Earlier this year, Campbell Canada introduced a line of halal-certified soups. The 15 soups comply with Islamic dietary regulations which, much like kosher regulations, prohibit certain foods and define the right way to slaughter animals.
The line, which includes low fat cream of broccoli and vegetarian vegetable, was certified by the Islamic Society of North America, which has been certifying halal foods since 1988.
To some people, that’s just more evidence that Sharia is coming to North America — this time, via the grocery store.“M-m-good for the Islamists. Not so yummy for the rest of us,” reads the blog of Scaramouche, which broke the news Tuesday, some eight months after Campbell’s launched the line.
Robert Spencer, who writes Jihadwatch.org and has been saying for years that ISNA is tied to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood,* quickly echoed the alarm.
“So why is Campbell’s Soup rushing to do its bidding?” Spencer wrote on Tuesday. “‘M-M-Muslim Brotherhood Good?'”
Park51 opponent Pamela Geller is now calling for a boycott of Campbell’s.
The Tea Party Nation is on board, too, tweeting today, ” Campbell’s now making Muslim approved soups. Mmmmm Mmmmm not good. No more campbells for me.”
A Facebook group created just Tuesday called “Boycott Campbell Soup” already has almost 2,000 members. Members who leave messages like [sic]:
This is yet another example of just how dangerous creeping shariah is to Western Civilization, Democracy and all freedom loving peoples. There are stages to the islamization of non-islamic countries. […] This is just another way that terrorism and it’s sponsors are insinuating themselves into our culture, Terrorists are NOT freedom fighters they are murderous thugs and I will not pay money for soup or any other product that supports, aids or abetts their tactics. Hope someone puts a list out of all of Campbell’s affiliates.
The blog Creeping Sharia notes that Kellogg UK has halal-certified cereals and asks, “Are their U.S. products secretly halal?”
(*ISNA was, along with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other Muslim American organizations, named as a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial. Many of those who claim that American imams are plotting to overthrow the Constitution with Sharia, or Islamic, law use documents from that trial to tie new organizations and mosques to violent extremists. More about that here.)