Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Islam is the latest target by animal rights lobby People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with a PETA website being launched to promote vegetarianism to Muslims.
The new site - Islamic Concern - includes hadiths, quotations from the Qur'an and Fatwas on Vegetarianism.
PETA already operates a Jewish website alongside a Christian one and has claimed in the past that Jesus was a vegetarian.
Halal meat however is an important part of Islamic cuisine and tradition. After the month of Ramadan for example many Muslims break their fast with Haleem - a stew made from pounded wheat and mutton (or beef) made into a thick paste.
Islam is known for its strict adherence to tradition. Nudity, the promotion of pornography and using the sexual act to market a philosophy is at complete odds with the conservative religion.