Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mélenchon Defends the Republic (and takes down Elkabbach)

Jean-Luc Mélenchon pungently makes the point that the media are serving as the right's echo chamber in inflating the non-ssue of halal meat to the pseuo-philosophical dimensions of a debate about regime types.

Mélenchon digère mal le Halal by Willmore17


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Didn't help his cause at all. Indeed he ignores the reality. Halal is a religious imposition -- it includes an obligatory prayer ritual -- and the abbatoirs exposed by the France 2 reportage -- opt for it for purely economic reasons, cheaper than chopping and changing as it were, so all meat is thus ritually slaughtered. Furthermore halal is used by its religion to separate the believers from others in society and is thus a divisive force in the community.