Category: The Americas

Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

| 17/08/2015 | Reply
Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

With films documentaries on Islam and Muslims the on-­demand video-streaming service Alchemiya has already attracted some industry buzz as the “Muslim Netflix”

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US beef industry seeks better access to Indonesian market

| 09/08/2015 | Reply
US beef industry seeks better access to Indonesian market

Indonesian government policies are keeping U.S. beef from re-entering the once-booming market.

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USA: Halal Food Exporter Detained Until Sentencing

| 03/08/2015 | Reply
USA: Halal Food Exporter Detained Until Sentencing

After a 3.5-day jury trial in July, Aossey was convicted on 15 counts, including conspiracy, making false statements on export certificates, and wire fraud.

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Opinion: Is Halal Meat Healthier than Conventional Meat?

| 29/07/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Is Halal Meat Healthier than Conventional Meat?

Halal refers to Muslim criteria for how food is raised slaughtered and prepared. But do the requirements make the food healthier?

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The Halal Guys Opening Franchise Locations In Canada

| 16/07/2015 | Reply
The Halal Guys Opening Franchise Locations In Canada

The Halal Guys, the innovative American Halal food concept based in New York City, has announced the signing of a 5-unit franchise deal for territories in Toronto.

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US fashion labels target under-served Muslim market

| 16/07/2015 | Reply
US fashion labels target under-served Muslim market

American labels may be pushing so-called Ramadan fashion overseas, but Muslim designers say there is a demand for it in the United States too.

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Opinion: Hijabista Tajima at home with fashion and faith

| 15/07/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Hijabista Tajima at home with fashion and faith

“I think there is a need for mainstream fashion to include modest trends because Muslim girls are experimenting and expressing themselves in a way that’s very genuine.”

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USA: Iowa Businessman Convicted of Fraud Over Halal Beef Exports

| 14/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Iowa Businessman Convicted of Fraud Over Halal Beef Exports

Aossey is the founder of the Midamar Corp., a Cedar Rapids-based company that is considered a pioneer in the sale of halal meat and food products.

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USA: Jurors consider case alleging fraud in halal beef exports

| 13/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Jurors consider case alleging fraud in halal beef exports

Federal jurors in Cedar Rapids are considering 19 counts against Bill Aossey Jr., including conspiracy, fraud and money laundering.

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India: Evolving the Middle Path

| 09/07/2015 | Reply
India: Evolving the Middle Path

Fashion and religion are not often spoken in the same breath but EastEssence.Com is trying to bridge this gap with a line of Islamic clothing.

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USA: Trial of Midamar Founder commences in Iowa

| 08/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Trial of Midamar Founder commences in Iowa

Defense contends former operations manager was behind halal meat scheme. The prosecution, however, argues that Midamar founder William Aossey called ‘the shots’ of the operation.

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USA: Muslim girls design their own basketball uniforms

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Muslim girls design their own basketball uniforms

After struggling to play sports in long skirts, a group of young Muslim girls on a community traveling basketball team in Minnesota designed their own uniforms to wear.

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Islamic Climate Declaration: Call for consultation

| 30/06/2015 | Reply
Islamic Climate Declaration: Call for consultation

Launching an Islamic Declaration on Climate Change in Istanbul on 17, 18 August. You can help with preparing the Declaration.

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UAE’s Trussbridge invests in Canadian food producer

| 28/06/2015 | Reply
UAE’s Trussbridge invests in Canadian food producer

A consortium of investors from the Middle East acquired a majority stake in La Maison Cannelle, a Canadian food producer and will invest in expansion and organic growth.

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Opinion: For Ramadan, Courting the Muslim Shopper

| 26/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: For Ramadan, Courting the Muslim Shopper

Ramadan has emerged in recent years as a month of extravagant spending that is rivaled, some say, only by Christmas. This is making high end fashion houses focus on the Ramadan buyer.

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USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

| 22/06/2015 | Reply
USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

New Jersey adopted the Halal Food Consumer Protection Act in 2000, requiring halal food sellers to disclose whether they sell both Halal and non-Halal food.

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USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

Not only is it difficult to regulate, but some critics raise questions about whether the doctrine of church-state separation means governments should even get involved.

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USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

The man who built a worldwide Halal beef exporting company from Iowa will go to federal criminal trial in Cedar Rapids on July 7, beginning with jury selection.

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Muslims gathered in Istanbul against non-Muslims interfering in Halal issues

| 19/06/2015 | Reply
Muslims gathered in Istanbul against non-Muslims interfering in Halal issues

There were representatives from more than 50 Islamic organizations and associations from about 32 countries.

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USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

Considering how few people keep kosher in the US—Jews make up less than 2% of the population, and only a portion of them follow Jewish dietary laws.

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