Category: GeoPolitics

UK: Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
UK:  Farm minister faces row over reviewing religious slaughter

George Eustice said that he would review a decision made last year to shelve EU laws intended to ensure that chickens were unconscious before being killed.

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Gambia: Policy Makers, Regulatory Agencies Brainstorm On ‘Halal’ Foods

| 18/06/2015 | Reply
Gambia: Policy Makers, Regulatory Agencies Brainstorm On ‘Halal’ Foods

It aims to sensitise and improve the overall understanding of ‘Halal’ issues, current trends in global ‘Halal’ trade and its importance within the context of OIC.

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EU Report on Consumer Information about Stunning

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
EU Report on Consumer Information about Stunning

Covering 13,500 respondents (500 from each of the EU-27 member states), the report attempted to ascertain if meat products need labelling information on the method of slaughter, primarily whether stunned or un-stunned.

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Unveiling Key Topics and Speakers in World Halal Summit 2015

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
Unveiling Key Topics and Speakers in World Halal Summit 2015

12th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), and six focused forums – is scheduled to be held from 30th March to 4th April 2015 at the KLCC in Malaysia.

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Halal for Everyone? Better think again!

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
Halal for Everyone? Better think again!

New research shows a massive 92% of non-Muslims are negatively affected towards Halal by news stories such as Charlie Hebdo or ISIS. There seems to be a direct link in most people’s minds between these atrocities, and eating or purchasing Halal food.

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Want to know what people think about Halal? Then ask them!

| 24/03/2015 | Reply
Want to know what people think about Halal? Then ask them!

New research finding, the results from a joint project between London-based niche research specialists Ethnic Focus, and online Halal news site HalalFocus.com demonstrate the yawning gaps in perception around Halal market issues.

7,000 respondents, spread evenly between men and women from 7 Muslim majority (Bangladesh, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey and UAE) and 7 Muslim minority countries (Denmark, France, Germany, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA) were asked a series of 10 questions to gauge their basic attitudes towards Halal.

Unlike some past exercises, respondents were asked questions such as, “Is your view of Halal products and services affected by news stories such as Charlie Hebdo, or ISIS?” and “How much do you think these news stories are biased against Islam?”. The answers, to say the least, are revealing.

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They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

Booking a Halal meal on your next flight? The new European commission on counter-terrorism will be taking notice, and keeping records for 5 years.

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UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UK: 100,000 back no-stun slaughter ban

The Government insists it has “no intention” of outlawing religious slaughter.

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Opinion: The perception problem of halal

| 26/01/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The perception problem of halal

If you do not address a provocative rumour, does it become a reality? Can an agenda-driven small vocal minority with social media savvy derail a trillion-dollar industry?

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Brunei firms eye Oman to expand beyond S E Asia

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
Brunei firms eye Oman to expand beyond S E Asia

“Oman is a very important platform for companies in Brunei to reach to other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries and also Africa.”

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UAE: Gangsta Jihadis and the Islamic Economy Awards

| 20/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Gangsta Jihadis and the Islamic Economy Awards

The 99 is meticulously staged to reflect values that Muslims share with the rest of humanity, one that promotes tolerance, diversity and respect of others.

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UK: Parliamentary Debate on Halal and Kosher (lamb, sheep and beef)

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary Debate on Halal and Kosher (lamb, sheep and beef)

For anyone who is interested, here is the full transcript of the parliamentary debate that took place on 5th November 2014. It is more interesting than one might think. Full transcript is available as pdf here

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UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

| 31/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy, 10th WIEF concludes with a focus on partnerships and cross-border trade.

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Swiss to vote on banning food speculation

| 26/04/2014 | Reply
Swiss to vote on banning food speculation

The Swiss will vote on a proposal to ban speculation on agricultural commodities and food, the government said Wednesday, announcing that organisers had gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a referendum. The Swiss Socialist Party’s youth wing gathered nearly 116,000 valid signatures — well beyond the 100,000 needed to organise a popular vote […]

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Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Global peace impossible without fair deal for the poor, says IDB President

Mr. Ali, who was speaking in London at the World Islamic Economic Forum, WEF, called for the reform of the global economy in order to rescue the world from the current and future economic turmoil, particular its negative impact on developing countries.

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USA: Is the government helping speculators manipulate grain futures?

| 28/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Is the government helping speculators manipulate grain futures?

For anyone interested in the issue of food commodity speculation, prohibited in Islam, this long article about the latest changes in commodity trading rules will be of interest.

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Opinion: The great ideological struggle of the 21st Century

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The great ideological struggle of the 21st Century

An interview with Chandran Nair, author of Consumptionomics: Asia’s role in reshaping capitalism and saving the planet. In the interview, Chandran discusses why the battle of ideas in Asia will define our future.

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Opinion: The Global Farmland Rush

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The Global Farmland Rush

OVER the last decade, as populations have grown, capital has flowed across borders and crop yields have leveled off, food-importing nations and private investors have been securing land abroad to use for agriculture. Poor governments have embraced these deals.

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Banking on the Hungry Poor

| 03/09/2012 | Reply
Banking on the Hungry Poor

Market speculation in basic food commodities is illegal under Islamic Law. This is a market control mechanism to safeguard the poor, to keep basic food prices always within the reach of all members of the society. Speculation creates starvation.

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UK: Government to review non-stun slaughter

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Government to review non-stun slaughter

“The position of the government is absolutely clear. We would prefer to see all animals stunned before slaughter but we do respect the right for people to eat meat which is prepared in a way that reflects their religious beliefs and we will continue to allow religious slaughter.”

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