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  • Boone County Jail adopts halal meal plan after RFRA lawsuit (IN)

    10/06/2016 8:18:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies | Oct. 5, 2016 | Madeline Buckley
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  • "Terrorist hunt hits poultry processor"

    03/21/2002 7:51:11 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 10 replies · 726+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3/22/2002 | Tasgola Karla Bruner
    Gainesville -- Officials at Mar-Jac Poultry said they were shocked to find out Thursday that federal officials suspect the company might have ties to terrorist funding. Company Vice President Doug Carnes said at least a half-dozen U.S. Customs agents spent all day Wednesday gathering financial records and charitable contribution files. They were "real nice, professional and complimentary," he said, but they didn't disclose the nature of their visit. It was only on Thursday that Carnes was alerted by company officials in Virginia as to what the agents were looking for. "I'm shocked. I'm in disbelief. I've worked for them for...
  • 'Back-door Shariah' has Americans eating halal meat

    08/14/2016 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    WND ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Anti-Shariah activist Pamela Geller’s campaign to get halal meat labeled on American supermarket shelves has been sent down the memory hole by the federal government. Geller started a petition drive in November 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service seeking to have halal meat – which is ritually slaughtered in the presence of an imam to make it suitable for Muslims to consume – labeled as such. It was only fair, she said. Kosher meat, which is blessed by a rabbi before slaughter, is labeled on store shelves so why not halal meat? More than...
  • The Meat You Eat is HALAL but The USDA Won’t Label It

    08/14/2016 4:08:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 60 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | Pamela Geller
    This is an outrage. If the roles were were reversed and it was Muslims being ignored, Muslims whose dietary religious traditions being violated, all hell would break loose. Pamela Geller: USDA Ignores AFDI Petition to Require All Halal Meat Be Labeled as Such A great deal of meat sold in this country is halal but is not labeled is such. It’s a scandal — but an established practice: meat packers generally do not separate halal meat from non-halal meat, and do not label halal meat as such. We attempted to right that wrong. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture has...
  • Al Shabrawy Meat Inc Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due To Misbranding and Allergens (Halal)

    08/10/2016 7:21:27 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies
    FSIS USDA ^ | 08/06/2016 | Richard J. McIntire
    Al Shabrawy Meat Incorporated Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens!ut/p/a1/jY_RCoJAFES_xQ9Y9m6W6KNIlpqKSGb7ElusumCrqBj29Sk9GUXOfRo4M5fBFKeYStaLnHWikqycPNUuEIFGDAvc0DZtcALVTvRgR2C7GYHzDDDIBCRR6FkW6IG6MP9DJvzLuwserBrf8nNMa9YVSMiswqnkjxY1vOSs5Yg1t0L0vEXXAQ2cNfiE6bwWyHhjbbzeu4EKnvYJfNn9Bn4Pq-_H9HnIYidXlBfFAzLK/?1dmy&current=true&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2FFSIS-Content%2Finternet%2Fmain%2Ftopics%2Frecalls-and-public-health-alerts%2Frecall-case-archive%2Farchive%2F2016%2Frecall-070-2016-release Al Shabrawy Meat Incorporated Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall 070-2016 Health Risk: High Aug 6, 2016 En Espańol Congressional and Public Affairs Richard J. McIntire (202) 720-9113 WASHINGTON, AUG. 6, 2016 – Al Shabrawy Meat Inc., a South River, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Some of the products...
  • Orlando Shooter Raised Suspicion at Gun Shops

    06/16/2016 8:18:11 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 62 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2016 | Charles Passy, Josh Mitchell and Laura Stevens
    JENSEN BEACH, Fla.— Omar Mateen visited a gun shop in this town near his home about five or six weeks ago. His request: heavy-duty body armor—rated IIIA, the sort typically used by law enforcement—and bulk ammunition. While at the store, Mateen had a phone conversation in which he appeared to be speaking in a Middle Eastern language, according to Robbie Abell, the co-owner of the store, Lotus Gunworks of South Florida. Staffers also noticed him texting on his phone. Mateen “just seemed very odd,” Mr. Abell said. “The questions he was asking [about body armor] were not the normal questions...
  • Migrants Profane Italian Flag in Protest over Change in Dinner Menu

    03/31/2016 11:05:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    A number of mostly Muslim migrants hosted in a hotel in the northern Italian town of Chioggia ripped down the Italian flag in protest of an Easter meal of pasta in place of their usual chicken and french fries. The owners of the Al Bragosso di Sant’Anna Hotel usually give the 45 migrants a dinner consisting of chicken and French fries on Sundays, but on Easter they decided to serve the pasta instead to properly celebrate the holiday.
  • BACON BAN AT CARE HOME: Muslim staff REFUSED to serve patients bacon sandwiches

    03/16/2016 8:10:20 PM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Daily Express ^ | March 17, 2016 | Cyril Dixon
    MUSLIM staff at a care home refused to let patients eat bacon sandwiches for breakfast, a watchdog has found. . . . The report said: "Staff were not providing support that was responsive to the person's preferences and were restricting the person's right to choice. "The person said they had raised their concern with senior staff members but nothing had been done about it."
  • Aossey Sentenced in Halal Scam

    02/29/2016 9:12:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    A Cedar Rapids businessman convicted of mislabeling Halal meat will spend 2 years in prison. 74-year-old Bill Aossey, founder of Midamar, was sentenced in federal court Thursday morning on federal fraud charges. The sentence also calls for three years of supervision after release and a $60,000 fine. During the hearing the judge repeatedly scolded Aossey for committing perjury during his trial in court last year. Aossey’s conviction originally called for a 9 to11 year sentence. The judge cut the sentence due to Aossey’s age of 74 and the unlikeliness that he would commit another offense. Aossey was convicted by a...
  • Muslims Want Halal Food in NYC Schools – Kosher Not Option

    12/31/2015 9:21:15 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 12/27/15 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Proposed legislation was introduced into New York City Council to require that the city’s public schools provide Islamic-compliant food – halal – as an option in the cafeterias. The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined forces with council member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. (Brooklyn) to support Resolution 54 at a press conference on the steps of New York City Hall on Wednesday, March 26. Fourteen other city councilmembers co-sponsored Espinal’s Resolution. The Resolution goes into explicit detail about what Islamic-observant students are permitted to eat and what they must avoid eating, as well as stating...
  • Halal vs Kosher (differences and similarities between Islamic and Jewish dietary laws)

    11/18/2015 1:38:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Halal and Kosher are terms often heard in the context of meat and dairy, and although it's common knowledge that the terms refer to guidelines on what can be consumed and what cannot, few know what either really means, let alone how they differ. "Is this kosher?" has become a common expression that has transcended the context of religion and food to the point that it simply means "Is this acceptable?" in a colloquial sense. Halal and Kosher refer to what's permitted by Islamic and Jewish religious laws respectively. Halal is an Islamic term that means lawful or permitted. Although...
  • “We fight for the users!”

    11/12/2015 7:28:41 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-12-2015 | MOTUS
    Let’s take a little break from poop swastikas and other campus micro/macro aggressions to examine a real conflict from abroad. France has finally found something in the clash of cultures to take a stand on…wine. Ahead of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s landmark European trip kicking off this weekend, French officials reportedly nixed plans for a formal meal in Paris with President François Hollande following a dispute over the menu. The Iranians, according to France’s RTL Radio, insisted on a wine-free meal with halal meat — a request based on Islamic codes that amounted to culinary sacrilege in France, a nation...
  • Lunch between French and Iranian presidents canceled: France refused request to serve halal food

    11/10/2015 11:36:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/10/15 | Robert Spencer
    The request for halal food is perfectly reasonable: if Hollande is going to invite Rouhani to lunch, he shouldn’t serve him food that his guest cannot eat for religious reasons. But the request that there be no wine on the table is inherently supremacist and absolutely unjustifiable. Rouhani would not be forced to drink wine, but that’s not enough: if he is not going to drink wine, then no one else can drink it either, including the non-Muslims present. This demand is in line with the old axiom: in Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And...
  • Ham Sandwiches And Sausage Rolls May Be Banned From Office Kitchens For Being ‘Offensive’

    10/05/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andy Wells
    Kitchens that are shared between office workers may soon be banned from storing pork products like sausage rolls over fears that they are “offensive”. New guidelines proposed by interfaith group CoExist House say that employers should consider worker’s religions before allowing ham sandwiches placed in the fridge alongside other products. The group also suggests that alcohol should not be served at corporate events in case it upsets members of certain faiths.

    09/25/2015 6:14:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 9/25/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hygiene isn't Halal Immigration is all about diversity and cultural enrichment. And this Muslim eatery enriched the UK with a new strain of Ecoli that sent customers to the hospital because handwashing was Haram. A teenage girl almost died and more than 140 others were taken severely ill after contracting a E.coli in a filthy takeaway where staff did not wash their hands after going to the toilet. 142 customers who ate at the Khyber Pass in Hyson Green, Nottingham, suffered with nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea after the outbreak last June, and a 13-year-old girl was left so ill that...
  • Denmark Bans Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

    08/04/2015 3:54:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28 | Dan Kedrney
    “Animal rights come before religion” Editor’s note: This story was published in error; it incorrectly suggested that Denmark’s ban is new. See correction appended Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals in 2014, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.
  • Midamar founder Aossey found guilty of conspiracy, false statement, wire fraud charges

    07/14/2015 12:32:16 AM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | July 13, 2015 | Trish Mehaffey
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Convicted Monday of most charges in a halal beef exporting scheme, Midamar Corp. founder William Aossey Jr. was put in jail while a federal judge considers what to do with the 73-year-old until his sentencing.Aossey was convicted by a jury on 15 of 19 federal charges involving the sale of misbranded “halal” beef products and falsifying export documents and certificates.The founder of the Cedar Rapids company, at 1105 60th Ave. S.W., was accused in October 2014 of falsely representing that the beef he was exporting to Malaysia and Indonesia met strict slaughtering standards.After a trial last week,...
  • Aldi’s been serving halal meat that contains pork

    05/17/2015 12:21:39 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 76 replies ^ | May 17, 2015 | Richard Hartley-ParkinsonRichard Hartley-Parkinson
    Aldi has landed in hot water after selling black pudding that contained pork, which is forbidden in Islam. The supermarket has apologised for stocking the item which lists among its ingredients pork blood, pork skins and pork stock. The black pudding had received the UK Health Code stamp saying it was suitable for Muslims.
  • Islam fatwas: Eating wife, toilet paper OK

    04/12/2015 2:45:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    World News Daily ^ | April 9, 2015
    Who says Islam is not adapting to the times? Fatwas issued by top clerics in Turkey and Saudi Arabia this week might be shocking to much of the civilized world, but they do indicate change. In Turkey, the top religious authority, known as the Directorate of Religious Affairs or Divanet, proclaimed that though water is the preferred method of cleansing oneself after using the toilet, paper is now an acceptable alternative if a water source is unavailable, reports the nation’s Hurriyet Daily News. [Snip] Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia the grand mufti has reportedly found a new definition of halal –...
  • Grand Mufti Denies Fake Fatwa

    04/09/2015 5:33:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Arab News ^ | Friday 10 April 2015
    Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has denied issuing a fatwa that states it is permissible for a starving man to save himself by eating the flesh of a woman. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency on Thursday, Al-Asheikh said the religious edict was false and created by Islam’s enemies to slander him and “keep the community busy squabbling over irrelevant issues instead of standing united behind the rightly guided rulers.” “The fatwa attributed to us is wrong. It is nothing but lies ... It has been circulated to distort the image of Islam, which has elevated...
  • Did a Leading Saudi Cleric Permit Men to Eat Their Wives? (i.e. cannibalize)

    04/09/2015 4:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2015, 3:29 PM | Ari Soffer
    Just when you thought you’d heard it all: A report circulating throughout the Arabic-language media claims a leading Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa (religious ruling) permitting husbands to eat their wives (yes, eat them) in the event that they are really, really hungry. The report appeared among other places in the major pan-Arab, London-based Al Quds Al-Arabi, which cited the alleged edict by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah Al-Asheikh permitting a husband to eat his wife if he is afflicted with “severe hunger”. It claimed Al-Asheikh clarified that the husband could choose to eat...
  • Top Saudi mufti reportedly issues fatwa allowing starving husbands to eat wives

    04/10/2015 10:52:07 AM PDT · by Altenkrug · 57 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 9, 2015
    Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority has issued a fatwa allowing a starving man to eat his wife in order to save himself, causing a stir among the Kingdom's residents, London-based daily al-Quds al-Arabi reported. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, according to the report, said that the act would display the wife's obedience to her husband and her willingness to become one with his flesh. Saudi Twitter users quickly took to the social network to express their shock at the strange fatwa attributed to the Grand Mufti. Following the report Saudi media accused Iranian media of fabricating the fatwa, noting...
  • Halal or Not? Eating Your Wife if You Are Hungry...

    04/11/2015 4:14:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    CairoScene ^ | 4/9/15
    We apologise for this aneurysm inducing news, but seriously a Mufti in Saudi Arabia has just declared that a Muslim can cannibalise his wife. You heard correctly: Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, a man of religious power in Saudi Arabia, believes it is halal to eat your wife. Clarifying his stance, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah explains that literally eating your wife is permitted only if you're extremely hungry. Translating what appeared on multiple Arab websites (here, here, here, here and here): “A fatwa attributed to the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, which allows a man to eat his...
  • Jewish, Muslim Food Cart Owners Face Off in NYC Turf War

    03/06/2015 4:39:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 15, 2015
    A turf war is brewing between a Jewish food cart vendor and Muslim competitors vying for prime real estate in midtown Manhattan, according to the New York Post. Dubbing it an "intifooda," the Post reports that Yisroel Mordowitz, who serves kosher brisket and pastrami sandwiches, is being blocked from setting up near Rockefeller Center by by the "hallal mafia." “This guy is hungry – hungry for money,” said Mohamed Mossad, one of the Muslim food purveyors fighting to keep Mordowitz and his cart, the Holy Rollers, off the corner of 48th Street and Sixth Avenue. “Why doesn’t he go to...
  • A Trip to David’s Brisket House, the Jewish Deli That’s Run by Muslims

    03/06/2015 4:06:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 5, 2015 | Adam Platt
    Grub Street never needs a reason to celebrate our city's esteemed roster of delicatessens, but since this week marks the New York release of the new documentary Deli Man, we're going all in on the subject today.There’s an elaborate backstory behind every venerable deli in New York City, but the story behind David’s Brisket House, which has been serving brisket and pastrami sandwiches to the good people of Bedford-Stuyvesant for more than half a century now, is more elaborate and convoluted than most. The original Dave was a Russian Jew who sold the deli to a Romanian Jew, who inherited...
  • Kosher food-cart vendor says he‘s blocked by ‘halal mafia’ in NYC

    02/15/2015 12:17:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/15/15 | Gary Buiso
    There is no peace in the Mideast — or Midtown. A Jewish kosher-food purveyor says he’s being prevented from settling in the heart of Manhattan by the “halal mafia.” Yisroel Mordowitz insists he just wants to peacefully peddle sandwiches piled high with brisket or pastrami from his Holy Rollers cart in the lucrative Rockefeller Center area, 48th Street off Sixth Avenue. But a group of irate Egyptian competitors block the kosher vendor from setting up on the sidewalk, literally squatting on the curb or placing umbrellas and beverage cartons to cordon off the space. Modal Trigger“This guy is hungry —...
  • US says halal food supplier misled Muslims on beef

    12/15/2014 12:53:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa • A food supplier for several years falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world as meeting strict halal standards, exporting products that weren't slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law, federal prosecutors allege in a major fraud indictment.
  • Was this why Lindt was targeted?

    12/15/2014 1:30:49 PM PST · by wtd · 36 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12-15-2014 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Could this be why Lindt was targeted? Lindt refused Halal certification
  • VIDEO: Muslim Fast-Food Worker Has Shocking Reaction to Someone Ordering Bacon

    12/14/2014 7:59:39 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 101 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12DEC2014 | Staff Writer
    Ah, the joys of tolerance. Sydney, Australia has begun to learn them after opening several Muslim-friendly restaurants that serve only halal food that is permissible to be eaten under Shariah law. One of those restaurants is featured in this video of a Muslim man who completely loses it when a customer, apparently unaware that he was in a halal-only KFC, asked for bacon on his sandwich. The video shows the KFC employee yelling — screaming, really — about being recorded. He also threatens the customer. Apparently he really, really doesn’t like the word “bacon.” Great customer service at those halal-only...
  • Midamar corporate officers indicted on 92 counts involving misbranding Halal beef products

    12/06/2014 12:20:22 AM PST · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | December 5, 2014 | Trish Mehaffey
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Corporate officers of Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America in Cedar Rapids were indicted on 92 federal charges Friday, involving mislabeling of Halal beef products and falsifying documents. Jalel Aossey, 40 and brother William “Yahya” Aossey, 44, both of Cedar Rapids, and each of the businesses are charged with one count of conspiracy to make and use materially false statements and documents; sell misbranded meat; and commit wire fraud. Their father William Aossey, 73, founder of Midamar, was charged with 19 similar counts last month. His trial was just reset to March 9. According to the...
  • Rapper Big Paybacc Shot Dead In McDonald's

    11/08/2014 8:33:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 132 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 8, 2014
    Rapper Big Paybacc has been shot dead while eating his lunch in a McDonald's near Los Angeles. The star, whose 2011 track Gangsta Luv has been viewed more than 250,000 times on YouTube, was gunned down by an attacker who walked in and opened fire. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Deputy Guillermina Saldana said: "It appears to detectives that the victim was the intended target and that this was not a random shooting." The victim was identified officially as 38-year-old Habeeb Ameer Zekajj, the rapper's real name. Big Paybacc was connected to former G-Unit artist Spider Loc.
  • South African BDS Activists Target Woolworths Kosher Food Section With Severed Pigs Head

    10/24/2014 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 24, 2014 11:45 AM | Ben Cohen
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel took another step into open antisemitism today when student activists in South Africa placed the severed head of a pig in the kosher meat section of a Woolworths store in Cape Town. The shocking gesture was aimed, the perpetrators said, at preventing “people who will not eat pork to pretend that they are eating clean meat, when it is sold by hands dripping with the blood of Palestinian children.” Jewish leaders were quick to condemn the act, organized by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS,) a body affiliated with the...
  • Muslim Woman Attacks Muslims For Demanding Halal Food At Minnesota Food Banks

    10/24/2014 2:46:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Zoe Mintz
    ... “I’m about to put a smack down on my brothers and sisters,” Dedic wrote in her Facebook post on Oct 20. “Why on earth [do] they think it is okay to look into the eyes of the already generous US taxpayer and say your charity is not good enough for me. I demand special treatment.” ...
  • 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 ^ | 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' ^ | 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...