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French far right uses halal accusation to woo voters | Reuters

at a congress of her National Front party in Lille, Le Pen returned to familiar anti-immigration territory, saying she had proof that all meat in Paris was halal - killed by cutting the animal's throat and letting its blood drain out.

"This situation is deception and the government has been fully aware of it for months," Le Pen said. "All the abattoirs of the Paris region have succumbed to the rules of a minority. We have reason to be disgusted."

News for Parisian Jews - their kosher meat is in fact halal.

(Le Pen was talking rubbish of course - except that the small abbattoirs in the Ile-de-France region are halal. They just don't provide anything like all the meat that is supplied to the region from other regions of France and Europe and elsewhere).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Feb 20th, 2012 at 08:27:34 AM EST
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