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PLEASING THE ISLAMIC FAITH - KFC (Houston) using animals slaughtered under Sharia Law
KTRH ^ | Nik Rajkovic

Posted on 09/12/2012 9:08:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

KFCs in Houston are now serving meat slaughtered under Sharia Law. The practice of Halal is said to be a much slower, calmer process which begins with a prayer for the animal.

Some say this discriminates against non-Muslims. But Paul Shapiro, Vice President for Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the U.S. simply calls it inhumane.

"Animals have their throats cut without being rendered unconscious prior to the cutting," says Shapiro. "That's unlike other types of more conventional slaughter where an effort is supposed to be made to render the animals insensible to pain."

Rasheed Ahmed with the Muslim Consumer Group disagrees, arguing that traditional machine slaughter results in 142 chickens being killed each minute, and asks how is that more humane?

"A requirement for Halal is that the person has to pronounce the name of God," says Ahmed. "There's no chance that God's name is pronounced on each of the 142 chickens."

At least one KFC countertop in Houston displays a letter from the Islamic Society of the Washington Area certifying their chicken from Tyson Foods meets Halal requirements. However, there are reports that other fast food giants use the process without telling customers.

KFC Corporation, Media Relations representative, Rich Maynard, responded with the following statement:

“KFC Corporation does not provide certification that our products meet Halal requirements. The flyer in the Houston restaurant contains an outside organization’s representations regarding a supplier’s products and practices.

KFC is committed to the well-being and humane treatment of chickens. We buy our quality chickens from the same trusted brands that consumers buy in supermarkets. While we don’t own any poultry facilities, we require all of our suppliers to follow welfare guidelines developed by us with leading experts on our Animal Welfare Advisory Council. Poultry processed in the U.S. (for KFC or other restaurants or grocery chains) is stunned and rendered insensible to pain before slaughter.”

Neither KFC’s parent company Yum! Brands nor Tyson Foods responded to calls seeking comment on this story.

KFC's Original Commercial:


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: halal; houston; kfc; sharialaw; texas; tysonfoods; whereispeta

1 posted on 09/12/2012 9:08:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Texas is one of top ten muslim population states in the country. Last I knew it was ranked about 8th.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 9:13:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I wonder, is Tyson Foods is still a HUGE Clinton supporter?


3 posted on 09/12/2012 9:17:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

oh...so, only hens slaughtered for dating non-islamic roosters....?


4 posted on 09/12/2012 9:19:19 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hrm. Meat sacrificed to idols. Cross KFC off my takeout list.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 9:19:24 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: JCBreckenridge

KFC Corporation, Media Relations representative, Rich Maynard, responded with the following statement:

“KFC Corporation does not provide certification that our products meet Halal requirements. The flyer in the Houston restaurant contains an outside organization’s representations regarding a supplier’s products and practices.

Did you read this?


6 posted on 09/12/2012 9:21:42 AM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I try to avoid dealing with Tyson but its nearly impossible.

I’m damn tempted to start raising a few chickens myself. I know I’ve got a couple of neighbors raising them now because I’m hearing roosters in the morning.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Time to boycott KFC.

CFA and Popeye’s is better, anyhow.

Boycott ANY business or company that caters to these Godless savages.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 9:23:16 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I'm a grown-ass man, I thought I'd seen it all.)
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To: JCBreckenridge; All

“Judging from my e-mail, a lot of folks are hopping mad about this weekend’s story from the Shelbyville, Tennessee Times-Gazette concerning Tyson Foods’ decision to replace the paid Labor Day holiday with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Brian Moselely reports that there are 700 Muslims working at the 1,200-employee plant, including some 250 Somali refugees:........” [2008 Michelle Malkin]

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/04/tyson-foods-in-tennessee-replacing-labor-day-with-eid-al-fitr/


9 posted on 09/12/2012 9:23:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Bruinator

I don’t care who made it.

Take it down and repudiate it, or a boycott should start.

Put these Muzzie-lovers out of business.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 9:24:56 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I'm a grown-ass man, I thought I'd seen it all.)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Hrm. Meat sacrificed to idols. Cross KFC off my takeout list.

I second that.

11 posted on 09/12/2012 9:25:13 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is there anything dumber than letting a bunch of angry savages handle our food?


12 posted on 09/12/2012 9:28:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

THE BOYCOTT MUST START NOW! GIVE THESE VERMIN MUZZIES AN INCH AND THEY WILL TAKE OUR COUNTRY! ANY COMPANY THAT BOWS TO MUSLIMS IN ANY WAY IS TO BE BOYCOTTED...MAKE A LIST...THESE MUZZIES MUST NOT TURN THIS COUNTRY INTO ANOTHER FRANCE!


13 posted on 09/12/2012 9:28:54 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Theater of the Absurd.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 9:31:22 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Halal meat in the public marketplace should be an issue to Christians because it is “meat offered to idols” that the Apostle Paul said they must decline to eat for the sake of being a witness to others lest they imply endorsing a pagan religion.

Acts 15:28-29
(28) For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these necessary things:
(29) that you abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication; from which, if you keep yourselves, you shall do well. Be prospered.

How many evangelicals are interested in this?


15 posted on 09/12/2012 9:32:40 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: cripplecreek
You'd be surprised at how many of our chicken and turkey processing plants are islamist submissive. Many of them are in rural areas supporting islamist communities where they can get lots of target practice and tactical training.
16 posted on 09/12/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: theBuckwheat

Well, Paul wasn’t the author here in Acts, Luke probably was. Paul was for the passage about meats offered to idols in 1 Corinthians 8:10.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: JCBreckenridge

KFC does not kill its chickens, they buy them dead.
Did you read the note?
They don’t certify anything, this about a third party.
Statement: “KFC Corporation does not provide certification that our products meet Halal requirements. The flyer in the Houston restaurant contains an outside organization’s representations regarding a supplier’s products and practices.”


18 posted on 09/12/2012 9:36:06 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How many Muslims who do not currently eat at KFC will start? How many decent Americans who currently eat KFC will boycott? My money is on this being a bad business decision.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 9:38:34 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I have lists of foods to avoid that contain the neurotoxin MSG because I am highly reactive to it. It says that no food at KFC is safe.

Just another reason to avoid it.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 9:41:52 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well here is another one where I will not darken their door anymore. It is my money and I will spend it with whom I want. And I nolonger want to spend it with KFC.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 9:55:25 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

At one time I wanted to move to Shelbyville as it’s the home of my and my wife’s ancestors. Now it’s also the home of Islam in Tennessee. The people there are bowing down to the muslims. People in Bedford County need jobs but we have 700 immigrant muslims working at the processing plant.

We will never go to a fast food joint that’s owned by muslims. And KFC and Taco Bell and Wendy’s are quicking being overtaken by muslims.

I’m afraid we lost this battle long ago. We should have been fighting this 50 years ago instead of allowing ourselves to be forced in the PC crap.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 9:57:40 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Pollster1

I’ve been to Cairo, and there are a TON of KFC’s there. That was the first thing that jumped out at me as odd...


23 posted on 09/12/2012 9:59:31 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Rasheed Ahmed with the Muslim Consumer Group disagrees, arguing that traditional machine slaughter results in 142 chickens being killed each minute, and asks how is that more humane?”

Because, idiot mohammedan scum, the killing process is quick.


24 posted on 09/12/2012 10:01:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A requirement for Halal is that the person has to pronounce the name of God

KFC might want to consider that there are some who won't eat food offered to a demon.

25 posted on 09/12/2012 10:12:43 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That is not humane. It’s grossly atavistic and tortuous.

When I was kid we raised rabbits, chickens, goats, and pigs.

I tell you we gave thanks to God for them little critters before we slaughtered and were about as humane as you can get.

Chickens? Wrench them by their quickly and be done with.

Rabbits? Hold them by their hindquarters, so they are upside down and pet them until they are calm, then have someone(my brothers) whack in the back of the head HARD. Like home run hard.

They will be dead and then you hang them by their hind quarters and lead the blood drain from them.

Cows, Pigs and Goats. Bullet to the head always worked, everytime.

I can’t think of a more humane way than to just be done with it. Little to no suffering for the animal and less stress for us.

Fire up the BarbeQue Mom...and don’t worry lil sis, you’ll have a nice pair of gloves in a few weeks after we finish tanning.


26 posted on 09/12/2012 10:33:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Terry Mross

Does the Wendy’s in Shelyville sell the Baconator?


27 posted on 09/12/2012 10:35:03 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Pollster1
'How many decent Americans who currently eat KFC will boycott?"

Pretty hard to get past the addictive chemical that makes ya crrave it fortnightly.

28 posted on 09/12/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: svcw

Then why doesn’t KFC remove the third party certification they proudly display?


29 posted on 09/12/2012 11:15:41 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Pollster1
Halal is not a hard and fast rule with Muslims. They will eat just about anywhere and anything except for pork products.(this is funny because one of the ingredients in blood pressure medicine is pork and they use a lot of it) They do prepare their own food according to their religion when they cook it.

Even if they eat pork by mistake (which is easy to do here in the US) as long as they don't do it willingly they get a pass.

Only the real anal ones will only eat halal. It's almost the same as the Jewish kosher. In practice its all about letting the blood drain.

Hunters do the same thing with deer.

30 posted on 09/12/2012 11:30:00 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: JCBreckenridge

Call them and ask


31 posted on 09/12/2012 11:49:37 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Another reason why to never buy Tyson products.

The first reason I have is that he bankrolled Bill Clinton in the early years.

Look where that got us!!!


32 posted on 09/12/2012 12:11:00 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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If you see Halaal at the supermarket, do not forgot to mix a few hamhocks and pork chops with it


33 posted on 09/12/2012 12:34:43 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As soon as I got big enough to swing an axe, growing up, I was in charge of killing chickens. I fail to see anything religious, respectful, efficient, humane or anything else touchyfeely about killing a chicken or any other food animal slowly. The only thing I ever called before swinging was my old dog who loved chicken heads. He’d get the heads, down them in about three crunches, and be waiting for me to chop the next one. But then my Chickasaw Gramma would get jealous of the dog having all the fun and beg me to save a bowl full for her. She’d entertain herself for about a week making chicken head soup. The only thing religious about that was she lived by “waste not, want not” and she even saved the head feathers.————————————————But I haven’t been a big chicken eating fan for a long time and if I cared I’d figure out a way to make sure the KFC deep fryer was filled with bacon fat——it’s the least we should do for those 12th century sister bangin’ goat sucking muzzies who love western stuff but can’t get out of their own ditch.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 1:13:04 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: rawhide

I haven’t been there in a few years. But I don’t eat at Wendy’s. Too many are owned by muslims. I don’t want to eat food that they touch. I also don’t buy Tyson’s chicken.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 3:16:30 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
KFC. Check.

Tyson Foods. Check.

YUM! Brands. Check.

Thanks for the heads up.

36 posted on 09/18/2012 7:07:49 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I wonder how Tyson Foods separates the chickens that are destined for Houston KFCs from the chickens that go to the rest.

Oh, right. They don't. It's ALL Halal.

Will have to look into where Chik-Fil-A gets its product.

37 posted on 09/18/2012 7:09:45 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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