Skip to comments.Has Your Thanksgiving Turkey Been Blessed by Allah?
Posted on 11/23/2011 11:33:27 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of Americas most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the companys 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 dont 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 dont actually work in the processing plant, Tracy explained.
As WND reported earlier this year, however, Butterball isnt 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?
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.”
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...
Just gimme my damn turkey
Does that mean turkeys sold in this country are, God forbid, haram?
Sounds like they're in CYA mode to me.
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.
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.
I’m having ham.
Maybe you misread butterballs explanation.
100% of their whole turkeys are being done Halal.
Is it still halal if I eat it along with ham??
Purchased from “Allah’s Snac’kbar”
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.