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  • Fairview meat mix-up upsets Muslim community

    08/19/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 18 replies
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | August 19, 2014 | Brett Bundale
    Confusion about what constitutes halal meat sparked a blunder at a community barbecue in Fairview on Saturday. After failing to provide halal meat, event organizers tried to remedy the oversight by having a local politician bless regular hotdogs. Patricia Arab, Liberal MLA for Fairview-Clayton Park, said a prayer over the hotdogs, mistakenly thinking this would make the meat halal. Meat that is halal, which means “permissible” in Arabic, is prepared following precise instructions detailed in the Qur’an. A halal animal must be healthy and fed a natural diet that does not contain animal byproducts. When it’s slaughtered, it is blessed...
  • Calif. Muslims see religious liberty burden in butchering rule

    07/10/2014 10:05:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    cna ^ | July 10, 2014 | Kevin J. Jones
    Muslims advocates gathered at the California state capitol. Photo courtesy of the Council on American-Islamic Relations CA. Sacramento, Calif., Jul 10, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA).- Proposed California food safety rules for butchering animals have raised concerns among the state’s Muslims, who say the rules would prevent them from practicing their religious beliefs. “Religious freedom is an important issue for all Americans. It is at the core of the freedoms our country was founded on and a value we pride ourselves on,” Zahra Billoo, executive director of the Council of Islamic Relations’ San Francisco Bay Area Office, told CNA July...
  • Soldiers Secretly Being Fed Halal Meat

    06/15/2014 2:39:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 Jun 2014 | Claire Carter
    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 eatingSoldiers 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...
  • Malaysia Says Cadbury Chocolates Free From Pork

    06/02/2014 2:04:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Cadbury chocolates sold in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pork, the country's top Islamic body said Monday in a statement that should lessen calls for a boycott of the British confectionary company after earlier tests suggested two types of chocolate bar contained pig DNA. The now apparently discredited findings last month by the Ministry of Health sparked outrage among some Islamist groups in Malaysia, who called for a boycott of all Cadbury's products. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, is also testing Cadbury chocolates, although the two products at issue in Malaysia are not sold there. Under Islamic...
  • Muslims Declare Jihad Against Cadbury after...

    05/27/2014 5:57:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/14 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    ...after two batches of chocolate ended up with pork DNA Muslim groups in Malaysia call for holy war against chocolate maker Confectionery giant accused of 'crossing the line' after pork traces found Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Almond 'tested positive for traces of porcine DNA' Company recalls two batches of their product amid threats of legal action Groups call for Cadbury factories to be 'shut down immediately' Malaysian Muslims have called for a holy war against the confectionery giant Cadbury – after pork DNA was found in some of its products. A group of more than 20 Malay-Muslim organisations say they...
  • Millions are eating halal food without knowing it: How big brand shops and restaurants sell…

    05/08/2014 1:14:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:00 EST, 8 May 2014 | Sean Poulter, Guy Adams and Mario Ledwith
    Supermarkets and restaurant chains are selling halal meat to millions of customers without telling them. The switch to slaughtering animals in line with Islamic ritual saves money because the end product can be eaten by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. More than 70 percent of all New Zealand lamb in supermarkets is from halal abattoirs—a fact not stated on labeling. Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer all confirmed yesterday they sell the imported meat. …
  • Pizza Express reveals halal meat used in all chicken dishes (UK pizza chain)

    05/07/2014 2:41:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:17AM BST 07 May 2014 | Padraic Flanagan
    Pizza Express is serving ritually-slaughtered halal chicken in every dish on its menu that uses the meat, it has emerged, but customers are only told that the chicken they are eating is killed in line with strict Islamic law if they ask staff, as it is not stated on menus. Under Islamic law, chicken can only be eaten if the bird’s throat has been slit while it is still alive. A Koranic verse is also recited during the ritual. Some non-Muslims object to halal because they claim the method of slaughter can cause unnecessary suffering. …
  • Law Aims to Boost Halal, Kosher Food for Poor

    04/28/2014 4:43:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2014 | Jeff Karoub
    For the first time, the federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith. The void was first revealed in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc on the East Coast in the fall of 2012 and led to food shortages for those most in need. A Jewish philanthropic organization in New York alerted lawmakers to the rising numbers of people coming to its food banks and often finding shelves devoid of kosher offerings.
  • DOJ: Free Exercise Clause Does Not Protect Kosher Meat Companies

    03/28/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 27, 2014 - 6:43 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)—which Congress enacted to guide the Executive Branch and courts in defending that right—would not directly protect kosher or halal meat-processing corporations from a hypothetical federal rule that by generally banning certain meat-processing practices effectively banned kosher and halal meat processing by incorporated businesses. Verrilli told the court that the customers of a kosher or halal meat-processing company—not the company itself—would have cause to sue in such a situation. …
  • Turkey Decrees Kangaroo & Grasshoppers 'Halal' Food; But Badgers, Martens, Weasels ... Not So Good

    03/11/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | March/11/2014 | Meltem Özgenç
    Kangaroo meat ‘halal,’ Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate says Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) has issued a fatwa stating that kangaroo meat and grasshoppers are “halal” food, but Islam bans eating “badgers, martens, weasels, beavers and sea otters.” “Islamic scholars agree that ‘halal’ animals that are not mentioned in the Quran and in the hadith [the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad] are those that don’t eat feces and carcasses, and which are therefore neither wild nor coarse,” the Diyanet’s High Committee of Religious Affairs said in response to a citizen’s question. As such, the fatwa continues, kangaroo is classified in the...
  • Parents fury as pork sausages are banned from the school menu and replaced with halal meat

    03/07/2014 4:10:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | march 7, 2014 | ben endley
    Parents have condemned a school's decision to ban all pork products from the menu and replace other meats with halal versions. Pupils aged between three and 11 at Brinsworth Manor Infant and Junior Schools in Rotherham - which Ofsted identifies as having only a small number of pupils from minority ethnic groups - will no longer be able to enjoy sausages, bacon or ham. Parents at both schools, which share a site, were told of the decision in a letter from Rotherham Council’s principal catering officer Ron Parry, who wrote that there had been ‘minor adjustments’ to the lunch menu....
  • Something's Not Kosher in the State of Denmark

    02/23/2014 1:30:16 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 2/21/2014 | Edmon J Rodman
    Denmark has a not-so-kosher beef with Jewish tradition. In February, Denmark's Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jorgensen approved a new regulation which stipulates that the slaughter of animals cannot be undertaken without first stunning them. Since for meat to be kosher many authorities agree that the animal must be conscious, the move essentially blocks kosher as well as halal slaughter in the Scandinavian country. "This is a serious blow to the Jewish faith and the Jews in Denmark," said Israel's Chief Rabbi, David Lau. In other European Union countries, exemptions for religious reasons have been given for kosher slaughter. However,...
  • “Islamically Permissible” Food Demanded for Muslim Prison Inmates

    01/31/2014 11:22:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 31, 2014
    Should Americans pay the extra cost of providing Muslim prison inmates with special meals prepared according to Islamic law? The federal government does it and so do a few states, but not Florida and a U.S.-based terrorist front group is demanding a change. It’s one of those only-in-America stories that tarnish the country’s image, not to mention diminish its dignity. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which pretends to be a Muslim civil rights group, is ordering Florida prison officials to offer Muslim inmates halal meals, which would cost taxpayers in the Sunshine State a lot more than the regular...
  • Kosher vs Halal

    01/15/2014 3:52:17 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Tom O'Halloran.com ^ | 1/15/14 | Veronica Coffin
    Kosher – requires the animal be slaughtered quickly and humanely, strictly forbidding cruel slow methods like strangulation. Halal – requires the animal be bled out in agony while sick people who get off watching that kind of thing have a “festival.” Kosher – requires the blood be drained cleanly from the *carcass* of the humanely killed animal, removing toxins released from cells into the bloodstream at the moment of death from the meat. Halal –leaves the meat *filled* with toxins released at the moment of death because the blood is removed while the animal is dying and therefore is not...
  • Butterball warns of a turkey shortage

    11/19/2013 4:30:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/18/13
    If you're planning on serving your family a fresh turkey this Thanksgiving, you may be hard pressed to find one available at your local supermarket. Less than two weeks before the year's greatest food holiday, Butterball, the nation's largest producer of turkeys, is warning of a shortage of birds. Butterball announced that it will be shipping out half as many large, fresh never-frozen turkeys to retailers this year. The company says many of its birds had trouble gaining weight during the production process. And though the cause of the problem remains a mystery, food distributors say their orders for turkeys...
  • Muslim Imam in Tennessee: Christians & Jews are “Most Evil of All Evils”, Muslims May Take Property

    11/10/2013 4:39:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/10/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    **SNIP** Also Yasir Qadhi was the teacher of the Underwear Bomber. And a member of the Muslim Students Association. These days he teaches in the Religious Studies Department of Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee. **SNIP** The life and property of a (non-muslim) becomes “halal” (officially allowed by Sharia) while in a state of Jihad… And I quoted the Hadith before, “I have been commanded to fight the people until they say (declaration of Islamic faith). When they say (conversion to Islam) their property becomes protected from them. Which means if they don’t… their life and property are Halal (free for...
  • (Poetic Justice) At Least 125 Palestinians Injured While Torturing Livestock Animals in Gaza

    10/16/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Israel Today Staff
    Palestinians Injured While Torturing Cattle At least 125 Palestinians in Gaza were wounded while torturing and slaughtering cattle in the streets as part of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha, Palestinian media reported. Gaza has five official slaughterhouses, but wait times were hours long, so a great many Gazans decided to do their own public butchering for the holiday, which is typically accompanied by much feasting. But, as videos and pictures posted to the Internet revealed, many of the Palestinians did not contend themselves to simply slaughtering the animals, but first engaged in what can only be described as...
  • CAIR-MI Welcomes Halal Accommodations in Crestwood District Schools

    09/12/2013 8:15:14 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    www.cair.com ^ | , 09 September 2013 | www.cair.com
    (SOUTHFIELD, MI, 9/9/13) -- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today welcomed the Crestwood School District implementing halal meals to accommodate its Muslim students. The Crestwood School District, which compromises schools in the City of Dearborn Heights, has a significant and growing Muslim student population. CAIR-MI worked with the district and concerned parents for the implementation of halal meals, which includes halal meats. "We welcome the implementation of halal meals at all Crestwood schools," said CAIR-MI Safe Spaces Coordinator Warda Kalim. "We hope that other school districts in Southeast Michigan provide similar accommodations to serve our...
  • Excellent PSA exposing extortion of Halal Certification

    08/30/2013 9:42:12 AM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Youtube/Q Society of Australia ^ | August 30, 2013 | Q Society of Australia
    Understanding Halal Certification SchemesPlease note this is not about halal food. Q Society's spokesman Andrew Horwood points out: "Halal food itself is not of concern. Nearly all our food is naturally permissible to Muslims and observant Muslims can make food of unknown origin halal by proclaiming 'bismillah' over the food before eating.* What is of concern are the recently invented certification schemes, designed to permeate the supply chain from feeding trough to super market shelves and restaurant kitchens; including many non-food goods and services. According to meat industry groups and research, two thirds of chicken and lamb meat and over...
  • (GITMO Inmate Ramzi Binalshibh) 9/11 Defendant Outraged Over Lack of Olives, Honey in His Meals

    08/22/2013 7:58:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    MSN.com ^ | August 21, 2013 | msn now
    <p>Oh, pity poor 9/11 defendant Ramzi Binalshibh. The man implicated in the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans and currently imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay angrily told a judge that during a pre-trial hearing that "there are big problems with the food that was provided — it is a form of psychological torture." Binalshibh's specific complaint? That the government was withholding "condiments such as olives and honey." Binalshibh is accused of having helped finance the 9/11 attackers as well as coordinating their flight training.</p>
  • Your Daily Muslim: Raymond Akhtar Ali ( Australian Muslim )

    08/17/2013 10:00:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Your Daily Muslim ^ | August 17, 2013 | YDM
    It all started when Australian halal butcher Raymond Akhtar Ali just wanted to get a little on the side. He began to casually see one of the employees at his butcher shop, a 22-year-old non-Muslim woman. After a short period, the woman felt she had become his “sex slave,” and discovered she had been impregnated by him. With her employment on the line if she were to stop seeing him, she felt she had few choices but to carry the child to term. She gave birth in secret, with Ali present. A baby born out of wedlock is considered a...
  • Halal: A Taste of Terror

    08/08/2013 5:49:10 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 2 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri “Beware! Halal food funds terrorists.” Stickers with this slogan were sold in July by a candidate of the Australian political party One Nation, and condemned by the country’s Multicultural Affairs Minister Glen Elmes as “offensive, grotesque and designed to inflame hatred.” He added: “People are encouraged to put the stickers on food products in supermarkets, which isn’t just racial discrimination, it’s also vandalism.” What the sticker says, though, is apparently taking place in the USA and Canada where Campbell’s Soup and other companies have paid the Hamas-linked Islamic Society of North...
  • The Islamist Wind in Britain

    07/12/2013 6:32:32 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 13 July 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri Over the last weekend there have been two more street attacks on soldiers in Britain, one of which was fatal. On Saturday, the Yorkshire town of Barnsley in northern England honored soldiers with parades and celebrations for its Armed Forces Day. One of the soldiers, who had returned from the Falkland Islands just hours before, was brutally assaulted at around midnight when he was getting home. He was jumped from behind, knocked unconscious and then repeatedly stamped and kicked in the head and face, and left with a concussion, injuries and...
  • Polish parliament shuns religious animal slaughter (kosher and halal)

    07/12/2013 10:00:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2013 8:53 AM EDT
    Polish parliament’s lower house has voted to reject a government plan to reinstate the religious slaughter of animals. … Until January, Poland was making good business exporting kosher and halal meat to Israel and Muslim countries, but religious slaughter was banned under pressure from animals’ rights groups, which say it causes unnecessary suffering because the livestock aren’t stunned before being killed. …
  • Halal Meat Is the First Giant Step to Our Islamization

    05/17/2013 7:46:09 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 49 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 18 May 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    A few days ago I got up determined to keep Islam and politics out of my mind - I tend to think about such subjects a lot these days - at least until I would turn my computer on and start working. I went to the front door to check my mail and among the letters there was a leaflet with the menu of a local takeaway. I inspected it and found the dreaded word: "Halal". There is no way you can keep Islam out of your life, even out of your thoughts for long, in today's Britain, even...
  • Video: Syrian rebel cuts out soldier's heart, eats it (Al-Qaeda now resorts to cannibalism)

    05/14/2013 10:10:54 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/14/2013 | Salma Abdelaziz and Holly Yan
    The ghastly video shows how barbaric the Syrian civil war can be. A man, said to be a well-known rebel fighter, carves into the body of a government soldier and cuts out his heart and liver. "I swear to God we will eat your hearts out, you soldiers of Bashar. You dogs. God is greater!" the man says. "Heroes of Baba Amr ... we will take out their hearts to eat them." He then puts the heart in his mouth and takes a bite. Opinion: Is Obama failing on moral leadership? A group loyal to President Bashar al-Assad posted the...
  • Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    04/17/2013 12:27:50 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/17/13 | JEFF KAROUB
    DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Wednesday finalized a $700,000 settlement between McDonald's Corp. and members of Michigan's Muslim community over claims a suburban Detroit restaurant falsely advertised its food as prepared according to Islamic law.
  • Halal Easter Eggs: Cadbury gets halal certification for Easter

    03/28/2013 7:04:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/28/13 | Pamela Geller
    It's protection money -- the rackets. More "zakat" for jihad and the spread of Islamic imperialism. Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion SMH.com (Hat tip Danita) Cadbury will sell a mountain of chocolates this Easter, as it does every Easter. It has been careful to make sure that its products are certified as halal, even though it is not necessary. Hundreds of companies in Australia do the same. Halal certification has become a big business. The essence of halal is that any food is forbidden to Muslims if it includes blood, pork, Cabury halalalcohol, the...
  • Pork DNA Found in Halal Meat

    02/06/2013 5:29:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Herald Scotland ^ | Saturday 2 February 2013
    An investigation is under way after batches of halal meat products sent to prisons were found to contain traces of pork DNA. Pies and pasties have been withdrawn from a number of prisons following the discovery by the Food Standards Agency. UK Justice Minister Jeremy Wright said the incident was absolutely unacceptable. Under Islamic law, Muslims are strictly forbidden to eat pork. The products had been distributed to a number of prisons in England, with no indication that the problem has affected prisoners north of the Border. Mr Wright said the incident was being investigated as a matter of urgency....
  • McDonald's to pay $700,000 in halal lawsuit

    01/22/2013 1:31:08 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 21, 2013
    "There was no evidence that the chain set out to deceive customers." So why the $700,000 payout? Pamela Geller asks: "So meat producers in the US who are selling unlabeled meat that is halal should be the target of a multi-million dollar lawsuit, no?" And David Wood observes:"Some Dearborn Muslims may have been given non-halal chicken at McDonalds. It could have been worse, however. They could have been thrown in jail for answering questions, as we were at the 2010 Arab Festival. But apparently what happens to Christians doesn't matter in Dearborn." "McDonald's settles Mich. suit over Islamic diet," by...
  • Awesome! 100 Armed Feds RAID US Halal Plant!

    11/24/2012 8:20:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Logan'sWarning ^ | 11/24/2012 | Chris Logan
    My biggest complaint on this issue, is that non-Muslims of West has been far too soft on those who want to impose Sharia on us whether we like or not. (That is not a call to violence). But once again we are getting some good news! In the last article here at Logan’s Warning we saw French youth’s rising up against Islam. Tonight the good news is here at home. Where a halal plant in Illinois was raided. Hopefully this is just the beginning of a country wide crackdown on the enemy within. 100 Armed Feds Raid Muslim Meatpacking House...
  • PLEASING THE ISLAMIC FAITH - KFC (Houston) using animals slaughtered under Sharia Law

    09/12/2012 9:08:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    KTRH ^ | Nik Rajkovic
    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...
  • Tiny, Totally Unrelated Canadian Chain Takes Hit in Chick-fil-A Controversy (Muslim-owned)

    08/12/2012 2:38:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 12, 2012 | Nick Carbone
    They already had a tough time getting noticed – overshadowed by the similarly-named American chain – but metro Toronto chicken restaurant Chick-Felay’s has been unwittingly pulled into a gay-marriage controversy it didn’t create. The furor was sparked, of course, by Chick-fil-A, the major chain based thousands of miles away in Atlanta, Ga., but Chick-Felay’s has been forced to assure incensed customers that they aren’t part of it. Chick-Felay’s staff was understandably confused when a few patrons accused them of working at a “discriminatory” company or refused to pay after ordering. ”The servers were like, ‘What’s going on?’” Chick-Felay’s founder and...
  • Officials trying to referee Bay Ridge bar owner’s beef with food vendors (Arab's fake 'race card')

    05/08/2012 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Milagros · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 6, 2012 | Simone Weichselbaum
    "They are sitting on the corners like pirates," says Tony Gentile The vendors and their fans blame racism for the heat as more Arabs and Asians move into the South Brooklyn neighborhood, once an Italian enclave... Falafel sellers Sammy Kassen, 21, manger of Middle Eastern Halal Food which sits about 50 feet from Lone Star and Islam Baiuomy, owner of Halal Express Food which is across the street, cash in on running a cheap business on the pavement. The vendors and their fans blame racism for the heat as more Arabs and Asians move into the South Brooklyn neighborhood, once...
  • Federal Judge Enforces Sharia-Compliance in Ohio Prisons

    04/28/2012 1:56:25 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 32 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/12 | Aurelius
    In 2011, death row inmate Abdul Awkal sued an Ohio prison because he was receiving non-halal food while in prison. As a consequence, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction banned all pork products in prison. This year, prisoner James Rivers filed a lawsuit arguing that pork should not be outright banned. He reasoned that, should Muslims not want to eat pork, they had the right to, but that it was discriminatory to ban pork for everyone. Additionally, the prison did offer meals without pork products in them before the ban. To reinforce Rivers's lawsuit, prison authorities argued that the...
  • 'Talibuns'? Hot Cross Buns With Islamic ‘Halal’ Symbol Spark Debate

    04/06/2012 10:18:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 4/6/12 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Should Christians be upset if the packaging of their “hot cross buns” traditionally eaten at Easter carries the Islamic halal food certification symbol? This question has triggered an animated debate in South Africa in the run-up to Easter, both online and in the media. Protests by some Christians prompted the retailer to agree to offer two packaging options. One will carry the halal symbol and be labeled “spiced buns” while the other will omit the symbol and be labeled “hot cross buns,” according to a statement from the Woolworths supermarket chain. The statement, sent to South African media...
  • Muslim Association of Canada: a contributor to Hamas fund collector controls halal cert. in Quebec

    04/05/2012 8:03:35 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    pointdebasculecanada.ca ^ | 03APR12 | Not Listed
    PART 1 – Presentation and general conclusions PART 2 – The Association des viandes halal (AVH) and its relationship with MAC PART 3 – More information about MAC PART 4 – More information about AMCVH PART 5 – More information about the Aboubakerseddik Cultural Centre PART 6 – AMQ, another of MAC’s organizations at 371 Jean-Talon E. PART 7 – Excerpts of Dumont le midi TV show broadcast on March 13, 2012
  • Logan’s Warning Exclusive ~ the Pakistan Post ~ in on the Free Market Jihad ~ Photo Essay

    04/03/2012 9:44:59 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Logan's Warning ^ | April 4, 2012 | Logan
    I was not planning on doing any reporting tonight, but while walking through the city something caught my eye, and it was not this: The Village Voice dispenser and a few others are a common site in NYC. What caught my eye was this one: Walking near the halal invaded area of Madison Square Garden, I spotted the Pakistan Post dispenser. This was the first time I had noticed one of them. Since then I saw another one about a dozen locks away, and was told one has been located in Queens. The about page of the publication states they...
  • A 'Halal' Version of Facebook Coming Soon

    03/19/2012 12:32:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Digital One ^ | 18-03-12 | Tan Choe Choe
    COME this year's Ramadan month in July, a "halal" social networking site called "Salamworld" will open its doors to netizens. At the very basic, it aims to become an Islamic alternative to the hugely popular Facebook site. The key to this is to make it a safe site that is free of everything that is haram or forbidden -- pornography, criminal activities, fraud, paedophilia and advertisements on gambling and alcohol. It was launched in Istanbul, Turkey amid a gathering of Islamic leaders and intellectuals recently. A promo video that outlined the idea behind Salamworld said: "By filtering out harmful content,...
  • Sarkozy nixes halal meat in schools for Muslims

    03/03/2012 3:15:02 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2012, 4:34 PM EST | ELAINE GANLEY
    The issue of France's Muslims moved front and center into the presidential campaign with the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, excluding on Saturday any special indulgences for halal meat or separate swimming hours for Muslim women in public pools. Echoing his 2007 campaign, Sarkozy insisted that French civilization must prevail in France. He created France's first Ministry of Immigration and National Identity after being elected, but has since done away with it. Muslims, and immigration, are constant themes in recent French presidential races, but the topic is rising to the fore with vehemence as the April 22 first-round vote nears - 50...
  • After the burqa, French take objection to halal meat

    02/21/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 21, 2012
    After the burqa, French take objection to halal meat Paris : A TV documentary’s revelation that slaughterhouses around Paris have switched meat production entirely to halal methods has stirred a political storm in France, where attitudes to Europe’s largest Muslim minority are a subtext in a presidential election campaign. The France 2 documentary last week said all of the abattoirs in the greater Paris region were producing only halal-style meat, selling some without labelling it as such to avoid the cost of running separate lines for halal and non-halal customers. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen – who is hoping to...
  • A helping of Halal (islamic butchery)

    01/11/2012 9:32:50 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    abs.yougov.co.uk ^ | 9-22-11 | Natalie Hart
    Many Brits would prefer their meat to be clearly marked as Halal if they were being served it in a restaurant, according to a recent poll. The issue drew headlines this week after it emerged that sporting venues across London regularly serve Halal products to customers without informing them, either for religious or cost reasons. * 73% of the British population think that restaurants and caterers should be required to label Halal meat if they serve it * 81% of the 60+ age group think that Halal food should be labelled compared to a smaller 57% of 18-24s who think...
  • KFC Finger Lickin’ Halal Food

    01/05/2012 1:59:16 PM PST · by bayouranger · 36 replies
    EDL ^ | 1-4-12 | EDL
    The EDL have spent the last couple of years trying to raise the awareness of the creeping Islamisation of Britain through Islamic. One of the principal vehicles for Islamisation is the pushing of halal foods onto an unsuspecting and unknowing British populace. A furore arose when it was revealed that much meat was being passed to the general public without their knowledge or consent. In the wake of these revelations, many supermarkets began to label meat as halal or non-halal. Many chain restaurants are also passing off halal meat to the general public without really advertising the fact. Nando’s, for...
  • We won't eat halal meat, say MPs and peers who reject demands to serve it at Westminster

    01/01/2012 3:18:46 AM PST · by markomalley · 134 replies · 3+ views
    Mail on Sunday ^ | 1/1/2012 | CHRIS HASTINGS
    The Palace of Westminster has rejected demands to serve halal meat in its restaurants. Muslim MPs and peers have been told they cannot have meat slaughtered in line with Islamic tradition because the method – slitting an animal’s throat without first stunning it – is offensive to many of their non-Muslim colleagues. The stance has infuriated some parliamentarians who have eaten meat in the Palace’s 23 restaurants and cafes, having been assured that it was halal. Lord Ahmed of Rotherham said: ‘I did feel misled. I think a halal option should be made available.’ In 2010, the Mail on Sunday...
  • Closing of Longmont's Butterball plant: 'A test of our community' (Mr. Obama strikes again)

    12/04/2011 8:08:41 AM PST · by catnipman · 25 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 12/04/2011 | Tony Kindelspire
    The closing of Longmont's Butterball plant at the end of the year marks the end of a 51-year run for Longmont's turkey plant. More importantly, it means 349 people are joining the ranks of the unemployed. ... Carolina-based Butterball announced it was shutting down its Longmont facility at the end of the year, blaming high grain and fuel costs that had made its westernmost production plant no longer financially viable.
  • Halal USA

    11/30/2011 8:52:38 AM PST · by bayouranger · 33 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 11-28-11 | Gadi Adelman
    Back on March 1, 2010, almost 2 years ago I wrote, “What is happening here is no different than what happened in Europe. Well, maybe a bit different, I think, because in Europe Sharia was creeping into the society and here it is steamrolling.” No matter how many examples I give, no matter how much occurs day after day in this country, there are still those that say “Creeping Sharia, is not happening here”. Well, I guess that’s true, it’s not ‘creeping’. According to one dictionary the word ‘creep’ is defined as, to approach slowly, imperceptibly, or stealthily When it...
  • Thanksgiving jihad? Butterball sells sharia friendly halal turkeys

    11/23/2011 1:28:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 22, 2011 | Michael Stone
    Thanksgiving jihad? Butterball sells sharia friendly halal turkeys Thanksgiving is turkey time, yet many Americans are unaware that the turkey on the menu may be halal, meaning it is slaughtered according to the dictates of sharia, the religious law of Islam. On Monday, reports began circulating around the web that one of America’s largest producers of thanksgiving turkeys, Butterball, slaughters turkeys according to the dictates of sharia law. And apparently Butterball has confirmed the rumor: all Butterball whole turkeys sold in the U.S. are slaughtered in accord with halal, and thus satisfy sharia, Islamic religious law. Halal is a term...
  • Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

    11/22/2011 9:40:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 131 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    Apologies if this has already been postedAs you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's 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'...
  • Happy Halal Thanksgiving (Boycott Butterball)

    11/21/2011 6:47:27 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 91 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 21, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Did you know that the turkey you're going to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day this Thursday is probably halal? If it's a Butterball turkey, then it certainly is. I discovered that only two plants in the U.S. that perform halal slaughter keep the halal meat separated from the non-halal meat. At other meat-packing plants, animals are slaughtered following halal requirements, but then only a small bit of the meat is actually labeled halal. Wendy Howze, a Butterball Consumer Response Representative, responded: "Our whole turkeys are certified halal." Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus, and the jugular vein, and letting...
  • Surprise! America's favorite meal may be secretly dedicated to Allah

    11/22/2011 7:30:20 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 143 replies
    Worldnetdaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | By Drew Zahn
    As you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's 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' Read more: Has your Thanksgiving turkey...