In accordance with their faith, Muslims must not consume alcohol and pork as well as dishes that are not halal, i.e. dishes that contain pork or pork products as well as blood. Given that this is a Muslim custom, it is rather disappointing that the number of halal products in Slovenia is increasing. Some companies are forcing those products on Slovenian consumers even though such products do not belong in this environment.
The word halal, which is derived from the Arabic language, means permitted or clean, and it refers to food, behaviour, communication, and clothing that is permitted or tolerated under Islamic law. Food which is its opposite is called haram. However, Islam does dictate that they can eat other food in order to prevent death from starvation if they live in an environment where they cannot find halal food.
Many halal products on shelves
It is also possible to find many halal products on the shelves of Slovenian stores. These include products from Ecco Verde, Mineral – the nutrient for plants under the Planet zdravja brand, products available through the Pekis.si online shop, aloe vera from the independent distributor for FOREVER Living Products Slovenija (Laura Bežjak), the sugar paste from the importer Art-Pe, the Jaffa Munchmallow sweets, sugar from Croatia, Ave meat and meat products, Softgel fish oil capsules, the micro-active coenzyme Q10 from Valeo Vita, the organic hemp oil from Hemp Oil Canada, and the ABC fresh cheese. Traders selling halal products include Spar, Tuš, E. Leclerc, Mercator, and Hofer, and the restaurants include the Arabian restaurant Habibi in Ljubljana, Harambaša in Ljubljana, Okrepčevalnica 10 v pol in Koper, the Turkish restaurant Yildiz Han in Ljubljana, and Saraj in Ljubljana.
Hotels also have halal certificates
In addition to the halal butcher’s shop Halalka, Slovenia also has hotels in which the food is prepared according to halal standards or is supplied by certified halal producers. Nevzet Porić, the secretary general of the Islamic Community in the Republic of Slovenia, which is responsible for issuing halal certificates, has explained that among other things tourist facilities must provide guests with a praying carpet and a Koran as well as mark the direction to Mecca in their accommodation areas. They are also prohibited from offering alcoholic drinks in accommodation areas. Hotels with this certificate include: Habakuk in Maribor, Terme Krka in Dolenjske Toplice, Thermana Laško, Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana, Hotel Aleksander in Rogaška Slatina, and Hotel Betnava in Maribor.
Cruel slaughter of animals
The video below shows the cruelty of halal slaughter. Muslims do not stun the animal before it is slaughtered, and they slaughter it by letting its blood slowly drain, bleeding it cruelly. Because an amended Slovenian act forbids this, the Slovenian Muslim Community has addressed an initiative to Slovenia’s constitutional court for assessing the constitutionality of the law. They claim their human rights have been violated. (WARNING: This video may be disturbing to some viewers.)
As we can see, it is not difficult to find producers, companies, retailers, hotels, and products with halal certificates in Slovenia. This shows that Slovenia, a society with Christian foundations, has been completely subjugated by Muslim culture. This is rather disappointing given that when visiting Muslim countries it is necessary to respect Muslim culture and customs or face penalties, even prison. It seems that Slovenians are, like other European peoples, born and raised to be servants.