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If you haven't tried Rakusen's matzos yet you should. They are lovely.
We ate them all the time in my Irish Catholic household, because my father as a boy was a Shabbes Goy for the family next door, and got a taste for the food.
I spent a long time at one job only having halal sandwiches, because my Muslim friend Rumina wanted to share. It didn't turn me Muslim.
10/19/2010 10:39:27 AM
If Mr Fischer had ever read Fast Food Nation, which deals with how slaughter houses in the U.S operate, & then read the rules that govern the preparation of hahal meat, including the slaughter of the animals involved, then he'd probably want to eat hahal meat, in preference...
10/19/2010 10:39:39 AM
How is halal food any different from kosher food? The Muslims who are in America want to be able to eat without going against their religion, but you are overreacting in the extreme. Citaion seriously fucking needed.
10/19/2010 10:56:28 AM
Fuck that towelhead food. Eat real American food!!!!
10/19/2010 12:03:18 PM
And your country has had Kosher certified products for decades. Get the fuck over it, religious people need to eat too.
10/19/2010 2:01:53 PM
Who gives a shit? It's not like there's anything physically different about the food.
10/19/2010 2:17:36 PM
You wanna know what else? Just about every home appliance has some manner of "Sabbath Mode" to cater to the Orthodox Jews who want even their appliances to not perform any work on the Sabbath, but are too lazy to just unplug them.
10/19/2010 2:30:09 PM
Why do we have to suffer bugbrains like this while all the sensible people die first?
10/19/2010 3:03:07 PM
10/19/2010 3:24:15 PM
"Who gives a shit? It's not like there's anything physically different about the food."
Are you kidding? It actually tastes BETTER! It's like there's a suicide bombing in your mouth :D
10/19/2010 4:03:59 PM
There are Halal markets near me, but hardly a threat. There are also Latin mercados and carcinerias and Brazilian açougues (butchershops) nearby. Sharia isn’t about to become the law, and Massachusetts hasn’t become an overseas colony of Brazil, either.
10/19/2010 6:00:40 PM
I think you prove Bryan's point.
They have Brazilian butchershops in Ma., they also have capoeira in Ma. Capoeira is a martial art.
If the spread of Halal food continues, there will be Muslim terrorist training camps in the U.S.
Do you see? I mean, first there was TexMex, and now you have to press1 for English.
10/19/2010 7:28:19 PM
Oh noes! A soup company is trying to expand their customer base by advertising their soups as Halal. My faith is being threatened! Campbell soup is with the jihadists in irradicating my faith!
Seriously though, where in the Bible does it say that anything considered Halal should not be eaten by Jews or Christians? In fact, have you looked at what is considered Halal and Kosher in Islam and Judaism respectively? Although there are differences, there are also many similarities in preperation and restrictions in food.
10/19/2010 7:34:41 PM
Halal meat is different from kosher; medieval Jewish meat markets in Iberia often had local Muslims as a captive market because kosher slaughter methods satisfied Muslim requirements, but halal methods did not do likewise. For example, if it's otherwise acceptable but there are tubercular lesions in the lungs, Jews wouldn't eat it. I don't know if even kosher modern meat factories bother with this.
However: Fischer is a moron, because no business ever would spend extra money to produce meat that is not substantively different and then avoid publicizing its ritual difference. That's more than moronic, it's...well, it beggars logic.
Why do these people persist in accusing other people of doing sneaky things for which they would have not discernible motive?
10/19/2010 7:39:05 PM
I most certainly agree that it is entirely insane to even care what foods might be Halal let alone be afraid of it. But to the people who keep saying that Halal is the "exact same thing" as Kosher, that simply is not true. Yes, they are both sets of dietary laws and are very similar, but not the same. Kosher is usually more restrictive than Halal. Thanks to @MarylandBear for posting this link and I will repost:
And yes, many Muslims will eat Kosher foods if they cannot find a specifically Halal item since they know that it will generally fit the requirements.
To the few people who dislike both Halal and Kosher methods of slaughter for being "unnecessarily cruel", I am not sure that is true. I cannot speak for Halal, but the Kosher method was specifically designed to be the least painful and most humane way of slaughtering the animal. In fact, cruelty to animals is strictly forbidden in the Torah / Judaism.
And to @Anon-e-moose regarding the Matzoh that was marked as "NOT Kosher for Passover", that is due to not needing to prepare it in the special way required by Passover during the rest of the year. When Passover is nearing they will start producing boxes that do say "Kosher for Passover" that are made from just "Passover flour" and water and are cooked for no longer than 18 minutes. Outside of Passover it doesn't matter what flour is used or if any other ingredients are added or if it is cooked longer than 18 minutes.
10/19/2010 8:00:51 PM
"Campbell’s soups have come out with a line of 15 halal-certified soups which comply with the dietary regulations of the two percent of the American population that follows Islam."
It's called supply and demand, Bryan, part of our capitalist system. What are you some kind of tree-hugging American-hating godless liberal pinko?
10/19/2010 8:06:46 PM
OMG, Halal soups in the market!
Pray tell, how is this different than Kosher offerings, or the Asian section, or the Latin aisle in that same supermarket?
It's called "catering to your market" to sell products, a.k.a. Good ol' CAPITALISM!!!
Agreed about Creeping Sharia making a nice landscape border! ;-)
10/19/2010 8:14:01 PM
The next time you pop open a can of Campbell’s vegetarian soup, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that you are consuming jihadi-sanctified food.
Is it just me or is there so much fail in that one sentence
10/20/2010 1:27:24 AM
Creeping Sharia doesn't bother me nearly as much as the Galloping Fundyism.
10/20/2010 2:52:53 AM
Halal bothers me not because of its religious significance, but because of its cruelty. Excess halal meat gets sold to supermarkets as regular and not labelled. I, personally, would prefer to have the choice to buy meat that wasn't tortured to death.
10/20/2010 4:55:12 AM
"Creeping Sharia" sounds like some sort of band name...
10/20/2010 11:23:02 AM
Campbells Conspiracy??? Its not the soup that deliciously FAILtastic!
10/20/2010 3:19:45 PM
I was drinking water from a drinking fountain yesterday, when to my horror, I discovered that under the rules for Halal, all drinking-fountain water qualifies!
I'll never drink water again!
10/20/2010 3:59:48 PM
Stop eating non-pork meat, save America.
10/21/2010 7:00:27 AM
You dumbass. In the UK they specifically advertise halal meat in the same way they advertise kosher meat. Because it makes good business sense.
Also FYI... All vegetarian food is halal.
10/21/2010 7:31:05 AM
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