Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Boycott Halal

Halal food is everywhere! It's not just meat that can be halal but it's a wide range of products including things like soup, chocolate and yogurt.  Usually (but not always) halal food is labelled as halal such as the Cadbury chocolate bar below. (However, nowadays Cadbury seem to have removed the halal logos on their products, but according to their website they are still halal certified).

What is Halal?

Halal is an Arabic word which means "permissible" and in the case of food it refers to food that has been ritually slaughtered according to Islamic law (sharia). Animals such as cows, sheep and chickens are killed by having their throats slit. Usually the animals are hung upside down while still alive so that the blood can drain out. Sometimes they are stunned beforehand but often they are not, and it can take up to 2 minutes for the animals to die. (In New Zealand they are stunned but with a lower voltage than normal so that they are still actually alive when they are killed). While all of this is going on a Muslim priest prays in the name of Allah over the animals.



Why Boycott Halal?

- It's an inhumane and barbaric way to kill animals. (This is not the main issue for me though).
- A percentage of the profits from this trillion dollar industry ends up in the hands of terrorist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. (See this article: Can Buying Food Contribute to Terrorism?, and this 5 minute CBN video)
- Stop the Islamisation of the West (See this video: Geert Wilders Islam Warning to Australia)
- Stop the spread of Sharia (Islamic law, of which halal ritual slaughtering is a part. See Ban Sharia Law Worldwide)
- Christians are told to avoid eating food that has been sacrificed to idols and to eat for God's glory (1 Cor 10:19-33) - how can we do that knowing that the food has been offered to the false god Allah and that it is indirectly supporting terrorism?
- The issue of not eating food sacrificed to idols is so important to God that in the Bible it is one of the few commands given to Gentile Christians, and God rebuked two churches in the Book of Revelation for eating food sacrificed to idols. (Rev 2:14, Rev 2:20)
- This is an opportunity for Christians to be a witness and stand up for Christ.

 Boycott Halal (5 minute video)



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2 comments:

  1. The uneducated understandings and phobias towards other faiths being developed from the information on this blog is saddening. Being a devoted Christian, I have found that showing love and understanding for all walks of life is essential to find the inner peace we are searching for so dearly. Creating a wedge between religions ultimately creates more tension and problems in the world. Just by reading the bullet points in this article stating why we should boycott Halal the uniformed prejudices become very apparent with. There is literally no sourcing or evidence of factual information found in this entire article.
    One major misconception many individuals have is that the Halal method of slaughter is inhumane. The Halal method of slaughter has actually been proven to be one of the most humane and healthily forms slaughter. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/f01f41d1-bc55-42f3-8880-991814f35533/LSIT_HumaneHandling.pdf?MOD=AJPERES You talk about an Islamic priest Sacrificing a the animal to a false idol Allah in this article. That couldn’t be more wrong. One there is no such thing as an Islamic priest. Two stated in the Quran a Christian, Muslim, or Jew can preform the ritualistic slaughter not sacrifice. And three, Allah is not a false God. Allah is the Arabic word mean God. Millions of Christians in Malaysia and Indonesia use the word Allah when referring to their God.
    Also, saying that the Halal industry is in some way supporting terrorism cannot be further from the truth. Considering that Halal hub is based off of organizations in Malaysia (not anywhere in the middle east) where the vast majority of the halal market takes place should signify there are no terroristic groups involved in this industry.
    If you would sight some factual sources and prove your expertise in this field of study, I feel your arguments would be credible.

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  2. Thanks for the reply but I'm sorry to inform you that you're ill informed. I'm also not convinced that you are a Christian - if you are then you've got it all mixed up. When you say that you are a Christian can you define what that means? Are you a Catholic? In what way do you show your devotion?

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