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Halal meat has now become ubiquitous in the restaurant trade, seemingly trumping all other religions
Halal meat is coming your way, whether you like it or not
Halal meat is prepared in an anachronistic, barbaric, and bloody slow motion: said animal is restrained, whilst one slits the throat of the sentient animal-including the windpipe-until the animal bleeds to death. The devout Muslim would remiss if they didn't commit the barbaric ritual in the name of the top boss-who would of course invariably insist that the death was an axiom of humility; 'Allahu Akbar' is usually shrilled 3 times. Not only do I feel uncomfortable eating an animal that has effective died indignantly and gradually, I also resent the fact that it is in the name of a supernatural megalomaniac who is sexist and self-aggrandizing.
The adoption of Halal practices by major western chains is horrifying, when closely scrutinized. As the practice of Halal is administered under Sharia law, the adoption of such a practice is effectively the sly infiltration of one of the many regressive facets of Sharia law into the community. Infibulation and the severing of hands, stoned adulterers and murdered apostates aren't the only facets of the stone aged Sharia law. How many times have new atheists such as Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris warned about the dogmas of Islam? You cannot make concessions for Islam, nor can you placate Islam-until, of course, Islam is the one with the power to placate'which it uses immodestly, with such examples as allowing non-Muslims to reside in a community contingent on a sectarian tax. Islam is, at the basis of all of the 'peaceful' and 'progressive' trimmings, a fascist ideology. Islam wants to usurp the entire land, rather than co-inhabit a land. The land in which the ideology of Islam resides, is considered 'Allah's land' by Muslims-this is consensus, rather than speculation.
Islamofascism is a real threat, and the ubiquity of halal meat that now exists-which, by the way, will continue to grow in popularity and demand-is a red indicator of proselytization. The British people have been fed the 'multicultural' veggies long enough, that they have become oppressed by their own ideals and self-loathing. I, for one, cannot understand how the overhaul and usurping of British culture is considered multicultural. There is nothing wrong with being proud of one's own culture or heritage, and British people need to be taught this and have this notion reinforced now more than ever. It shouldn't be considered taboo to wave a St. George's cross, but then have Burkas-an eastern notion of misogyny and male chauvinistic control-widely accepted as the new British. 'Subway halal' is the success of multicultural rhetoric-'all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others''in the case of Subway, they manifested Orwell's quote perfectly.
Halal foods are foods that Muslims are allowed to eat or drink under Islamic Shariʻah. The criteria specify both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared. The foods addressed are mostly types of meat and animal tissue.
The most common example of non-halal (or haraam) food is pork. While pork is the only meat that cannot be eaten by Muslims at all (due to historically, culturally, and religiously perceived hygienic concerns), foods other than pork can also be haraam. The criteria for non-pork items include their source, the cause of the animal's death, and how it was processed.
The food must come from a supplier that uses halal practices. Specifically, the slaughter must be performed by a Muslim, who must precede the slaughter by invoking the name of Allah, most commonly by saying "Bismillah" ("In the name of God") and then three times "Allahu akbar" (God is the greatest). Then, the animal must be slaughtered with a sharp knife by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck (while the animal is conscious), causing the animal's death without cutting the spinal cord. Lastly, the blood from the veins must be drained.
Muslims must also ensure that all foods (particularly processed foods), as well as non-food items like cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, are halal. Frequently, these products contain animal by-products or other ingredients that are not permissible for Muslims to eat or use on their bodies.
Fareed Nazaryfar, Contributing Writer: Published by the Orange County Register, as well as esoteric publications such as Groundsounds magazine in Los Angeles. Currently on a perennial mission to please the eyes of the editing staff at The New Yorker in a bid to get anything published to validate a sense of "quality". (more...)