I was in the local store yesterday and spotted for the very first time halal meat, and perhaps I didn’t even need to see the halal seal of approval since I saw straight away the meat came from New Zealand, where virtually all halal sliced and diced mutton comes from.
Outside of the fact that the meat can very well contain sanitary risks from amounts of fecal matter, as the animal ingests it’s own blood contaminated from it’s flaying around, thereby spreading bacteria into the meat of the dying animal, also a portion of the proceeds from halal purchases goes to funding the jihad.
Both are troubling aspects to buying halal products, as well as the contributing to the Islamization of your society. A better way to defeat the halal market without bringing up all of the points raised here, is to simply tell your grocer that you refuse to buy the New Zealand mutton, because it’s dried out and sinewy, that you would prefer to buy local and support the sheep industry in your area.
Here’s an excellent read from the Gates of Vienna on halal.
The Theory and Practice of Halal
One of the reasons that shariah finance and the halal food industry are flourishing in the West is that there is a lot of money to be made in these fields, by Muslim and infidel alike.
Western banks aren’t pushing shariah-compliant mortgages because they’ve suddenly seen the light by reading the timeless verses of the Koran. No, they’ve seen the bottom line: shariah financing is very, very profitable — often more profitable than standard interest-based loans, since shariah loans are subject to a different regulatory regimen.
The same applies to certified halal food products. Restaurants and groceries that carry them can expect more trade from culturally enriched customers. Exact figures are hard to determine, but billions and billions of dollars in profits are made at all levels every year by the halal industry.
In both of these fields, a shariah-mandated portion of the proceeds must be handed over to the Islamic authorities as zakat, or alms — one eighth of which must be applied to financing jihad.
The following course prospectus for Formación Halal (“Halal Training”) comes from the Halal Institute in Córdoba, Spain. This is not a little hole-in-the-wall storefront cooking school, mind you, but a respectable academic institution associated with the University of Córdoba.
And don’t forget the symbolic significance of Córdoba for the Reconquista. Spain is now in the midst of a “de-Reconquista”, and the presence of the Halal Institute in Córdoba is concrete evidence of that ongoing process.
Our Spanish correspondent Hermes has this to say about Halal Training and the Halal Institute:
This is the first course of its kind. There is a bit more at the Halal Institute: halal cosmetics, halal holidays, halal economics, halal ecology, halal TV… and halal placenta for the Muslim woman’s skin.
There are sections in English here and there, for example at the bottom of the “secciones” list, at “turismo halal”.