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Submitted by myth (Germany), Apr 4, 2014 at 06:22

I disagree that raising the halal food issue is inappropriate.

  1. Sometimes saying the wrong thing makes people understand the right thing. That's part of the nature of public-affairs communication. The claim of the slogan: political Islam hurts people, is true.
  2. Halal as concept is much wider than food alone. Halal as a wider concept of Islamic law represents the appropriate target.
  3. Halal stands out as the most frequently seen islamic word in public life in the West. By its abundance it raises attention to the subject and relates to real-life experience.
  4. The eating-illness mechanism serves as fine metaphor. Translated to a wider set of issues the metaphor says that the West cannot digest and absorb any more islamic culture and stay intact at the same time. The metaphor suggests that the West integrates into islamic culture rather than islamic immigrants into Western culture.
  5. The cigarette-pack label, usually saying smoking causes death, alludes to death as a result of Islamic faith gone extreme. Does anyone still remember the Toulouse murders?

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