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Saturday 18 May 2013

Halal Meat Is the First Giant Step of Our Islamization

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 more so in today's London. The saying "If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain" seems particularly appropriate under the circumstances. I did not want to figuratively go to Islam, but Islam came to me.

I threw in the dustbin the takeaway leaflet, but not before having phoned the place to let the people running it know that I was about to keep their leaflet, since the takeaway is convenient and close to us, but that when I saw they were selling halal meat I got rid of it - which is exactly the truth. I added that there are many other people like me in our area who don't want to eat halal meat and that the takeaway is going to lose business because of this issue.

The only thing I did not mention is that I am a vegetarian, which is the best, surest way not to be affected by halal if you live in Londonistan, although I was vegetarian long before the birth of this problem in the West: I recommend it to everybody, regardless of the halal question. Let's not delude ourselves: even in the best conditions, slaughter is always atrocious for the animals, it is in fact murder. But although a vegetarian, I would not buy anything from a halal-meat-peddling outlet.

People who haven't seen the light sometimes say to me during a discussion that the Islamization of Britain is never going to happen, a view, alas, shared by many.

The fact is that we do not even need to talk about the future, because it is already happening.

A clear case of Islamization already present is that of halal meat.

This subject is one of those that most antagonizes British and other European natives against Islam for two reasons.

The first is that lots of people care about animals and they do not want to see them unnecessarily suffer to satisfy the ritual requirements of a doctrine, Islam, which is alien to us and seems to disprove its ethical and therefore religious status exactly with precepts like these that instruct its believers to increase, rather than diminish, the suffering in the world.

It looks paradoxical that the improvements that our civilized society has introduced to at least alleviate, if not eliminate, the terrible agony of slaughter should be reversed on the whim of a group of people with a way of thinking stuck in the 7th century AD and who came to our countries with their hands stretched out asking to be helped to get out of the poverty and backwardnedss that Islam forces on them, only to practically replicate those conditions here.

The second reason why halal meat is so unpopular is that here we can see in practice, perhaps for the first time on a large scale, what Islamization is.

What many people strongly object to is that they have been compelled to live according to Sharia law against their will, and that is the very essence of Islam and its supremacism.

Many UK schools, hospitals, canteens, hundreds of restaurants and pubs have been routinely serving halal meat to non-Muslims who did not know that they were eating meat from ritually slaughtered animals. Famously, even sporting venues such as Wembley Stadium and Ascot, supermarkets including Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Somerfield and the Co-op, fast-food chains like McDonald’s, Subway and KFC, and pizza chains like Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut and Nando’s have been selling halal meat without letting their customers know.

Part of the reason for this is that not all meat produced from animals killed by halal methods of slaughter is suitable for Muslim consumption because it may still not meet other Islamic dietary requirements, and therefore may end up being sold to non-Muslims. Something similar happens with kosher meat for Jewish consumption, which may find its way to the wider community.

Even Easter eggs and cat food have been found to be halal in Australia, as denounced by the Aussie website Halal Choices, which is so popular that it has received more than 250,000 visits since the Christian activist Kirralie Smith created it two years ago.

And this is the good news. The movement against halal is global, developed in all Western countries with a Muslim population. Facebook alone pullulates with anti-halal pages, sometimes dedicated to the closure or the prevention of a local abattoir.

Only a couple of months ago a row erupted over a North-East London school's decision to start serving only halal meat to its pupils. Parents objected to these plans of the management at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford. These are people whom we should support. It was also discovered that halal is the only meat served in three-quarters of council-supported schools and academies (46 in total) in Waltham Forest Council.

The Daily Mail reporter who wrote the article about UK institutions and commercial outlets serving halal linked to above has managed to have access to a halal abattoir undercover. Here is what he witnessed:
They [Animals] are fully conscious as their throats are slit by a slaughterman as he utters prayers to Allah to ‘bless’ the animal. The ­creature then bleeds to death in a process that can take more than 30 seconds…

Though the deep incision to the neck cuts through the animal’s windpipe and main arteries, the creatures are still able to cry out.

During my two-hour visit, I watch as lamb after lamb has its throat sliced open while fully conscious. They make pitiful bleating and gurgling sounds as they choke on their own blood. It’s a chilling sound that, once heard, stays with you for days afterwards.

And then there’s the fact that the animals can witness each other being killed as they travel along the ­conveyor belt. Their hooves twitch wildly as they try to break fee.

One lamb cries out for more than 20 seconds before it flops off the end of the conveyor belt and on to a rotating table. From there, it is shackled by its hind legs and hauled up to the ceiling on a hook, where it is left with a dozen others to ‘bleed out’ — another ­important part of the halal process.

Of course, no slaughter of an animal is easy to watch. But it is hard to remain dispassionate as I watch ­dozens of still-conscious animals bleeding to death, the floor covered by an inch of warm, frothy blood.
The British law, which requires animals to be stunned and rendered unconscious before slaughter, should be changed so that it no longer makes exceptions for both halal and kosher, as the new counterjihad party (to which I belong) Liberty GB says in its manifesto. Sweden and Norway banned ritual slaughter in the 1930s. Switzerland, one of the most ancient countries to be based on popular consent and direct democracy, banned it as early as 1893.

It's worth explaining that, if we implement that, nobody will have to go against his or her religious beliefs or commandments.

Islam specifically exempts its faithful from the obligation to eat halal food if none is available:
He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful. Quran (002:173)
Neither Islam nor Judaism prescribes meat consumption. If a follower of either faith does not want to eat non-permitted meat, he can be a vegetarian, thus also doing a favour to his heart and decreasing his risk of cancer.

Interestingly, it's a major secular Jewish philosopher, Peter Singer, who has this recommendation for Muslims and his fellow Jews in his book Animal Liberation (Amazon UK) (Amazon USA) (page 155, The New York Review of Books, second edition):
Meanwhile, those who do not wish to eat meat slaughtered contrary to the current teachings of their religion have a simple alternative: not to eat meat at all. In making this suggestion, I am not asking more of religious believers than I ask of myself; it is only that the reasons for them to do it are stronger because of the additional suffering involved in producing the meat they eat.
Jewish writer and Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, also a vegetarian, said: "I am not a vegetarian for my own health, but for the health of the chickens" and "every day is Treblinka for the animals". He wrote a very poignant short story, The Slaughterer, in which a compassionate man, Yoineh Meir, is appointed the town's ritual slaughterer in the old country, and obediently performs his duties but his life is turned into a living hell of nightmares and obsessions of blood and slaughter, until madness and drowning himself in the river become his final escape:
The killing of every beast, great or small, caused him as much pain as though he were cutting his own throat. Of all the punishments that could have been visited upon him, slaughtering was the worst.
While we are waiting for the law to be changed to prohibit ritual slaughter, at the very least halal meat should not reach the non-Muslim market (and kosher the non-Jewish), and all meat from animals who were slaughtered when conscious should be clearly labelled as such. There is certainly a vast number of people who want clear labelling, knowledge and choice.


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  2. This ritual slaughter is taken from Abraham/Isaac in Genesis it is a example of a typology it contains maybe 14 Messianic accounts within the one story it was written 1500 years before the event. The point being that the Islamic version written 600 years after the event and is utterly meaningless . Some 40%of scripture is Prophetic in nature "declaring the end from the beginning" it is written outside the constraints of time,and that the so called prophet could not fake.

  3. God does not delight in the blood of bulls and bullocks, lambs and goats. Why should we? Any one who sacrifices to a false god is pagan,tares, and fit for nothing but the lake of fire, which is the "last day".

  4. It is nice to know there are others who refuse to eat halal.My family and I ensure we DO NOT BUY or eat Halal.They find it unacceptable to eat meat that unhalal, WHY should we eat their halal acceptable?Absolutely NOT.I don't hide that fact either.

  5. Ban ritual slaughter of any kind in the pleasant, green & Christian land. Job done

  6. i cant eat meat unless its halal. you guys dont eat halal meat. i dont see where the two meet and intersect.

    I choose not to eat non-halal meat everyday. You guys choose not to do the same.

    seems like we can co-exist without any problem. So whats the problem?

    1. The problems are: we are being supplied with halal meat without our knowledge, in schools, hospitals, restaurants and supermarkets; we are therefore unknowingly partaking in a prayer ritual to which we have objections; we are party to a slaughtering method to which we have objections; slaughterhouses must be employing muslims to the exclusion of others as presumably it needs to be a muslim cutting the throat and saying the prayer for the meat to be halal.All this without giving citizens of the host country any information and choice.

    2. your body, your human body, should NOT be ingesting all that extra adrenalin that is in the animal's body that was suffering as it was dying a slow death....yes, the extra adrenalin is released into the body of the animal to fight against death! also extra enzymes are released into the flesh....humans cannot long survive consuming this halal slaughtered meat....

  7. That is definitely not the case. People who do that are doing it out their own twisted minds.

  8. Since, u guys think that the halal way of slaughtering the animal 'tortures' the animal, then i suggest you all should do some research. I am sure you will find that all scientific researches conducted relating to the halal slaughter of the animal states that once the throat of the animal is cut using a sharp knife, the blood gushes out. Once, there is a huge loss of blood, which by the way, take 5 seconds, the brain stops sensing anything. "brain death" happens and the animal feels NO PAIN at all. The onlooker might think otherwsie but in another case, when the animal is electrocuted before slaughtering, the animal FEELS PAIN.
    i felt like sharing a bit and giving you the right information. If you still have your doubts, please make some more research and the the truth will unravel on its own. :)

    1. I've done my research with an open mind. Have you done any? Or is agreement with you the only thing you define as truth? That aside, why should be eat meat from an that has been subjected to a ritual? Why do slaughterhouses now have to employ only muslims? Why could muslims not set up their own supply chains instead of changing ours? (Though I blame lily-livered companies for that). Why do people go to live in another country and make the host nation change its ways and ask for exemptions to the host country's laws?

    2. Any person who needs a job applies for it. If u see any non muslim working as a butcher must have agreed to do so WILLINGLY

  9. @kulsoom fatima exactly! Hear hear!

  10. The brain may function up to a few minutes even if the head is cut off completely.

  11. As non-muslims, we should NOT be forced to consume halal meat. I know more and more people - myself included - who are now boycotting any outlet who is known to sell it, such as Pizza Hut, Subway etc. When in Rome, do as the Romans. If you want to consume only halal meat, please move back to the country of your birth/ancestors.

  12. This is the thin end of the wedge, little tweak here, one there,sharia law another... creeping cancer of Islam, if you want to sleep in the knowledge that your great grand daughter will be forced into marriage or stoned for having a fling carry on... or be vocal, write down your concerns on a fb or twitter, dont be scared, or rude, you will encourage others too... we can all gently turn it around our way ;)

    1. im sorry but i am a muslim and in my entire family generation and others too, there has not been such stoning and forced marriages,i think its important to be open minded and know that not all muslims are like that and its in fact only twisted people ruining the image and name of islam and portraying it in a bad way. it is not true and islam trates everyone with respect

  13. Better still..get run and killed by a drunk driver and they will only get 12 months. The debate is about halal meat not islsm. I think that your blog is simply out to islam bash since it is an easy target. Fyi the poorly researched saying about muhammad and the mountain was invented by christians. Not historically or factually correct. Very poor blog although i have taken ul my time to read and educate

  14. Thanks for sharing this useful information with us. I have a business in the United Kingdom. We helps you locate halal businesses around England, enhances your chances of finding halal eating near you. For more information: Halal London

  15. Indeed just like the kosher supermarkets, we are invaded by Semites.

    Un gran bel blog qua.

  16. Ensuring the quality of available products in the markets is extremely important factor, specifically for this purpose all of these product will be tested on the merit (basis) of Islam, after passes from halal inspection process the halal audit team will issue authorities halal recognition certificate.

  17. Goodness me some illiterate people on here who don't have a clue about anything in life or society. If nobody wants to eat Halal meat then nobody could give a monkeys! Muslims choose to do so and so will source places that sell it if possible. It's not causing anyone any harm. If companies start to cater for halal meat then you should go and take it out with them instead of making up stupid stories such as kids learn how to slit throat of animals? I wonder if any of these people went to school and learnt anything!!

  18. They put 'halal' so Muslims will buy from the shop as well you dipstick. If they don't put halal you ruling out a customer base especially the Pakistani community who spend spot of money when it comes to food.


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