Category: EU

Eurabian Follies

| 04/01/2010 | Reply
Eurabian Follies


By 2050, Europe will be unrecognizable. Instead of romantic cafes,
Paris’s Boulevard Saint-Germain will be lined with halal butcheries and
hookah bars; the street signs in Berlin will be written in Turkish.
School-children from Oslo to Naples will read Quranic verses in class,
and women will be veiled.

At least, that’s what the authors of the strange new genre of
“Eurabia” literature want you to believe. Not all books of this
alarmist Europe-is-dying category, which received its most
intellectually hefty treatment yet with the recent release of
Christopher Caldwell’s Reflections on the Revolution in Europe,
offer such dire and colorful predictions. But they all make the case
that low fertility rates among natives, massive immigration from Muslim
countries, and the fateful encounter between an assertive Islamic
culture and a self-effacing European one will lead to a Europe devoid
of all Western identity.

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Industry Players Competing For Slice Of Europe’s Halal Market

| 31/12/2009 | Reply
Industry Players Competing For Slice Of Europe’s Halal Market

Industry players are now
competing to get a significant share of the halal industry market in
Europe which has a population of 51.2 million Muslims. “Everyone now wants a slice of the halal market,” said Dr Cedomir
Nestorovic, a professor at the ESSEC Business School Paris in France. According to him, halal is now regarded as a “big thing” in Europe and is no longer a taboo subject in the mainstream media.

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The European Halal Market Outlook

| 19/12/2009 | Reply
The European Halal Market Outlook

The demand for Halal products and services in Europe is steadily increasing, and this is driving some changes in the industry that are likely to have ripples beyond the shores of the EU. Halal is now being seen as a potential engine of growth in economies all over the world, and it may well be that the next wave of initiatives in the market will not be coming from the more traditional markets of S E Asia of the Middle East, but from the West.

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Rumors and opinion campaigns (Islamic propaganda) force big brands to certify that their products are compatible with Islam

| 17/12/2009 | Reply
Rumors and opinion campaigns (Islamic propaganda) force big brands to certify that their products are compatible with Islam

It all started about 2 years ago by a rumour: Coca Cola contains alcohol. A silly accusation but immediately spread and accepted by Muslims…..

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Netherlands: School backs down from halal-only Christmas meal

| 14/12/2009 | Reply
Netherlands: School backs down from halal-only Christmas meal

Nice gesture from a school in the Netherlands to make their annual Christmas dinner Halal for the 10 students in the school who are Muslim. However, I would tend to agree with the parents who opposed the decision on this one. Christmas is in no way a Muslim holiday, so Muslims should be given the option not to attend it or, if they want to attend it, they should do so knowing that they are celebrating with Christians in the way they celebrate their religious holiday. Muslim parents must know these issues will come up when they register their children in a Catholic school in the first place, so should not expect concessions for their children other than permission not to attend. Next stop Easter.

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World Halal Forum – Europe – Overview

| 19/11/2009 | Reply
World Halal Forum – Europe – Overview

An outline of what was discussed at the first World Halal Forum – Europe. The event was well attended by key international people in the Halal industry, with animal welfare one of the main topics of the event.

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Halal Products & Certifications Making Inroads In Europe

| 19/11/2009 | Reply
Halal Products & Certifications Making Inroads In Europe

Halal branding is fast
gaining recognition and making inroads into the European market with
more Halal-labelled products being displayed and sold on shelves in
Europe’s supermarkets and hypermarkets. This observation was made by participants and speakers during the
first day session of World Halal Forum (WHF) Europe 2009, which
commenced yesterday at The Hague, Netherlands.

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INTERVIEW – Halal food going mainstream in Europe – Nestle

| 17/11/2009 | Reply
INTERVIEW – Halal food going mainstream in Europe – Nestle

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The business of selling food that is halal,
or acceptable to Muslims, is set to grow rapidly in Europe in coming
years as more supermarket chains target the sector, a Nestle executive
said on Tuesday. Frits van Dijk, executive vice president at the world’s biggest
food group, told Reuters on the sidelines of the World Halal Forum in
The Hague he expected the halal food business in Europe to grow by 20
to 25 percent within the next decade.

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Halal Industry Moving Beyond Religion And Borders

| 17/11/2009 | 1 Reply
Halal Industry Moving Beyond Religion And Borders

The halal industry is considered to have a huge potential in the European market which has yet to be tapped fully. This is where the World Halal Forum (WHF) Europe 2009, which is
starting Tuesday at the World Forum Convention Centre in The Hague, the
Netherlands, can play a part. To be held for the first time outside Malaysia, WHF Europe is
expected to provide insights on the viability of the industry and how
best to tap the enormous potential of the halal market in the European
region.

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Halal… inclusion or seclusion?

| 17/11/2009 | Reply
Halal… inclusion or seclusion?

Riding the wave of the expanding global halal market
industry – estimated to have reached a worth of US$ 580 billion in 2008
– communication arts company KasehDia will hold this November the first
World Halal Forum in Europe.  As location for the Forum, which is
themed ‘Halal Potential – A Regional Focus’, the organizers opted for
the Dutch city of The Hague.

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Halal food market on the rise

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Halal food market on the rise


Muslims in Europe have long struggled to find halal food products,
which abide by Islamic law. But now businesses are realizing there’s a
lot of money to be made catering to the growing Muslim population.

 

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Animal rights outcry at Euro slaughter decision

| 26/06/2009 | Reply
Animal rights outcry at Euro slaughter decision

Animal rights groups have reacted with outrage at a European
Union ruling earlier this week protecting Jewish and Muslim methods of
slaughtering animals.

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Ban on Electric Stunning in the EU?

| 30/05/2009 | Reply
Ban on Electric Stunning in the EU?

Are you ready to give up electrical stunning?  You could have no
choice.  Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton from www.meatingplace.com attended the Annual meeting of the European Branch
of World Poultry Science’s Poultry Welfare Conference, and this is what she heard when she was there, and her view on it.

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