It was reported that at Tesco’s Halal counter launch in Birmingham, there was no idea of the extent to which Britain’s food supply chain had become Islamised. Ritual Slaughter

Britain’s biggest supermarket chains are selling halal lamb and chicken without telling unsuspecting shoppers. Those stocking meat slaughtered according to Islamic law include Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Somerfield and the Co-op.

And a Mail on Sunday investigation has found that fast-food chains including Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, KFC, Nando’s and Subway are also using halal meat without telling customers.

But the UK’s second-biggest supermarket, Asda, has refused to confirm or deny whether it sells halal meat.
The Mail on Sunday contacted Asda on Tuesday, but by yesterday it had failed to answer any of our questions.

Initially, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco were reluctant to admit they sold halal meat. But later they confessed to selling Islamically slaughtered lamb.

Tesco also admitted selling some halal chicken without labelling it as such. Most lamb imported from New Zealand by British supermarkets has been slaughtered according to Muslim law, but this is not mentioned on packaging. Some lamb from British abattoirs is also halal.

Last night, Agriculture Minister Jim Paice said: ‘People should know what they’re buying in the shops or when they’re eating out and I will be discussing with the food industry the role labelling can play in giving consumers a
choice.’

The supermarkets and fast-food outlets said they did not feel the need to tell customers that meat is halal because the slaughter conformed to Western standards, with animals stunned before being killed. But the RSPCA has raised concerns about the way chicken is killed in Islamic abattoirs because the birds are stunned with a weaker electric current, which does not guarantee unconsciousness during slaughter.

More than 70% of New Zealand lamb imports to Britain are halal… but you wouldn’t know it from the label.

Our enquiries have found that Subway uses some Islamically slaughtered chicken that has not been stunned. Non-Muslim religious leaders say that Christians, Hindus or Sikhs may find it offensive to eat meat slaughtered according to Islamic ritual. Jews are unlikely to be exposed to such meat because they eat kosher, or animals slaughtered according to Jewish law.

Last week The Mail on Sunday revealed how halal food was being served to unsuspecting people in hospitals, schools and pubs across the UK.

The country’s biggest hotel and restaurant group, Whitbread– which owns the Beefeater and Brewers Fayre chains – was also selling halal food, as were well-known sporting venues such as Ascot, Twickenham and Wembley.
Under Islamic law, an animal must be slaughtered by having its throat cut while it is conscious.

All its blood must drain out, otherwise Muslims regard it as impure. The person carrying out the killing has to recite an Arabic verse at the time.

All Islamically slaughtered lamb and chicken sold in British supermarkets is stunned before being killed, but is not labelled as halal. Moderate Islamic groups allow animals to be stunned before slaughter, which brings the practice in line with Western methods.

Inayat Bunglawala, the chair of Muslims4UK, said: ‘Supermarkets should not be afraid of labelling their products as halal. Halal meat tastes just the same as non-halal meat.’

Inayat Bungawala would say that. He is an advocate and an activist for the Islamisation of Britain – but we don’t believe that he or his counterparts in the rest of the Islamic Da’wa industry are directly responsible for what is happening.

There can be no doubt who and what is behind this appalling state of affairs – corporate greed – money-obsessed avarice, with a particularly disdainful and disrespectful attitude to consumers.

The major meat producers and caterers who supply most of the supermarkets and larger stores have worked out that there is more profit in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ policy of producing only Halal-compliant products. The supermarkets, entertainment venues and restaurants that buy this produce are then dishonestly presenting it to customers without declaring its origin.

Where is the due care paid to people who do not wish to eat ritually-slaughtered meat, or, more particularly, meat ritually-slaughtered for the Muslim market? What about the people who object on compassionate grounds?

This is a particularly nasty practice and it should be stopped in its tracks. But the only way is by direct action and wider exposure. If people do not put pressure on their MPs or representatives, organise local action and lobby local media; nothing will happen.

Because Big Business and Big Government couldn’t care less about how you feel.

Many thanks to the Mail on Sunday for all their help.