some turkey gobble for you. We have eaten our last Butterball turkey. First its Halal then the veil.


41 posted on 11/24/2011 6:50:55 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Mine was blessed with hickory smoke and a dry rub.


42 posted on 11/24/2011 6:54:47 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Allah is a moon rock. It can’t bless anything.


43 posted on 11/24/2011 7:17:54 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: listenhillary

Next year we are processing our own turkey. If it is processed in a Halal manner it will be totally coincidence because I do not know are care what the requirements are.


44 posted on 11/24/2011 7:54:11 AM PST by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: AppyPappy
You're probably right. On the other hand, any bed-wetter dumb enough to give a shit about what falls out of Pamela Geller is incapable of understanding facts anyway...
45 posted on 11/24/2011 9:12:10 AM PST by stormer
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To: Venturer
Halal requires beheading and 99% of turkeys are beheaded. Big deal. I have beheaded a few myself back in the day.



Halal also requires that the killing be done by a muslim, and that prayers to Allah be given during the killing.

Guessing you didn't do THAT back in the day!

It's gross misinformation to claim that Halal only requires beheading.
46 posted on 11/24/2011 9:40:19 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: R. Scott

oooohhh!!

Gotta try that some day


47 posted on 11/24/2011 12:30:02 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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