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Happy Halal Thanksgiving (Boycott Butterball)
American Thinker ^ | November 21, 2011 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 11/21/2011 6:47:27 PM PST by Mount Athos

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.

I discovered that only two plants in the U.S. that perform halal slaughter keep the halal meat separated from the non-halal meat. At other meat-packing plants, animals are slaughtered following halal requirements, but then only a small bit of the meat is actually labeled halal.

Wendy Howze, a Butterball Consumer Response Representative, responded: "Our whole turkeys are certified halal."

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.

Others object because of the cruelty to animals that halal slaughter necessitates.

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.

Non-Muslims in America and Europe don't deserve to have halal turkey forced upon them in this way, without their knowledge or consent.

The same Islamic law that mandates that animals be cruelly slaughtered according to halal requirements also teaches hatred of and warfare against unbelievers, the oppression of women, the extinguishing of free speech, and much more that is inimical to our freedom. Don't support it on this celebration of freedom. Join our Facebook group, 'Boycott Butterball'.

Don't buy a Butterball turkey for Thanksgiving.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi


61 posted on 11/21/2011 8:25:07 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Mount Athos

Another tidbit on Halal. All and I repeat all of Costco’s lamb is now halal and their Coleman organic chicken. So since we loved the lamb and the organic chicken this is our last year with Costco. We are looking into Sam’s or BJ’s.

Most people just think that Halal is like Kosher. It is not. Kosher slaughter is just a way of processing so all of the blood gets out of the meat. Halal is actually a sacrifice. They point that lamb/turkey in the direction of the Black Rock of Mecca and sacrifice it to Allah. We are all Muslims now.

62 posted on 11/21/2011 8:26:03 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mount Athos

Personally, I prefer ham. Win-win in my viewpoint.

63 posted on 11/21/2011 9:13:49 PM PST by gracie1 (Look, just because you have to tolerate something doesnÂ’t mean you have to approve of it.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Your paintings are awesome, as are your photographs.

64 posted on 11/21/2011 9:22:04 PM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: SuziQ

My point is do whatever the hell you like. I’ll make my choices for my own reasons.

65 posted on 11/21/2011 9:26:09 PM PST by DManA
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To: bwc2221

Wonderful. Lets have full disclosure. Eat a turkey dedicated to Satan or have a clean one. I know what I’ll choose.

66 posted on 11/21/2011 9:34:12 PM PST by DManA
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To: Altariel

***That’s not what the passage teaches. You clipped two verses out of context:***

I think you misread what I meant. In the Pagan world almost all meat in the market place had been offered on alters to various gods, then sent to the market place to be sold.

You go, buy some meat and don’t ask questions. If you were told the meat had been offered to idols, even in a feast, you don’t partake of it! and if you did, it showed the seller or host that you approved of the sacrifices. Any other Christians seeing you eat the sacrificed meat would conclude you were not a true Christian. So, YOU DON’T PARTAKE if you know it is a sacrifice.

Buying halal meat from a moslem meat shop shows the seller you are accepting moslem dietary rules.

67 posted on 11/21/2011 9:34:54 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Thank you. That means something to me. It is a matter of being a good steward of God’s gifts.

68 posted on 11/21/2011 9:37:23 PM PST by DManA
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I absolutely agree with you.

Now that I know what they do with this meat I have a moral choice to make.

69 posted on 11/21/2011 9:39:50 PM PST by DManA
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The lesson is not “never partake of meat sold to idols”. Paul’s lesson is “It is better to refrain from certain liberties than to engage in behavior that you KNOW will cause people to reject Christ.”

You omitted verse 27 to make a “point” that distorts Paul’s meaning. Paul’s concern is not with the meat nor the false gods but with doing everything he can to win unbelievers to Christ.

Is your primary concern with halal meat that eating it will cause Muslims dining at your Thanksgiving table to reject Christ?

70 posted on 11/21/2011 9:44:01 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Altariel

The point is if you have a choice between clean meat and meat dedicated to Satan then it would be better to choose clean meat.

71 posted on 11/21/2011 9:51:14 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Nowhere in Scripture does Paul make that argument.

72 posted on 11/21/2011 10:13:41 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: Ingtar
Halal just means you cut their throat and let them bleed to death instead of hitting them on the head like they do cattle.

No big deal.

If you object, then buy an Empire Kosher brand turkey.

73 posted on 11/21/2011 10:41:51 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: Mount Athos; All


No Butterballs for us.


Jihad per TV ‘realism series’- ‘All American Muslims’
TLC Sunday, 9 PM CST

‘It is an attempt to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to bully them into thinking that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.

The problem people have with Islam is its teachings of violence against and the subjugation of unbelievers. It is with the supremacist ideology and the fervent believers in those noxious doctrines of warfare and subjugation. Yhe ultimate danger posed by a program presenting the “normal” side of life for American Muslims is that it isn’t accurate.

The danger is in the deception and obfuscation of the truth which results in the intellectual disarming of the American people.’

Pam Geller

Email TLC.



Get up a petition. This atrosity MUST be stopped!


74 posted on 11/21/2011 11:16:42 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Altariel

Ok. It is my original argument. Call me nuts. But given a choice I choose meat not dedicated to Satan.

75 posted on 11/22/2011 12:04:02 AM PST by DManA
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To: LadyDoc

Thank you for the recommendation. I think I just might do that.

76 posted on 11/22/2011 12:05:17 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

And you have the right to that choice. Perhaps your conscience is such that for you it would be a sin.

But your justification is one of personal philosophy, not a biblical one.

Anyway, I hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving.

77 posted on 11/22/2011 6:07:51 AM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: DManA

there is the distinction.

78 posted on 11/22/2011 6:22:10 AM PST by marty60
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To: Altariel

Maybe you are mistaking me for another poster. I never claimed my objection was Biblical. If the last turkey in town was a Butterball I’d buy one.

If you choose to buy one I wouldn’t gain say you.

79 posted on 11/22/2011 7:24:42 AM PST by DManA
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To: LadyDoc

Can it be halal without the prayer and without only Moslem hands touching it?

80 posted on 11/22/2011 8:50:24 AM PST by Ingtar
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