Hate is good food

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by citizenzen, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    From the Washington Post...

    A Canadian line of Campbell's soups has activists stewing over Islamic connection

    Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products after its Canadian subsidiary rolled out a line of soups certified as halal, meaning they're prepared according to Islamic dietary laws.

    Campbell Co. of Canada introduced the soups in a few Canadian markets in January, although American bloggers didn't catch up to the news until earlier this month.

    That's when the tempest in a tomato-soup can started.

    Blogger Pamela Geller began calling for a boycott earlier this month via her widely read site, Atlas Shrugs. Other bloggers soon joined in.

    The halal soups, designated with a special label, are available only in Canada. The company has no plans to offer a similar line in the United States, said John Faulkner, a company spokesman.


    What can this be other than hate?

    It's soup, people! SOUP!!!
     
  2. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Oh. My. God. Can we get any more petty?

    What's next? A neo-Nazi group demanding the removal of kosher foods?
     
  3. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Muslims don't eat soup, they only feed on the heads of american children. Silly boycotters. :rolleyes:


    In all seriousness though, I think its great that they make food according to those guidelines. Its an emerging market and there is money to be made.
     
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    M'm! M'm! God! M'm! M'm! God!,
    That's what Campbell's soups are,
    M'm! M'm! God!

    M'm! M'm! Allah! Just doesn't roll off the tongue.
     
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  7. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    The American Family Association boycotted Campbell's Soup last year for their lesbian ad and now this.
     
  8. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    Those muslims are claiming victory on our soil with their halal soups.
     
  9. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I don't normally buy branded soups, but maybe this time I should.

    This campaign is bizarre and ridiculous.

    Are we going to see a boycott of Louis Vuitton for having stores in Muslim countries?
     
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    gazpacho
     
  12. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I think there's quite a bit of overlap between halal and kosher cuisine, but I don't think they're equal.
     

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