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Secret Selling of Halal Meat in the U.S.
Human Events ^ | 10/16/2010 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 10/16/2010 8:34:05 AM PDT by GonzoII

Secret Selling of Halal Meat in the U.S.

The latest submission to Islam comes to us from the meat industry in both Europe and the United States. Recently I have been reporting on the little-noted but explosive new revelations that much of the meat in Europe is being processed as halal and sold without the halal label. This is not the exception, but the rule, and the people are being betrayed by their own elected officials. And it’s happening here, too.

Yes, folks, if you’re in Europe, and in many areas in America as well, the meat you are eating is probably halal, unless you’re keeping josher. In a little-known strike against freedom, yet again, we are being forced into consuming meat slaughtered by means of a barbaric, torturous and inhuman method: Islamic slaughter.

Where are the PETA clowns and the ridiculous celebs who pose naked on giant billboards for PETA and “animal rights”? They would rather see people die of cancer or AIDS than see animals used in drug testing, but torturous and painful Islamic slaughter is OK.

Many people have written to me saying that they simply won’t eat halal meat, as they object to the methods used to slaughter the animal. And I agree. 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.

70% of New Zealand lamb imported into the United Kingdom is halal. It is not labeled as such, so people are eating halal without even knowing it. But people there are fighting back: When halal food was imposed on public schools in the United Kingdom in 2007, parents were in an uproar. And last March, Stop Islamization of Europe (SIOE), the sister organization to my group Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), called for the cessation of mandatory consumption of halal meat on the continent.

As halal slaughter becomes more common in the U.S., the likelihood of non-Muslims who object to halal meat for whatever reason unknowingly buying it also increases.

I wanted to know if this Islamic supremacism in being imposed on U.S. meat processors as well. Imagine my surprise at many of the findings. After asking lots of questions of people inside the meat-packing industry, I discovered that only two plants in the U.S. that perform halal slaughter keep the halal meat separated from the non-halal meat, and they only do so because plant managers thought it was right to do so. At other meat-packing plants, animals are slaughtered following halal requirements, but then only a small bit of the meat is actually labeled halal.

This is because neither the United States nor Britain requires that halal meat be labeled as such. Nor do government regulations require that halal meat and non-halal meat be kept separate.

Yet there are existing labeling laws requiring that meat be labeled in a truthful and not misleading way. These labeling laws could be and should be used to make sure that all halal meat is clearly sold as such, so that those who want to avoid it for whatever reason can do so.

But the way it looks right now, most of the beef sold in the United States comes from meat-packing plants that engage in at least some halal slaughter—and don’t always tell the public that they’ve slaughtered the animal according to halal rules. There’s no easy way to tell exactly how much of this is occurring, but I am still investigating.

One thing appears clear now: some of this halal meat is going to public school lunch programs.

Why are meat-packing plants in the U.S. and Great Britain engaging in any halal slaughter at all? Because they export a great deal of meat to Muslim countries. That’s fine. But non-Muslims in America and Europe don’t deserve to have halal meat forced upon them in this way, without their knowledge or consent.

It’s Islamic supremacism on the march, yet again.




TOPICS: Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: atlasshrugs; geller; groundzeromosque; halal; islam; moosecheese; muslims; obama; palin; radicalislam; sharia; silly

1 posted on 10/16/2010 8:34:09 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

I wonder what Halal lamb wrapped in bacon taste like?


2 posted on 10/16/2010 8:37:42 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: GonzoII
Except for the last part halal slaughter is nearly identical to Kosher slaughter.

Wasn't there a huge uproar somewhere recently claiming that Kosher slaughter is inhumane?

3 posted on 10/16/2010 8:41:40 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: GonzoII
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.

I'd like to perform this ritual on Ahmadinejad.

4 posted on 10/16/2010 8:42:01 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: GonzoII
Those ribs I had last night was Halal? Who knew?


5 posted on 10/16/2010 8:43:07 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Lurker

Maybe the point is that the killing of any animal for muzzie food is inhumane?


6 posted on 10/16/2010 8:43:07 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
70% of New Zealand lamb imported into the United Kingdom is halal. It is not labeled as such, so people are eating halal without even knowing it.

I find this difficult to believe. Does she mean that New Zealand is chock a block full of imams in NZ slaughterhouses? New Zealand exports a hell of a lot of lamb so that would mean they'd be employing hundreds if not thousands of immigrant imams doing nothing but halaling those cute little lambs from sun up to sun down.

And why wouldn't they advertise that fact? Britain is full of whack job muzzies who would presumably pay extra to insure that their dinners were slaughtered in a way that pleases their moon god.

L

7 posted on 10/16/2010 8:47:38 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: GonzoII

Soooo....people want us to be NICE to the animal BEFORE we SLAUGHTER and KILL it for food?

I remember when I was a kid. Watching the chicken run around after you chop its head off was part of the fun.


8 posted on 10/16/2010 8:50:18 AM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: GonzoII

so now, we pay a kosher tax, and a halal tax?


9 posted on 10/16/2010 8:51:44 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: GonzoII
An halal slaughter is barbaric. The animal must be fully conscience while it is having its throat cut.
10 posted on 10/16/2010 8:52:56 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: GonzoII

So what?

I don’t care how you slaughter an animal for the table... and eating a halal/kosher killed animal does make me muzzie or jewish.


11 posted on 10/16/2010 8:55:17 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: GonzoII
It’s Islamic supremacism on the march, yet again.


12 posted on 10/16/2010 8:55:39 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: GonzoII

No surprise really. If we allow muslims to infest our society, we’re going to have to put up with their cultural crap. Our treacherous politicians will insist.


13 posted on 10/16/2010 8:59:22 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: GonzoII

I am no fan of the Muzzies, but this column was stupid.

Halal is the same as kosher.

Are all the Christians here going to protest a method of killing animals that is sanctioned in the Bible, where the kosher laws come from?

People like to say that the Muzzies unconditionally hate the Jews, but eating kosher is perfectly acceptable to Muslims.

By the way, before I get attacked for being a closet liberal, I support Pam Geller’s mission to prevent a 911 victory mosque at Ground Zero.


14 posted on 10/16/2010 9:13:11 AM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: GonzoII

G, why should this make any difference to me at all? Seriously? Doesn’t this sort of nonsense just allow some dhimmi wannabes to write off any anti-Mohammedanism as the work of nut cases?


15 posted on 10/16/2010 9:24:42 AM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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To: Slyfox

***An halal slaughter is barbaric. The animal must be fully conscience while it is having its throat cut.***

The book BUTCHERING, PROCESSING and PRESERVING OF MEAT by Frank G Ashbrook (1955) clearly shows the method for slitting sheep and pig throats for regular slaughter.

It says on page 73 about hogs, “It is best not to stun or shoot a hog before sticking.”

And page 107 clearly tells (with photos on page 108) how to stick a lamb without stunning it.

What people seem to dispise is that muzzleman prayers to an arabic deity are said when the animal is slaughtered. In other words, meat sacrificed to a false Arabic god.


16 posted on 10/16/2010 9:32:38 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( AKA Rodrigo de Bivar)
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To: rfreedom4u

....but you gotta admit, it was gross! lol


17 posted on 10/16/2010 10:01:51 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: Kartographer

>>>>I wonder what Halal lamb wrapped in bacon taste like?

Whatever it tastes like it would only be better with kosher bacon...


18 posted on 10/16/2010 10:04:47 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: GonzoII

They would rather mock the millions of Christians and Jews than “offend” the savages. It’s OK for them to start feeding the masses halal meat - they are stupid - they won’t know or care.

Just somebody else rolling out the red carpet for the machete men, the dirty beard crowd, and the headchoppers


19 posted on 10/16/2010 10:05:26 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Kolokotronis
There are those who would have a conscience issue with this.

I think it should be out there for moral comment from clergy.

Also why wouldn't the halal meat be marked as such? Don't people of other religious convictions have the right to know? I think so.

20 posted on 10/16/2010 11:19:28 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

I wonder what a Halal slaughtered hog tastes like? Who knows, it may be more tender?


21 posted on 10/16/2010 11:44:21 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
In other words, meat sacrificed to a false Arabic god.

Great point. Way different than kosher.

22 posted on 10/16/2010 12:12:45 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: GonzoII

If you think this is not big deal and are a Christian you may want to look up what God says about eating meat that has been offered to idols.


23 posted on 10/16/2010 12:41:34 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: clee1

>> I don’t care how you slaughter an animal for the table... and eating a halal/kosher killed animal does make me muzzie or jewish.<<

I don’t know if you are a Christian or not but for a Christian this is no joke. Halal is not just the way it is slaughtered. It is that it is offered as a sacrifice and dedicated to Allah. If you are a Christian you may want to look up what God thinks about eating food offered to idols.


24 posted on 10/16/2010 12:44:45 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: GonzoII

Hallal and Kosher are not the same.

Hallal meat is part of Sharia law , supporting it is supporting sharia .

It is done only after retiual cleansing of equipment by a moslem facing mecca and it is offered to allah.

One of the first things muslims do when taking over an area is to take control of the food and how it is processed ... every American should be screaming out about this .

Me personally I will not purchased name brand meats from companies know to employ lots of muslims as I don’t think we should be importing these workers to begin with.
I don’t think they have a right to push their dietary/sharia laws onto our country.

The Bible is quite clear to Christians that they should not knowingly eat meats that have been offered up to idols to keep others from stumbling thinking it is ok to do.

If you don’t believe in the Bible but you believe in American freedom you should be aware that knowingly buying hallah meat is helping to push sharia law onto this country.

Act 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
Act 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

1Co 8:4 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.
1Co 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
1Co 8:6 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.
1Co 8:7 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.
1Co 8:8 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.
1Co 8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
1Co 8:10 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;
1Co 8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
1Co 8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
1Co 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

1Co 10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
1Co 10:26 For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.
1Co 10:27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
1Co 10:28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:
1Co 10:29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?
1Co 10:30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
1Co 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1Co 10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

Rev 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
Rev 2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Rev 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Rev 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Rev 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Rev 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Rev 2:24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
Rev 2:25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.


25 posted on 10/16/2010 2:15:29 PM PDT by Lera
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To: Lurker

It’s not about if it is human or not .
It is about sharia law creeping into our country.

Hallah is part of sharia , knowingly supporting this practice is knowingly support sharia in this country.

Kosher and hallal are NOT the same.


26 posted on 10/16/2010 2:17:56 PM PDT by Lera
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To: radpolis
Obviously you do not research things before posting. Though there are similarities between the two they are not the same:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Dhabi%C4%A5a_Halal_and_Kashrut

27 posted on 10/16/2010 6:48:30 PM PDT by papabrody (Proud member of the International Jewish Conspiracy)
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To: Keith in Iowa
>>>>I wonder what Halal lamb wrapped in bacon taste like?

Whatever it tastes like it would only be better with kosher bacon...

I am seriously trying to find the humor in this. Help me.

28 posted on 10/16/2010 6:50:59 PM PDT by papabrody (Proud member of the International Jewish Conspiracy)
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To: papabrody

It’s just like curing ham with kosher salt.


29 posted on 10/16/2010 6:57:29 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: GonzoII

Buy kosher eggs too.


30 posted on 10/17/2010 6:23:00 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: GonzoII

Not essentially different than kosher processing.

This seems foolish; the meat is healthier, so why gripe?
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31 posted on 10/17/2010 6:28:42 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: Kartographer
I wonder what Halal lamb wrapped in bacon taste like?

I wonder what Muslims taste like? actually, I don't eat meat

32 posted on 10/17/2010 6:29:02 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Slyfox
The animal must be fully conscience while it is having its throat cut.

If that's happening in America I'm glad we're armed (I'll leave it at that).

33 posted on 10/17/2010 6:30:51 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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