Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Halal Slaughterhouse Animal Welfare Issues

Huffington Post, Sick Halal Slaughterhouse Men Caught Kicking And Abusing Terrified Animals "The Muslim Council of Britain said it is appalled at reports of animal mistreatment at an abattoir purportedly following the principles of halal methods of slaughter. A spokesman said: "Animal cruelty is wrong and criminal wherever it may occur. That it is being carried out in halal slaughter makes it even more incredulous. Animal welfare should be observed by all slaughterhouses.

"The findings certainly are abhorrent in Islamic practice, and the abattoir must be subject to the full force of the law. In the past, Animal Aid has reported on similar abuses taking place at non-religious UK slaughterhouses. There are urgent questions this case raises: since each abattoir is under veterinarian supervision, how were these practices overlooked? We call on the Food Standards Agency to look into this abuse and the flagrant disregard of the very principles of humane slaughter as a matter of urgency.

"These revelations will undermine Muslim consumer trust. It is now of paramount importance, as the Muslim Council of Britain has said repeatedly in the past, to work towards a national set of agreed standards and accreditation in halal methods of slaughter that abides by established Islamic precepts.

"We also believe, to increase trust for the consumers, that the use of CCTV cameras in abattoirs should be seriously considered."

Monday, 2 February 2015

Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman is turned away from mosque

Mail Online, Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman is turned away from mosque "A spokesman for the South London Islamic Centre apologised for the incident and vowed to review their procedures.

"Visit My Mosque Day, organised by The Muslim Council of Britain, is a nationwide event, where a number of mosques across the country are opening their doors to the general public."

Bradford Jewish-Muslim Relations

thetelegraphandargus.co.uk, City's synagogue council appoints first Muslim member as 'strikingly close' relations between two faiths deepen further " A spokesman for the synagogue in Bowland Street, Manningham, said the addition of Mr Rashid to the council marked another chapter in the "strikingly close relationship" between the Jewish and Muslim communities in Bradford.

"In 2013, community groups, including Bradford Council for Mosques, rallied together to save the Grade II-listed building - an example of Moorish Victorian architecture dating back to 1880 - when dwindling funds put its future in danger."