If your Thanksgiving turkey starts speaking Arabic or insists on wearing a hijab, now you know the reason. But this is no joking matter to Fischer, who raises the possibility of a pressure campaign against Butterball this Christmas.
In reality, the process that Fischer is decrying is no different than the typical way turkeys are slaughtered. It just means that observant Muslims can eat the turkey, and Butterball can sell more food here and abroad. It’s common sense and smart business. It also respects diversity without changing the product in any way whatsoever.
I await eagerly Fischer's condemnation of kosher salt and Ball Park Franks. Ironically, remember that infamous video of Sarah Palin in front of a turkey farm? That turkey meeting his maker in the background was being slaughtered by halal standards, which is the same standards as Butterball, and not terribly dissimilar to kosher butchering techniques.
But this kind of nod to Sharia Law will not stand with those
upright idiotic conservatives, like Pam Geller, as TPM recounts:
“In a little-known strike against freedom, yet again, we are being forced into consuming meat slaughtered by means of a torturous method: Islamic slaughter,” Geller writes.
She continues that if you like freedom and hate sharia, you should boycott Butterball and ask them to stop selling these nefarious birds:
Non-Muslims in America and Europe don’t deserve to have halal turkey forced upon them in this way, without their knowledge or consent. So this Thanksgiving, fight for your freedom. Find a non-halal, non-Butterball turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. And write to Butterball and request, politely but firmly, that they stop selling only halal turkeys, and make non-halal turkeys available to Americans who still value our freedoms.
Geller’s anti-Sharia cohort Robert Spencer called this revelation “shocking” on his Jihad Watch blog — and touted the “Boycott Butterball Turkey” Facebook page, which so far has 758 “likes” and encourages supporters to “keep calling and writing. All halal should be labeled.”
Be afraid...be very afraid...