Islam & Pork

Aug 11th, 2007, in News, by

Pig and pork eating issues in the news in Sumatra.

In early June 2007 a housekeeper in Medan, called Risma, who comes from Palembang, reported her boss Andi (50) to the police for forcing her to eat some pork meat.

The case excited some passions in Medan, easily understandable for those who have noticed the visceral disgust and loathing that many Muslims have whenever pork appears in view, or when the subject of pork eating or even touching of pork comes up. Abdullah Syah of Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), for example, said anyone who forced a Muslim to eat pork was committing an insult to the whole Muslim community and he hoped that Andi would be given a suitably severe punishment. republika

Meanwhile, in early August 2007, further south in Risma’s home town of Palembang, South Sumatra province, an unrelated incident involving accusations that a producer of bakso, meatball soup, fills his meatballs with pork instead of beef, and then sells them to unsuspecting people.

A bowl of bakso
A bowl of bakso.

An unnamed man reported Saparuddin bin Ramlan (48) to the police and claimed that Saparuddin was motivated by profit:

He makes more money that way.

Saparuddin bin Ramlan, who is from Kediri, East Java, supplies bakso to five mobile sellers and admits to having used pork in his product for two years, and buys eight kilograms of pork to last for three days production. Pork costs 20,000 rupiah per kilogram, he says, while beef costs 50,000.

Police arrested Saparuddin and two of his sellers on 10th August, and confiscated four kilograms of pork, and hundreds of bakso “balls”. okezone


123 Comments on “Islam & Pork”

  1. Sylvester says:

    What is the basis of that statement?
    Any evidence or statistical data?
    Abundant oil? Saudi minister said that stone age finished when there was still stone but oil age will finish before the oil gone., which will be in the next decades.
    I am not sure those Arabs are too stupid to realize that in the next decades most of the oil will be stored in the giant underground tanks in USA, China, Russia, etc.

  2. dewaratugedeanom says:

    Cukurungan,
    You only answered Sylvester’s post with your habitual frustrated outrage onto ‘the white man’, which is beginning to sound like a broken record. Sylvester also mentioned far east civilization, even probably african. I’m curious what you have to say about them.
    Islamic civilization should better wake up and use the wealth from their soil to develop their minds instead of nitpicking koranic verses, sticking their arses up in the air five times a day and stay dumb.

  3. dewaratugedeanom says:

    Maybe a studi banding should be made on the eating of porc and development of human brain cells.

  4. Shorty says:

    Congrats to all contributors, this has to be one of the most diverse forums ever.

    We start with a bakso producer (from the name a Muslim) cheating his customers and compromising their religious beliefs.

    Every/one/thing from the cia to mossad via dafur, rwanda, saudi……….is to blame.

    Throw in sex with slaves and captive women.

    (Note: not one mention of george w.)

    Reading the thread of submissions, I think we’ve missed the most important questions.

    What sex was the pig?
    How old was the pig?
    Was the pig a virgin?
    Was the slaughter halal?

  5. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    50,000 years before Big Bang, Allah saw already decided that swine meat should not be consumed by His slaves. They can only be made halal if the pig had a ceremonial sunat.

  6. Ale says:

    Indonesian moslems are so sensitive about this issue (pork eating) whilst they have no problems eating prawn, mussels, and other shellfish, or fish without scales.

  7. Sylvester says:

    The main point:
    If moslem do not want to eat pork, that’s fine. Means more pork for me. ^_^
    But moslem should never curse others who eat.

  8. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Muslim don’t curse anyone who consume pork. We just let you know that it is forbidden by your Maker. If you are still stubborn, then your blood is halal. Straightforward and simple.

  9. Tomaculum says:

    We just let you know that it is forbidden by your Maker.

    As far as I know, my “maker” isn’t Allah and she/he doesn’t forbid me to eat pork. And whether we eat pork or not, our blood is anyway halal for the moslems. So why shouldn’t we eat pork or frogs or even human flesh?
    Straightforward and simple. 🙂
    (yes, very simple thought. Very, very simple….. 🙂 And very provocative. 🙂 )

  10. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Friend Toma, imagine the world as a school, your Maker is the principal, the Muslims are the prefects. The perfects abide by the school, and we are chosen to get you on the straight path. Simple as that. Dig it.

  11. Rambutan says:

    Friend Toma, imagine the world as a school, your Maker is the principal, the Muslims are the prefects. The perfects abide by the school, and we are chosen to get you on the straight path. Simple as that. Dig it.

    Consider me a drop-out then.

  12. Cukurungan says:

    Sylvester Says:
    What is the basis of that statement?
    Any evidence or statistical data?
    Abundant oil? Saudi minister said that stone age finished when there was still stone but oil age will finish before the oil gone., which will be in the next decades.

    Cukurungan :

    Evidence ARAB has been doing nothing but they can buy anything.

    When oil gone in which in the next decade Muslim would sell other hot commodity but don’t tell anyone “this is top screet” those hot commodity still under negotiations between Arab Trader and CEO of Halliburton and Exxon so be prepared to work hard and pay taxes in the next decade to glorify welfare of Muslim Kingdom families.

    Sylvester Says:

    I am not sure those Arabs are too stupid to realize that in the next decades most of the oil will be stored in the giant underground tanks in USA, China, Russia, etc.

    Cukurungan :

    I don’t think those government are too stupid to expose theirs self to becomes easy target of Al-qaida action.

    dewaratugedeanom Says:
    Cukurungan,
    You only answered Sylvester’s post with your habitual frustrated outrage onto ‘the white man’, which is beginning to sound like a broken record. Sylvester also mentioned far east civilization, even probably african. I’m curious what you have to say about them.

    Cukurungan :

    Sorry I don’t want to say about African and Far East People because both people also never say and teach anything towards us.

  13. Sylvester says:

    What a day dream. How can someone talk about moslem glory?
    There is hardly any independent moslem country in the world.
    All Middle East countries, perhaps except for Iran are under western armpit. In fact, those countries were founded by British and US after WW II. Those royal families in fact are the puppets, all moslem know that incl bin Laden.
    So if moslem want to have a better dignity, better not to think like in 7th century. Work hard and learn the secret from other civilizations.

    Aluang, you’re very angry, he he. Then it means you are lost, your heart is speaking.
    Also, my creator is not allah, the moon god. But the GOD, REAL GOD. If moslem want to worship allah, fine. Its their right. And I never think about killing moslem since my creator teach me to love and compassion.

  14. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Muslim countries are not behind because of Islam. They are behind because of what the American and British have done to them. The evil Bules spend all their time studying their areas of specialization but neglect heir souls. They legalized homosexuality. They are bringng man far below the level of animals.

    Re,

    Consider me a drop-out then.

    There is no room for drop-out. We can’t control what our prefects’ would do to you.

  15. Dawud Farquhar says:

    Islamic fundamentals do not change with time and place, it is a complete and comprehensive way of life that is dynamic enough to adapt it’s tertiary jurisprudence issues wherever a need arises. The issue about the pork is very clear in Islam (as it is in early Christianity), we do not sell our religion and soul for a miserable wordly price.

    The harm that pork possesses is very clear for any discerning reader to see and many medical journals have been written on it’s harms. Indeed even a basic google search will throw up vast majority opinion that pork is not suitable for the human body (and the reasons given are just as factually valid).

  16. Shorty says:

    why all the angst?

    it’s easy to see why religion has been one off the most divisive forces in human history.

    each claiming to be the ”true” ……………

    who knows? maybe god is black, female and lesbian…….

    returning to the blog subject. perhaps q’ran should have a surah about buying food from bakso sellers.

  17. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Re,

    What a day dream. How can someone talk about moslem glory?

    Someone here is suffering tall poppy syndrome. Read about the Golden Age of Islam,
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Golden_Age

    And another Golden Age is coming soon. Better get yourself prepared by learning Arabic and camel riding.

  18. Tomaculum says:

    Friend Toma, imagine the world as a school, your Maker is the principal, the Muslims are the prefects. The perfects abide by the school, and we are chosen to get you on the straight path. Simple as that. Dig it.
    Aluang, the only problem of your thesis is that many of us non-moslems feel well in our skin, sin or not sin.
    And for me has my maker, my father, has said one sentence, which you all (moslem or not) should internalize:
    “My son, be a good human being.”
    🙂
    And I’m a good human being. Eating pork or not, praying or not, able to speak Arabian language or not. Able to pray in latin language or not. And I know, that I will come to heaven. But I don’t want!! 🙂
    So you see, one can be a good human being though he eats pork, frogs etc., etc.

  19. Sylvester says:

    When there is a local govt legalized gay, does it mean all western civ agree on it? When several priest commit sexual sins, does it mean also for thousands of them?
    Same as, do all moslem support terrorist like Osama? Do all moslem are terrorist?
    Generalization is a character of a low educated person.

    Also, islamic golden age is only history, unrepeat. It won’t happen again unless radical moslem is eliminated.
    However, I wonder what kind of sharia is strongly applied during that period? Belly dancing were popular at that time.

  20. Daniel says:

    Hey, eat whatever you like. It’s all God creation in the first place, and God gives us mind to think. So think, eat, and be merry.

    Just remember though, if you like it, it doesn’t mean that others would like it too. So be respectful.
    If you don’t like it, don’t force other people to hate it either. So be open minded.

    Everything is relative. Like some opinions above mentioned, not eating pork does not make one a better Muslim (or person), and that every culture has their own food taboo.

    God is way too big to meddle in this minutiae matter of who’s eating pork, who’s not. if he does, that beats the purpose of him creating each human being with brain pre-installed in the first place.

    Meh! Eat whatever. You like you eat. You no like, you no eat, lah! You yourself is responsible.

    Now, lets go and eat _______!

  21. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Re,

    Hey, eat whatever you like. It’s all God creation in the first place, and God gives us mind to think. So think, eat, and be merry.

    Alah saw also created humans? Why not we eat them, and be merry?

  22. Cukurungan says:

    Mas Aluang,

    It seemed that you have been discovered the enjoyment becomes “Good Moslem” ..hu a ha ha …keep up your goods work and I don’t think you need to qoute any of quran verses to bust other opinion just use 8th World Wonder or “CUKURUNGAN THEORY”

    regards,
    Your Guru

  23. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Assalamualaikum Mufti Cukurungan, I see your tactics. Being Muslim rocks, we can say stupid and crazy things, and have Quran verses to back us up. The Quran is constructed in such a way that it is the book of everything. Allah heareth, seeth and knwest all things.

    Salam.

  24. DoOs says:

    My analysis is that the reason why Islam banned Pork is because of “trade”. Yes in the old days the Chinnese exported a lot of Pork meats to the Arab World in the Silkroad trade era. With the leakages of money going to the Chinnese the Arab without no doubt invalidated pork so that they can still benefit their domestic Lamb meats and so on. Rational approach can sometimes explain things here. :D, Pork does not contain any poison really. Using religion to influence people not to eat pork for the benefit of their economy is genious I must say, however I believe it’s too ancient in the modern days.

  25. Sputjam says:

    Muslims are not told why pork is forbidden. Other forbidden things to eat for Muslims are blood and carrion. So eating rare meat is not allowed.

    Also food which was offered to deities and other god are not allowed to be eaten.

  26. Pena Budaya says:

    Every Muslim should becomes a terrorist otherwise our fate will be ended up as afore mentioned natives people.

    Aluang, what is natives and what is Muslim actually? Do you really understand what you said? The native cultures in Egypt – for example – have all of them almost vanished due to Islamization. It is a fact that actually religions around the world have contributed to the vanishing of the origins.

  27. Sylvester says:

    Agree with DoOs, ha ha. That might be the reason.
    Even Hajj is also motivated by money. One of the condition that royal family in Mecca wanted to be moslem was the previelege of collecting money from hajj.
    Also, one of the biggest corruption in indo is in dept agama from hajj money. What a pathethic!

  28. Cukurungan says:

    Wh Sylvester Says:

    So if moslem want to have a better dignity, better not to think like in 7th century. Work hard and learn the secret from other civilizations.

    Cukurungan :

    The whiteman opinion upon the Muslim dignity is irrelevant because we already made permanent label on them that they’re lower than an animal who neglect God orders, abused their power and inteligencia to make destruction, annihilation and pollution around the globe.

    What is the secret civilization you want us to learn?
    Let me guess;..huaha ha.. how to educate the women becomes the boy sucker, ho to train the holymen becomes a kid sucker, how to educate a boy becomes the mother sucker.

    Pena Budaya Says:
    Aluang, what is natives and what is Muslim actually? Do you really understand what you said? The native cultures in Egypt – for example – have all of them almost vanished due to Islamization. It is a fact that actually religions around the world have contributed to the vanishing of the origins.

    Cukurungan :
    Muslim already dominated Egypt more than 1000 years but Natives Egypt Koptic Culture and Religion is still intact until today, Yazidist Culture of the natives Iraqis is life peacefully under tyranny Saddam but now they has been facing annihilation under watching of the most powerful US armies.
    You tell me where more than 100 millions of red indian and aboriginal people gone after coming of the western people to their land about 400 years ago.
    Sorry my mistake the western Christian teaching is so peaceful “Love your enemies as you love yourself “, I knew answer that the most of those natives America were killed by Alqaeda strike in 9/11.

  29. Sylvester says:

    Some western people are suck, but it does not mean all of them.
    Some moslem are terrorist, but it also does not mean all of them.

    Generalization is a typical character of an idiot.
    However, moslem civilazation is far behind, that is a FACT. All of you know that.
    C’mon, be honest. Does islam never teach that?

  30. KSJ says:

    Yes, Sylvester. Islamic civilization is backward and it is left far behind other civilizations, even Asian ones.

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