Kyrgyzstan: Rival Halal Standards Means “Trust with Your Eyes Closed”

Horsemeat in Kyrgyzstan is not forbidden, but its consumption is sometimes frowned upon in other Muslim countries. (Photo: David Trilling)

Walk into one of the ubiquitous Bishkek butcher shops advertising itself as “halal” and ask what the word means, and you are likely to receive a shrug and a gesture pointing to a certificate on the wall.

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Kyrgyzstan: Rival Halal Standards Means “Trust with Your Eyes Closed”

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