Skip to comments.A Canadian line of Campbell's soups has activists stewing over Islamic connection
Posted on 10/17/2010 7:54:38 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
Andy Warhol found artistic inspiration in a can of Campbell's tomato soup. These days, some activists are finding sinister Muslim connections in the same can.
Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products after its Canadian subsidiary rolled out a line of soups certified as halal, meaning they're prepared according to Islamic dietary laws.
ISNA, an organization based in Plainfield, Ind., was designated an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the prosecution of a charitable organization that funneled money to Hamas, the Islamist organization that rules the Gaza Strip. Hamas has been named a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. Campbell Co. of Canada introduced the soups in a few Canadian markets in January, although American bloggers didn't catch up to the news until earlier this month.
That's when the tempest in a tomato-soup can started.
Blogger Pamela Geller began calling for a boycott earlier this month via her widely read site, Atlas Shrugs. Other bloggers soon joined in.
The halal soups, designated with a special label, are available only in Canada. The company has no plans to offer a similar line in the United States, said John Faulkner, a company spokesman.
In an interview, Geller, who was instrumental in whipping up opposition to an Islamic community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan, said she has no objection to the halal certification itself. Rather, she said, she opposes Campbell's decision to have its Canadian products certified by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an organization that government prosecutors alleged had ties to the terrorist group Hamas in a 2007 conspiracy case.
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This guy, Dr.Omar Abd El Kafi, is huge in Canada, Nova Scotia. His web site translated is all about safe houses.
"No one is suggesting they refrain from this line," Geller said. "No one is suggesting they not have halal food. I'm not against halal food any more than I'm against kosher food. My issue is who's doing the certifying."
Yes, and the liberals are trying to use this issue to make it seem like conservatives are intolerant idiots who don’t understand what they’re doing. It’s not the halal part—it’s the certification part and the ties to Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood that send up the red flags! To have their logo on it is sickening.
“MMM MMM Not Good”!
As long as they are clearly marketed to muslims as being prepared according to their dietary needs, and marked so as others would not buy them, why not....if there is a market for such products...like things prepared Kosher are marked to a specific need of the Jewish faith....and Kosher is clearly seen on the product....a niche market will always be exploded..
Apparently the Wash. Post writer has no idea who the Moslem Brotherhood is, that is has been banded as a terrorist group by Egypt, and that ISNA is part of it.
Why am I not surprised?
Soup that they prayed to Allah over?
Canadian made - and contains no back bacon?
who gives a crap what campbell's sells in Canada... if they want to market to muslims, what's the big deal? I won't buy the garbage, that's all that matters to me really.
If I could make a buck selling something to a filthy muslim, I'd do it.
Now, if Campbells goes on some crusade and starts donating to CAIR or something, THEN I have a problem with them. Far as we know, Campbells hates the flea-bitten bastards as much as I do.
That's why I never go into niche markets.
Why are you supplying certified Jew-uncontaminated food to Nazis?
Thanks for the giggle.
A Canadian line of Camel soups has activists stewing over Islamic connection
"definately NOT Halal" ping!.
"definately NOT Halal" ping!
Definitely not Halal
“So I have to ask Campbells:
Why are you supplying certified Jew-uncontaminated food to Nazis? “
Just a quick note to tell you that you frequently crack me up.