In case you missed the story earlier this week.
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.
Naturally, the right-wing Bigot Brigade freaked out.
- “M-m-good for the Islamists. Not so yummy for the rest of us,” reads the blog ofScaramouche.
- 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.
Conservatives have truly reached the point where they have become oblivious to their own hate and illogical rhetoric. They scream out for free markets but have restricted the definition of ‘free’ to those principles which they and they alone uphold to be good and true. By their rules, a corporation like Campbell’s is entitled to practice free market capitalism as long as they abide by the fear-mongering bigotry laid out by the Tea Party and their minions of idiotic and hate-filled jackasses.
Give these fools the reins of power for a decade and the United States will surely evolve into the Christian equivalent of Pakistan.