What is halal? It is a procedure of slaughtering and preparing meat for Muslims required by Islam law. There is a huge and profitable industry surrounding the halal process and certification which presents a threat and challenge to non-Muslims in society.
Otherwise known as ritual slaughter, the process according to the Quran requires that the name of allah be associated with the killing. [Q 6 118-121; 5:4] Islamic scholars also recommend that the person slaughtering the animal should ‘bless Mohammed.’ These two aspects requires that a Muslim is involved, thus making the process a matter of religion or ritual and excluding all non-Muslim butchers and meat processors from handling the meat.
The animal must be fully conscious and bled to death in such a manner that allows the blood to drain from its body but Islamic law forbids the stunning of animals prior to slaughter. According to veterinarians these animals often die painfully by choking on their own inhaled blood.
The labeling of halal products, meat and otherwise, is not required by U.S. law to be labeled as such so consumers have no idea they are furthering this barbaric means of slaughter. And its not just the meat. Cadbury, Nestle and Kraft have halal products. Even Colgate toothpaste and some bottled water and cosmetics are halal certified.
The halal certification process helps support jihad. The money paid to these Muslim organizations to provide the certificate is money funnelled into Muslim hands for Muslim purposes. In the absence of evidence to the contrary we can assume that this money forms part of the obligatory alms called the zakat. There are specific purposes for this money as spelled out in Quran 9:60. Those purposes include the promotion of Islam and supporting those fighting ‘for Allah’s cause (i.e. for Mujahidun – those fighting in the holy wars)’.
We must demand that all halal foods be labeled as such. Remember, the Muslim zakat tax on your halal Sunday roast could be paying for the bullet that kills the next American soldier.