Comments on: Hubbub over halal in France http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/02/20/hubbub-over-halal-in-france/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: 5mij007 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/02/20/hubbub-over-halal-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-80199 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:10:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12034#comment-80199 Why remove an item from a menu because someone disagrees? Let everyone order what they wish and only be concerned with their food!
Why appease the disgruntled?
My family has been in this country for 191 years. We are happy with the way our country is run. Do NOT come here from another and start complaining about it. To change our ways to suit someone that was dissatisfied with the country they left and now ours is asinine.
Much better interviews for immigration must be updated and enforced.
From an 85 yr. old happy citizen.

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By: Harland http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/02/20/hubbub-over-halal-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-80198 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:27:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12034#comment-80198 I am not sure how long you have been in France, but this is an incredibly one-sided view of the question. The vast majority of French people, including those hostile to the FN, view the issue in a much more nuanced way. In essence, the modern French Republic was founded on the premise that one has a right to pursue one’s faith or private beliefs, but that the public arena (schools, laws, public facilities, etc.) should be open to all faiths without having to make adjustments for specific faith-based demands.
It is also worth noting the rise of militant Islam since the early 90s. Before that, it was unusual to see young North African women in hijabs (head scarves) and unheard of to see anyone in niquabs (full-body cover).
I do not condone all of the measures that have been taken, but responsible journalism needs to go beyond “those nasty Frogs!”

p.s. I first came to France in 1977 and settled here in 1981, so I feel that I have some perspective.

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By: Factoidz http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/02/20/hubbub-over-halal-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-80144 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:37:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12034#comment-80144 Too late for France, they let too many in already- combat in the streets to enforce sharia will be next for them.

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By: WestFlorida http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/02/20/hubbub-over-halal-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-80140 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:18:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12034#comment-80140 France is a secular state.

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By: khadijah1212 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/02/20/hubbub-over-halal-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-24714 Thu, 24 Jun 2010 22:02:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12034#comment-24714 QUOTE: “Marine Le Pen, vice president of the far-right National Front, charged last Sunday that clients “are forced because of halal meat to pay a tax to Islamic organizations” that certify the food was produced according to Muslim dietary laws.”

WTH?! What about most foods in the grocery stores being certified Kosher which forces non-Jews to have to pay the “Jewish tax?!”

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By: Makko http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/02/20/hubbub-over-halal-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-24371 Mon, 31 May 2010 02:52:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12034#comment-24371 Are you French for real? Is this some hidden remnant that Nazi Germany sowed into French psyche?

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By: scanio http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/02/20/hubbub-over-halal-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-23710 Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:49:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=12034#comment-23710 French are increasingly becoming more racist!
A business has every right to sell whatever it deems necessary unless it is an illegal item. This new Muslim bashing policy of the country will only alienate the 15 percent strong minority.

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