Wednesday, April 30, 2014

United Kingdom: Subway Restaurants Becoming Sharia Compliant in the Name of Multiculturalism

Ever notice that "multiculturalism" tends to mean submission to one particular culture?
Daily Mail—Almost 200 branches of Subway have cut ham and bacon from their menus, serving halal meat in response to calls from their Muslim customers.

The sandwich chain said 'following a strong demand from our Muslim customers', 185 outlets in the UK and Ireland have introduced the meat, which is prepared under strict Islamic rules.

In Arabic the word halal means 'permitted' or 'lawful' and defines anything that is allowed or lawful according to the Qur'an.

It is often used to indicate food - particularly meat - has been prepared in accordance with Muslim principles and techniques.

Muslims are forbidden from eating any non-halal food and meat from pigs and Subway said customers can identify those stores selling halal food by the special 'All meats are Halal' sign, which must be displayed in participating branches.

In the halal-only branches ham and bacon has been substituted for turkey ham and rashers.

Many animal charities condemn halal slaughter as being cruel to animals.

Traditionally in halal abattoirs the throats of the animals are cut while they are fully conscious - an act many campaigners say is inhumane and needlessly cruel.

In non-halal abattoirs, livestock are stunned before killing to prevent any unnecessary suffering.

Some halal butchers also practise pre-stunning, though it is not permitted by some Islamic scholars.

In Britain, killing an animal without prior stunning is illegal, but the law gives special exemption to Muslim and Jewish meat producers on the grounds of religion.

There are thought to be around 12 abattoirs dedicated to unstunned slaughter in the UK, while hundreds practise stunned halal slaughter.

A Subway spokeswoman told MailOnline all halal meat served in the participating branches is from animals who were stunned prior to slaughter.

She said: 'The growing popularity of the Subway chain with the diverse multicultural population across the UK and Ireland means we have to balance the values of many religious communities with the overall aim of improving the health and welfare standards of animals. (Continue Reading.)

25 comments:

Radical Moderate said...

Yes Hala slaughtering of animals is so humane and this video proves it.

Hala Slaughter

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hugh watt said...

I have it on sound information that every abattoir in Birmingham, England, UK is halal compliant.

Sisgp said...

From the response on the Daily Mail website this is not being well received by the indigenous population, I hope that they stick to their decision to boycott.

Sisgp said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2616694/Horrifying-scenes-Syria-Islamic-extremists-CRUCIFY-two-fighting-against-Muslims.html

Seems they like to slaughter people too!!

Extremista Moderado said...

Well, if any Britons reading this are as disgusted with this as I am then what you can do is to boycott Subway. Stop going there and let them know why they lost a customer. I'm not saying to shout at the face of the underpaid, overworked person at the counter. Write them, call them, e-mail them and let them know they they're not getting another penny from because they decided to sell only halal. And don't forget to quote the quran to prove that muslims are allowed to eat non-halal food:

Quran 2:173: "He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swineflesh, and that which hath been immolated to (the name of) any other than Allah. But he who is driven by necessity, neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him."


If you're afraid of being considered a bigot, racist or islamophobe, remember that the issue is not that Subway is selling halal (although IMO, if you care about animal cruelty, that alone should be enough reason to spend your money elsewhere), it's that Subway switched to halal-only.

Boycott them, let them know why they won't get another penny from you and let the media know why you're boycotting subway. If Subway gets on the bad side of the public opinion they'll back down. If islamic supremacists complain that the backlash is because of "islamophobia" then they get exposed as the grievance mongering taqiyya artists they are (thank you, mr Tim Burton, for that splendid piece of prose :) ). It's a win-win situation.

Carlos said...

--Why there haven't been some HINDU COMPLIANT restaurants that serve NO BEEF ?

There are MANY HINDUS in U.K ,after all India was once among the greatest part of British Empire,and now is among U.K' greatest commonwealth countries.So it should've matched with the excuse(for the sake of (multiculturalism).

---Why there haven't been some KOSHER COMPLIANT restaurants especially regarding Jews have been living in UK for centuries ?

I think the multiculturalism excuse is just a pure B.S, the foremost reason is obviously petro-money. The West is so addicted to arabic/muslim' oil that it would 'comply' to almost every demand from the muslims.

Tom said...

I have a serious issue, allah is NOT my god, in fact I know he is satan, as such I will not eat meat that has been prayed over in the name of this allah!

Please Boycott, Subway Great Britain, it is just outrageous how less that 5% can dictate terms!!

Syed Sye said...

jesus used to eat halal and jesus


“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.Matthew 7:6

roman pagan never wanted to gave up eating pigs even today

Keith said...

Carlos, you are DAMN right. David, am I allowed to swear here?? I want to say the F-word. I live in Malaysia, where every fast food chain is made "halal" so our McDonald's and Burger King's do not carry pork burgers or burgers with bacon bits. Or they use the sorry "beef" excuse for bacon. Yes, so why not we cater to the Hindus as well? Or better still, everybody sells fish only. I know of bad "open minded" Muslims who travel overseas just to sample non-halal food with no Islamic authorities on their backs, and now we're going to disappoint them? Thank goodness countries in the Far East like Hong Kong and China or Japan have no such "halal" nonsense. The first thing I tried when I went to HK for a tour was McDonald's McRib pork burger. The UK is pathetic. And here's what I think is funny. How in the world did Subway get "strong demand" from Muslim customers (which resulted in them now trying to be halal) when in the first place it wasn't halal? You mean those Muslims who gave them the strong demand ate there even before it became halal? Then they have no problem with it not being halal in the first place, do they? And since there is already "strong demand", why change? Really...WTF. And yes, even the "no stun" slaughter of Islam is cruel.

Ex N1hil0 said...

"It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person." Matthew 15:11 ESV

kiwimac said...

80% of red meat bought in New Zealand supermarkets is Halal meat and not even marked as such! I called the NZ Meat board and I was told to simply store the red meat in the Fridge next to Pork and it would become 'Haram'..Chances are that ALL New Zealand lamb and red meat sold in the UK is also Halal..

Carlos said...

Jesus was a Torah observant and eating beasts with paw/claw is abominable in Torah.

Lev 11:27,Of all the animals that walk on all fours, those that walk on their PAWS are unclean for you

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Reported in book of Imaam At-Tirmithi from Abu ‘Ammaar that he asked Jaabir “Is HYENA considered as game?” He said, “Yes.” He asked, “CAN I EAT IT?” He said, “Yes.” He asked, “Have YOU HEARD THIS FROM ALLAH' MESSENGER ?” He said, “YES.” [Ahmad, At-Tirmithi] Another narration added: “If one hunts hyena in the state of Ihram he has to slaughter a ram.” [Abu Daawood and Ibn Maajah]

(source:http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=showfatwa&Option=FatwaId&Id=88523)

Muhammad has made it lawful TO EAT HYENA , one of the most dirty&disgusting animal in Africa for its habit to eat carcass and trash.

Muhamad & his CULT followers just couldn't leave their dirty pagan barbaric habit in eating disgusting & abominable food.

Extremista Moderado said...

Syed Sye said...

"jesus used to eat halal and jesus"


Let's assume that when Syed said that Jeus used to eat Jesus he made a mistake.

Not only there's nothing in the NT that prevents christians from eating pork, one of the restrictions actually made regarding what christians can eat or not is that they can't eat things that were offered to demons or pagan gods. Halal meat is offered to allah so no, Jesus wouldn't touch on halal meat.

young steve said...

Since Muhammad is a false prophet (he is found nowhere in the original scriptures contained in the Bible except in the general category of false prophet) and is therefore nothing more than an idol (an idol of the heart. Ezekiel 14:7), then anyone eating anything in dedication (e.g. Halal food) as a follower of Muhammad, is eating something dedicated to an idol.

Food is just food and in itself causes no harm (Mark 7:18-19), but if anyone, as a follower of Muhammad, eats in honor to Muhammad and the god of the Quran (who is Satan), they are in fact unwittingly honoring the devil in the place of God and are therefore blaspheming the true God, who is Christ, the Creator of the heavens and the earth (John 1:1-14 etc.)

Many things found in the Quran concerning food are straight up distortions of Old Testament scriptures.

For a start, a distinction needs to be made between the general commands given to all of mankind, and some of the numerous and seemingly odd commands which were specific and unique only to the tiny nation of Israel in the time of Moses (Mosaic laws) in the Old Testament i.e. in Deuteronomy and Leviticus.

The reason for these numerous laws, rules and regulations, was that, being the nation through which the Messiah, the Christ, was to enter the world, Israel needed to be kept separated from, and undefiled by the idolatrous and often vile practices of the pagan tribes that surrounded them.

(In other words, Israel needed to be kept in one piece in order to get Christ to the cross (in order to restore his great name [Joshua 7:9] by redeeming his creation from sin and death). This can be seen in the genealogy of Jesus in Mathew 1:1 and also in Luke 3:23-38, which goes all the way back to Adam.)

Christ himself corrected the religious leaders of the day in regard to food as follows:

So he said to them, “Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?” Mark 7:18, 19

But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse. Romans 8:8

It is what is in a man’s heart that defiles him, not what he eats or drinks.

“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these things come from within and defile a man.” Mark 7:21-23

Note: Those who know better can eat whatever they like without any offence to God or conscience, but sometimes, for the sake of the conscience of those who are weak in faith and knowledge and still don’t know any better, Romans 8:9-13 shows how to deal with the situation.

paki p said...

Peace and blessings of risen LORD JESUS CHRIST to all,
"syed sye" mentioned here that JESUS ate halal......no my friend he NEVER ate halal. As a matter of fact it's HARAM for a Jew or Christian to eat "halal". let me explain, Daniel refused to eat the food of his captors because it was offered in the name of a false god, so in the same breath"halal" food is offered in the name of another false god. You have to recite shahada before slaughtering an animal and that makes it an offer in the name of Allah. So no, Jesus never ate "halal" neither should any believing Christian.

Dacritic said...

Paki P, that is very interesting. There have always been concerns among Christians in the East and in Malaysia where I live regarding this issue. The Buddhists and Taoists offer food and fruits to their idols on the altars that you can see in their homes. After a while they take these food down and consume them. Also, at traditional Chinese weddings, a roast pig is offered to some deity, joss sticks are raised, prayers held... and the pig is consumed later of course. Now some Christians will take a stand here. They will tell their non-Christian mates that they will not consume these foods because they have been offered to the idols or some pagan deity. However, Islam being Malaysia's major religion, all the fast food chains here are halal. My point is, these Christians, if they were to shun food offered to Chinese idols and pagan deities, would also need to quit McDonald's and Burger King in Malaysia. However, non-Muslims here usually think that halal means "no pork" only and are too lazy to look up the whole definition of halal. I feel if they are religious enough to not eat from the Chinese altar, then they shouldn't, like you said, consume Malaysian fast food too.

Tom said...

Hi Dacritic,
I too am from the region & learning more about this adulterated perverted islam, I realise that it is satanic as such "How can I eat food that have been prayed to & cursed by this allah"?
In Malaysia, at least there is great Indian & Chinese cuisines :)

paki p said...

@decritic
Peace and blessings of LORD JESUS be with you and all.
I was responding to a comment that our Muslim friend made about JESUS eating halal. I don't know why our Muslim friends always say that halal is as same as kosher when it's not. No practicing Jew ever ate halal and they still don't. And as far as halal foods in east or Muslim countries are concerned, I am from Pakistan and we have halal food everywhere but my family raise our own animals and that's what we eat. I'm not saying that everyone should do what we do but i feel that if i as a Christian am following Bible than i SHOULD follow it all instead of cheery picking (again that's just how i feel and I'm not saying that everyone should do it). And since I'm from Pakistan we have severe shortage of Chinese people and customs i don't really know what to say to that but what i can say is that we in Pakistan have eid-ul-adda , which is the ceremonial sacrifice of animals in Islam. We don't eat that meat so i agree that if I'm refusing to eat that than i should not other food either. As i mentioned I was just responding to a comment and when I said no believing Christian shouldeat halal I was just saying it in my context to our Muslim friends. My LORD is greater than Allah. He will not judge me for how I eat, which hand i eat with, how i sit, how I dress, how I bath, how I Poopoo or how I wash it lol. That's only in Islam. I'm more concerned about my relation with my HEAVENLY FATHER than worry about rituals and customs.
GOD BLESS YOU.
P.M. home cook food is good anyways :)

asher iqbal said...

Good discussion guys. I would add this:

To put it in Biblical prespective right out of NT teaching, My Lord God Jesus empowers me to pray on any unclean meat to make it clean and Paul mentions it in Romans. As there is no God except my God Yahweh, I shall have no fear of losing my faith over this.
But still unless it is inevitable to eat halal food (like in muslim dominating countries), I would restrict from it for different reasons.

Before we go to different reasons I see my brothers' and sisters' situation in these Muslim countries who have the only option of eating halal meat.1Co 10:25
25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience.
(ESV). This verse would clearly put those buying from shops to buy anything without doubts. But this leads us back to Jesus teaching that what we eat is not what makes us unclean. Bible even mentions to bless the food that is offered to idols and eat. Bible view is pretty clear on this and only reason why these issues pop up are when we start reading bible and limit it to specific passages rather then reading in continuity and see God's plan being uncovered and implemented from gensis to revelation. Jesus don't want Religious people like pharises at his time.

Although, I hate Islam for its reason of existence which is to oppose salvation through my Lord Jesus. I am compelled in my Lord's love to love Muslim as they are the lost souls who have been fed such great lie from their birth. I feel pity for these souls who have lived with such great influence of satan's lie that at times its impossible for them to see the light Jesus. But i believe God is reaching them and we should not hold back too.

Back to the topic, my reason for not eating halal is due to the fact that some percent of this goes in support to those extremist groups that had created such chaos in this world. I will not allow any kind of support to these hooligans and murders.

Obviously I being from Pakistan know the culture and see those local butchers making a living for themselves and support their families are no way in chain of supporting these group so buying meat from them would be fine biblically and morally.

As I live in australia I would strongly r esist buying not just meat but any halal items for a proven fact that percentage of it goes to the extremist groups.

I think I have spoken too much so be linent in criticising it :)) just kidding open to learn everday.

Dacritic said...

Yes, you remind me. The Lord Jesus Christ will not cease to love you just because you ate halal food. That is really all that needs to be said, isn't it? :)

paki p said...

@dacritic
Ameen brother, that's all that needs to be said. we are the only people who call our LORD father, and my father will not judge me for what i eat

@asher Iqbal
GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER.
bohat khushi Hoi apnay pakistani masihi bhai ki baat soun k.
KHUDAWANA BAAP aap ko sada khush aur salamat rakhay...ameen

asher iqbal said...

I won't put it this way because this is just saying that God loves sinners (which he does). But praying on any food should make it clean for us so its not that we are eating something unclean or bad and Jesus will ignore it.

young steve said...

Asher Iqbal, you say,

"But praying on any food should make it clean for us so its not that we are eating something unclean or bad and Jesus will ignore it."

That is right, since Jesus is the Creator and Lord over all, his power also completely overrides and undoes any of Satan's works.

As you pointed out:

Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience' sake; for the earth is the Lord's, and all of its fullness. Corinthians 10:25-26

In regard food we are not to let our conscience be bothered by it in any way.

So the followers of Jesus have the freedom to eat anything they like without offending God or conscience since it was Jesus himself who cleared this up for us in Mark 7:18-19.

Indeed, letting our conscience be concerned/worried about food in a spiritual sense, would actually put an idolatrous spin on it, because, in our hearts, it has overridden and undermined Christ's authority (Revelation 1:8) and power to cleanse.

Inkster JIm said...

In Britain, killing an animal without prior stunning is illegal, but the law gives special exemption to Muslim and Jewish meat producers on the grounds of religion.

Perhaps special exemption will be given to Muslims on the issue of killing infidels, after all, THAT is a command Muslims are supposed to obey as well.