I believe that opposition to Halal Food Products (and also, non-edible Halal Products in the cosmetics/toiletries industry) should be a core action by the worldwide ’counter-jihad movement’ for the following reasons:
1. It is unnecessarily cruel to animals; 2. It is an infringement on, and violation of, Christian teaching forbidding the eating of food offered to a pagan deity; 3. Most importantly of all: the profits from Halal food slaughter, sales and distribution can, and are intended, to serve as a conduit for the funding of JIHAD, as underlined in the uses of Zakat:
a. Zakat is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is, therefore, an essential component of Islamic teaching and practice. b. Zakat is an annual, obligatory tax on all Moslems on their personal and business wealth. c. Zakat’s recipients, and uses, are stated in Koran 9:60. d. One of those recipients is the Mujahideen, those who “Fight in the Cause of Allah” or in the “Way of Allah”. e. The above phraseology is used throughout the Koran and Hadiths (Bukhari, Muslim predominantly) as the reference to Jihad. f. Jihad is defined in Islamic law as “etymologically derived from the word mujahada, struggle, signifying warfare to establish the religion” (‘Umdat al-Salik) and this is underlined in the section on Zakat by specific reference to Koranic and Hadith passages which unmistakeably speak of warfare against all non-Moslems. 4. Bringing the facts of Point 3 to the attention of the general public serves to explain the inherently violent AND inherently seditious and political nature of Islam; 5. Open opposition can serve to stop this major source of funding terrorism and Islamisation of the West and its peoples. This opposition to Halal should be a concerted, public and uncompromising activity. Hundreds of comments in the British, European and American newspaper online sites express peoples’ objections to Halal food slaughter and that food products are deliberately left unlabelled so people cannot exercise an informed choice. How much greater would be public opposition to Islam if people knew that, by consuming, unwillingly or unwittingly, Halal food, we are thereby funding our own enslavement or deaths?
As the Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina (Mustafa Ceric) stated in 2010 to the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “We shall conquer the world via the Halal movement”.
Update: Lexington replies to laller’s comment:
I agree that both ritual slaughtering methods, Halal and Kosher, should be banned; the reason for highlighting Halal is reflected in the post’s title: Halal is used as a major conduit for fund-raising which may, and IS, applied for Jihad.
In GoV’s Halal Meat App in France article, the Politically Incorrect site links to a TV-Kanal 5 France programme which documented the increased risk of contamination of ground/minced food by the Escherichia coli, a deadly bacteria, through Halal and Kosher slaughter methods which are allowed, despite EU regulations, as a deference to Islamic and Jewish ‘religious practices.’ A toxicologist, Jean-Louis Thillier, mentions deaths from this bacteria as a variant of the Creutzfeldt-Jacob illness and dementia is one of its symptoms. Only a few days ago, the British press noted the increased level of dementia in the British population. Given that Britons have been fed, unknowingly, halal food for over a decade (in some schools, halal food has been on their menus for over 17 years), and that the previous Labour Government granted visas to thousands of halal butchers, I believe that halal slaughter should be more closely examined for its medical risks on the general population.
GoV did an earlier article on Halal food, in which the excellent Quebecois site, Pointdebascule Canada, extensively documented the link between funding Islamic terrorist groups and Halal food via the Islamic Certification process. Mosques and/or Islamic organisations serve as certifying bodies and they charge fees for confirming that meat is slaughtered in compliance with Halal. This Certification, and the resultant food sales and distribution, is a multi-billion dollar/pound/euro source of revenue because so many non-Moslem bodies — schools, daycare centres, military establishments, government offices, private businesses, fast-food outlets, restaurants etc — offer halal food (usually without informing the eating public and sometimes without a choice of non-halal).
What I have done, in citing the Koran and Islamic law (from ‘Umdat al-Salik) is to draw public attention to WHY those funds so often are found to be aiding what media refers to as ‘terrorism’ and what we know is Jihad.
As for the theological issue, the words of Jesus and St Paul are not contradictory; they are dealing with two different issues. Liberty and love are part of Christian belief; to eat food sacrificed to a deity which calls for the forced conversion, persecution or ultimately, the slaughter of non-adherents, is a contravention of this.