Posted by: Ann Corcoran | November 22, 2011

Is Sharia Law creeping onto your Thanksgiving dinner table? Into your fast food?

Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs)  says “yes” in her article yesterday at American Thinker.

Your turkey could be Halal!

If you care about the principle of unknowingly being supplied Islamic blessed meat, or you care about the humane slaughter of animals, you should read this:

Did you know that the turkey you’re going to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day this Thursday is probably halal? If it’s a Butterball turkey, then it certainly is — whether you like it or not.


In a little-known strike against freedom, yet again, we are being forced into consuming meat slaughtered by means of a torturous method: Islamic slaughter.

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. Many people refuse to eat it on religious grounds. Many Christians, Hindus or Sikhs and Jews find it offensive to eat meat slaughtered according to Islamic ritual (although observant Jews are less likely to be exposed to such meat, because they eat kosher).

Others object because of the cruelty to animals that halal slaughter necessitates. Where are the PETA clowns and the ridiculous celebs who pose naked on giant billboards for PETA and “animal rights”? They would rather see people die of cancer or AIDS than see animals used in drug testing, but torturous and painful Islamic slaughter is OK.

Still others refuse to do so on principle: why should we be forced to conform to Islamic norms? It’s Islamic supremacism on the march, yet again.

Read it all.

Popeyes Chicken Halal too!

Googling around just now I came across a controversy just this month in Canada where Muslim owners of Popeyes Chicken franchises are up in arms because their supplier in Canada is going to machine slaughter.  I see also as I searched that some Maryland Popeyes restaurants are serving Halal chicken.  And, remember the related story about the Baltimore couple who bought a Church’s Chicken franchise and found out they were prohibited from selling pork, here.

Here is the story about Popeyes from The Toronto Star via Creeping Sharia:

A group of Muslim restaurant franchisees is fighting fast-food chain Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in court over the right to sell hand-slaughtered Halal meat for religious reasons.

The battle in Ontario Superior Court comes after the Atlanta-based franchise moved to replace the chicken supply with machine-killed birds in 14 Toronto restaurants. The company says it’s still Halal-certified; the franchisees claim the machine method is against the beliefs of a majority of Muslims.

I found this last paragraph interesting:

He explained that for many Muslims, machine-slaughtering cannot be considered Halal because it’s impossible to bless each bird at such a high speed and there are questions surrounding who turns on the machine if he or she is not a believer.

So, does this prohibition extend to anyone who handles the meat?  Would employees in meatpacking have to be “believers” so as not to taint the meat?  I don’t know, but why should we even be having this discussion in America—anyone who wants their food handled in some special way is free to figure out how to obtain it without the rest of us having to be bothered with their special, and in this case religious, needs.

And MD CAN organizers were called “Islamophobes” just for suggesting that maybe Sharia Law was creeping into Maryland, here.



  1. do you even know what halal slaughter means. What is it you actually object to.

    • If its other than outlined in this post, please tell us.

  2. To Latifa: There you go – don’t address the issue because you would have to admit the problem. Just ask a distracting question instsead. As to ‘what is it you actually object to’ ? Aside from the pesky little issues of ANIMAL CRUELTY AS WELL AS UNSANITARY MEAT HANDLING PRACTICES, how about a population of people who, by definition of their chosen law being antithetical to our constituion, should be considered ENEMIES to America in the first place – but the same UNCIVILIZED PEOPLE REFUSE TO EVEN TRY TO BECOME CIVILIZED AND ASSIMILATED, AND INSTEAD ARROGANTLY FORCE THEIR BARBARIC PRACTICES ON CIVILIZED U.S. CITIZENS.

  3. i speak from the position in the UK where (like america) it is the law as stipulated by the Ministry of Agriculture that all animals are killed in the most welfare friendly manner. This stipulates that any animal must be killed quickly with a sharp blade making an incision severing the carotid arteries. This ensures blood loss to the brain as quickly as possible. The animal must not have been killed by any other method (eg electroucting) although stunning is permissible to pacify the animal. Therefore UK regulation states a peacful animal and a clean cut of carotid arteries.

    Islam takes its que from the prophets saying that if you kill the animal must not be agitated (ie witness deaths or be maltreated) and one must use a sharp blade and sever the carotid arteries.

    So there is no difference between the two methods…oh excpet that a muslim prefers to also thank God at the moment of taking a life. So what was it you objected to.

    To pacify an animal some muslims argue it must be naturally at peace and other condone stunning to pacify. Both sides have their arguments but importantly either is valid for a muslim. Our Jewish brothers differ only in that they forbid stunning.

    So what was it you objected to?

    • Personally I object to your religious practices being put into place in the US without us knowing about it.

      • The only pertinent difference in the methods used is that we like to include giving thanks to God when taking an animal life. You seriously object to that?


    • I am not american born so I will alow you to direct your racist bile at other muslim americans who of course have as much right as you to live here. Grow up!

  5. Not American born. That explains alot. You’re probably not even a legal citizen. Actually you just made my day by incriminating yourself by your ARROGANT notion of “allowing” me etc., but with your liberal, puke, mindset, you’re incapable of recognizing it. You just PROVED why Muslims and sharia law has no place in our country, because you have NO concept of, or respect for, freedom and equality (concepts that don’t EXIST in your sharia (un)law). If you did understand those concepts, you’d know enough to realize that free and equal U.S. citizens are NOT superior to each other, and don’t go around saying they will “allow” someone to do this or that. THANKS FOR MAKING MY POINT SO WELL !!! WHAT A LAUGH !!! Moreover, you get extra incrimination-bonus-points by flinging the ‘racist bile’ card. It just proves yet again that when you and others cowardly hide behind that claim, it’s PRECISELY because you can’t stand to hear the TRUTH. And don’t lecture us on what is done in the UK. Obviously, they have already been ruined severely by bullying, totalitarian Muslims, unfortunately.
    Finally, I will echo the other poster who rightfully objects to religious practices being put in place without informing others. This comes as no surprise from a religion that recommends LYING AND DECEIT (via ‘taqiya’) to further their agenda. Non-disclosure is no different than LYING, and Muslims (cowards) again knew they could not publicly disclose to Americans regarding ‘halal’ Thanksgiving turkeys, because Americans would object.
    This is just another INSIDIOUS way of purposely undermining American traditions…..again, as a way of taking over our country. I pray to God that enough Americans wake up before it is too late.

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