“You don’t have to eat halal meat”, C of E schools told
Taken from The Christian Institute. Thu, 17 Feb 2011.
This article is a year old, but still VERY relevant today. My Comments below article.
Church of England schools have been told to make sure they include non-halal meat in their menus.
Following news that some schools have been unwittingly serving only halal options to their pupils, official guidance has been issued by the Church.
And the advice comes after concerns that the use of halal meat is effectively “spreading the practice of sharia law” across Britain.
Halal meat is prepared in accordance with Islamic law by cutting an animal’s throat while a Muslim butcher recites a religious verse.
Alison Ruoff, a long-standing member of the Church of England’s General Synod said that the Church “should be really concerned about” the widespread use of halal meat without labelling.
“The Church is only just waking up to this”, she said. “We have been pathetic and mealy-mouthed”.
And she challenged the Church Commissioners, who manage the Church’s £4 billion assets, to sell its holdings in supermarkets that do not clearly label halal food.
She went on: “There is a lot of fear about upsetting Muslims but as a Christian you have to stand up for Christian values.
“Because we are unwittingly eating halal meat, we are spreading the practice of sharia law.”
The guidance follows a number of news items last autumn on the subject, when it was disclosed that a wide range of outlets were selling unlabelled halal meat.
In September, a Mail on Sunday investigation found that Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Somerfield, the Co-op, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer (M&S) were all stocking halal meat, without telling customers.
And in October, despite having categorically refuted the allegation, fast food giant McDonald’s admitted secretly selling halal meat in some of its food.
The following month, it was revealed that Islamic halal meat had been served to politicians in the House of Commons’ restaurants without their knowledge, prompting MPs to call for tougher laws on food labelling.
Other Related Stories:
- Pupils must not be forced to eat halal Church tells schools (12 February 2011)
- House of Commons has been serving halal meat (18 November 2010)
- McDonald’s says it did use halal meat in some fast food (12 October 2010)
- Supermarkets selling halal meat without clear labelling (28 September 2010)
- Big British institutions serving up halal-only meat option (20 September 2010)
- Halal-only menu for London primary schools sparks row (08 August 2010)
I have also written previous Blogs about this:
- 4000 Holes In Blackburn, Lancashire
- Food Firm Hit By Kebab Fine
- The Festival Of Eid – CAUTION! Graphic Visual Content
These individuals DO NOT NEED the whole food supply to be Halal.
They want it all “Halal Certified” so they can claim back funds to send to their friends in the Muslim Brotherhood.
Even in the Koran it states that if there is no Halal food available, Muslims are permitted to eat what there is available. OK, only in “dire and compelling situations” (READ HERE), but still…
That is a far cry from the WHOLE OF A FOOD SUPPLY needing to comply with the needs of only THREE PERCENT of that Nation’s population.
“Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which has been invoked the name of other than Allah. that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless you are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety. This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any is forced by hunger, with no inclination to transgression, Allah is indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surah al-Ma’ida, v.3)
“He (Allah) has only forbidden upon you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name has been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, then he is guiltless. For Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful.” (Surah al-Baqarah, 173)
It is a well known fact that one tactic of War is to take control of a Nation’s food and water supply. It’s a FACT.
And while you are forced to consume Halal, you are also funding Terrorism. And you won’t have any choice in this if you allow this to continue.
I may not be a Christian, but it is the same thing. The consumption of Halal (And Kosher!) slaughtered food goes against my beliefs also.
I believe that an animal should be slaughtered HUMANELY and without any money profit from its’ sale going to fund Terrorist groups in the Middle East.
Say NO! To Halal being forced on you!
Say NO! To not being given a CHOICE!
No Surrender, Ever! J xx