UPDATE 4 august 2011:
Alright although I'm not a Muslim, I am pretty interested in this matter.
Simply because I'm practicing my right to critical thinking.
When it comes to sensitive matters like religion in this case, people tend to immediately jump on the band wagon with bon fires and pitch forks ready at an instant.
1st, I went straight to Starbucks...site HERE.
So, there is a logo.
I did some snooping around. And it led me to this site HERE.
What is E471? Is it really contained in the drinks?
Any chemist or food nutritionist to vouch for the origin?
Perhaps it can originate from other sources?
Let's take a look around.
More haramness for your perusal.
I'm not sure of the legitimacy of this site. Anyone care to vouch for it?
My suspicion was further fueled by the Bahasa Malaysia used.
I would assume something this serious would warrant a more careful use of syntax and vocabulary. But then again maybe thats just me?
A few seconds on Google and I managed to track an earlier post.
Dated April 8, '08, 10:41 pm HERE
So this cup of hot coffee has been around for some time.
A few questions comes to mind.
- Is the alleged Halal Guide site legit?
- If so, how did Starbucks get the seal of Halal in the 1st place?
- If it is true, wouldn't there have been a formal address at least 2 years ago?
- If it's not true, then what are the true intentions of this site? Would it count as slander?
- Which came 1st? The chicken or the egg? Wait...wrong post.
Anyone willing to go straight to the horses mouth and call Jakim?
If you do, please let me know how the conversation went.
No more here say there say, speculations and wild fire of a rumour spreading.
I understand that sometimes you share information because you care about someone.
But isn't it better to spread true information?
Like the fact that KFC has a new chicken chop dish for only RM9.90
instead of saying
the nuclear disaster in Japan would cause acid rain here.
Seriously, are acid rain and the nuclear pollution associated?
Can it travel all the way here?
So the next time you hear a shocking piece of info and itching to spread it to someone else,
Where did this info came from? Is it legit?
P/S: Have you ever spread a piece of information you weren't sure of? I know I have *blush*