Here at Metro, we’re proud to pick on any low-hanging fruit we can find. So this story from anti-Islam blogger Pamela Gellar is like catnip to us, a story so misguided and ludicrous that we just want to take the day and go sentence-by-sentence to explain how stupid it is.
Presenting, “Happy Halal Thanksgiving”, in which Gellar blows the lid off Butterball selling Halal turkeys, which is merely one more step towards radical Islamists implementing sharia law across America:
A citizen activist and reader of my website AtlasShrugs.com wrote to Butterball, one of the most popular producers of Thanksgiving turkeys in the United States, asking them if their turkeys were halal. Wendy Howze, a Butterball Consumer Response Representative, responded: “Our whole turkeys are certified halal.”
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.
… 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.
This argument may be a first: If a company sells food that’s OK for someone of a minority religion to eat, that means it is imposing that religion on everyone else — unless it also sells food that’s not OK for the minority religion to eat. We look forward to Pamela Gellar’s campaign against kosher pickles.