FRANCE – New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’, not a pillar of Islam

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The halal market hasn’t stopped growing since the 1980s. But according to anthropologist Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, author of the new book “The Halal Market or The Invention of a Tradition”, buying halal is not a religious obligation. Food, clothing cosmetics, banks… The halal certification label is everywhere. But is it a religious obligation? Not according to Bergeaud-Blackler.…