Archive for October 8th, 2010

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The US Chamber of Commerce Approves of Job Exports

October 8, 2010

They like tax cuts for the rich and donations to themselves from OPEC nations.

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Campbell’s Soup surrenders to Islamic juggernaut

October 8, 2010

Conservatives freak out, call for boycott over Halal line of soups by Campbell’s Canada

Pamela Geller, the blogger who is largely responsible for whipping up the “ground zero mosque” story (which also went unnoticed for nearly a year before it became a national controversy), has a post up on Campbell’s titled, “M-M-M-M-M-Muslim Brotherhood Good?” She calls for a boycott of the company, and there is now a Facebook boycott group with over 2,000 members.

Halal foods, of course, are merely those that hew to basic Islamic dietary laws such as a ban on pork products.

Geller and her cohort have seized on the fact that the Campbell’s Halal line is certified by the Islamic Society of North America, a large and mainstream Muslim umbrella group. It clearly denounces terrorism and has widespread support among non-Muslim religious and political leaders. But according to Geller, ISNA is “Hamas-linked.” So if you buy Campbell’s soup, you, too, are now Hamas-linked, and may be charged with material support for terrorism.

A good comment:

food which is kosher is halal by definition. The Quran says “The food of the People of the Book is lawful for you.” Plenty of Muslims buy food with heschers for precisely that reason.

In a university I attended they have a university cafeteria that caters to special diets. Each item is labeled vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal – whatever. There is a huge amount of overlap.

104 West!*

With four separate dining areas and two kitchens, 104 West! is dedicated to providing delicious OU certified kosher food. This dining program also accommodates Halal, vegetarian, vegan, Seventh Day Adventist, and other special diets. Lunches and dinners are served daily, including Shabbat and holidays.