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.

Washington Post