Halal

What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

Personal experiences of hipsters are a far cry from Williamsburg, New York but instead it was like watching pockets of East London being swallowed up by a swarm of skinny jean wearing, flat white drinking locusts. As preened men were dubbed "Metrosexuals" and "scallies" evolved into "Chavs"; in my circle "Indie" became "Hipster".

Malaysian Groups Declare War On Cadbury's

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

Cadbury's is "on a mission to make Malaysia a happier nation" according to its latest advertising slogan. It isn't going very well. Muslim groups i...

Universities Serving Unstunned Halal Meat To Unaware Students

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Universities are serving halal meat to their students, including Sikhs and Hindus who cannot eat halal on religious grounds, without informing them, a...

Let's Be Honest About Britain's Islamophobia

Ben White | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Ben White

'Muslim' vs. 'non-Muslim' distinctions are irrelevant to the biggest problems facing Britain and many other countries, such as economic inequality and global warming - the same crises caused and exacerbated by those who seek to distract us with fear and division.

Halal Hysteria: It's About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

The recent anti-halal hysteria has nothing to do with the welfare of animals. It's just good old-fashioned Islamophobia. This is not to say that some people don't have sincere concerns about the way in which animals are slaughtered: they do. But these are not the people now jumping on the anti-halal bandwagon.

To Stun or Not to Stun: That Should Be the Question

Philip Lymbery | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

EU and UK law requires that all animals must be stunned before slaughter. However there is an exemption for religious communities. A loophole that must be closed.

Drop the Dead Pizza Story

Paul Blanchard | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

I'm getting increasing concerned about this spinning of old stories and the re-presenting of it as breaking news. It seems to be happening more and more. I can understand a slow news day; you do need a dead donkey to drop if something happens.

Mehdi's Minute: On Labour's Awful Election Broadcast, Ukip's Eastern European Employees and Halal Hysteria

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Do you want my alternative, semi-serious take on Labour's cringeworthy party election broadcast video about Nick Clegg, as well as the ongoing accusations of racism and hypocrisy against the UK Independence Party?

Muslims Are Taking Over the Country! One Subway at a Time...

Salman Butt | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Salman Butt

This halal meat fiasco has two separate elements to it: (i) the halal meat creeping into restaurant menus; and (ii) the incorrect presumption that slaughtering an animal is more cruel than "stunning" by electrocution, drowning, bashing it over the head or whatever else is in vogue.

The Sun's Halal Meat 'Scandal' Is Worse Than a Non-Story, It Risks Validating Fears of Muslim Influence

Megan Hughes | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Megan Hughes

The debate surrounding both regulations upon halal slaughter and the sale of halal meat in commercial outlets is an important one. There are the legitimate concerns of various groups in the debate surrounding Halal meat in the UK, but these concerns were likely not at the root of The Sun and The Daily Mail's decision to report on the issue.

'Halal Hysteria': Religious Exemptions From Animal Welfare Law Are The Real Issue

Stephen Evans | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

Perhaps the public outcry over Halal, or 'Halal hysteria' as some call it, is really a proxy for wider concerns many have about 'sharia creep' - the accommodation of Islamic practises in the UK, which they feel are starting to encroach on what were previously secular spaces.

Jack Sommers

Halal Row: Tory MPs Back Law Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Conservative MPs are pushing to change the law around the labelling of halal and kosher meat amid a growing row that has engulfed some of Britain's bi...

Jack Sommers

Halal Hysteria Grips Britain As More Stores Drawn Into Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK

The growing controversy over halal food has dragged in more stores, after it emerged they were selling halal meat not labelled as having been killed i...

The Sun's Pizza Express 'Revelations' Trigger Storm Over Halal

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

Revelations that Pizza Express is serving halal chicken meat has triggered a storm of debate about the ritual practice of animal slaughter and whether...

Kosher Jews and Halal Muslims: Representations of Ritual Slaughter and the Voices of Young People

Ben Kasstan | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Kasstan

As young and active members of our respective communities, we feel it is important to challenge the ambiguities raised by not only the provocative call to ban ritual slaughter but also the responses that have surfaced.

Halal Meat Is Safe With Me, Says PM

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has promised that halal slaughter will be "safe in Britain" for as long as he remains in power, decrying the "intolerance" towards Musli...

'Is Your White Elephant Halal?' - Why Religious Slaughter Must Stay

Neil Payne | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Neil Payne

Andrew Rosindell, the secretary of Parliament's animal welfare group, has joined voices demanding the end of religious slaughter in the UK. As someone with experience in the meat industry, specifically halal, this news troubles me. It troubles me because the argument is flawed, and flawed on many levels.

This Entrepreneur Is Bringing Brits Halal Ready Meals (INTERVIEW)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Shazia Saleem is a 29-year old entrepreneur who has started up 'ieat foods', the first British ready meals brand offering halal dishes likes pies, pas...

Again the Righteous Get on the Bandwagon as the Debate Over Halal and Kosher Slaughter Resurfaces

Sue Cross | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Sue Cross

Anyone who takes Muslims and Jews to task for brutal methods of slaughter yet eats meat regardless of the suffering involved is no less callous. Does the matter of a few more seconds of suffering as they are slaughtered make much difference to the animals who, during their entire short lives, have been treated with unthinking savagery?

'Why Should We Allow This Kind Of Thing To Go On In This Country'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

An MP and animal welfare campaigner has joined the call for the religious slaughter of animals for halal and kosher meat to be banned in the UK. An...

Reform Halal And Kosher? Top Vet Calls For End To Ritual Slaughter

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

The new leader of Britain's vets has called for the religious slaughter of animals for halal and kosher meat to be banned. Religious customs associ...

Animal Rights Come Before Religion, Insists Minister As Halal & Kosher Slaughter Is Banned In Denmark

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

The Danish government has introduced a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of kosher and halal meat. The ban came into ef...

Global Islamic Economy Summit and World Expo 2020 boost Dubai's Halal credentials

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Photo of the Award Ceremony at the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai So, at the end of October, UK Prime Minister David Cameron issued the foll...

Muslims And Jews Unite In Polish Meat Case

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

A coalition of Jews and Muslims is to lodge a legal complaint against Poland, complaining of unfair treatment because of the ban on ritual slaughter. ...

Little Islam, Muslim Town, Halal Boulevard, and Arab Spring Sales - in a city near you

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

I'm preparing for a series of forthcoming events on Muslim majority and minority economies and to freshen up those integration debates - by proposing a new approach for Muslims. This is following the 'China Town' model of creating clearly marked and branded areas open for business and cultural exchanges fit for a non-native majority...