Behalal.org Staff Reporter
Today we have another media attempt to highlight halal and schecita slaughter. We were approached by The Times newspaper journalist who wrote an article today “Stop ritual slaughter of animals, say top vet”.
The Muslim community lack a Voice to air concerns following these media stories. There is a lack of understanding on this issue and unfortunately we feel there is a political agenda at play by how some articles in the media are written to scaremonger the reader.
OUR RESPONSE TO Mr Blackwell’s comments:
ANSA the Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs is dismayed by a recent video posted on the web that shows animals supposedly being stunned reversibly. This document simply gives the equipment conditions without further comment. Upon an investigation that required the use of the Freedom of Information Act with Bristol University, ANSA was able to learn that Cargill, a major supplier of poultry to McDonalds had covertly paid for this Halal recovery trial in Spain that occurred on the 8th of January 2014. The trial was led by the Halal Food Authority (HFA) with the presence of the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence and carried out by two academics from the University of Bristol, whose names have not yet been given to us.
Spread across nearly six million square feet, the cluster will provide a dedicated area for companies manufacturing halal products.
- By Mary Sophia
Dubai Industrial City, a part of TECOM Investments, has announced the launch of a Halal cluster, which would help drive the growth of halal food, cosmetics and personal care sectors in the UAE.
By Will Smale
Shazia Saleem jokes that she started her food company simply because she was hungry.
Halal pharmaceutical products are now poised to be the new frontier for the global halal economy.
World’s largest annual food and hospitality show welcomes record numbers of exhibitors, trade officials and industry leaders from 120 countries-
-Inaugural World Food Security Summit opens-
Gulfood 2014 was inaugurated this morning (Sunday) by H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry, in the presence of H.E Helal AlMarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Director General, Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM), country ministers, ambassadors and dignitaries from around the world, highlighting the importance and stature of the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality industry trade show.
29 August 2013 www.hurriyetdailynews.com
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey’s ‘Muslim-friendly’ or ‘halal’ hotels that offer visitors an alcohol-free environment along with separate swimming pools for women and men are drawing Turkish tourists, not Arabs, say sector players
26 Aug 2013 www.thenews.com.pk
THE Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is holding a conference on ‘Halal Food Export’ on September 09, 2013 to discuss the potential of exports of halal food products from Pakistan.
21 August 2013 www.voice-online.co.uk
University expert says that multiculturalism is on the brink of a new era
HUB: Handsworth’s Soho Road, one of the UK’s most culturally diverse areas
MOVE OVER multiculturalism – “superdiversity” is the new reality. At least in Birmingham, according to academic Dr Jenny Phillimore.
21 August 2013 www.thejewishweek.com
Warsaw — No matter the outcome of the current controversy over the Polish Parliament’s attempt to ban ritual slaughter — Jews and Muslims might end up losing the right to kill animals according to their respective religious traditions — the issue has symbolic and practical value both for Poland’s small Jewish community and for Jews in other countries.
21 August 2013 www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au
Adam Moore (left) and Brian Norwood were speakers at the lunch that saw 30 people examine the prospects for developing food exports from Gippsland.
SENATOR Cynthia Villar filed a bill to institutionalize a national standard in preparing “halal foods” to be on par with world-accepted guidelines observed in all abattoirs, outlets, hotels, restaurants and other service establishments.
A ruling from Poland’s Constitutional Court effectively banning kosher and halal ritual slaughter came into effect in January this year. Aware that the government was planning legislation that would overturn the ban, the Jewish community in Krakow and elsewhere in Poland continued the practice on a small scale.
August 2013 - The Malay Mail
State religious affairs committee chairman Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim. – Picture by KE Ooi
UAE: Dubai Chamber & Thomson Reuters Organise the Global Islamic Economy Summit – 25 & 26 November 2013 (Event)
Summit will shape the future of the $8 trillion Islamic economy
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 12 August, 2013 – Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry in partnership with Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that the Global Islamic Economy Summit will be held on 25th & 26th November 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.