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Soldiers Secretly Being Fed Halal Meat
The Telegraph ^ | 12 Jun 2014 | Claire Carter

Posted on 06/15/2014 2:39:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The Ministry of Defence admits it does not label food as halal or kosher in its UK or overseas bases, with only soldiers who request these meals told what they are eating

Soldiers are unwittingly being fed halal meat in military bases , the Ministry of Defence has admitted.

The MoD has confirmed that only troops who request specific meals are told the source of the meat they are eating.

Food served in MoD canteens in both UK and permanent bases abroad is not routinely labelled to indicate it has been slaughtered using religious methods to ensure it is halal or kosher.

Only military personnel who specifically request their meals are prepared in accordance with religious practice are told which dishes they can eat, a Freedom of Information request disclosed.

The MoD said it does not label halal food, in accordance with current Government guidelines which state dishes do not have to indicate the method of slaughter.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: army; british; halal

1 posted on 06/15/2014 2:39:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I will have a BLT and a John Courage...


2 posted on 06/15/2014 2:42:10 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: nickcarraway

If you care, just add bacon to everything.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 2:44:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe it healther I take BLT LOL!


4 posted on 06/15/2014 2:46:56 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: nickcarraway

They’re afraid of having their heads chopped off if they give a savage some bacon.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 2:51:40 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Tax-chick

“If you care, just add bacon to everything.”

It is an issue for some people because the religiously proscribed methods of slaughter used by iron-age savages are, by modern sensibilities, inhumane.

If someone doesn’t want to eat beef from a cow that was needlessly tormented before its death, then adding bacon won’t fix it no.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 2:57:49 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: jameslalor

Vegetarian would be a choice, then.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 2:59:40 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: jameslalor

Why don’t we drop a cargo plane of pork rinds on Iraq and see what happens.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 3:00:27 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau; jameslalor

Is it just my imagination, or did “jameslalor” describe religious Jews as “iron-age savages”?


9 posted on 06/15/2014 3:07:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: nickcarraway

Feed them pork.

All of them.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 3:19:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Tax-chick
Is it just my imagination, or did “jameslalor” describe religious Jews as “iron-age savages”?

Seems so. Near as I can tell the only difference between slaughtering animals under halal laws and kosher laws is halal requires you mention Allah during the act.

11 posted on 06/15/2014 3:38:30 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Thanks, that’s what I thought, too.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 3:41:45 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: nickcarraway

Muslims who follow halal rituals always pronounce the name of God on each animal that is slaughtered.

Read more: Difference Between Kosher and Halal | Difference Between | Kosher vs Halal http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-kosher-and-halal/#ixzz34kcDV0iZ


13 posted on 06/15/2014 3:47:31 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: nickcarraway
The name of Allah must be invoked (mentioned) at the time of slaughtering by saying: Bismillah Allahu Akbar.

From the Council of Jerusalem:

For it hath seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us, to lay no further burden upon you than these necessary things: That you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication; from which things keeping yourselves, you shall do well. Fare ye well.

Acts 15:28-29


14 posted on 06/15/2014 4:01:01 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: DoodleDawg

Near as I can tell the only difference between slaughtering animals under halal laws and kosher laws is halal requires you mention Allah during the act.

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That is, most definitely, NOT true. Please do a search on the terms “kosher” and “halal”, and you will truly see that the islamic savages — excuse the redundancy — believe in torturing the poor beasts while they shout to their satanic god.

Kosher slaughter is entirely different and done humanely.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 4:42:01 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: kinsman redeemer

Muslims who follow halal rituals always pronounce the name of God....

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I pray to God. The satanic cult of mohammedism prays to allah, who is most definitely not God.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 4:43:26 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red

Kosher is also blessed by the Rabbi.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 4:43:47 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Tax-chick
Is it just my imagination, or did “jameslalor” describe religious Jews as “iron-age savages”?

Well, kosher slaughter consists in hanging the animal upside down, (which tends to terrify them), and then cutting their throats (which also usually includes their trachea), so that they bleed to death while choking for air and thrashing upside down.

And that's the way that Jews make sure that the animal was killed while alive, and not first made unconscious.

As opposed, for example, to stunning them with a bolt in a quiet, darkened room to keep them calm, before they are bled out, as is done in a modern slaughtering plant.

Yeah, halal is even worse. But in general, there's kosher and halal on the "iron-age savage" side of the line, and a modern slaughterhouse on the other side of the line.

18 posted on 06/15/2014 4:59:56 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Bigg Red
That is, most definitely, NOT true. Please do a search on the terms “kosher” and “halal”, and you will truly see that the islamic savages — excuse the redundancy — believe in torturing the poor beasts while they shout to their satanic god.

I have looked into it a bit and I have found nothing that supports your claim.

19 posted on 06/15/2014 5:33:36 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: jameslalor

Well said.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 6:02:33 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: DoodleDawg

I trust Pamela Geller description:

The Sharia term for halal slaughter is dhakat. Dhakat is to slaughter an animal by cutting the trachea, the esophagus, and the jugular vein, letting the blood drain out while saying “Bismillah allahu akbar”—in the name of Allah the greatest.

Many Christians, Hindus or Sikhs and Jews find it offensive to eat meat slaughtered according to Islamic ritual (although Jews are less likely to be exposed to such meat, because they eat kosher). The issue for many Christians is that in halal slaughter, an imam offers the animal up as a sacrifice to Allah which makes it meat sacrificed to idols.

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From this link:
http://www.humanevents.com/2010/10/16/secret-selling-of-halal-meat-in-the-us/


21 posted on 06/15/2014 6:09:52 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: jameslalor

>> iron-age savages

What religious methods came from that era? That’s a long time ago.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 6:10:19 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Bigg Red

Pamela Geller = Pamela Geller’s


23 posted on 06/15/2014 6:11:43 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red
I trust Pamela Geller description:

And I trust Texas A&M: Link

24 posted on 06/15/2014 6:20:11 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: nickcarraway

I personally have long believed that a lot of food served in the US is prepared in an acceptable manner to observant Jews and Muslims (simply in the interests of reaching as broad a market as possible). I don’t believe most other people would care either way.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 6:30:09 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Kackikat

Biggest myth EVER! No, kosher meat is NOT “blessed by the Rabbi”. The slaughter process is overseen by a rabbi, but “blessing the meat” is not what makes it kosher.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 8:53:46 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Talisker

Better get your facts straight before presenting them to the world as “fact”. The MODERN kosher slaughterhouses do NOT hoist the animals to then slit their throats. Mostly those holdout old fashioned kosher slaughterhouses are the ones in South America or in the hinterlands. In the modern kosher slaughterhouses (and I hope they quickly close any other kind) they are walked into a humane kill squeeze box with a hole at one end, where they thrust out their head. They are calm and not overly agitated. Then they have their throats slit. Dr. Temple Grandin, the grand dame of humane slaughterhouses, has written that animals treated in such a manner did not attempt to move away from the slaughter knife.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 8:58:10 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: nickcarraway

halal is totally meaningless so who cares???It’s like being blessed by a satanist....doesn’t affect the meat at all....just nonsense!!


28 posted on 06/15/2014 9:05:05 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: EinNYC
You don't know what you're talking about, but you're opening your mouth anyway. Better get your facts straight before presenting them to the world as “fact”.

The MODERN kosher slaughterhouses do NOT hoist the animals to then slit their throats. Mostly those holdout old fashioned kosher slaughterhouses are the ones in South America or in the hinterlands.

So in other words, you’re admitting that traditional kosher slaughterhouses, as well as current kosher slaughterhouses “in South America or in the hinterlands” (wherever the “hinterlands are), DO “hoist the animals to then slit their throats.”

Well gee, since that’s a “straight” FACT in the world even today, and even you admit it, do I get to “open my mouth anyway” about it? Or should I ask your permission first?

Also, good thing “modern” kosher slaughter is done “everywhere” within first world countries, and that there are no “hinterlands” in first world countries. Because that would mean your nasty mouth should have stayed doubly shut before you opened it. And with so MUCH to say, that would be hard to bear, now wouldn’t it?

29 posted on 06/15/2014 11:12:48 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: EinNYC

I never said it did...


30 posted on 06/16/2014 3:10:10 PM PDT by Kackikat
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