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Hi Everyone,

I just received this info from a fellow Tea Party Patriot. This is the absolute truth ... and what a cruel joke on Orthodox Christians ...

We just got our leg of lamb for Easter, and my husband noticed a funny stamp on it with arabic type writing. We investigated and find out that it is the Halal Stamp. Before slaughter the lamb's head is pointed toward Mecca, the butcher says a muslim prayer and "pronounces the name of Allah."

We are returning our lamb to Costco and trying to find one that is NOT HALAL.

RaceBannon, Free Republic 84 Comments [4/26/2011 5:22:04 AM]
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Passerby

You're complaining that a major retailer is trying to reach out to a new customer base for increased profits by appealing to their sense of values?

What are you, communist?

Joking aside, that's really kind of stupid. Are you going to complain about OSHA compliance next? What about software that is both Windows and Macintosh compatible? Obviously you have to take a side so making things to be compliant to multiple standards is traitorous if not impossible...

4/26/2011 5:24:03 AM

LAchlan

Just STFU and eat your damn dinner! There are people starving all over the world who'd gladly eat that fucking leg of lamb, you whiny cunt!

4/26/2011 5:29:23 AM

Anon2

*Psssttt*

"RaceBannon", how much did your lamb cost? $10? $20? Do you know that these are ... arabic numerals? Shocking, isn't it?

You should also try to find one which is not only "non halal", but also where the price is written in roman numerals! (Just imagine: One easter lamb: $XV.XCIX)

4/26/2011 5:29:37 AM

dionysus

Personally, I wanna see the scene he causes at the Costco. Although having worked in retail before, I do feel bad for the employees because I know how hard it can be to stifle a laugh when the customer's making a fool of himself. Still, it'll give them a funny story to talk about for years to come.

4/26/2011 5:35:52 AM

Swede

I don't get the joke on Orthodox Christians...

There was also a funny stamp with arabic numerals, it's called a price-tag.

In Sweden we don't allow halal butchering. According to our animal protection laws, for the animal's sake, it should be rendered unconscious before it is killed.
That is not allowed during halala butchering. Halal requires the animal to be conscious while its head is being held in place and a knife is slitting its throat.

4/26/2011 5:53:34 AM

The Jamo

So the fact that someone spoke the name of what is essentially your god but in a different language is more cruel than the fact that they killed an animal so that you may eat it. And even then you have the gall to return it to the store and complain.

You're a fucking idiot. There's nothing more to say.

4/26/2011 6:10:27 AM

Veras_the_Brujah

@dionysus

I agree. Let's just hope that the Costco employee is familiar with notalwaysright.com. Maybe then we can read the story from another perspective.

4/26/2011 6:12:35 AM

cdcdrr

If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding!

4/26/2011 6:33:16 AM

Drax

Meh. Don't see as this is all that fundie really. Lots of people don't want to eat halal meat because of the way it's killed. The meat really should have been more clearly marked as halal so that people can make their own choice.

On the other hand, since this is from Free Republic, the poster probably sent the meat back not because of animal welfare concerns but because she thinks it's cursed or something.

4/26/2011 6:49:01 AM

Mister Spak

Ha ha ha your christian celebration has muslim cooties.

4/26/2011 6:51:42 AM

C_V


"muslim cooties" *lol forever*

4/26/2011 7:07:03 AM

Anon-e-moose

On occasion, coming back home from the pub, I'm of a mind for a kebab from the local takeaway. A Halal takeaway. The Kebab meat is lamb. What comes on a big metal skewer, and rotates vertically on a machine that grills it; the meat is sliced off, and (with salad & that funny looking white cream that looks like mayonnaise - but isn't 0_o; ) served in a pitta bread. Very tasty too.

I'm an Atheist.

Sometimes, I like to buy a frozen chicken, to roast & enjoy with some roast spuds & other veg. The ones I find the best - and cheapest - are those at Netto. They come from Brazil, a Catholic country. They have on the packaging 'Halal'.

Moral: 'Halal' or not, it's still food. Do you lot on Free Repubic complain about food from a deli, in which the meat therein is Kosher? (after all, right-wing fundies like you like to lord it over others the fact that you & your ilk 'Support Israel', and all that jazz, amirite?!) If you don't, then you've just destroyed your own argument.

"We are returning our lamb to Costco and trying to find one that is NOT HALAL."

Last time I heard, when dealing with fresh food - from butchers & greengrocers' shops to large supermarkets - even if you do have the receipt, they don't do refunds on such products (only tinned meat); and only then, if said product was 'not of merchantable quality' in the first place - and I doubt 'because it was prepared in a way that conflicts with my religious beliefs' isn't a credible excuse; Halal or no, if it was 'of merchantable quality' when sold originally, then you're screwed either way.

Wasting food is a sin, after all.

4/26/2011 7:20:14 AM

Papabear

Maybe you could find something worth worrying about such as feeding the hungry or housing the homeless rather than finding meat which has not had a meaningless prayer said over it.

4/26/2011 7:23:14 AM

Doctor Fishcake

Have pork chops instead if it bothers you that much, moron.

4/26/2011 7:28:26 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Standard fundie whining about nonexistent threats as usual... it's their own fault as they evidently can't read.

4/26/2011 7:34:40 AM

Me

Sorry but i'd do the same. I am not a muslim, and i do not have to adhere to muslim laws. I can draw muhammed, i can burn a q'uran. It is a matter of principle.

4/26/2011 7:38:27 AM

Doubting Thomas

So what? When I go to my in-laws' for dinner I have to wait until they give thanks to their invisible sky daddy before I can eat. One silly superstition is just as good as another.

4/26/2011 7:51:36 AM

DevilsChaplain

Race Bannon was cool. You're just an asshole.

4/26/2011 8:02:45 AM

breakerslion

A Tea-bagger acting like a tea-bagger. What a surprise. I get the joke, someone stupid enough to think there's such a thing as a Muslim lamb. I thought the True Orthodox® killed and dressed their own?

4/26/2011 8:42:03 AM



Good. Your reasons are retarded but Halal is needlessly cruel.

4/26/2011 8:57:57 AM



What a surprise!!!!, a retailer trying to appeal new customers!!!!

4/26/2011 9:21:49 AM

Felis >:3

I disagree with Halal slaughter on moral grounds. However, IT SAID "HALAL" ON THE SIDE OF THE BLOODY PACKAGING, TO LET THE CUSTOMRS KNOW.

NEXT TIME, ASK FOR NON-HALAL OPTIONS. THEY ARE BOUND TO HAVE THEM. AND CHECK THE PACKAGING BEFORE YOU BUY. I FAIL TO SEE THE PROBLEM IF YOU USE COMMON SENSE.

And what's the point with eating halal meat in of itself, apart from conflicting with your own principles?

4/26/2011 9:24:01 AM

Dr. Razark

@#1282544, Me

"Sorry but i'd do the same. I am not a muslim, and i do not have to adhere to muslim laws."

Are you Jewish? If not, do you refuse to eat kosher food?

Muslim countries have laws against murder and theft. Does that mean you oppose those muslim laws, and will therefore commit murder and theft?

Just because the food is prepared a certain way does not make it unfit for others to consume it, and it doesn't mean you'll magically be tainted by their superstitions. It merely means that it is considered fit for certain people.

4/26/2011 9:30:50 AM

aaa

Good luck with that shit. After all, wasting a fine piece of lamb over some stupid little ideological thing is worth putting to the internet.

4/26/2011 9:47:22 AM



Seriously, it's just meat that's made by strict adherence to sharia law. Granted it's a rather inhumane way to slaughter an animal, but I don't think that's of any concern to you is it?

If you don't believe in Islam, what's the problem with meat being prepared in a specific religious deity you don't believe in? Where does it say in the Bible you can't eat anything prepared in the name of another religion?


@Mister Spak - "...your christian celebration has muslim cooties. "

As a Christian(well, maybe not to them) myself, LOL.

4/26/2011 10:08:09 AM
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