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UK-Opinion: In the Shadow of Fiction: How Television Is Making (Up) Muslim History

| 31/08/2012 | Reply
UK-Opinion: In the Shadow of Fiction: How Television Is Making (Up) Muslim History

Two educated responses to Channel 4’s insulting programme ‘Islam: The Untold Story’, that claims there is no historical evidence for the seventh century origins of Islam, which included many historically inaccurate hypotheses.

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China: Hong Kong Vies for Muslim Visitors

| 30/08/2012 | Reply
China: Hong Kong Vies for Muslim Visitors

Boosting itself as a beacon of entertainment and cheap shopping, Hong Kong is vying to take a share of growing Muslim visitors from the Middle East, despite lack of enough mosques and halal outlets.

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Turkey: Commercial hub Istanbul to host ‘Halal’ conventions

| 30/08/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Commercial hub Istanbul to host ‘Halal’ conventions

Istanbul is preparing to host two large “halal” conventions in a row, as well as a series of smaller ones, as the Islamic world’s interest in Turkey expands beyond trade and tourism. The Tesettür Fair, an int’l modest clothing event kicks off Sept. 13.

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Ireland: Halal accreditation crucial to Cappoquin success

| 23/08/2012 | Reply
Ireland: Halal accreditation crucial to Cappoquin success

Judge Cooke said the retention of the halal processing accreditation through the company’s continued adherence to particular slaughter techniques laid down under Muslim law was crucially important for the success of the Examinership.

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Bay Ridge Halal food vendor gets ‘Hero’ accolade in Vendy Awards

| 22/08/2012 | Reply
Bay Ridge Halal food vendor gets ‘Hero’ accolade in Vendy Awards

A Bay Ridge Halal food cart vendor beefing with neighborhood restaurant owners who want to ban the sale of sidewalk grub is now a foodie hero. Sammy Kassem, 21, was named the 2012 “Most Heroic Vendor” in the upcoming Vendy Awards.

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UK: £17.5m Cambridge mosque gets planning approval

| 22/08/2012 | Reply
UK: £17.5m Cambridge mosque gets planning approval

Planning permission was today granted for Cambridge’s £17.5 million new mosque after the designs were praised as “breathtaking”. The application was approved unanimously. Next target is to raise the £13 million construction cost.

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USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

| 21/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

Expect beef, chicken, turkey, eggs, fats and oils, cereals and dairy products to go up in price the most in the coming months. Americans have already reduced their meat consumption over the past few years because of higher prices.

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Saudi Arabia: Ramadan TV Gently Pushes Saudi Boundaries

| 20/08/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Ramadan TV Gently Pushes Saudi Boundaries

Ramadan is also when Saudis talk, blog and tweet about what they are watching, and it’s a broader and spicier array of shows than outsiders might imagine.

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UK: The rise of the affluent Muslim traveller

| 20/08/2012 | Reply
UK: The rise of the affluent Muslim traveller

A recent study conducted by Dinar Standard, a US-based consultancy that tracks the Muslim lifestyle market, found that Muslims spent about 102bn euros (£85bn, $126bn) during their travels last year.

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USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

| 17/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

In his research he discovered that the majority of vitamins in the market were not “halal” as most of them had pork derivatives, such as the gelatin used in capsules or in gummy vitamins.

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UK: Birmingham Trading Standards attempt to Clean up Halal raid

| 16/08/2012 | Reply
UK: Birmingham Trading Standards attempt to Clean up Halal raid

Birmingham companies and wholesalers have been raided by Birmingham Trading Standards for allegedly selling non Halal meat as Halal. They will be doing further investigation into the companies.

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UK: The Future is Halal

| 16/08/2012 | Reply
UK: The Future is Halal

Is this burgeoning international industry simply driven by the desire for business profit or is it really supporting Muslim values? This BBC Radio 4 programme will be airing on Tuesday 21 August.

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Opinion: The Four Investments

| 14/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Four Investments

If you can choose “what you want to be in life,” then you are privileged – full stop. There is tremendous power and privilege in having the ability to choose your goal.

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UK: Halal poultry supplier Gafoor sold

| 14/08/2012 | Reply
UK: Halal poultry supplier Gafoor sold

A £52m-turnover Halal poultry supplier has been bought out of administration by Gafoor Pure Halal. Preston-based Gafoor Poultry Products was founded in 1964 and is owned by the Patel family.

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Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

| 13/08/2012 | Reply
Meating the demand: The future of meat replacement proteins

As this demand grows, the need for reliable alternative sources to animal proteins from livestock is going to become vital. So what options does the food industry have when it comes to producing effective alternatives to meat products?

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Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia

| 11/08/2012 | Reply
Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia

The Gulf kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers. Construction is planned to begin next year.

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Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

Engro Foods Canada is poised to post a profit next year by increasing availability of its halal meat product line in major chains of retail outlets across the North American continent, Engro Foods CEO Afnan Ahsan said.

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USA: Walmart opens its doors to Halal

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Walmart opens its doors to Halal

Crescent Foods, the nations’ leading provider of Premium Halal Chicken is now supplying their quality products to a total of 77 Walmart Supercenter and Walmart Neighborhood Market locations across the USA

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Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

| 04/08/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Packaging as a source of halal food contamination

Packaging is an increasing source of Halal food contamination, according to Genetic ID Europe. This is due to the leaching of animal fat-based lubricants used in the production of some paper-based materials into packaged products.

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South Africa: Christian Group Petitions Courts to Challenge Halal Labeling

| 03/08/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Christian Group Petitions Courts to Challenge Halal Labeling

The group objects to the fact that a wide range of food products are religiously labelled, and there should be alternative products available without these labels. The complaint mainly targets the halal labeling.

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