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  • Massive FBI Raid on Islamic Slaughterhouse Mystifies Tiny Illinois Town

    10/22/2009 1:02:40 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies · 2,103+ views ^ | 10/22/09 | Joseph Abrams
    At 8 a.m. Sunday the population of Kinsman, Ill., stood at 109. An hour later it nearly doubled, as upwards of 100 federal agents and police swooped in on the tiny, rural community. And no one seems to know why. The law enforcement officers, including FBI agents, immigration officials and state police, surrounded an Islamic meat plant in Kinsman, cordoning off the area and briefly detaining the plant's handful of employees. The FBI isn't saying much, and the county sheriff is mum too, leaving Kinsman's residents mystified. The bust, in a town that has no local police force, involved dozens...
  • 100 Armed Feds Raid Muslim Meatpacking House

    10/21/2009 4:39:21 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 4 replies · 824+ views
    Israel National News ^ | October 21, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Approximately 100 armed federal agents, backed by a helicopter, 50 vehicles and sharpshooters, raided a Muslim meatpacking plant earlier this week but remain silent about the secret operation. Only half a dozen people work at the plant. No one was arrested, but one eyewitness said the huge police force indicates that the raid may involve criminal activity other than hiring illegal immigrants.
  • Camels' 'Milk Chocolate' .. Coming to the US

    07/23/2009 12:09:12 AM PDT · by cakid1 · 21 replies · 951+ views
    CBS47 NEWS ^ | July 23rd 2009 | cakid1
    Camels' 'Milk Chocolate' is coming to the US.. A company in Dubai plans to bring Milk Chocolate (made with Camels' milk) to the America. Apparently, camel-milk chocolate is considered a delicacy.
  • When is halal meat not halal meat?

    05/20/2009 12:41:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 872+ views
    bbc ^ | 20 May 2009
    Fast food chain KFC is trialling halal meat in certain restaurants, but some Muslims say it hasn't been killed in the correct Islamic way. Catrin Nye asks when is halal meat not halal meat? It may claim its food is "finger lickin' good", but until recently strict Muslims might have seen a problem with it. Now fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is trialling halal meat - meaning it has been killed in accordance with Islamic dietary laws - in eight of its UK restaurants. But the trial has sparked a debate over what is and what isn't halal,...
  • Fast food chain KFC converts eight London restaurants to halal-only menu (Londonistan going Islamic)

    05/06/2009 11:49:40 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies · 1,170+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06th May 2009 | Debra Killalea and Sophie Borland
    Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken is to launch a halal-only menu in eight of its London stores in a move which could be extended to other areas of the UK. The menu, which will form part of a trial, will see the stores selling chicken products which have been fully approved by the Halal Food Authority for the first time. KFC has 720 stores across the UK, and bosses said the move was designed to ensure the company was catering to a broader range of customers, following a growing demand for halal products. It is the latest fast food...
  • Fast food chain KFC converts eight London restaurants to halal-only menu

    05/06/2009 11:47:17 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,120+ views ^ | May 6, 2009 | Debra Killalea and Sophie Borland
    Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken is to launch a halal-only menu in eight of its London stores in a move which could be extended to other areas of the UK. The menu, which will form part of a trial, will see the stores selling chicken products which have been fully approved by the Halal Food Authority for the first time. KFC has 720 stores across the UK, and bosses said the move was designed to ensure the company was catering to a broader range of customers, following a growing demand for halal products. It is the latest fast food...
  • Obama beats early retreat on promise to fight pork

    03/02/2009 3:42:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 483+ views ^ | 3/2/09 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON -- Despite campaign promises to take a machete to lawmakers' pet projects, President Barack Obama is quietly caving to funding nearly 8,000 of them this year, drawing a stern rebuke Monday from his Republican challenger in last fall's election. Arizona Sen. John McCain said it is "insulting to the American people" for Obama's budget director to indicate over the weekend that the president will sign a $410 billion spending bill with what Republicans critics say is nearly $5.5 billion in so-called "earmark" projects.
  • UK: Panned over pork takeaway (Domino's outlet in muslim area bans all pork in favor of halal)

    02/11/2009 11:06:56 AM PST · by Stoat · 45 replies · 1,881+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | February 11, 2009 | Andrew Parker
      Panned over pork takeaway   Halal of an idea ... Domino's pizza    By ANDREW PARKER Published: Today     TAKEAWAY giant Domino's has pizza-ed off customers by taking pork off the menu and serving only HALAL meat. The group have opened the first halal-only pizza store in the country, catering to the needs of Muslim customers in the mixed race area of Hall Green, Birmingham. The controversial menu change means Brummie pizza lovers hoping to tuck into classic pizzas like a Hawaiian with ham and pineapple will be disappointed. Instead, they will have to travel over two...
  • Hail to the Chef: Obama Selects White House Chef

    01/10/2009 5:13:54 PM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies · 1,088+ views
    aldenteblog ^ | 1/9/2009 | KitchenMaus
    More exciting news than an economic stimulus plan, President-elect Obama has finally announced his new White House chef. Or, to be exact, he's announced his new chef, but she's not new to the White House. Turns out that President Bush's current chef-in-residence, Cristeta Comerford, suits Obama just fine. Is this bipartisanship at its best, or what?
  • Gaffney: "We cannot tolerate and must not permit Uncle Sam's morphing into Uncle Shariah"

    12/17/2008 4:40:04 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 1,263+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | 12/17/08 | JihadWatch
    In "Uncle Shariah" in the Washington Times, December 16, Frank Gaffney details why AIG's nationalization is so worrisome: The insurance giant AIG has lately become the poster child for corporate risk-taking, mismanagement and greed. Its unimaginably large losses, rooted in insurance it extended to financial companies engaged in subprime mortgage-backed transactions, have destroyed both AIG's corporate reputation and balance sheet. Indeed, but for the fact that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson - who during his days running Goldman Sachs had extensive ties to AIG - deemed the insurance firm "too large to fail," the company would surely have gone under by...
  • Primary school to serve pupils halal meat whether they're Muslim or not

    10/10/2008 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Alouette · 61 replies · 1,741+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Oct. 10, 2008
    All pupils at a primary school face being served halal meat at lunchtime whether they are Muslim or not, it emerged today. Dale Primary, which has a large proportion of Asians among its 550 pupils, is consulting parents about the controversial move. Under the plans pupils would only be offered Islamic-approved meals on days when meat is on the menu to 'avoid cross-contamination'. For meat to be classified halal, a Muslim must have slaughtered the animal from which it came by a single cut to the throat and without stunning it first. A prayer, including the words 'Allah is great',...
  • Calls for ban on religious slaughter methods (Scotland)

    09/06/2008 7:12:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 152+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 9/7/2008 | Eddie Barnes
    ANIMAL rights campaigners will call on MSPs this week to ban the Islamic and Jewish method of slaughtering animals, claiming there can be no exemptions purely on the grounds of religious belief. A petition will be heard, backed by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA), arguing that animals can only be killed in Scotland if pre-stunned first. Jews and Muslims believe that animals should be slaughtered using methods known as the 'schechita' and 'dhabiha' respectively. A sharp knife is used to cut its throat. The meat must then be 'purified' by the blood being drained...
  • Get your goat: Cabrito, chevreau or capretto -- it's another red meat

    08/21/2008 4:55:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 387+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 21, 2008 | Marlene Parrish
    What's for supper? I'm guessing the animal protein in the center of the plate tonight is one of these four-letter words: beef, lamb, pork, fowl, fish, veal or, on hunters' tables, deer. But is anybody serving goat? Some day soon you might. Goat is on its way to becoming a common menu option. Another red meat. Goat is beloved by Latino, Middle Eastern and Italian cooks but is not well known to most Americans. Those who haven't grown up with goat on the table may turn up their noses, imagining a smelly, scruffy animal, a lower-class member of barnyard society....
  • Netherlands: Halal Food at VVD Gathering

    05/21/2008 1:15:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 121+ views
    NIS News ^ | May 21 2008
    AMSTERDAM, 22/05/08 - A commotion has arisen within the conservative (VVD) party about the decision of a local branch to organise a halal gathering. Meetings of the VVD are known for the wine and cigars afterwards. But the VVD in the Amsterdam district Zeeburg is organising a meeting next month at which no alcohol may be served and only dishes will be available that are prepared according to Islamic rules (halal), newspaper De Telegraaf reported yesterday. Chairman Dirk Hanke of the VVD Zeeburg said that the report was not correct. The food is indeed halal, but it will be possible...
  • Jihad Comes to Wall Street

    05/20/2008 9:19:54 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 40 replies · 222+ views
    NRO ^ | April 03, 2008 | Alex Alexiev
    Jihad Comes to Wall Street "Sharia finance" does exactly what it promises, financing the spread of sharia — and terror. By Alex Alexiev If you’ve seen Geert Wilders’s film Fitna, you may not have noticed a single headline amongst all the bombings, beheadings, and earnest expressions of Islam’s eventual world domination: Halal-fund: investments for Muslims. But the investment vehicles referenced are an essential part of radical Islam’s efforts to insinuate itself into Western societies in order to destroy them from within. And Wall Street, barely out of the woods from its disastrous run-in with sub-prime mortgages — and having lost...
  • Halal food lands on menus

    03/30/2008 7:35:59 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 112 replies · 3,467+ views
    03/30/08 | NIRAJ WARIKOO
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  • Islamist Recommendations or Mandates?

    02/26/2008 6:30:54 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 4 replies · 112+ views
    Family Security Matters via The Middle East Forum ^ | February 25, 2008 | John Matthies
    Not long ago a list of "unique issues affecting Muslim Americans" was posted at the Muslim Americans for Obama '08 website. This describes a number of "recommendations" drafted to advance the discussion of lawful Islamism and exceptional accommodation in the United States. These suggest both that "Islamic" comportment is beyond reproach, and that one is always correct to press the case for inviolable "Muslim" space. The "recommendations" described are neither fantastical nor improbable. In fact, if the United States has by this time failed to enact the variety of accommodations embraced by our Western allies, it is clear that,...
  • U.S. Senator Pursuing Halal Foods for Muslims In New York Schools

    01/13/2008 6:35:50 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 55 replies · 265+ views
    Halal food in US schools BSS, New York The powerful US Senate is likely to witness a bill from Democrat Senator John Sabini, who is pursuing to ensure 'halal food' for Muslim students in schools of the city and the state as well. "The 'Halal Food Bill' will be placed before the State Senate shortly," John said at a fund-raising meeting in the city on Thursday. Bangladesh Expatriates in New York organised the programme, where John Sabini also said that he and some other Democrat senators have been trying their best to raise funds from US business community for the...
  • Halal Food in U.S. Schools (State Senator Proposes Halal Food Bill for N.Y. Schools)

    01/12/2008 4:29:16 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 9,292+ views
    The New Nation ^ | January 12, 2008 | The New Nation
    Halal food in US schools BSS, New York The powerful US Senate (sic) is likely to witness a bill from Democrat Senator John Sabini, who is pursuing to ensure 'halal food' for Muslim students in schools of the city and the state as well. "The 'Halal Food Bill' will be placed before the State Senate shortly," John said at a fund-raising meeting in the city on Thursday. Bangladesh Expatriates in New York organised the programme, where John Sabini also said that he and some other Democrat senators have been trying their best to raise funds from US business community for...
  • Animal rights activists attack ASDA for stocking 'cruel' Halal meat(Muzzies prefer 'unstunned' cows)

    11/05/2007 10:26:07 AM PST · by Stoat · 70 replies · 486+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 5, 2007
    Animal rights activists attack ASDA for stocking 'cruel' Halal meatLast updated at 14:25pm on 5th November 2007   Controversy: ASDA says it is selling the meat due to customer demand A giant supermarket chain came under fire for its decision to sell Halal meat from animals that have not been stunned before their throats are cut. Animal rights activists expressed outrage at the move by Asda to put the meat on sale for the first time next month. Asda admitted that that its decision would cause controversy but said it was being trialled in one store in response to...
  • Somali meatpacking workers complain of religious harassment

    07/22/2007 7:35:24 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 52 replies · 1,193+ views
    AP ^ | 07/21/07 | AP
    Somali meatpacking workers complain of religious harassment By OSKAR GARCIA Sunday, July 22, 2007 3:44 PM CDT OMAHA, Neb. - An American-Islamic advocacy group has drafted a complaint to federal officials that is awaiting the signatures of dozens of Muslim Somali workers who allege they were fired or harassed by supervisors at a Grand Island meatpacking plant for trying to pray at sunset. The complaint from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, to be filed with federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officials, compiles testimony from at least 44 workers who say they quit or were either fired or verbally and physically...
  • Group announces list of world's 100 most endangered sites (nearly ALL under islamic threat)

    06/11/2007 12:15:16 PM PDT · by 2banana · 9 replies · 1,029+ views
    World Monuments Fund ^ | Jun 8, 2007 | World Monuments Fund
    CONFLICT. Whether past, ongoing, or imminent, conflict has become one of the most severe threats to cultural heritage. Among the sites at grave risk on the 2008 Watch List are: - Cultural Heritage Sites of Iraq, where ongoing conflict has led to catastrophic loss at the world's oldest and most important cultural sites, and where the damage continues. (by islam) - Bamiyan Buddhas, Afghanistan, tragic illustrations of the importance of cultural heritage and the consequences of its destruction, the leftover fragments and historic context remain endangered, and their future in question. (by islam) - Church of the Holy Nativity, Bethlehem,...
  • Weird McDonald's Logo

    06/10/2007 5:04:02 PM PDT · by isthisnickcool · 154 replies · 10,185+ views
    I was watching Extreme Makeover on ABC and Mcdonald's had a commercial come on. At the end of the commercial they had something over their logo that looked odd. Does anyone know what these stars and moon mean?
  • Parents protest at school's 'Halal-only' lunch (UK)

    02/10/2007 4:22:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 41 replies · 1,412+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 February 2007
    Furious parents staged protests outside a school over its decision to serve up only halal meat at lunchtimes. Staff were forced to call the police after one father strode into the school in North London to challenge the new meals policy. More here... • Muslim organisation offers to help school ban full-face veil Kingsgate Primary in West Hampstead is among growing numbers of schools with high Muslim populations to use halal-only meat in cooking. But the menus, which will feature only meat that has been slaughtered in the halal way with a single cut to the throat, have not always...
  • Warning bells in Britain (British report on Muslim attitude to democracy alarming)

    02/01/2007 12:13:16 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 13 replies · 1,144+ views ^ | 2/1/2007 | Guy Bechor
    An important and interesting report by an independent think-tank released in Britain Monday has found that young Muslims are heading toward religious extremism. This is not just a warning bell, it is a thunderous one, but Europeans are unable to take action lest they be accused of not being liberal. On the contrary, the main lessons drawn from the British research is one of self–flagellation, with Brits asking what they did wrong and why they had discriminated against the Muslim community. The research was based, among other things, on a survey conducted among the Muslim population that showed 37 percent...
  • Halal Chicken McNuggets at Detroit McDonald's (well, it is about time!)

    08/12/2006 10:07:37 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 123 replies · 3,139+ views
    Islam ^ | July 17, 2006
    Halal Chicken McNuggets at Detroit McDonald's WASHINGTON, July 17 (IslamOnline & News Agencies) - McDonald's restaurants in the Detroit area have started to provide halal Chicken McNuggets for the growing population of Muslim customers there, an online American daily reported Tuesday. The large Arab Muslim population of the Dearborn area was initially seen as the impetus for the move, but store supervisor Maurene Smith, of Dearborn's Michigan Ave. McDonald's, said she gets Muslim customers from many different ethnic backgrounds and cultures, according to the article published on The Freep, the online version of the Detroit Free Press. Islamic rulings stipulate...
  • Muslim Mac attack (halal hamburgers cause a flap in Oz)

    11/18/2006 7:37:44 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 126 replies · 2,159+ views (AU) ^ | 11/19/2006 | Kelvin Healey
    McDONALD'S latest bid to attract more customers -- Muslim fast-food lovers -- has caused uproar among customers. The fast-food chain has introduced halal products at two Melbourne restaurants, significantly boosting sales. However some non-Muslim customers are furious they were not told their hamburger meat was slaughtered and blessed in accordance with Islamic rules laid down in the Koran.
  • Pagan inmates are given a day off from work for Halloween

    10/31/2006 6:19:18 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 498+ views
    This London ^ | October 30, 2006
    Hundreds of Pagans serving prison sentences are to be given the day off work for Halloween out of respect for their religious beliefs.Prison Service bosses have instructed staff to grant the convicts, who include Devil worshippers and Satanists, special privileges on Tuesday.While fellow prisoners sew mail bags and undertake other jail work, the Pagans will be allowed to celebrate their 'holiday'.They can use certain artefacts, including rune stones, flexible twigs and hoodless robes, provided they are kept in their cells or worn during communal worship. Robes with hoods are banned for 'security reasons', however.The move is revealed in Home Office...
  • A Growing, Confusing Market for Halal Food

    04/15/2006 10:44:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 43 replies · 833+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Mariam Jukaku
    Tapping into a growing Muslim American population, the market for food products lawful to eat under Islamic regulations has boomed, with some industry leaders predicting billions of dollars in U.S. sales. But different interpretations of what Muslims consider halal, or religiously sanctioned, has led to confusion, misunderstanding and even fraud, prompting some states to step in with regulations. Muslims pay a premium for religiously sanctioned foods, but definitions of halal differ. (By Lisa Billings -- Associated Press)
  • Australia: Abattoirs Approved For Muslim Slaughtering

    04/15/2006 10:23:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 609+ views
    News from Nine MSN, Australia's ABC Rural and Bernama reports that three abattoirs have been given the seal of approval by a Malaysian religious body to perform halal slaughter of beef, which can then be exported to Malaysia. The abattoirs are Stanbroke Beef Pty Ltd, based in Grantham, Queensland, and two from Victoria - Tasman Group Services, Brooklyn, and Victoria and Novic Food Processing, in Wodonga. On June 4 last year, Malaysia suspended its beef imports from Australia, as it was decided that normal humane methods of killing bovines did not conform to halal standards. Traditionally, halal meat has to...
  • No ham for Christmas: Muslim menu for WA hospital

    12/17/2005 9:01:21 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 94 replies · 1,954+ views
    Sunday Times (Australia) ^ | 12/18/05 | Trevor Paddenburg
    By TREVOR PADDENBURG 18dec05 A WA hospital has scrubbed baked ham from its Christmas menu, fearing Muslim patients could be offended. It has also overhauled its entire menu so that all meals are now halal – containing only meat and other food prepared according to Muslim customs. But Port Hedland Regional Hospital staff and many non-Muslim patients are outraged, saying it is a case of political correctness gone mad. Kitchen staff are so angry that they have organised a petition demanding ham be put back on the Christmas menu. Other WA hospitals are also introducing halal dining, though the Health...
  • Passaic County Jail Ends Kosher, Halal Meals (NJ- The typo in the story is classic)

    10/19/2005 4:43:44 PM PDT · by chet_in_ny · 35 replies · 2,146+ views
    1010 WINS AM NY ^ | 10/19/05 | 1010 WINS AM
    PATERSON, N.J. Inmates at the Passaic County Jail are no longer getting kosher and halal meals. A jail spokesman says they're too expensive. Bill Maer tells The Record of Bergen County the jail will make its own halal and kosher meals by adding a lawyer of plastic wrap under the food and over the food. Federal immigration detainees are among the inmate population and Maer says Muslims are the biggest group of federal detainees to request the special meals. The change comes during Ramadan, Muslim's holy month, and while the jail is being audited by the Homeland Security Department following...
  • A Taste for Halal Meat (Where's PETA and the SPCA When You Need Them?)

    05/03/2005 5:15:49 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 11 replies · 924+ views
    CAIR ^ | 2 May 2005 | Washington Post
    For three hours, Imad Rababe helped slit the throats of more than 100 goats and lambs at his white cinderblock slaughterhouse near Hagerstown, murmuring a quick blessing to Allah with each flick of his sharpened knife then immediately hoisting the animals by their feet on hooks to drain the blood. It's a tough business, Rababe said. Turnover is high among his eight employees, most of them Muslim immigrants who could not find other jobs. In addition to teaching them the Islamic style of slaughter, Rababe must also shop for livestock, drum up business, track orders and collect payments -- often...
  • Killing lambs raises legal issue [Muslims]

    01/22/2005 4:46:57 AM PST · by aculeus · 275 replies · 4,066+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2005 | By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Muslim group plans to slaughter 100 lambs on a farm this weekend as part of a religious rite, but state officials plan to be there with their video cameras to monitor what they consider an unlicensed slaughterhouse. The arrangement is the result of negotiations between the state, the Muslims and father-son farmers Kenneth and Eddie Rowe, who have leased their farm in rural Princeton for use during Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice.
  • Ag Officials To Allow Religious Lamb Slaughter (Muslim holiday ritual)

    01/21/2005 4:09:29 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 31 replies · 900+ views
    NBC News 17 ^ | 1/21/05
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Muslims observing a religious holiday will be allowed to sacrifice about 100 lambs at a Johnston County farm this weekend, but state agriculture officials will be keeping a close eye. The attorney for the farmers said the slaughter in observance of Eid al-Adha isn't that much different than hog killings. State Agriculture Department officials will be there to observe and possibly pursue a claim that the farmers are violating state law by allowing the slaughter. The slaughter will go on through the weekend after the agriculture officials and the farmers reached a court agreement. Agriculture officials will...
  • Has anyone noticed the removal of pork products from menus at franchises?

    10/17/2004 6:20:45 AM PDT · by applpie · 118 replies · 2,903+ views
    It finally dawned on me today. Ahah. My local Boston Market (Burke, VA) has removed ham from its menu--all the ham/pork products. This is in spite of the fact that the corporate menu still includes ham. I did happen to notice quite a few muslims working at the restaurant. So what do you think about that? Personally, I find it pretty offensive that the freedom of many is affected by the Islamic dietary laws in public franchises.
  • Villagers gleeful as US army gathers mangled remains of downed Chinook

    11/03/2003 11:02:41 AM PST · by TexKat · 118 replies · 260+ views
    ALBU-ISA, Iraq (AFP) - The residents of Albu-Isa rejoiced at the killing of 16 US soldiers when a helicopter was downed near their sleepy village, in the deadliest single attack on the Americans since the start of the war. "It's party time for us," said farmer Ahmad al-Issawi, summing up the bellicose mood after a Chinook military transport helicopter was shot down Sunday, ferrying soldiers on leave. "If the resistance carries on like this, the Americans will leave Iraq." The villagers' spirits were further roused by the site of American troops removing by truck the heaps of wreckage. A convoy...
  • The Guantanamo Thirteen. Packing on the pounds at America's toughest prison.

    05/30/2003 8:00:55 AM PDT · by dennisw · 2 replies · 304+ views
    slate ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | Manny Howard
    The Guantanamo Thirteen Packing on the pounds at America's toughest prison. By Manny Howard Posted Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 11:52 AM PT Is America the only country in the world that could run a prison camp where prisoners gain weight? Between April 2002 and March 2003, the Joint Task Force returned to Afghanistan 19 of the approximately 664 men (from 42 countries) who have been held in the detention camps at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay. Upon leaving, it has been reported, each man received two parting gifts: a brand new copy of the Koran as well...
  • Halal McNuggets a Hit in Detroit

    05/19/2003 2:40:37 PM PDT · by Salman · 64 replies · 790+ views
    About Islam ^ | 2003 | About Islam staff writer
    Halal McNuggets a Hit in Detroit Sales are so good, McDonalds expands the idea to another area restaurant Last September, a McDonalds restaurant in Dearborn, Michigan began offering a halal version of its chicken nuggets, in response to requests from area customers. In the past 11 months, sales have been so good that they have expanded the idea to a second Dearborn location. At the Michigan Avenue restaurant (14860 Michigan Avenue), McNugget sales are about double the restaurant chain's average, and 65 percent of the orders are for the halal version. The halal product has been so successful that McDonalds...
  • Dirty tricks!!!!

    03/16/2003 1:08:21 PM PST · by BabaOreally · 12 replies · 186+ views
    Muslin Council of Britian ^ | 03/16/03 | BabaOreally
    Contamination of Halal meat The British Muslim community has been shocked and distressed to learn that meat sold to them as Halal has now been confirmed to be systematically and deliberately contaminated with pork which is specifically prohibited in Islam. The existing consumer protection and food safety legislation Acts should offer protection to the British Muslim consumer. Dr Shuja Shafi, Chair of the MCB's Health & Medical Committee has asked for an urgent meeting with the Food Safety Authority.
  • California governor signs halal food law

    07/13/2002 5:41:01 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 50 replies · 420+ views
    Arab News: Saudi Arabia's first english daily ^ | 14 July 2002 | Barbara Ferguson, Arab News Correspondent
    WASHINGTON, 14 July — A bill making it a misdemeanor to sell food products falsely labeled as halal, was signed into law in California on Monday by Gov. Gray Davis. Gov. Davis signed the bill, which was sponsored by Assemblyman Bill Campbell, during a news conference at the Islamic Cultural Center in Los Angeles. “Halal is the Islamic equivalent to the Jewish kosher, and therefore a sacred necessity for the Islamic faithful,” Gov. Davis said. The law made it a penalty that includes as much as 90 days in jail and a $600 fine for misrepresentation of foods that have...