Costco - The sell of Halal meats

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I am upset because Costco has chosen to take the path of caving into the minority at the expense of the majority.

By selling Halal meats you are automatically offending the vast number of Americans that deem this offensive.

Is there not a venue for the Muslims to buy at their own stores that will cater to their religion or must the rest of us just accept this is the New America?

Most of us have religious beliefs far removed from this--we don't count???

I have been a satisfied customer but this has reallly disturbed me so may have to rethink my membership status.

Thank you.

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Oct 01 #1041677

This is the most ignorant comment I have ever read. Halal certified animal requires that animal must be disease free and healthy (meaning must be able to walk around and not some steroid, hormones pumped mass of flesh). I would rather eat Halal certified meat than to eat whatever you are feeding yourself. Clearly it has an impact on your brain.

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Sep 07 #1031037

Why don't you have similar concerns regarding Costco's offering kosher products to their customers? What's your knowledge of halal meat? Both kosher and halal meat are of higher standards than their counterparts. A little higher than your standards, it appears...

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Sep 10 #1032079 Fredericksburg, Virginia

You're nuts! Read how they kill animals and how unsanitary the places are where they package and send them from.

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Aug 29 #1026878

Good. They have plenty more customers in replacement of one sulking consumer including the muslim community. Although, I reckon you wont really leave.

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Aug 12 #1018833

That is so ridiculous and obsurd and offencive to allow this halal meat to be sold here . I will not partake and eat meat sacrificed to idols, period!!! What is happening to America , Christans raise your voice !!

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Jul 02 #1002915

Rasist people redneck American rasism is ILLEAL

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Jun 18 #996698 Hartford, Connecticut

Since when is (halal) meat less quality than (kosher) . I didn't know religion changes animal meat poperties. You truly never encompassed farm life

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Jun 17 #996089

Kosher meat is cut in the same way as halal meat

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Mr. Crighton

Mar 24 #963080 Portland, Oregon

It's not about the process of slaughtering the meat. It's the fee Costco and other firms pay to the Muslim agency that provides the "halal" cert. That money is taxed per Sharia law and given as alms. Per the Quran, 8 groups receive these alms, one such group are "Mujahadeen", or fighters for Allah. Hmmm, enjoy that chicken folks, and consider what part of some dude's ammo belt in Syria is supplied by your meal. Most folks aren't aware of this.....check it out for yourselves and consider boycotting those companies that are caving in to this extortion.

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Mar 01 #952503

The "sale" of......... It would help to take you more seriously, if you would use correct grammar. Just sayin'.

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A True Muslim

Feb 03 #940644

To the person who is "disturbed" by the catering of the Costco store to Muslims, I do not understand why you are disturbed, is it because you really don' t want to see Muslims being given any courtesy, because of what some terrorist who were just born from Muslim parents, are terrorists, they, unfortunately for them, because they will end killed, do not have a clue about the religion of Islam, those criminals, are NOT Muslims, anyone who terrorizes people, kills civilians, and cut their heads like they are slaughtering an animal, or use explosives to kill and destroy, are not human beings, but evil beasts.
I am a Muslim, and I know my religion very well, Islam does NOT approve killing of innocent people, it actually says in the holy book, that anyone who kills innocent oeople will be thrown in *** forever, and God will never accept him.
Coming back to the Halal issue and Costco providing the Halal meat, would you be disturbed, if there are any other "minority" group that would have some of their foods provided in stores?
For example, would you be dusturbed if you see Chinese foods, Indian foods, Japanese, any other kind of foods in the stores? Of course not!
You issue is that the Halal meats are provided for Muslims, I do not blame you, if I was not a Muslim, and did not know much about Islam, I would think like you, but I am writing this comment to tell you, and everyone who thinks like you, that there are a lot of true Muslims, in the US and other countries,
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Nov 12, 2014 #899453 Belle Plaine, Minnesota

If you object to any particular store because they sell products that cater to the religious beliefs of their customer base, I suggest a reassessment of your patriotism is in order. This is the United States, we have this thing called religious freedom and this other thing called free enterprise. This means businesses can sell any legal product they choose. This means people can worship whatever deity they choose, be that Jehovah, Jesus, Allah, the flying spaghetti monster, or none at all. No one is forcing you to buy halal certified products if you don't want to. In conclusion, if you can't respect another person's beliefs, don't expect anyone to respect yours.

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Nov 03, 2014 #895024 California, United States

Do you have problem with Kosher items that Costco sells? Did you raise the voice against that too just like you did in this case? One can see your bias right on the face of it.
You have a choice to not buy halal meat and buy non-halal if you want to but by providing halal meat, COSTCO is providing other (Muslim) Americans the same choice beside you are a first non-muslim (except for jews) that I have come acress who says that he/she can not eat halal meat.

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Sep 24, 2014 #874851 Pocatello, Idaho

As a Costco member and a Muslim I am glad some Costco stores stock Halal meat. I wonder if this same consumer would be upset if the meat was Kosher. Boils down to a bigoted hatred for Muslims. Don't cave to Islamophobes any more than any business should cave to anti-Semites.

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Sep 01, 2014 #864229 Dallas, Texas

Most halal meat stores sell low quality meat.
Do you think as an American I should not be allowed to buy quality food for my family because I am a Muslim?

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Henry Liu

Oct 31, 2014 #893516 Richmond, Virginia

Actually, you are exaggerating. The truth is no body limited your right to buy your choice of food. All Halal foods are labeled. You have the right to buy or not to buy. What you recommend is to deprive the rights of Muslims to buy their choice of food. I am not a Muslim, but I am OK with Costco selling whatever food meet the USDA and FDA standards. There are certain people don't like or don't eat beef at all, but you cannot forbid selling beef in the States. This is every body's America who shares the same believe of how to respect each other and enjoy freedom, it is not the America for those who think the country only belong to themselves.

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Feb 01 #939421

Halal meat is the dirtiest food produced it fails inspection everytime

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Aug 07, 2014 #853103

please stop your membership to Costco then...your fat *** makes the line longer. You can buy DEPENDS in bulk somewhere else

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Aug 07, 2014 #853099

hey mr./mrs/ms./miss anonymous 6e138ef
Your version of religious freedom must be Easter Ham.?
You must be a male because women are this ***

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Aug 07, 2014 #853096

COSTCO doesn't "CAVE IN" to anyone! If they can make money in a certain market they will. The minute it doesn't make them money they will stop. That is called AMERICAN FREE ENTERPRISE

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