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Back on March 1, 2010, almost 2 years ago I wrote “What is happening here is no different than what happened in Europe. Well, maybe a bit different, I think, because in Europe Sharia was creeping into the society and here it is steamrolling.”
No matter how many examples I give, no matter how much occurs day after day in this country, there are still those that say “Creeping Sharia, is not happening here”.
Well, I guess that’s true, it’s not ‘creeping’. According to one dictionarythe word ‘creep’ is defined as,
to approach slowly, imperceptibly, or stealthily
When it comes to Sharia in the U.S., there is nothing slow, imperceptible or stealthy about it. It’s in our face every day and now it’s even the food we buy and it’s becoming more so daily.
What do the companies Costco, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds and Subway all have in common? They all serve or sell ‘Halal’ foods in some, or even all of their locations. If you don’t care you may want to re-think it.
First let’s examine exactly what ‘Halal’ means and for that we can go right to the source. According to the Halal Food Authority website
The word ‘halal’ literally means permissible- and in translation it is usually used as lawful.
The Halal food Authority rules for halal are based on Islamic Sharia. Opposite to halal is haram, which means unlawful or forbidden.
Put plainly and simply, ‘Halal’ is part of ‘Sharia’ law or Islamic law.
Devout Muslims eat ‘Halal’ just as many Jews eat ‘Kosher’ and many Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays during Lent. But the question remains, why are so many American companies selling or serving Halal even in the areas where Muslims are well below the minority?
Of course, depending on where you live that number may be higher or lower. For example, the area of the U.S. that I live in, Muslims make up only .02 percent of the population. So why does my local Costco sell Halal meats and poultry?
When asked, the Costco Management said they are “selling to their base”. Really? When asked if the sales of their meats or poultry have gone up since they started carrying Halal foods, the answer was a simple “no, it’s about the same.” When asked, then why bother to sell it at all, the answer was “the decision was made at a corporate level.”
It would seem then to me, that they are not really selling to their base, but rather folding under pressure from Muslim organizations such as CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations) that often use their minority status to their benefit. If you don’t “cater” to the Muslims then you are labeled a racist, a bigot or Islamophobe and threatened with being ostracized by the mainstream media who will gladly portray you and your company as such and play it 24/7.