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Halal meat is miraculously sanitized: Is it this scientifically proven?

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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 01:27 PM
Recently we have a new channel called the Islam Channel.
Interestingly it functions just like TBN or the Christian channels, and presents its version of science to spread and defend religion.
Mulsims have dietary rules, generally called "Halal" (or "according to the law").
As a vegetarian I was quite interested when a saw a program on "The Importance of Halal Meat".
I know there is a debate amongst Muslims as to what exactly it means.
There is also a debate amongst other faiths whether to buy Halal meat, as it is killed with the call to Allah.
Then there are all kinds of ethical debates about Halal and Kosher methods of slaughter, which cut the throat vessels, but leave the spine intact, and essentially bleed the animal to death.
Some say it is cruel; others that it is quick and superior to stunning.

In any case, in this program they claim to demonstrate that meat slaughtered with the name of God (Allah) becomes clean, and remains sanitized.
It appears to be quite convincing.
The process seems to be miraculous.
They show well qualified people in this experiment, and demonstrate that laboratory cultures with the
sampled meat are clear of bacteria compared to non-Halal meat.
Is this religious pseudo-science or proven?
If so, is it some other process involved, and not a holy name?

Halal Meat in the Light of Science

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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 01:41 PM
So, not (really) trying to be a smartass here, but...

Wouldn't this mean Muslims can eat pork?

And (now) trying to be a smartass...

I believe in "miraculous sanitation" has as much credibility as transubstantiation (wine to blood, crackers to flesh). In other words, NONE.

posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 01:42 PM
reply to post by halfoldman

I'm guessing these people are just full of bologna. (No pun intended)

Food poisoning is becoming a very important health problem both internationally and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Salmonella species (spp) is the most important pathogen, but due to the extensive effort carried by the health authorities to prevent or eradicate communicable diseases, new pathogens are now emerging such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Norwalk like viruses.

Clearly, there is a steady increase in the food poisoning accidents in KSA, especially during the summer months and Hajj season.

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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 01:48 PM
I am primarily vegetarian with quite a few food restrictions due to food allergies. My selection is slim. But recently I had some halal meat and was quite surprised by how clean it tasted. It was light and fragrant, nothing unpleasant at any point in the handling. The price was quite a lot nicer too, it must be said.

I don't eat meat often, maybe a handful of times per year, but I will continue to test this theory, in the name of science, of course.

posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 01:50 PM
As a response I want to show you a short video which will probably make this all make sense. This experiment has been done by numerous people and put on YouTube by the way:

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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 01:51 PM
Granted I have only been looking for the last 10 minutes, but I can't seem to find an credible sources. Well I can't even seem to find a source besides this video. The names that appear in the video do not seem to turn up any relative information from various search engines.

This could be completely true, but unfortunately I am going to have to assume that it has not been proven until a credible authority verifies this research.

I have never seen evidence that supports any aspect of these claims, so I am going to assume that the notion is pretty ridiculous.

This is like as if TBN offered a "highly scientific" proof of the earths age by tracing Jesus' genealogy.

posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 01:56 PM
Just to add, the documentary has 3 parts (for brevity I only included the 2nd of 3 in my OP, and the most scientific one).

The premise is that science and medical research proves that saying "Allah is greater" has an effect on the meat.
Of course food poisoning can come from a variety of sources, including vegetables grown in dung, and human viruses.

I think most religions imagine some change in food by praying over it.
For example, the Hare Krishnas offer vegetarian food before they eat it, and Christians say "grace".

According to science it is allegedly shown here that meat offered to "Allah is greater" remains free from germs and blood-clots.

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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 02:00 PM
reply to post by notsofunnyguy

Wouldn't this mean Muslims can eat pork?

No. With pork it's not a matter of sanitization, etc., the meat itself is considered unclean.

As with jewish kosher restrictions, is likely due to the role these animals play primarily as cleaners of the environment and the number of parasites they pick up...among other related issues.
edit on 4/29/2011 by Praetorius because: Too many commas. I HATE commas.

posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 04:46 PM
reply to post by Praetorius

Good point.
Interestingly I've seen that TBN are going increasingly back to Biblical dietary laws, and pork is starting to be frowned upon.

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