20 years ago, the "Invisible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan" published a pamphlet to warn "White People" of a terrible threat:
American families are paying tribute to Jews every time they sit down at the table to eat and in many instances, polish their shoes, silver or wrap the leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Why? Because Jews have discovered a way to coerce business to pay taxes directly to Jewish organizations and pass the cost on to the consumer.
America's huge manufacturers of processed food products keep a tight lid on this subject so that no explanation is ever allowed to seep out to the public. They only run ads announcing which products are kosher in Jewish publications, and NEVER in the daily press or on TV. This subject is so sensitive that few daily newspapers dare to carry articles about this controversy. Growing numbers of non-Jews who become aware of the secret kosher tax object to being forced to pay it. This is a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.
You can read the rest of this crap at nutbag hate site conspiratology.com (Google it, I'm not linking it here!) or read the ADL takedown.
A week ago, U.S. blogger Pamela Geller, who is not a member of the Ku Klux Klan, wrote the following at AmericanThinker.com:
Across this great country, on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, infidel Americans are unwittingly going to be serving halal turkeys to their families this Thursday. Turkeys that are halal certified -- who wants that, especially on a day on which we are giving thanks to G-d for our freedom? I wouldn't knowingly buy a halal turkey -- would you? Halal turkey, slaughtered according to the rules of Islamic law, is just the opposite of what Thanksgiving represents: freedom and inclusiveness, neither of which are allowed for under that same Islamic law.
The article goes on to claim that Butterball, a producer of turkey products, secretly has its turkeys processed according to Islamic halal requirements, and then foists "turkey slaughtered to Allah!" upon unsuspecting American consumers. OH NOES!
Pamela's hate-crazed diatribe, which could have been entirely plagiarized from the KKK's ugly little pamphlet, caused a sensation among the bigoted and ignorant and generated huge guffaws and horse laughs from more normal people. Sadly, the former deluged the Butterball company with hysterical complaints due to misconceptions, outright lies, and fowl bigotry.
Halal processes are not significantly different from kosher processes. Eating a Halal turkey does not magically turn a person into a Muslim, any more than eating a Kosher turkey will make you into a Jew. Furthermore, just as food companies pay for kosher certification, the cost to consumers is so negligible as to be virtually non-existent. No rabbis are raking in millions from kosher supervision, nor is "each and every single solitary Butterball turkey sacrificed to Allah!"
"The Kosher Tax" was an ugly lie when told about Jews, it is just as vile and untruthful when applied to any other religious group.