New Animal Slaughter Rules in Belgium Pit Activists Against Religious Communities

The end to a religious exemption may curtail the production of halal and kosher meats in the region of Flanders.
Bettina Makalintal

Muslim Family Visiting Alabama Finds Bacon in McChicken Sandwiches

If adding bacon to the sandwiches was a mistake, it was a mistake made 14 times.
Alex Swerdloff

Cadbury Accused of Anti-Christian Conspiracy Over Rumors of 'Halal' Creme Eggs

This is by no means the first time that Cadbury has found itself falsely accused of whitewashing Easter.
Alex Swerdloff

This Iraqi Refugee Family Makes Cambodia’s Best Baba Ghanouj

Muna, her husband, and five sons fled their war torn hometown of Fallujah for Cambodia two years ago. Now in Phnom Penh, the family runs a restaurant recreating traditional Iraqi dishes with a makeshift oven and improvised ingredients.
Nathan A. Thompson

An Airline Exec Said In-Flight 'Muslim' Meals Could Be Used to Profile Travelers

Should airline passengers worry about ordering halal?
Jelisa Castrodale
hot dogs

In Malaysia, Hot Dogs Can No Longer Be Called ‘Hot Dogs’

What will hot dogs be called now in Malaysia?
Nick Rose
Fast Food

How a Fast Food Staple Became a Symbol of Diversity in Australia

At a time when Australia’s Muslim population is in the crosshairs of a resurgent far-right movement, the East-meets-West creation known as the halal snack pack has become a defiant icon of the country’s cultural and ethnic diversity.
John Power

A Muslim Immigrant in Japan Is on Hunger Strike After Being Fed Pork

A 48-year-old Pakistani man who is awaiting deportation from Japan has begun a hunger strike after he discovered that he was being fed ham at the Yokohama immigration facility where he is being held.
Alex Swerdloff

Steakhouses and Wagyu Burgers Are Changing Britain’s Halal Food Scene

As Britain’s Muslim diners become more adventurous, demand for halal food beyond fast food chains has increased, with halal steakhouses and street food eateries opening across the country.
Yousif Nur

Halal the Young Dudes: Serious Skateboarders Make Meat in Taipei

Founded by two friends who met in Taipei's vibrant skateboard scene, No Type blends skate culture with Islam while serving some truly killer kebabs.
Todd Allen Williams

Why Japanese Chefs Are Embracing Halal Food

The once isolationist island nation of Japan seems to be pushing forward in a real way to embrace halal-certified food—which is a pretty smart move considering Japan’s relative proximity to some of the nations with the world’s largest number of Muslims.
Alex Swerdloff

The French Won’t Dine with Iran Unless Wine Is Involved

According to French-based RTL Radio, President Rouhani insisted that the formal meal with Hollande could not include any wine or non-halal meat. Hollande evidently declared that that would not constitute a real meal in France.
Alex Swerdloff