Mission America’s Linda Harvey today discussed how she averted a Thanksgiving disaster after she found out that the turkey she planned to have for the holiday was from Butterball. Pamela Geller and Bryan Fischer have been promoting the conspiracy that all Butterball turkeys sold in the U.S. have been slaughtered according to Islamic dietary laws, but Butterball has not disclosed the turkey’s halal certification to customers. However, last week The Rachel Maddow Show released a statement from Butterball saying, “Our domestic products are not halal certified and thus, do not require any additional on-package labeling.”
Harvey claimed that the Butterball controversy proves that “Sharia, Islamic practices are starting to invade everyday life in the U.S.” When Harvey found out “that sure enough, my turkey is a Butterball,” she promptly sought out a new, non-halal turkey and was refunded for her Butterball turkey from Kroger. “As a Christian, I really don’t want to eat meat dedicated to a false god,” Harvey said, “I am not going to be buying any Butterball products again.”
A few weeks back we bought a frozen turkey and it was in the refrigerator thawing, all on schedule, when the day before I read an article on the news website WorldNetDaily that revealed once again how Sharia, Islamic practices are starting to invade everyday life in the U.S., just as they have in Europe. It seems that the company Butterball had secretly, without marking it on any of the packaging, prepared all its whole turkeys according to Islamic dietary and spiritual guideless called halal. It’s more than just a cleanliness procedure, the turkey is slaughtered and while the blood is draining out, praises to Allah are chanted over the meat. As a Christian, I really don’t want to eat meat that has been dedicated to a false god. Now the first question I had was, is this really true? I called Butterball and they confirmed that yes, all their whole turkeys were halal according to USDA guidelines, they said. This seems like a lot of extra trouble and cost for a relatively small market, but I suppose we should take them at their word. So I go to the refrigerator and sure enough, my turkey is a Butterball, so now what should I do? I went out that evening and searched out a non-halal, fresh turkey which was not on my to-do list for a busy holiday. Just let me say I am not going to be buying any Butterball products again and I later went to Kroger and got my money back. Why do we have to put up with this in America?