Heads a poppin'
11-23-11 5 Fear The Turkey! -- Countdown with Keith Olbermann
(I think this is on Al Gore's failed channel)
David Shuster (in above video) repeatedly tweeted:
Hey @atlasshrugs [Pamela Gellar] your criticism of Butterball turkey for conforming to Islamic law gets my response on countdown.
3 hours ago
To which I responded:
@DavidShuster Assclown ignores the fact that ALL BB turkeys are certified halal (w/Islamic prayer) & not labeled. When do u get funny?
Heads are exploding on the left. My American Thinker article exposing Butterball turkeys have the pathetic shills for sharia bouncing off the wall. All Butterball whole turkeys are certified halal. They are not labeled as such. That is a big deal. Millions of Christians, Jews, Hindus, Zoroastrians, wiccans, pagans, animists might not want to buy halal or wish to eat halal meat.
Just as calories and nutritional values must be labeled on every food product -- halal certification should be prominently labeled on all meat that is prepared according to Islamic religious ritual. We know every unit of heat energy, and grams of fat, protein, carbos, etc. -- but not halal? Despite the fact that it violates the teachings of non-Muslims to eat it?
Respect only for Islam? Why? It's not a matter of how the bird is killed. The fact that all their turkeys are halal and not labeled as such is what is so horribly wrong. The left doesn't get this?
The left is just hog wild over this story. Hundreds of tweets and reams of ink. Raging against the Geller machine LML. Go here and "Like" the Boycott Butterball page at Facebook.
New York Magazine writes: Halal Turkeys Are Tainting Thanksgiving, Says Pamela Geller
The Internet's most visible hater of Islam, Pamela Geller, is warning all Americans this Thanksgiving about a dastardly new force that's threatening the freedom of our holiday dinner tables: Butterball turkeys. According to Geller, in a column from The American
Thinker, the turkey brand is forcing sharia law onto all of us by offering whole turkeys that are "certified halal." Geller is aghast: "In a little-known strike against freedom, yet again, we are being forced into consuming meat slaughtered by means of a torturous method: Islamic slaughter." Yet again!
Geller has the background, in her typically measured tone:
Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus, and the jugular vein, and letting the blood drain out while saying "Bismillah allahu akbar" — in the name of Allah the greatest. Many people refuse to eat it on religious grounds. Many Christians, Hindus or Sikhs and Jews find it offensive to eat meat slaughtered according to Islamic ritual (although observant Jews are less likely to be exposed to such meat, because they eat kosher).
While Geller attempts to rally the PETA folks to her side by calling the practice crueler than normal, another more neutral take contends that halal slaughter "differs from turkeys which are slaughtered in traditional turkey farms or plants in the United States, where turkeys are kept in cramped conditions and slaughtered in a sort of assembly line by machinery which many find to be inhumane."
Geller will not be convinced otherwise: "It's Islamic supremacism on the march, yet again," she promises. (Yet again!!) "So this Thanksgiving, fight for your freedom." Her "Boycott Butterball Turkey" group on Facebook currently boasts 1,078 "likes," and comments like, "Liberal Fascists are indoctrinated to hate whites, Jews, America, Americans, Free Markets, Christians, history, economics, numbers, and facts." Liberal fascists, however, love Butterball.
Conservative blogger Pamela Geller — writing for American Thinker — just unleashed a shocking torrent of Terror across our collective holiday weekend.
You probably thought that you were going to enjoy a nice Christian Thanksgiving with your nice Christian family and your Christian friends in your Christian dining room tomorrow. But then… Surprise, Muslism!
A citizen activist and reader of my website AtlasShrugs.com wrote to Butterball, one of the most popular producers of Thanksgiving turkeys in the United States, asking them if their turkeys were halal. Wendy Howze, a Butterball Consumer Response Representative, responded: "Our whole turkeys are certified halal."…
Across this great country, on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, infidel Americans are unwittingly going to be serving halal turkeys to their families this Thursday. Turkeys that are halal certified — who wants that, especially on a day on which we are giving thanks to G-d for our freedom? I wouldn't knowingly buy a halal turkey — would you? Halal turkey, slaughtered according to the rules of Islamic law, is just the opposite of what Thanksgiving represents: freedom and inclusiveness, neither of which are allowed for under that same Islamic law.
Oh no! I don't want invisible Musliminess all over my Thanksgiving bird! Get it it off! Get it off!
I don't know about you, but went out shopping this past weekend with three very specific prerequisites for my turkey: 1) That it be heterosexual, 2) that it had signed a pledge in opposition to all tax increases prior to its slaughtering, and 3) that it had been brought up in a good God-fearing Lutheran family.
Houston Chronicle here: Oh the irony: Pamela Geller and the stealth halal turkeys
Pamela Geller, anti-Muslim blogger extraordinaire, sounded the alarm today over the latest “Islamization of America” outrage. She discovered that Butterball whole turkeys are certified halal, and in this she sees the latest example of “stealth” infiltration of Islam into all things American (read: non-Muslim). This Thanksgiving, she frets, the jihad starts with what’s on your table.
She called on good Americans (read: non-Muslims) everywhere to take a stand against the halal turkeys (which may, after all, be stuffed with sharia instead of gizzards.
Is Your Thanksgiving Turkey an Islamofascist? Gawker -- Nov 21, 2011
Geller has learned that leading turkey-murderer Butterball slaughters all of its turkeys halal-style: Across this great country, on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, infidel Americans are unwittingly going to be serving halal turkeys to their families ...
There's much more, but you get the picture.
Even that schmuck John Podhoretz of Commentary tweeted:
jpodhoretz John Podhoretz
I'd tell Pamela Geller to put a sock in it, but the sock might be halal. t.co/lUp7X8zu
9 hours ago
The Muslim Brotherhood groups here in America don't have to do anything. These quislings are doing all the work for them. Sheesh.
Here are just a few tweets:
"@Atlasshrugs: Check this video out -- Pamela Geller discusses halal turkeys @Atlasshrugs is such an ignorant narrow minded btch
Is Pamela Geller seriously attacking "halal" Butterball turkeys?
Noted insane nitwit Pamela Geller warns against 'Stealth Muslim Thanksgiving Turkeys' http://t.co/LmVSQKHk
Pamela Geller explains that halal turkeys are tainting Thanksgiving: Pamela Geller explains that halal turkeys a... bit.ly/rAdOiQ
1 hour ago
rpachter Richard Pachter
More crazy stuff: Halal Turkeys Are Tainting Thanksgiving, Says Pamela Geller shar.es/ovC8V
2 hours ago
hotincleveland Truly S.
Pamela Geller: fighting for the right to abuse and sicken turkeys, then slaughter them cruelly before eating them. That's the American way.
2 hours ago
CAIRNational CAIR National
Halal Turkeys Are Tainting Thanksgiving, Says Pamela Geller... fb.me/CcnZqMm5
10 hours ago
pareene Alex Pareene
Pamela Geller endorses secret shariah turkey Herman Cain
14 hours ago
MotherJones: Pamela Geller: Beware “Stealth Halal” Turkeys This Thanksgiving islamophobiatoday.com/2011/11/22/mot…
CAIRNational CAIR National
Oh the Irony! Pamela Geller and the Stealth Halal Turkeys... fb.me/1sV5XJDDk
CAIRNational CAIR National
Pamela Geller: Beware "Stealth Halal" Turkeys This Thanksgiving... fb.me/1i6x6hFtL
Ali_Gharib Ali Gharib
Pamela Geller: Beware "Stealth Halal" Turkeys This Thanksgiving bit.ly/rEn6PG by @adamserwer
caradox Cara Lynch
Use extra tinfoil! RT @MotherJones: Pamela Geller: Beware "Stealth Halal" Turkeys This Thanksgiving mojo.ly/uBAv59
Sid Blalock wrote:
Ms Geller... your a ridiculous and stupid woman... it’s people like you that make the Muslims hate us so... you sicken me to my very core! Happy Thanksgiving to you, and may you choke on your turkey!!
UPDATE: Leftist/Islamic twitterverse rabid- thou protests too much, no?
Ronc99 Ron Cordry
UPDATE: Dead on balls comment:
Guy Average said:When a food item is certified Kosher, it is clearly marked as such. I don't know if Muslims would shun Kosher food or not (my guess is that they would do so on principle if for no other reason), but at least they would be able to know if something was Kosher before they purchased it. Why should those of us who don't want to consume food that is offered to the god of a satanic cult like Islam not be able to make that choice by simply looking at the label?
Butterball should clarify this matter once and for all. This latest game of hide and go seek shows an utter lack of respect for the Butterball customer.
We have no objection to halal turkeys being sold as long as they are clearly labeled as such, and as long as non-halal turkeys are available. If Butterball does not make them available, we will take our business elsewhere.