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Sunday, March 30, 2008

This will make your day: KFC is now Halal


At least in Dearbornistan.

6 Comments:

At 12:40 AM, Blogger Lydia McGrew said...

I've got a bit of a problem with this as a Christian. I wonder what the Jewish take on it is. Halal meat is slaughtered while a prayer dedicating it to Allah is offered. This bugs me. What do you think?

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Lydia,

Yes, Jews use a special kind of slaughter which is supposed to be similar to Halal. And before the slaughterer starts to slaughter animals, he makes a blessing, as we do before fulfilling many positive commandments. It's not clear to me (l'havdil - not comparing one to the other) whether a prayer is offered to 'Allah' during a Halal slaughter.

When I flew to the US four weeks ago, my special meal coming out of London (which was manufactured by the largest Kosher caterer in England) said both Kosher and Halal on it. So the two are not incompatible. But that meal was salmon.

Jews don't go in and demand that non-Kosher restaurants be made Kosher. To my knowledge, the only Kosher KFC in the world is right here in Jerusalem.

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger Lydia McGrew said...

From what I've read, the prayer or blessing is specifically offered to Allah when a deliberate attempt is being made to do halal slaughter. It is a Muslim prayer. In fact, they sometimes play the Muslim prayers as a recording over a loudspeaker in some more "progressive" halal slaughter-houses so as to avoid the need to have some human being doing it for every individual animal. I would assume that labeling something slaughtered under these circumstances as both halal and kosher would involve setting aside the question of whether Allah and the God worshiped by the Jews are one and the same--in effect, assuming that either this is an unimportant question to the issue or that the answer is "yes." Myself, I have severe doubts about whether Allah can be thought of rightly as the same as the God of ABraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Christians have all that stuff in the Pauline epistles about meat offered to idols, where basically Paul seems to say not to worry about it, because false gods aren't real anyway. But he isn't entirely clear in every passage.

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger Holly Whole said...

Quran indicated that the God the muslims praying, is the same with the God of Jews and Christian. (The Cow: 133, Imran Family:64)

 
At 6:49 AM, Blogger UMAIR said...

The Quran preaches both the lessons of Jesus Christ as well as Moses and accepts them both as prophets of God. Thus the same God.

 
At 12:54 PM, Blogger Mohsin said...

Abraham ,Moses,Jesus and Mohammed (Peace be upon them all) shall not be pleased seeing Children of Ebrahim aprehesive to each other.

I Request Jews and Christian brothers to read Authentic source and you will Find God of Abrahim,Moses ,Jesus and Mohammed is the same.God Our Lord is one.

 

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