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Marine Le Pen Says Sarkozy Forces Halal Meat on Parisians

The Guardian reports that French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen switched her campaign back to immigration on Sunday, by claiming all meat in Paris was halal, as she tried to head off President Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempts to lure her supporters.

At a congress of her National Front party in Lille, Le Pen said she had proof that all meat in Paris was halal and that she would lodge legal complaints against distributors for misleading consumers.

“This situation is a real deception and the government has been fully aware of it for months,” she told reporters at the conference. “All the abattoirs in the Paris region sell halal meat without exception.”

The main meat industry association, Interbev, denied the allegation and said most meat in Paris was not slaughtered under halal or kosher practices.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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One Response to “Marine Le Pen Says Sarkozy Forces Halal Meat on Parisians”

  1. Sara Mandell says:

    Since the Creator gave the Hebrews a kosher diet, it seems logical to follow, although it is not incumbant upon gentiles. Kosher slauterhouses lose more than 11% of it’s meat because it was found to have a defect. If a chicken gets bruised, it’s not kosher. They check all the animals organs and they don’t all pass the test. So Parisian gentiles can have the finest meat, but they don’t have to separate milk from meat unless they want gastric problemss. It doesn’t seem like a bad thing to follow the Creator’s advice. It’s a privilege, but more expensive because of the loss of unkosher animals.

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