Other countries are waking up to the halal meat scandal that I expose in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance, and in a number of Atlas entries. The idea that most meat sold in your supermarket or grocery store is halal and unmarked is an outrage. Most meat in your grocery's meat aisle is halal slaughtered with the Islamic ritual prayer made over the meat. Most folks don't want the bismallah (the same prayer shreiked when infidel throats are cut) made over their meat. Furthermore, the large majority of meat served in public school lunch programs is halal.
Consumers are being misled. They should choose whether they want to buy/eat halal meat.
Back in November, an article I did in The American Thinker on halal turkeys, Happy Halal Thanksgiving, went viral. Heads were exploding on the left here. But many joined our Facebook page Boycott Butterball Turkey.
In North American society, where every food is regulated and labeled with ingredients, calories, sugar content, and processed under so many rules and regulations, why isn't it a consumer's right to know if the meat has been dedicated under a religion?
Muslim community calls PQ alarmist over halal meat (hat tip RV, Thailand)
RHÉAL SÉGUIN, QUEBEC— From Thursday's Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 9:52PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 10:07PM EDT
Quebec’s Muslim community is perplexed after the Parti Québécois called into question the slaughtering of animals for halal meat.
The PQ claims the traditional religious ritual used to kill the animals flies in the face of Quebec values because it is inhumane, and could even violate public-health standards.
Under strict Islamic law, an animal is blessed by a religious figure before a sharp knife is used to swiftly cut the throat, severing the jugular veins and carotid arteries so the animal bleeds to death.
Halal, which in Arabic means “permissible” or “lawful,” is similar to Jewish Kosher tradition. The religiously sanctioned slaughter is legal and regulated under provincial laws and federal food-inspection standards.
Stop using the Jews to sanction an ideology that calls for the genocide of the Jews.
Members of the Muslim community, however, say the PQ has mischaracterized the issue and is being unduly alarmist. The only difference between halal meat and the meat sold for general consumption, they say, is that the animals are first blessed before being slaughtered – in the same manner that other animals are slaughtered in the province.
"Blessed?" Were the victims of 911 "blessed" when the Muslim terrorists were chanting that same prayer? Were the victims of hundreds of thousnds of Islamic beheadings "blessed" while this same "prayer" is said during their bloody murder?
People do not want to eat meat Islamic ritually slaughtered.
Nonetheless, PQ agriculture critic André Simard insists that what was once an exception has now become common practice in Quebec abattoirs. He argued that consumers were unknowingly being sold halal meat – killed in the traditional Islamic manner – that was not being properly labelled. If they knew how the animals were being slaughtered, many Quebeckers would refuse to buy the meat, said Mr. Simard, a veterinarian.
“I certainly wouldn’t buy it because it doesn’t correspond … to my values and my convictions,” Mr. Simard said. “Consumers need to be informed.”
He said that the humane method used in slaughterhouses was to stun the animal first and render it unconscious before proceeding with the slaughter.
The PQ is demanding to know how many companies produce halal meat and how many animals are being slaughtered under the strict Islamic ritual.
The Muslim community is pushing back. “All of this is a tempest in a teapot,” said Mohamed Ghalen, in charge of conducting the religious ritual at a slaughterhouse in St-Damase, near Montreal.
Three or four times a week, Mr. Ghalen is invited by the Olymel meat company to bless the chickens before they are slaughtered and sold to stores that offer halal meat to their customers.
“There is total disinformation about what takes place. We don’t ask that methods for slaughtering the animals be changed. The same methods are used as those required by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The only difference is that I conduct a prayer before the slaughter begins,” Mr. Ghalen said in an interview.
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