Oklahoma City Thunder Go Sharia with Islamic Halal Diet

Source: The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Halal Guys – WSJ

Enes Kanter has started a halal food craze that has absorbed the Thunder’s locker room after road games—and stocked it with lamb platters and chicken kebabs.

In the middle of every Oklahoma City road game, David Howarth’s phone buzzes in his pocket. The Thunder’s athletic performance coordinator excuses himself from the bench and escapes to the arena’s loading dock. That’s where he picks up the team’s dinner: takeout halal food.

This is not what most NBA teams eat after games. But the more adventurous Thunder players have done away with the traditional locker-room fare this season. Instead they’re digging into generous helpings of lamb and chicken kebabs.

The person responsible for Oklahoma City’s culinary revolution isn’t Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook or any other Thunder starter. It is Enes Kanter, the team’s reserve center, who is Muslim and observes his religion’s dietary laws.

Thunder executives took measures to accommodate Kanter’s religion when they traded for the Turkish-born big man last year and signed him to a long-term extension in the off-season. He has access to his own prayer room in the team’s arena, for example, and uses owner Clay Bennett’s office in the team’s practice center, where he uses towels as prayer rugs. The team also made sure that Kanter’s very first meal in Oklahoma City was cooked under halal standards, which means the meat was raised and slaughtered properly, and Thunder chefs started cooking for him with separate kitchenware.

But what happened next was something no one anticipated. The halal takeover started when Thunder center Steven Adams asked Kanter if he would share his post-game dinner. “Pretty much as soon as he came in,” Adams said, “I just told him that I’m eating his food, so I told the guys to order double.”

Westbrook and Serge Ibaka then began tearing into the halal trays. Before long, Thunder officials were searching the Internet for the top-rated Turkish and Middle Eastern restaurants in other cities when the team was on the road, all so they could feed a full lineup of NBA players with enormous appetites.

“It’s like a mini-party,” said Thunder medical director Donnie Strack. “Everyone wants to steal Enes’s food.”

Kanter eats halal because of his religion. Adams eats halal for a slightly different reason.

“Because it’s awesome,” he said.

Now, after Kanter’s first full season in Oklahoma City, the team has a rotation of halal restaurants in NBA cities—and their players have become food critics.

“What’s our best city?” Adams said. “Orlando?”

“Boston?” Kanter said.

“Boston was good, wasn’t it?” Adams said. “Boston was the best city. I don’t know the top five, but Boston was definitely No. 1.”

They say there is a science to halal quality: The bigger the city, the better the food. The Thunder happened to be in Brooklyn this year when the Northeast was blanketed in several feet of snow, but that didn’t stop Kanter from leaving the Thunder’s hotel in search of the borough’s standout Turkish food. That week, when the Thunder played the New York Knicks, the full team meal was a Turkish feast. Outside their Madison Square Garden locker room were tables of halal food. “Everyone’s starting to jump on board,” Adams said, “just because it tastes so good.”

But not quite everyone. Durant is the Thunder’s highest-profile halal holdout. While others peek at Kanter’s plate, Durant sticks with staples of the NBA diet, which tends to be heavy on grilled chicken and, for the Thunder, brisket and short rib. Durant still knows all about the halal situation.

“I think it’s bull—,” he joked after a recent practice. “I’ve been here for nine years and I requested some stuff after the game and I have to pay for it on my own. And the second he gets here he gets his own menu.” Durant’s faux-outrage, however, may come from his personal taste for the food: “It’s nasty to me,” he said.


Durant may have it right. Do his teammates know what makes the food halal? Shouting allah akbar while slicing the neck and letting the animal bleed to death (just as they do to non-Muslims and apostates).

Understanding Halal Certification Schemes

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An Oral History of the Muslim Brotherhood in America, in Their Own Words

Source: Center for Security Policy | BOOK RELEASE: Ikhwan in America: An Oral History of the Muslim Brotherhood in Their Own Words

(Washington, D.C.): The Center for Security Policy is proud to announce the second release in its Archival Series, Ikhwan in America: An Oral History of the Muslim Brotherhood in their Own Words.

Like the first volume in this series, The Explanatory Memorandum: From the Archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in America, this new volume provides context for the needed, far deeper understanding of the true nature of the Muslim Brotherhood (known as the Ikhwan in Arabic). It does so by making accessible an original source document – along with an evaluation of its ideological, historical and organizational significance to equip our countrymen and women, and their elected representatives, to make informed decisions about one of the most serious threats facing our country: the Islamic supremacist enemies within.

“Ikhwan in America” was the title given an early 1980s lecture about the Muslim Brotherhood by a man who was at the time one of the organization’s most prominent leaders: the chief masul (“guide”) of its executive office, Zaid Naman (a.k.a. Zeid Noman). The audience were participants in a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood camp in Missouri.

The Center for Security Policy is proud to present this monograph as the latest in its Muslim Brotherhood Archival Series. Ikhwan in America is available for purchase in Kindle and paperback format at Amazon.com. As with this Archive Series’ Explanatory Memorandum, this one can also be downloaded for free at www.SecureFreedom.org.

A PDF of the newly released monograph is embedded here:

 

 

Video: Islam and Liberal Principles

We received emails from two individuals who each consider themselves Muslims.

First:

JM
——–@ktt.com

sad. I’m a Muslim American 2nd generation. & I firmly say to you fuck “Sharia Law”. screw that noise. I’m an American first & foremost & that means the world to me – as it does my family as well. so much that there are so many of us that work for the US government, from teachers to professors & from the Federal Bureau to scientists in DC. Moderate Muslims do exist & we’re the examples. sites like yours ought to promote the fact because in the end they promote hatred towards up & coming innocent Muslim American children. seriously – I’m not against completely what you’re promoting, but you have to remember there are good Muslim Americans too – our parents escaped bullshit like Sharia Law & came to the US to better their lives & practice religion in a peaceful manner, their own way because they knew they would have the right to. I’m kinda rushing this but I’ll enjoy my ‘Black Label, neat’ that much more in about an hour or so. just know my anchor in this is to be neighborly, from one American to another.

Second:

Akbar
———–@hotmail.com

No matter how much you try hard to islam you cannot stop it….with 9/11 islam spread even faster and more non-muslims converted lots of americans………….Islam will prevail whether u do something or not

Interestingly, JM wants Creeping Sharia to promote what Islam considers apostates. If JM doesn’t believe in the sharia, what part of Islam does he actually believe that makes him Muslim? Akbar, on the other hand, is quite confident that Islam will prevail. We’re pretty sure he’s not referring to JM’s version.

Together the JM’s and Akbar’s attempt to silence the Creeping Sharia’s all of which allows Islam to spread or as Akbar writes, “to prevail.”

Bill Warner covers this phenomenon in the video below.

Video: Debunking the “small minority of Muslims” MYTH

Source: Islam and terror: Destroying the “small minority of Muslims” MYTH – The Rebel

Tonight’s program will shatter the “small minority of Muslims” misconception peddled by the mainstream media, Hollywood and the Left in general.

Using hard facts and statistics, we show that the carnage the world has been experiencing at the hands of terrorists is VERY much about Islam, the religion, and that the number of radicals is not a “tiny minority,” as we’re told by the Ben Afflecks of the world.

Truth told, hundreds and hundreds of millions of Muslims, including many in the West, hold radical beliefs. Author Raheel Raza, a practicing Muslim, is honest and open about this on the show.

 

Video: Bob Graham Still Shining Light on Uncle Sam’s 9/11 Saudi Cover-Up

Source: The Death of the Grown-Up | Diana West   h/t EuroNews


Related:

Obama blasts Saudi 9/11 bill

Saudi’s Pull Mafia Moves Over 9/11 Role

Paul Ryan won’t back bill allowing 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia

Even Bernie Sanders backs bill to let 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia

 

Canada: CBC won’t name swimming pool sex assault suspect – because he’s Muslim migrant

 

(PHOTO: Facebook.com/meetwijdan)

Source: CBC won’t name swimming pool sex assault suspect — because he’s a Muslim migrant – The Rebel

Terrible mass sexual assault in a Lethbridge hotel swimming pool on Saturday. Two young girls, and a grown woman, were attacked in the Holiday Inn.

 

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VIDEO: Muslims in UK demand sharia: “Islam Will Conquer the West”

Source: Pamela Geller

Watch the video. These Muslims make clear their goals. “There is only one Islam. There is no extreme Islam, there is no moderate Islam. Islam is Islam.”


 

Related: Arabic-speaking aid worker warns Britain many migrants have ‘no intention of living under Christian law’ (presumably that’s Western law).

 

 

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