Malaysian Muslims call for boycott of Kraft foods after pork traces
Mondelez is the name of what remains of Kraft Foods Inc after the spin-off. Its brands include Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers, which were among more than a dozen products that the Muslim groups called on Malaysians to boycott. …Â More porkophobia atÂ Today’s ZamanÂ thanks to Mullah, pbuh
Malaysian MuslimsÂ called for jihadÂ against Cadbury after pig DNA was found in imported chocolates this week.
Cadbury immediately removed the affected chocolates from the Malaysian market.
Jihad over chocolate? Good idea. After all, hitting the gym is a good idea after a few of these Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond bars. “Malaysian Muslim groups call for jihad on Cadbury after pork traces found in chocolate,” by Josie Ensor, the Telegraph, May 27, 2014 (thanks to all […]Continue Reading Â»
Muslim outrage here over Cadbury’s porcine-tainted chocolates far eclipses their response to greater sins such as corruption and exaggerates the gravity of the issue, former Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Asri Zainul Abidin said today.
The Islamic scholar said that while it was commendable for Muslims to protest against Cadbury as it was within their rights as consumers, they should not go overboard or go through “extreme” lengths in doing so.
“It is unfortunate that at the same time we are not up in arms against matters which are clearly ‘haram’ such as usury, corruption, misuse of public funds and so on.
“This is the Islamic understanding of only thinking that pork is ‘haram’ but not gambling, usury or corruption, despite the fact that the sins from these are bigger than consuming pork,” he wrote in a posting on his official Facebook page this morning, which has so far garnered over 26,000 likes and 9,000 shares.
Asri pointed out thatÂ Islam is not a “nonsensical and troublesome” religion,Â and that if a Muslim unknowingly consumes pork, he or she would not be punished by Allah.
He said thatÂ calls by some people for “blood transfusions” to cleanse one’s blood due to consumption of the tainted Cadbury products was “excessive” and “extreme”.