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Halal beef supplier vows to contest fraud charges

A food supplier falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world for years as meeting strict halaFILE - In this Sept., 2010 file photo Bill Aossey Jr., company founder, poses for a portrait in front of an image of Damascus, at Midamar Corp. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Aossey pleaded not guilty on Dec. 10, 2014 to federal charges that the company falsely marketed beef to Muslims around the world as meeting strict halal standards, exporting products that weren’t slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law. His sons are being arraigned Monday, Dec. 15.l standards, exporting products that weren’t slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law, federal prosecutors allege in a lengthy fraud indictment. Midamar Corp., based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, denies the allegations that it sold at least $4.9 million in beef to customers in Malaysia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and elsewhere that did not follow the halal practices promised in its labeling and advertising.

Sri Lankan wins intl. Quran Contest for first time

December 13, 2012, 9:54 pm  Sri Lanka’s Rifti Muhammed Rizwan, who came first in the international Holy Quran recital contest, held at Mecca in Saudi Arabia recently, returned to the country on Wednesday. Eighty six countries participated in the event. This…