The recent discovery of horse meat being falsely sold as beef throughout Europe has uncovered another meat scandal which particularly concerns the Muslim communities in Europe. The French Council of the Muslim faith is worried that a Dutch intermediary who was involved in the horse meat scandal has also sold false halal meat to Muslims in France.
The weekly magazine Paris Match reports that the meat salesman was convicted last year for the sale of falsely as halal classified meat between the years of 2007 and 2009, which has also been sold in France. The French Council of Muslim Faith reacted outraged and in shock about the lack of information on such a scandal amongst meat consumers and demands the authorities to publish the names of the companies which have been implicated by the scandal.
As French rapper Diam’s (born Mélanie Georgiades) releases her fourth album, S.O.S., new questions emerge around her conversion to Islam following the release of photos of the young musician leaving a mosque wearing a headscarf in French tabloid, Paris Match. She has refused to answer questions about her private life in the promotion of her music.
PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told a French magazine in an interview that if he wins office, he will hold a summit with Muslim countries to better the United States’ image in the world. “Once I’m elected, I want to organise a summit in the Muslim world, with all the heads of state, to have an honest discussion about ways to bridge the gap that grows every day between Muslims and the West,” Thursday’s edition of Paris Match quoted Obama as saying, “I want to ask them to join our fight against terrorism. We must also listen to their concerns,” Obama said in the French-language transcript.