On the remarkable and unprecedented pretext that halal meat “is offensive to many of their non-Muslim colleagues” — a fact that if one brings up in the U.S., one is immediately charged with “bigotry” and “hate.” We are all supposed to eat halal meat, even when it is not labeled as such, and like it, on pain of charges of “racism” and “Islamophobia.”
In 2012, SIOA will be working for truth-in-labeling provisions that will ensure that people aren’t served halal meat unwittingly.
Muslim MPs and peers have been told they cannot have meat slaughtered in line with Islamic tradition because the method — slitting an animal’s throat without first stunning it — is offensive to many of their non-Muslim colleagues.
The stance has infuriated some parliamentarians who have eaten meat in the Palace’s 23 restaurants and cafes, having been assured that it was halal.
Lord Ahmed of Rotherham said: “˜I did feel misled. I think a halal option should be made available.”
In 2010, the Mail on Sunday revealed schools, hospitals and restaurants were serving halal meat to unwitting customers.
Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury”s, Tesco, Somerfield and the Co-op all said they stocked meat slaughtered according to Islamic tradition without letting customers know.
Fast-food chains including Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, KFC, ÂNando’s and Subway are also using halal meat without Âtelling customers, it was revealed.