Say NO! to Halal
What is "halal slaughter"?
In short, "halal slaughter" is the slaughtering of
animals according to Islamic standards. "Halal slaughter involves
cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood
drain out while saying, ‘Bismillah allahu akbar’ – ‘in the name of Allah the
greatest,’” explains Pamela Geller, author of “Stop the Islamization of America:
A Practical Guide to the Resistance.” This website is established to assist people
who actively refuse to support halal slaughter, whether on religious grounds or
simply as a basis for political resistance of creeping islamofacism.
came to light recently when
World-Net Daily reported that big-name food producing
companies are following Islamic halal standards. In particular Butterball turkey
customer service representatives confirmed that their whole turkeys are being slaughtered
according to Islamic halal standards, even though no labeling discloses this fact.
For that reason, it is now clear that American consumers must now determine for themselves whether their
religious traditions or consciences are being offended through consumption
of products supplied by mainstream American food producers. Toward
that end, we are actively researching and will here report our findings
about the use of Islamic halal slaughter by American food suppliers.
What is "halal certified"?
Food products can be halal (permissible) without being
certified. A banana for example is halal (permissible) and does not
require certification. To be "halal certified" a product must be
inspected carefully and be subject to certain Islamic rituals. Most
importantly, a fee is paid to one of the Islamic certifying
organizations for this service, including ISNA ["Islamic Society
of North America"]. American food labeling laws do not
require producers to disclose whether they have paid such a fee.
Some products do display a certifying symbol, and others, like Nestle,
An impassionate view of the evidence available
demonstrates that American consumers who support producers who pay such
fees are unwittingly paying a Sharia "tax" and are supporting
the very terrorism activities that are being planned to kill nonmuslims
and thwart a nonmuslim way of life. For example, the U.S.
Department of Justice has demonstrated the connection between the
Council on American Islamic Relations ("CAIR") and unabashed terrorist
organizations including HAMAS. (See
Letter from United States Department Of Justice evidencing that CAIR has
been named an unindicted coconspirator in a federal criminal trial
against muslim terrorists including HAMAS.) Another
unindicted coconspirator in that same trial was ISNA -- the very
organization that receives fees to provide halal certification.
As with halal
slaughter, we will endeavor to publish our findings about food products
that are halal certified in order to permit people of conscience to
remain true to their core convictions. In recognition that the
best way to avoid the Sharia tax is to make deliberate choices when
purchasing food items, we will use the best of our knowledge in a good
faith effort to list products that are halal certified as well as those
that have not undergone halal certification. Because halal
certification only lasts twelve months, this list will necessarily be
dynamic and will certainly change over time.
Our crack researchers are actively seeking information from
local and corporate food suppliers, and can report the
- On April 14, 2012, our researcher reports that
she spoke on the phone with Bart of Whole Foods who
informed our researcher that all of the lamb in all
of the Oregon Whole Foods stores is from New Zealand
and is halal. Our researcher also reports that
Bart said that when it is put out for the public it
is NOT labeled halal. Our researcher asked
Bart to at least put a sign out denoting it as halal
so that people have a choice. Our researcher
informed Bart that Muslims think that eating halal
meat, even unknowingly, is seen as being "moving
toward conversion to Islam" even if the person is
unaware of what they are eating. Bart informed
our researcher that he did not realize that, and
that he thought the sign idea is a good suggestion.
- On January 30, 2012 our researcher called the
Butterball Corporate office and spoke to Anita in
the Customer Service Department. Our
researcher explained her understanding that
Butterball turkeys in the US are halal slaughtered,
that this information was recently taken off their
website, that she was told this information
personally on the phone a couple of days before
Thanksgiving and the same information was given to
thousands of other people who called Butterball at
that time -- plus there are
articles on the internet stating that Butterball
turkeys in the US are halal slaughtered.
Anita said that the Butterball Customer Service
Department misunderstod what was required to be "halal."
They thought that because they were following the
USDA guidelines, that those were the same guidelines
required for halal slaughter. Anita said they
were given "talking points" that said there is no
prayer said over the animal when it is killed in the
U.S. She did agree that their turkeys are
Halal Certified outside of the U.S. Our
researcher responded that Butterball misinformed the
entire nation about their turkeys. It is very
suspicious that they neither made the correction in
the news media nor on their website. Anita
just apologized and said she'd give this information
to the appropriate person who could choose to
provide notice on the website or to the public
through media. Our researcher's conclusion is
that she doesn't necessarily believe Butterball at
this point but on the other hand she can't prove
anything either. Her conclusion is to presume
that Butterball turkeys in the US are not halal
until there is a way to prove that they are, but
since there are other choices of turkeys to
purchase, it would probably be best to steer clear
of the issue by choosing another brand.
- On January 10, 2012, a spokesperson for Pizza
Hut confirmed on the phone to our researcher that
none of the meats used by Pizza Hut in the United
States are halal.
- On January 9, 2012, corporate Subway confirmed
by memo that it does not have any halal products in
their foods in the United States.
- Our crack researcher obtained a national
telephone number for Subway on December 6, and
placed a call. The women our researcher spoke
with said she would make sure the appropriate
corporate representative would receive our
information request. She also offered that she
was not authorized to answer any questions about "halal"
but that nevertheless Subway has no halal products
in Subway foods. For that reason, we
"unofficially" list Subway as non-halal, but we
await official corporate confirmation of that fact.
- On November 28, our very own crack researcher
spoke with a representative for Campbell Soup
company corporate and was told the following: in
Canada, Campbells sells 13 soups that are halal.
In the US they have no halal products. In
Canada, they put two designations on their products:
1) a circle with a capital "M" inside and the left
side of the circle is a darkened crescent; and 2) "ISNA".
The representative said they sell their products in
hundreds of countries but was not sure of the halal
status in countries other than Canada or the US.
- On November 27, 2011, one of our crack
researchers asked an employee in the meat department
at the Market of Choice in Eugene,
Oregon on Willamette Street whether 1) they get any of their lamb
from Australia; and 2) whether any of their meats
are halal (and the researcher also confirmed with
the employee what that meant). Our researcher
was told that 1) Market of Choice does not get any
lamb from Australia, and all comes from the
Willamette Valley (local to Oregon); and 2) none of
their meat is halal.
- On 25 November 2011, the local Costco Wholesale
establishment in Eugene, Oregon was called and an
employee in the meat market stated that all of the
lamb in Costco is from Australia and is halal
- We are also awaiting a phone response from the
District Manager for Pizza Hut as to whether they
have halal slaughter products in their food.
- We have a call pending for Winco (Eugene, Oregon)
to determine which meats other than Butterball
turkeys are halal slaughtered.
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