French sociologist questions the current halal polemic in France

In this opinion piece in Libération, Florence Blackler, sociologist at the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim World (Institut de recherché sur le monde arabe et musulman), argues that the recent debate about halal meat in the Quick restaurants in France is overstated. Blackler claims that in the last ten years halal meats is widely available, and it is the politicization of Islam which has created the news story.