If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least let people know when they’re buying it

The UK now carries out more halal slaughter than the rest of Europe. Most of us eat halal meat unwittingly on a daily basis, since it is sold in most major outlets, including big brand-name supermarkets, without being labelled as such

The EU’s 2009 Slaughter Regulation requires all animals, including poultry, to be stunned before slaughter. Stunning is defined as any intentionally induced process which causes loss of consciousness and sensibility without pain, including any process resulting in instant death.

President Sarkozy says that halal is the 'issue which most preoccupies the French' AFP
President Sarkozy says that halal is the ‘issue which most preoccupies the French’ AFP

The UK has invoked the “religious exemption” from the EU’s “slaughter directive” and in practice now carries out more halal slaughter than the rest of Europe.  Traditional halal meat is expected to be killed by hand and must be blessed by the slaughterman. The exception allows for animals to be slaughtered without being stunned first.

The halal market is worth £2.6bn in Britain alone, and the export market is also growing particularly in the Middle East.  Most of us eat halal meat unwittingly on a daily basis, since it is sold in most major outlets, including big brand-name supermarkets, without being labelled as such.

No one knows at present what form Brexit will take.  Will we still be part of the “single market” and therefore bound by common rules?  Will we, on the contrary, be free to develop our own set of rules and standards, even if these go beyond EU requirements?

Personally, I much regret that the UK invoked the “religious exemption” in the first place.  I don’t believe that religious convictions, however deeply held, justify unnecessary cruelty to animals – a position which, I am glad to say, has been vigorously maintained for some time by organisations such as the British Veterinary Association, the Humane Slaughter Association and the RSPCA.  I would be happy to see specific UK legislation, drafted to replace the EU slaughter directive, explicitly preclude the “religious exemption” from pre-stunning requirements.

I recognise, however, given the strength of feeling in some quarters (and given the explicit commitments in the Conservative 2015 Manifesto to “protect methods of religious slaughter”), that “dropping the religious exemption” may be difficult to achieve in the present context, however desirable in the long term.

But there is, happily, another way of rapidly achieving an important step forward as far as the halal issue is concerned and that is to introduce in the UK a mandatory labelling scheme whereby any and all halal meat offered for sale (including for exports) would be clearly labelled as such.

The EU Commission at present is investigating just such an option but it’s likely to be a long time coming. Nor do individual EU member states have much freedom in this area to take unilateral action. Mandatory labelling schemes devised by individual EU member states for application in their own territory are almost always struck down by the EU authorities as being contrary to the principles of the Common Market. And, of course, EU-wide labelling schemes may no longer affect us at all.

But as far as the halal issue is concerned, Brexit might allow us to devise and implement precisely such a national labelling scheme.  The key building block here is of course the operation of informed consumer choice. If the consumer actually knows what he or she is buying, we would – I believe – in very short order see in a major reduction of halal products without at the same time offending the sensibilities of religious groups.

More generally, well-judged “post-Brexit” action by the UK in the field of animal welfare and the environment may act as a spur and a stimulus to our continental, but no longer-EU, partners to up their own game.

Many years ago, the UK banned the rearing of veal calves in crates.  The EU eventually followed suit. UK rules on animal experimentation were eventually followed by EU directives. We may no longer be able to throw our weight around in the EU, but there is a wider world out there – UN specialised agencies, for example – dealing with international animal welfare and environmental matters where we should be proud to take a lead.

Stanley Johnson is a former Conservative MEP, author and journalist. He was the Founder-Chairman of the European Parliament’s Intergroup Group on Animal Welfare and holder of the RSPCA’s Richard Martin Award for Outstanding Services to Animal Welfare

 

 

 

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Muslim Prayers Block Streets

Is this really about prayer?

Islamic men block the streets of major cities in the world as a show of dominance and defiance.

This is the beginning of flexing their muscle against the ruling police, against the law of the land.

It is the beginning of No Go Zones where police, ambulance, firefighters, media and non muslims are not welcome.  Could you imagine living in this street?

Sydney – July 2014 Thousands of Muslims men pray together in the streets of Lakemba in Sydney’s south-west blocking access to traffic.

Islam Muslim prayer block streets

 

Los Angeles Oct 2015

 USA

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Paris

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Rome

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Mass Migration Is Harming Our Society Says UK Home Secretary

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Oct 2015

Mass immigration is making it impossible to build a cohesive society and is against Britain’s national interest, the Home Secretary will declare today.

Theresa May will warn the Tory conference that huge pressure is being placed on public services and infrastructure by economic migrants.

This sort of thing gets said all the time by Cameron’s government, but nothing is ever done about it for some mysterious reason.

Our own government has never explained the reason for record immigration intake and the Temporary Foreign Workers program.

But then like the TPP it’s not for our benefit.

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How to stop mosques

Moslum population growth:

What is a mosque:

What is the difference between between Mosques and the church as we know them

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What happens inside a mosque.

David Yerushalmi 100 mosques divided into 19% non violent, moderatly muslim and 51% severely violent.mosques.

75% Attendanced severely violent mosque.

  • Kill the gays
  • Oppress the Jews
  • Reject the infedel and their laws
  • Suppression of women
  • give money to the terrorist organisations

Suadi publications on Hate

A mosque used to promote Islamic Doctrine

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British soldier Lee Rigby was murdered and beheaded on a London street

Although David delivers this with tongue in cheek it is a very poignant.

Jihad Returns to London: A Reply to Prime Minister David Cameron

British soldier Lee Rigby was murdered and beheaded on a London street by two Muslims. Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson have assured the world that the attack had nothing to do with Islam. Yet the Qur’an clearly states that the penalty for “making mischief” in a Muslim land is death (5:33), and Rigby had served a tour in Afghanistan and was actively recruiting more soldiers for the British Army. How can Western leaders deny the obvious?

Most of victims were Muslims

Shi’its are regarded as hypocitics

Mohammad the pattern of conduct for Muslims

 

 

My Home Town Fanatics

May 2013 Luton, Britain … Stacey Dooley

“The law of the land can go to hell …”
30,000 muslims live in Luton
26 mosques in Luton
Three towns and cities have joined London in having a minority white British population. Researchers say more than 50 per cent of people living in Leicester, Luton and Slough are either foreign or from an ethnic minority.
Birmingham is expected to have a similar make-up by 2020.

I note Omar at 21 minutes is giving a very  “digestable version”
“almost fictional”  maybe he should ask the women who have been stoned to death.
The 2 at 31 minutes are intersting. … These are our Islamic core beliefs !!