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U.S. bloggers call for boycott of Campbell’s halal soups

Critics say soup is certified by group with ties to Hamas


Some American bloggers are calling for a boycott of Cambell Co. of Canada’s line of halal soup. Pamela Geller, the woman behind the Atlas Shrugs blog and a vocal critic of the “9/11 Mosque,” says she opposed the soup not because of the certification, but because it was endorsed by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which she says is close to the terrorist group Hamas. “No one is suggesting they not have halal food. I’m not against halal food any more than I’m against kosher food. My issue is who’s doing the certifying,” says Geller. Campbell representatives say they don’t plan on extending the line to the United States, and that the boycott hasn’t had any effect on sales.

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U.S. bloggers call for boycott of Campbell’s halal soups

  1. So no Halal soups at ground zero then?

    Geller, you're a loon.

  2. "Tied to Hamas" in the same sense that the pope is tied to the Nazi Party, presumably.

  3. Terror Soup.
    Terror mosque.
    Terror religion.

    The word terror is losing it's impact as it's usage applies to everything from actual terrorism to anything with a possible tie to anything someone doesn't like.

  4. Funny, I went to my cupboard and picked up a can of tomato soup, and I didn't see any "terrorist approved" or "thank you for supporting terrorism" stickers on it…

    • They're far to sneaky for that! It's why we must maintain our vigilance!

    • You did see the salt content though?

  5. a lot of reports I have seen are calling Geller and her followers "extreme right wing." Fanatical Zionists is more like it. People should not lose sight of who is ultimately behind this anti Muslim insanity. It is not white racists, it is jewish supremacists.

  6. Canadians are such wimps. Afraid to express concerns where concerns are warranted because they might be labelled racist. To contribute to a known terrorist group like Hamas is nuts. Shame on Campbell soup

    • You're absolutely right. I am scared witless by consomme. I wet myself at the thought of cream of mushroom. If we eat minestrone then the terrorists will win!

  7. Let boycott all Israeli made products too then since Israel has committed so many war crimes.

    • Brica, open your eyes and put aside your prejudices…This topic was about supporting a terrorist group that Canada has recognized. Israel is not recognized as such a group

  8. some people see terrorists everywhere

    Ottawa Centrist is correct the term terrorist is being used to describe teachers, protestors, environmentalists, road construction crews…. the term is meaningless now…

  9. No soup today, kids! Eat your Freedom Fries instead!

  10. So we should ban Kosher food also then?…Sigh…

  11. This seems like an article from the Onion. Are these people serious? So, Tim Horton's serves muslims, some of those muslims give money to charities such as ISNA which may have sympathies to extremists, boycott Tim Hortons. See what I did there.

  12. Thing such a halal soup could come only form place like Canadanistan. We r becoming a colony of third-world slum.

    • You are becoming a colony of proper grammar and usage.

    • Canadian Halal Meat Market Study
      Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD) and Farming For The Future Farm Demo Project (FFF) funded the Canadian Halal Meat Market: An Alternative Market for Alberta's Meat Industry.

      Approximately 15% of Canada's federally inspected cattle slaughter and 35% of calf slaughter is processed in Halal certified establishments. Alberta's largest halal food processor, AL-NOOR Canada Inc., manufactures halal meat and cheese. Prior to the USA export restraints associated with BSE, AL-NOOR Canada Inc., exported 95% of its total production to the USA. Beef based product was approximately 40% of it product line. (AJR Consultants Inc., 2004).

      According to 2001 Canadian census, there are approximately 600,000 Muslims in Canada and an estimated 8 to 11 million in the United States with a purchasing power of $12 billion (US). (AJR Consulting Inc., 2004) The Canadian Muslim population is expected to double by the end of this decade (Statistics Canada) and by the year 2025, 30% of the world's population is expected to be Muslim. (CIA World Fact Book, 2000)