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Danish 'halal' ban stuns Muslims
by Ghazanfar Ali Khan and P.K. Abdul Ghafour
Muslims all over the world have opposed Denmark's move to ban the slaughter of animals in an Islamic (halal) way and called upon their governments to stop importing Danish meat as long as the Scandinavian country refuses to respect their religious teachings.
Fouad Tawfik, an Islamic scholar, said the halal way of slaughtering animals has been scientifically proved to be better for animals as well as humans than killing them by electric shock. "Muslim countries must stop importing meat from Denmark as long as it prohibits Islamic way of slaughtering animals," he told Arab News.
Dr. Zakir Naik, a respected propagator of Islam, emphasized that Islamic way is hygienic as it allows animal blood to be drained completely. "Blood is a good medium for germs, bacteria and toxins that cause various diseases," he pointed out. Meat slaughtered by Islamic way remains fresh and longer due to lack of blood, he said.
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