Posts tagged "Halal"
HelalSexShop.com

HelalSexShop.com

Elizabeth Hewitt writes about a new halal sex shop in Turkey.

Party for the Animals

Amy Levin: First it was cutting foreskin, now it’s cutting throats. Jewish and Muslim ritual practices are getting the shaft lately, as the lower house of the Dutch parliament passed a bill last Tuesday, June 22nd, that would ban shechita (kosher) and halal slaughter in the Netherlands. The bill requires that animals be...

Pork-Coated Bullets: America’s Islam Problem

Is this real? Or just some spoof from the West Wing or Law & Order? Could the US military really be using bullets covered with oil containing 13% pig fat to evoke fear in Islamic terrorists and allegedly send them into eternal damnation? For the moment, the answer seems like a skeptical maybe, but the...

Halal Kazakhstan

When part of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan's Muslims were forced to hide their faith or practice a state-sanctioned version of Islam. Now independent, Kazakhstan is witnessing a renaissance of Muslim practice, a reclaiming of heritage that Soviet rule interrupted, writes Rosemary Pennington at Muslim Voices. (h/t Ummah's Best) Which might...

The Invisible Particularity of the Secular

Adam H. Becker: Cries of discrimination have been raised in France over the decision by a private restaurant chain to serve only halal meat (i.e., ritually slaughtered and drained of most of its blood). Presumably someone thought it would be good for business, but now those who enjoy the savory taste of meat with blood...