IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: It might be a little premature to rename it W-halal-e Foods, but Whole Foods Market has recently started carrying its first halal frozen meals. According to an email sent by Adnan Durrani, Chief Halal Officer (yes, you read that right!) of American Halal, the Saffron Road meals will be the first halal product on Whole Foods shelves.
IN THE NEWS: Lights, camera, Allahu Akbar! A new reality show is dominating the airwaves in Malaysia. No, it’s not about finding the next big pop star, or a soul-mate, or a best friend for the country’s biggest z-list celebrity. The show, called “Imam Muda”, pits young Malaysian men against each other in a battle royale to showcase their prowess and knowledge of Islam. Cash, a new car, a scholarship to study Islam in Saudi Arabia, and an all expenses paid Hajj await the winner, in addition to a job as an imam.
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IN THE NEWS: Holy Land, a specialty foods company owned by a Middle-Eastern Muslim family in Minneapolis is whipping up some popularity as it tries to get shelf-space for its hummus at major retailers like Costco and Target. The company’s success in a place so entrenched in traditional Midwestern food and values is impressive.
IN THE NEWS: Renowned White House correspondent and member of the White House Press Corps, Helen Thomas, has decided to resign after a controversial video of her surfaced on the internet. In the video, she says that Israel should “get the hell out of Palestine.”
IN THE NEWS: Baroness Sayeeda Warsi became the first Muslim woman and the first woman of Pakistani origin to be named a minister in the new British cabinet. She was also named chairwoman of the Conservative Party. Eight Muslims were elected in Britain this year, including three women. Conversely, currently serving U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison and Andre Carson are the only two Muslims to have been elected to Congress.
IN THE NEWS: More details have surfaced in the story of Qatari diplomat Mohammed Al-Madadi. He was apparently on his way to meet Ali Al-Marri, an imprisoned Al-Qaeda sleeper agent who is serving eight years in prison. But because of his joke about lighting his shoes on fire aboard a commercial airliner, we can expect to see some reaction from the media that may potentially affect air travel for Muslim Americans.
IN THE NEWS: “Is that credit or debit?” is a question asked of just about everyone at the checkout counter at the local grocery store. Many Muslims, due to a strict adherence to rules regarding usury, respond with, “Debit”. That might change soon with the introduction of an interest-free credit card.
IN THE NEWS: A Muslim and a Jew have teamed up to provide sustainable, humanely raised lamb, beef, and poultry. This raises 2 interesting questions:
Would you consider buying naturally raised halal meat? Is this a partnership that can last? 0 Like this post
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