A restaurant in Western Australia is copping a flogging for serving halal meat.
The dopey owner thinks that halal just means that the animal was blessed without realising that there is actually a prescribed manner in which the animal must be killed.
A WEST Australian cafe owner says she was horrified to cop abuse from strangers on social media for selling halal meat, but has also been swamped by messages of support.
Mahaini Taylor, owner of Bunburyâs Mots Cafe, which sells traditional Cocos Malay cuisine food, said one negative review on their Facebook page sparked a torrent of anti-Islamic comments. âItâs been really overwhelming. Itâs been crazy online,â she told ABC radio on Wednesday.
âThere were a lot of irrelevant things … that weâre supporting terrorism and all of that. It was a real shock. Itâs horrible.â
She said it appeared many of the people who had posted the comments didnât properly understand what halal meat was, so the cafe embarked on an online education campaign.
Sounds promising…but wait.
âHalal meat is no different to any meat anywhere around the world,â the cafe posted. âThe only difference is how itâs been slaughtered. Halal meat is hand slaughtered. Halal is simply blessing the animal with words of appreciation, and the sacrifice of its life, to feed mankind.â
Halal meat must be not only slaughtered in a prescribed manner it must also be prepared according to Shariah law.Â Read more »