Quote# 84929

Did you know that the turkey you're going to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day this Thursday is probably halal? If it's a Butterball turkey, then it certainly is -- whether you like it or not.

...I discovered that only two plants in the U.S. that perform halal slaughter keep the halal meat separated from the non-halal meat, and they only do so because plant managers thought it was right to do so. At other meat-packing plants, animals are slaughtered following halal requirements, but then only a small bit of the meat is actually labeled halal.

Now here is yet more poisonous fruit of that scandal.

...Across this great country, on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, infidel Americans are unwittingly going to be serving halal turkeys to their families this Thursday. Turkeys that are halal certified -- who wants that, especially on a day on which we are giving thanks to G-d for our freedom? I wouldn't knowingly buy a halal turkey -- would you? Halal turkey, slaughtered according to the rules of Islamic law, is just the opposite of what Thanksgiving represents: freedom and inclusiveness, neither of which are allowed for under that same Islamic law.

Pam Geller, American Thinker 100 Comments [11/24/2011 7:13:20 PM]
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I don't really care. Turkey is turkey.

11/24/2011 7:20:59 PM


Turkeys that are halal certified -- who wants that

Damn right! Kill that sucker the American way: put it on the electric chair for God's sake!

Or give it smallpox blankets, or just waterboard it to death.

Dead isn't enough, it has to be Christian conservative "American dead". That's what freedom's all about.

[sings] My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty ...

11/24/2011 7:31:34 PM


So...in celebrating inclusiveness we must exclude meat slaughtered according to Islamic rules?

11/24/2011 7:32:24 PM

Brendan Rizzo

I know there is a Bible verse that did not condemn eating meat prepared by other religious practices. I think that would be pertinent here.

11/24/2011 7:34:11 PM

Jesus Klingon

Do they make halal gravy to go with that halal turkey?

Seriously, Pammy, eat some fucking pork if you're so worried about halal stuff.

11/24/2011 7:56:03 PM

Personally, I wouldn't want a Halal turkey if I could avoid it either, because I think the practice unnecessarily cruel, in spite of protestations that it is the most humane method of slaughter. It might well have been back in the day, but the day was a long, long time ago.

But I know these people are getting upset not because of that, but because their meat has had the wrong magical incantations said over it. My mind is full of wat that anyone could care.

11/24/2011 8:02:24 PM



Grow up, Pam! Meat is meat! YEESH!

11/24/2011 8:06:35 PM


American Thinker... oh the irony.

11/24/2011 8:12:30 PM


We don't celebrate "thanksgiving" as such in the UK but perhaps we should give thanks for ridding ourselves of a boatload of killjoys.

11/24/2011 8:14:21 PM


Thanksgiving represents the early part of the rape of North America's native cultures.

It also represents excessive gorging and family togetherness.

Hey, I calls 'em like I sees 'em.

11/24/2011 8:17:34 PM


Wow our friends at American Thinker are really pulling the curtain back here and what Pam is revealing is quite disturbing. I now totally give a fucking shit that my turkey may or may not have been slaughtered in accordance with the rules and regulations of a slightly different sky man from the leading brand in North America.

Oh yeah and who could forget how "our" God symbolizes individual liberty and unfettered free market capitalism and the right to bear arms and blah blah blah.

11/24/2011 8:33:52 PM


@ Brendan Rizzo

1st Corinthians 8-4:

So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.” 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”)

This woman, (and I recall Bryan Fischer saying something similar) is woefully ignorant of what her own bible says. How embarrassing when, me, an atheist, is more knowledgeable?

11/24/2011 8:39:42 PM


Replace "halal" with "kosher" and "Islamic" with "Jewish," and the bigoted stupidity becomes hilariously obvious.

Also, the only difference between halal food preparation and kosher food preparation is the specific prayer that is said. That's it.

11/24/2011 8:52:48 PM


You're screwier than my Aunt Rita. And she's a screw.

11/24/2011 9:24:26 PM


If you buy kosher sausages, then shut the hell up and eat your damn turkey.

11/24/2011 9:25:42 PM


Oh shut the fuck up, you don't even know what halal turkey is.

11/24/2011 9:47:13 PM


I'm more concerned with the amount of uncleanliness (sp?) in slaughterhouses.

11/24/2011 10:08:24 PM


11/24/2011 11:19:39 PM


Okay, this is just getting ridiculous.

11/24/2011 11:27:21 PM


First of all, why do you care? A turkey is a turkey. It's not going to taste different, and you wouldn't go to hell for eating halal/kosher food. Hell, for the sake of redundancy, it might even spare your ass if it turns out Judaism/Islam is the one religion.

Second, slaughterhouses would NOT slaughter all meat halal style. It's done without anaesthetic and requires a prayer to be said before severing the neck arteries. That is inefficiency that American companies usually do not want for a product this isn't meant to be halal in the first place.

11/24/2011 11:40:09 PM

Thanksgiving is not about giving thanks for our freedom, or for capitalism, or the NRA or the GOP.

WTF were you doing in kindergarten when the rest of the class was learning the story?

11/24/2011 11:57:12 PM

Mihangel apYrs

crazy bitch: worried about what incantation was chanted as the animal was killed or egg laid.

LAzy bitch, too indolent to raise, kill and clean her own bird, (if she was so worried)!

11/25/2011 12:17:33 AM

so the turkey bowed toward meca before someone cut off its head. Thats fine. From this distance meca and jeruselem are much the same direction.

Why would the Christian/Jewish/Islamic god have a problem with meat from one of the other branches he has going. ?

your keyboard keeps putting a - where the lettr o is meant to be .

God G-d here are some spare o that you can have ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

11/25/2011 12:30:31 AM

From the frozen north, Death cometh

Setting aside the fact that I'm against halal (and kosher for that matter) method of slaughtering. I doubt Geller is opposing halal because it's a cruel way to produce meat, but solely because it's "the moselmen"-way.

Also, I can't ignore the irony when she says:"... especially on a day on which we are giving thanks to G-d for our freedom? [] Halal turkey, slaughtered according to the rules of Islamic law, is just the opposite of what Thanksgiving represents: freedom and inclusiveness" So it's a holiday dedicated to giving thanks to your god and your god only, but other people are being inclusive? And what does the method of slaughter have to do with "freedom"?

11/25/2011 12:34:45 AM



don't forget your right arm up at a 60 degree angle

11/25/2011 1:04:25 AM

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