Halal

Saudi Arabia's First 'Halal' Sex Shop Could Be Opening Soon

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

An entrepreneur says he hopes to open the first “halal” sex shop in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In comments reported by Arabic news ...

Vice... Stop Prostituting Yourself to Islamophobes...

Zahid Ayden | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Zahid Ayden

31 European countries haven't made prostitution illegal, which reiterates it to be a global problem, free from association of colour, creed or nationality, rather than the actions of the 'insidious Muslims in the far East'.

Halal Is Not the Problem and CCTV Is Not the Answer

Louise Mead | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Louise Mead

It's much easier to feel outraged about animal suffering when it's somebody else's fault and somebody else who needs to change their behaviour. Which is one of the reasons why this story has given renewed vigour to campaigns to remove religious exceptions to stunning and for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses.

Animal Welfare Is 'Highest Priority' Says Halal Slaughterhouse Filmed Torturing And Taunting Sheep

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic content, viewer discretion is advised. A halal slaughterhouse where workers were secretly filmed hacking at ...

They Want to Know if I Eat Halal Food - Should I Be Worried?

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

I've recently noticed that the more sugary the breakfast cereal is that I'm eating

Sick Halal Slaughterhouse Men Caught Kicking And Abusing Terrified Animals

PA | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Animal Welfare Is 'Highest Priority' Says Halal Slaughterhouse Filmed Torturing And Taunting Sheep Four slaughtermen have had their operati...

Huge Outcry Over Religious Slaughter

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK

More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition demanding the British government prohibit the slaughter of animals without stunning them first...

Book Review: 'Heaven's Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance', By Harris Irfan

Faisal Hanif | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Faisal Hanif

Given that transparency is the one thing most people want from financial institutions in the post recession era, a book whose title evokes secrecy may be somewhat of a repellent. And yet Harris Irfan's work is perhaps the most accessible insight into a maligned and mysterious industry.

A Guide to Halal Tourism

Sharmeen Ziauddin | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharmeen Ziauddin

Last week Europe's first conference on halal tourism took place in Granada, Spain. The brainchild of CM Media, the Halal Tourism Conference 2014 saw people from around the world gather to listen and learn about the Muslim market. Tourist boards, travel agents, tour operators, halal certification bodies and hotel managers made up most of the attendees.

KFC Apologises To Customer Refused Alcohol-Based Hand-Wipe At Halal Restaurant

PA | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK

Fast food chain KFC has apologised to a customer who was refused an alcohol-based hand-wipe at a restaurant trialling halal meat. The chain said th...

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

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 05.09.2014 | 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.