THE QUEEN HOSTS A HALAL STATE BANQUET

The Queen held a halal state banquet at Buckingham Palace for Turkish President Abdullah Gul

Wednesday November 23,2011
By Richard Palmer Royal Correspondent
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/285456/The-Queen-hosts-a-halal-state-banquet

THE Queen held a halal state banquet at Buckingham Palace for Turkish President Abdullah Gul tonight and promised British backing for his country’s bid to join the European Union.

She celebrated ever-closer political and economic ties between the two nations, despite concerns over allowing the predominantly Asian and Muslim country into the EU.

“We have come through a great deal together to develop what is, today, a very modern partnership,” she said. “In Europe, the British Government remains committed to working with you to secure your place in the European Union.”.

The 85-year-old monarch and 170 British and Turkish guests sat down to a completely halal state banquet of lamb from the royal estate at Windsor in the palace ballroom.

“It’s a matter of politeness that it’s halal. The President and his wife are guests of the Queen. We wouldn’t do a separate menu for them so everyone eats the same,” a palace spokeswoman said.

We have come through a great deal together to develop what is, today, a very modern partnership

Meat used at similar banquets for the King of Saudi Arabia in 2007 and the Emir of Qatar last year were also slaughtered in a traditional Islamic way to ensure they too were halal.

Guests tonight were still offered a selection of fine wines, however.

Earlier in the day, Turkey’s First Lady, Hayrunnisa Gul, caught the eye, towering over the Queen and Prince Philip in
stylish ankle boots with 6in platform heels.

They matched her dove-grey outfit and trademark Islamic headscarf.

She sought to portray herself as the elegant face of modern, moderate Islam as she and her husband began a three-day state visit to Britain.

Mrs Gul, 46, is a figure of controversy in Turkey because her decision to wear the headscarf is seen by critics as a symbol of political Islam and an attack on the country’s secularist tradition.

But she and her husband seemed relaxed as they enjoyed the hospitality at Buckingham Palace after receiving a ceremonial welcome on Horse Guards Parade.

The Queen and Prince Philip toured Turkey in March 2008, only four months after a visit by Prince Charles and Camilla, reflecting the importance attached by cross-party leaders to the relationship between the two nations.

Britain, which believes Turkey is set to become an economic powerhouse in the next few decades, supports the country’s efforts to join the European Union, despite opposition led by France, and has strengthened political and economic ties in the last four years.

Trade with Turkey increased by 26.3 per cent in the first nine months of 2011.The two countries are united in concern over human rights abuses by Syrian President Bashar Al Assad against his own people The Duchess of Cornwall pulled out of helping to host the state visit, blaming a heavy cold. “She’s losing her voice,” an aide said.

It is not clear whether she will be able to undertake official engagements on Wedesday

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  • All a front for the upcoming war against Syria using Turkey. The Worshipful Company of Fuellers playing an illusion on the peoples of Britain into believing its a simple dinner and talk about the European Union when its really about Emperor King Juan Carlo of Spain and his wishes for the upcoming war on Syria starting with a No-Fly zone most likely tied somehow with Lieutenant General Joseph Bouchard via the Turk Hava Kuvvetleri at least. Watch what happens when the trouble starts and how quickly Iran gets involved and the oil goes out. Watch how the Muslim World is blamed for the economic collapse and destruction of West civilisation as we knew it. Watch as millions of youth are drafted up or volunteering to go to fight the Crusades as they have no prospects any longer in our nations. The hatred against the Muslim will be ramped up further so it explodes. Are the Missile defence systems at the London Olympics not really about terrorism but about war? Watch as The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals has security firms like G4S, Serco and traffic wardens doing the duties of the Police during the final great war. You ready? You’d better be and that means bottled gas appliances stocked up, storable food for two years, medicines and herbs stocked up for two years, water supply for two years or at least one year. Interesting isn’t it how this occurs just as the President of Turkey visits the Queen with the front illusion farce that its about joining the treasonous E.U. No its about war for The Worshipful Company of Fuellers, the genocidal maniacs at New Jerusalem destroying civilisations as we speak including ours now at a much faster pace. This must be stopped.

    -=The Unhived Mind

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