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Halal Certification: Follow the Money

Sep 2, 2014

As with most things Islamic, there is woeful ignorance and misunderstanding in the general public as to what is actually going on. Many folks simply parrot what they are told from Islamic activists. For example, many think Islam means peace.

Well, no it does not. The word Islam mean submission, and that is what Islam is all about: every single person on planet earth submitting to Allah – or else. Not only does the word mean submission, but for 1400 years now we have had Islamic expansion resulting in the forced submission of non-Muslims.

The whole issue about halal foods is another great example of how most people are either fooled or clueless as to what is really going on. Halal foods are of course those foods which are acceptable to a Muslim, while haram foods are unacceptable.

halalAnd there is an entire process by which such foods are clearly identified as either halal or haram. But it does not end there. Big money is involved in the certification process, and where all this money ends up is the million dollar question.

Yet most folks just don’t get it. On another site a presumably educated and well-read person actually just said this about halal certification: “No money goes to Muslims. It is a certification, just like the heart foundation tick.” With such mind-numbing ignorance (or blatant disinformation), no wonder freedom and democracy are on the wane in the West while Islam is on the rise.

So it is vital that the public is fully informed about this tax – for that is what it is. And it is incumbent upon all of us to be aware of where all this money is going to. The best place to begin is the website Halal Choices. This is the go-to place for any and all information on halal, at least in Australia.

A recent article by Paul Sheehan nicely summarises things, drawing heavily upon the work of Halal Choices. He writes:

The essence of halal is that any food is forbidden to Muslims if it includes blood, pork, alcohol, the flesh of carnivores or carrion, or comes from an animal which has not been slaughtered in the correct manner, which includes having its throat slit. Food labelled as halal invariably involves the payment of a fee. It does not extend to chocolate but Cadbury lists 71 products which are halal, ranging from Dairy Milk to Freddo frogs to Red Tulip chocolates. The website also states: ”We do not have any kosher-certified products.”
”Cadbury also pay for halal certification on the Easter product range, even though Easter is a Christian celebration and nothing to do with Islam,” says Kirralie Smith, who runs a website called Halal Choices. The website lists 340 companies in Australia that pay for halal certification, including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Franklins, Kellogg’s, MasterFoods, Nestle and even Kraft’s Vegemite.

Incredibly all sort of foods and products you would think have nothing to do with halal certification are being dragged in anyway, showing what a money-making racket this is. He continues:

Halal mainly involves meat. Much of the non-meat food supply is intrinsically halal, and thus does not require certification, including milk, honey, fish, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and grains. Yet many producers and suppliers of such products pay for halal certification….
White milk does not need to be certified. They don’t mark their labels and now they have removed the certificates from their website because of negative feedback. ”Purina Fancy Feast cat food is now on the list of halal-certified foods. Are cats becoming Muslim? Or is a lot of this just a money-making scheme?”

Just how widespread this all is now is nicely laid out in a new article by Larry Pickering. He begins his article this way:

Toasted cheese with a dollop of Vegemite was my favourite late night snack, but I leave off the Vegemite now that it’s owned by the American company Mondelez International and sports a little “Halal Certified” notice. No worries, my Aussie owned and made Bega cheese still bubbled under the griller while the jug boiled for a strong cup of tea.
That was until I noticed this funny little Arabic hieroglyph on the back of my Bega cheese packet too. Bloody hell, first my Vegemite and now my Bega cheese! No worries, I’m happy with plain toast. I wasn’t game to go through the whole fridge or I’d have starved. Trying to find Aussie tucker on the shelves is hard enough but trying to find tucker that is not Islamically sanctioned is near impossible, and it’s meant to be.
An insidious and illegal protection racket called “Halal Certification” has worked its way through our food chains without us knowing a thing about it. Australian manufacturers and importers of food and drink are actually paying Islamic halal certifiers up to $30,000 per month for the honour of displaying this little Arabic sign.

And just who is getting all this money?

Well, the “Indonesian Council of Ulama”, MUI, (which also orders Fatwa rulings) is the Mafia style Islamic body organising the multi-million dollar racket that forces Australian companies to pay outrageous amounts to have their food certified as halal. One major Aussie meat processor, who refused to be identified, claimed he had been told to pay $27,000 a month for halal certification, which of course was expected to be passed on to the consumer.
Mr Stephen Kelly, an executive of the Japanese-owned Nippon Meat Packers in Queensland, said last year that MUI had banned his abattoirs from selling meat into Indonesia because he had dealt with MUI’s opposition for certification. MUI’s opposition is the Australian certifier, “Halal Food Services” (AHFS), who had undercut MUI’s price for certification and the Indonesian company apparently calls the tune when it comes to blackmailing Australian food companies.
From what I can discover there are halal certifiers in all countries with South East Asia being regulated from Indonesia and the governing body’s world headquarters are encamped in Saudi Arabia. There are State branch halal authorities operating in Australia. Islamic websites claim all money (estimated in the billions) goes to building Islamic schools but where it actually goes after leaving Australia I shudder to guess.

And that is the frightening aspect to all this. We already know that some money collected has gone to Islamic jihadist groups. Enza Ferreri explains:

[This is] taking place in the USA and Canada where Campbell’s Soup and other companies have paid the Hamas-linked Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) for their halal certification, in France, where it is claimed that 60% of halal food is controlled by organizations belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood and the so-called “halal tax” is the organization’s main source of funding. In the UK, major supermarket chain Morrisons is not only indirectly but even directly giving money to the Islamic National Zakat Foundation.

The Christian aid group Barnabas Fund puts it this way:

There is an open campaign by Islamic food agencies to integrate halal into the mainstream market and to extend it to non-Muslims. The World Halal Forum held its annual conference in London earlier this month (November), and has identified the UK as a pilot project for halal in Europe… The spread of halal is often part of the commitment to Islamic mission (dawa) and the Islamisation of non-Muslim societies. The imposition of sharia practices on non-Muslims may be interpreted as an act of Islamic supremacy.”

Clearly there is little or no accountability at all as to where all these millions of dollars are going to. For that reason alone, Australia and other countries should say no to this sharia tax. It is indirectly if not directly undermining free western democracies, while funding, even in part, groups fully opposed to the West.

If you want to take action on this – and you should – my final link below features a site with a petition campaign about this.

www.halalchoices.com.au/
www.smh.com.au/comment/halal-easter-eggs-and-cat-food-where-big-money-meets-religion-20130327-2gujc.html#ixzz3BXc8nQPS
pickeringpost.com/story/you-got-rid-of-the-carbon-tax-tony/3736
www.change.org/p/the-hon-tony-abbott-mp-ban-halal-certification-fees?share_id=TKKDuvQcOd&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

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47 Responses to Halal Certification: Follow the Money

  • Thanks for this information and I have signed the petition!

  • Good article, Bill. Unfortunately most people don’t realise that our supermarket or local butchers meats are halal. They don’t tell you unless you ask! I rang a large abattoir in Melbourne and they informed me that 99% of meat in Australia is now halal! I have sent emails to local state and federal members of parliament and they inform me that they can do nothing about halal certification as it is up to the individual companies to decide whether they want it or not! Halal Choices is a good website to find out which foods are and are not halal.

  • Hi Bill. A very necessary and timely article. I only wish that articles like this could hit the headline news and awake people to what is going on behind the scenes. For years now my wife and I have been cutting back on food items that we had enjoyed but because of halal certification we have stopped buying. The Muslim population of Australia is only about 2 percent, why should the other 98 percent of us have to pay a tax on our own food? As you have indicated before these things are only the thin edge of the wedge. I urge others on your list to boycott companies that still feel they have to pay for Halal certification. Tell your friends and maybe we can start a snowball effect.
    George

  • Did you say Morrisons in the UK is contributing to an Islamic group??? Heck, I could do with some info on that one, I have relatives who shop regularly at Morrisons….they’ll have a fit if they read this.

  • Thanks for putting out this information, Bill. This is what we all need to do. This is a worthwhile battle and it’s something that we can make a difference with by doing our part in boycotting and refusing to support anyone who goes halal and putting out the word so others do the same. We need to hit this where it hurts; in the hip pocket.

  • Thanks for highlighting this again Bill, I still remember the shock when I found out that many yoghurts had become halal. It benefited me a great deal, as I switched to natural yoghurt and got off of all the thickened milk flavoured rubbish that is impersonating yoghurt 🙂

    Acts 15- ‘Christians should abstain from food polluted by idols,’
    Halal is not suitable for Christians. Though I have never heard it in church; but I’m pretty sure I remember Bill covering it some time back?
    regards
    Russell

  • See this brief video here on “Muslim Halal Food Sales Supporting Terrorism”:

    www.cbn.com/tv/1397750218001

  • “….We already know that some money collected has gone to Islamic jihadist groups…..”

    The average suburban true blue Aussie battler is now chipping in via a ‘tax’ – to buy butcher’s knives and suicide vests – just shy of the 100th annivesary of the Gallipoli Campaign.

    The RSL’s should all very publicly tell the government that they’ll be serving fish on the day.

  • Very alarming. I don’t understand how our Government has not acted on this. All the more reason for us to be more careful about food and land sovereignty issues. Muslim advancement by stealth and trickery …. and again the west has been caught asleep in the light!

  • Has anyone tried to start a Christian certification program before? Call it something like “A15 certified” (in reference to Acts 15 of not eating food offered to idols)

    Someone could register a trademark and offer it freely to all food producers that want to use it. This would help the situation where a lot of food is halal, but not labeled as Christian people would avoid it.

    It also helps in asking producers that something be “A15 certified” rather than “non-halal” (asking for affirmative rather than a negative)

  • Hi Bill, may I suggest a small correction. In my understanding of submission, forced submission is a self-contradiction, because submission can only be voluntary. There is voluntary submission and forced subjugation.
    (A lot of Christian husbands need to learn that).

  • My wife just came in with some shopping and I checked for the Halal sign. One product which we really like has it on the label, and I have rung the company to say we won’t be buying their product any more. As Paul tells us, there is nothing wrong with eating food offered to idols or dealt with in religious ways, so long as our weaker brethren are not offended, but I agree that the ramifications of Halal go far beyond that principle. From the reaction of the person who answered the phone it would seem that I was not the first to complain.

    By the way- Morrison’s stores- no relation- I hope!

  • Thanks John. But you are confusing Christian submission with Islamic submission. in Islam, you submit at the edge of the sword!

  • I have raised this issue with so many people and they simply don’t care at all. It is amazing how many useful idiots we have in the name of diversity.

  • An anti-halal movement is gaining strength with petitions, boycotts, stickers and buy and return halal certified products (perfectly legal but a real nuisance to big supermarkets)
    Meat and Lifestock Australia will tell you what meat is not halal and where you can get it in your area. Tasmanian Royal lamb is not HC as is Stockmans Choice and Bindaree Beef.

  • It’s not just food. They’re extorting money on the sale of various brands of toothpaste, skin and hair products and pet food. Even logistics: I saw a video of a truck driver who lost business because he wouldn’t buy halal certification.

  • It is time to stop this halal certification scheme. Only Muslims need to worry about halal food. Other people do not need halal food and should not have to pay through increased prices for halal certificates. Our Jewish neighbours have their own arrangements for kosher food. It is no problem for anyone else since non-Jews are not expected to buy it (but they can if they wish).

    It is amazing that numerous people, including a good number of Christians, don’t realise what we’re getting into by allowing this scheme. Things like milk and honey don’t need a certificate since they are already permitted to Muslims under their own rules.

    This halal certification scheme has gone international. We are “assured” that some food products must be halal certified in order to get access to some international markets. Oh, yes? Isn’t this supposed to violate an arcane bunch of international trade rules supervised by none less than the World Trade Organisation (WTO)? In a nutshell, “non-discrimination” between countries in trade relations is all the rage so that special favours for particular countries or special interest groups are not well regarded. Tariffs and import controls are seen as almost taboo among many economists and CEOs. There has even been controversy about dolphin-free tuna on the grounds that it might contravene WTO trade rules.

    Isn’t the preference for halal food in international trade somewhat discriminatory? Perhaps the WTO could look into this matter – or are they afraid of possible repercussions if they dared to challenge certain nations over the legality of these discriminatory practices?

    By the way, I’m not a fan of WTO. To me, there is too little regard for the very obvious differences between nations. Some are rich, others are poor; some have plenty of natural resources, other have hardly any; some enjoy a pleasant climate suitable for growing many kinds of crops, others do not; some have a large population, others do not; some have plenty of fresh water to drink, others do not; and so on. The “one size fits all” idea implicit in the non-discrimination rules is quite absurd. It is time to protest against the halal certification scheme, which looks very like a complete rip-off. Who is getting the benefit from these fees? It isn’t the ordinary citizen in Australia for sure.

  • Some products like Abbots village bakery bread do not have the sign on the packets, but it states it on the web site. Now that is another interesting phenomenon.
    I like the idea of the A 15 certification. I think it is important to let companies know that we would buy their product if it wasn’t halal certified to assist them with the strength of conviction that there are more people out there not wanting halal certification than there are that want it.
    Another benefit of a strong anti halal campaign could be that we actually do go to our local farmer’s market just like we always had planned but never got around to it because shopping at the “one stop shop”supermarket is always the easiest to do and buy those good locally grown vegetables from local market gardeners whom no halal certifier has yet bothered about harassing into paying the tax.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Dear Bill
    In July we sent a complaint to the Vic ACCC indicating that the permissive not mandatory nature of halal food labelling is a breach of the UN Charter of Human Rights, Sect 118, to which Australia is a signatory. This is because non-muslims cannot freely practice their religion when Sharia law is imposed on them with knowledge or consent. We were hoping that ACCC would take up the challenge to tell the States that control food labelling laws that they should require all halal certified foods to be labelled. ACCC did say that issues of consumer choice like halal labelling were considered by the State and advisory food regulation bodies, but “they” had decided against the need to label. We just need to keep pushing this issue and standing in the street if necessary. Pray, pray pray and lobby, lobby, lobby as I believe that this issue is coming out now from behind and needs a shove. We have been writing to pollies now for 4 years on this issue and we can sense the sea- change in the reception of the ideas we moot which, at one time got us labelled as racist bigots. Janette Wells

  • We don’t want any food labled halal. We want the halal scam STOPPED.

    If the government passes a law requiring halal certification be clearly labled that would mean that we are tacitly accepting halal….and that is unacceptable.

    Please don’t call for labeling. We want it GONE!

    This article explains what halal is and how much money it is making for islam: islam4infidels.com/proof-halal-funds-terrorism/

    This is one way we can stop halal….hit the food producers in the bottom line. If they start losing sales because they have betrayed us they will soon see that halal does not pay.
    islam4infidels.com/buy-and-return-halal/

    Help us spread the word and raise awareness. Order your “Beware! Halal food funds terrorism” stickers and plaster them everywhere.

  • Dear Janette

    It is a very good idea to lobby ACCC with the intent to promote the labelling of ‘halal’ products. In that way, customers will know whether they’re making a contribution to Islamic funds when buying things that are already acceptable to Muslims as they are.
    This is the first step to ending the rip-off.

    Bill

  • This should be Australia’s biggest fight. Cut off the funds and the rest will be much easier.

  • Halal labeling should be restricted to that part of a businesses production provided for the Muslims, i.e. a large Halal certified label should be applied on the front of all those packages intended for the Muslims, and the manufacturing firm can pay the extortion Halal fee to that mongrel from the Halal office on those sales for Muslims. A separate production run for packaging for the rest of us will not have the Halal logo on it.
    So if we get the stores to cooperate in signage show Halal and non Halal sections would help us not accidently pay indirectly these extortion fees which appear to being used by Halal muslim recipients and being used for the creation of Mosques here and a lot sent overseas for use by the militant extremist Muslims running riot throughout the Middle East. As an Australian I do not wish any of my payment for goods ending up in Muslim hands, we have to stop it and stop it now.

    An opinion poll will be run on this issue in the near future, on
    www.Oz Voters online.com.au
    Go into the website end of September and answer the questions.

  • It is getting harder and harder to buy food that is not halal certified, especially because a lot of companies don’t label them. I have been spreading the word amongst friends, colleagues etc. but I cannot believe the amount of apathy among some of the younger ones. Too much PC brainwashing no doubt.
    I have just signed the petition. It is more important than ever to get this scam finished. I just wish the RSPCA and all the other animal rights groups would start a major push to get not only the live animal trade stopped, but also halal slaughter – come to think of it, why aren’t the butcher unions up in arms as only muslims can be hired in halal abattoirs?

  • Meat from Mark Starr’s Inglewood abattoirs is NOT halal or at least it wasn’t.
    Mark said he chose not to go halal over 25 years ago because the slaughter was not up to standard; that is halal slaughter was not up to our Australian Standard.
    Let’s Rise Up Australia and Keep Australia Australian

  • HALAL means:
    “Full employment for Moslems …no others need apply”.
    When existing food producing companies go Halal, the existing employees are laid off or fired. You once HAD that job; it now belongs to only a Moslem!
    It’s not just the food production that is of concern; it is also the marketing and preparation that is another big worry. When existing companies go to Halal Standards, it must lead to the entire process of food production being controlled by Moslems. It can’t be truly Halal if a Kafir (Non-Muslim) touch the food, or are involved anywhere in the process chain. Imagine every vendor and hauler, cook, and server, being Moslem. By Sharia Compliant Standards, that is what is absolutely required. It’s an economic jihad. (War)

    With Halal, you MUST be a Moslem to produce Halal food, if any Non-Moslem is involved in the process, the food is considered by them as non-Halal.
    Only a Moslem can be involved ANYWHERE in the production, distribution, preparation and serving of Halal products… or by Muslim Sharia Compliant standards, it becomes “HARAM”. (Unfit – unclean) Even if by the time it is actually eaten it is no longer considered Halal by Muslim’s Sharia standards, many Muslims have been involved and employed in the process chain and that the animals have suffered an unnecessarily cruel death.

    Those that practice Islam are not the least concerned with any civilized countries standards of sanitation, refrigeration and transport. They will transport meat in filthy un-refrigerated vehicles. The meat processing plants are kept at Third World standards of upkeep, cleaning and maintenance. They will transport the live animals hanging upside-down by their legs, on the back of a stake truck, just to get a few more beeves in the truckload.

    Halal food is also NOT essential to a Muslim; they can eat any food, even an “infidelicious” bacon sandwich, if they are hungry, and there is no halal food to be obtained.

    Koran 5:3 Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat and blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah that which hath been killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a headlong fall or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety. This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed my favor upon you and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any forced by hunger with no inclination to transgression Allah is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
    IMPORTANT FACT: If there is no halal food available, then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-halal food.
    SOURCE: World faiths: Teach yourself – Islam by Ruqaiyyah Maqsood.
    ISBN 0-340-60901-X. Page 204
    Surah 2:173 states:
    “If one is forced because there is no other choice, neither craving nor transgressing, there is no sin in him.”
    So it seems that when Muslims are in non-Islamic countries, it’s OK for them to eat non-halal food… the only requirement according to Sharia Law is to pray before consuming non-halal foods.”

    Muslims can eat any other food, but with this halal racket, it has many benefits for the Muslims.
    1. It gives them something to whine about and say that they are not receiving the same treatment as other groups, (Jews)
    2. It gives them an added source of income that they can get for free, from the infidels, and use to support their terrorist groups and jihad.
    3. It allows them to be able to bring more Muslims into a country, because, most immigration policies will allow an immigrant into it, if they have a skill that fills a vacancy in a country, that hasn’t been able to be filled. (You MUST be a Moslem to produce Halal food)
    SO…. it’s win, win for Muslims, and lose, lose, for the citizens of the country, and it’s welfare programs.

    Please support cruelty free standards for the slaughter of animals across the civilized world and that food labeling must include the method of slaughter. This is an important mechanism for helping to achieve the cruelty free goal. We must therefore continue fighting for increased labeling transparency so that consumers can identify cruelty free products and the stores that sell them, which will in turn positively influence animal welfare by the consumers purchasing behavior.

    By accepting Halal Slaughter regulations, we are submitting to the Islamic Sharia Law. When we submit to a foreign or alien Law, we give that Law power over us.
    Do you find it acceptable to have the Islamic Religion and their Sharia Law to be upheld in the food sold in our grocery stores and restaurants, or given to us in our schools, hospitals and prisons? Do you also find it acceptable to hire only Moslems and demonstrate a “Religious Preference” for food service jobs in Europe, Australia and America?”

    Unless you are a butcher you are not the person who has slaughtered the animal on your dinner table, and since the Quran is clear in holding people accountable only to their own work, then the only certain way to confirm that the name of God has been uttered on the meat is for each person to utter God’s name on the food before eating it. “Every human being is responsible only for his own works.” 53:39 Therefor halal certification is entirely unnecessary… Because Muslims only have to say thanks and praise before consumption before they themselves make it halal… and if they forget to say the magic words before consumption… They can say it in the middle..

    “Before Eating a Meal:
    Allahomma barik lana fima razaqtana waqina athaban-nar. Bismillah.
    (Oh Allah! Bless the food You have provided us and save us from the punishment of the hellfire. In the name of Allah.)
    Alternative: Bismillahi wa barakatillah. (In the name of Allah and with the blessings of Allah.)
    Brief Alternative: Bismillah. (In the name of All-ah.)”
    Hey presto chango… It is now halal… no need whatsoever for very costly Halal certifications.

  • Simple solution: Add all ( plus some extra ) costs to the price of all halal foods handled by marketers of such goods.
    Let the muslims pay for what they want certified.

  • Like the facebook page “Boycott Halal in Australia”….it’s grown quite a bit in last couple weeks since some news coverage about the group has occurred.

  • Why don’t we have halal beer and pork.
    It really is BS from a minority group.

  • Forcing Halal certification on businesses is a form of soft power projection. It is also definitely extortion.

    There is an easy solution. Refuse to meet with the Halal industry representatives when they seek an appointment. If they persist, file a harassment claim against them.

    Bottom line? In a free and open society your conviction requires your sacrifice, not mine. I should not be forced to bear the cost of your private conviction.

    Tammy

  • And if you want to hear a 10-minute interview about this topic, listen here:

    www.2gb.com/audioplayer/82741

  • Thanks for this information Bill. We did wonder about all this halal signage everywhere! We will get onto these petitions.

  • I’m not religious, what I’m objecting to is my paying a tax to Muslims every time I buy groceries, to me that’s extortion.

  • I have e-mailed Bega, Kraft and Cadbury re the logo but they don’t seem concerned so I will not buy them anymore. There really needs to be a list of NON Halal certified foods sold published so we can then support these companies and not the pandering weak companies who do support Halal.

  • Almost every animal, apart from pigs, is killed in accordance with the Islamic religious requirements known as halal. So, when you go to Coles, Woolworths, or other supermarkets, you cannot purchase the meat for your Aussie barbecue without the influence of this minority religion. You have no choice. And the point Is that almost no Australians are aware of this, because it is not labelled.

    Why is this the case? Why is it that we Are being provided with meat that is slaughtered in accordance once with the practices of the Islamic religion?

    I expect it is emergence and marketing for these meat providers, but it is important that everyone should also be aware that Mohammed the prophet of Islam- as reported in the Hadith, the tradition of Islam, the book second only to the Koran—talked of how Islam would he furthered to those parts of the world that had not yet embraced it. He reportedly said, The nonbelievers will become Muslims when, amongst other things, they eat the meat that we have slaughtered.’ This is one of the key aspects to converting nonbelievers to Islam.

    As many people would be aware, halal forms part of the sharia system. Most people know sharia to be a system of laws relating to the Islamic religion. Any religions adherents, of course, can make personal choices about the way and the standards by which they live their lives. This is as true for Christians as its is for Muslims We should have no trouble with personal standards. But a religion is not a social or a political system, and those who believe it to be so. by implication stand against our great democracy.

    Consumers are being denied information about meat. Meat killed in accordance with the Islamic religion’s requirements should be labelled accordingly.

    By having Australians unwittingly eating halal food we are all one step down the path towards the conversion, and that is a step We should only make with full knowledge and one that should not be imposed upon us without us knowing. What is happening is wrong. Too often the minorities in this country are looked after without regard to the majority. The time has come for this to stop.
    From a petition presented to Federal Parliament by Liberal Mr Luke Simpkins MP IN 2011
    www.openaustralia.org.au/debates/?id=2011-08-24.86.2

  • Hi Bill,
    I have been trying to avoid halal for the past few years now.
    I buy meat from TC Meats at Dandenong Market. The opposition butcher is signed halal, as is one of the two fishmongers. I have not checked if TC meats is / is not halal, but they sell a lot of pork so it should be safe. If not, it would mean no freedom of choice at all.
    It has become difficult to buy non halal cheese. I generally buy Devondale (unsigned) or Woolworths house brand (also unsigned).

  • Just wondering if any of your enterprising readers might be interested in starting up a new restaurant chain to be called SNH or ‘Strictly Non-Halal’ (or similar)?
    Just putting the idea out there.
    (You could even call it ‘Haram’)
    😉

  • Love the Restaurant idea!!

  • Hi Bill, I offer a couple of links regarding the Halal Money trial and the funding of Islamic terrorism.

    www.terrorfinanceblog.com/

    moneyjihad.wordpress.com/tag/halal/

    Also please note a recent article on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is openly supporting terrorist through his office.

    www.todayszaman.com/columnist/abdullah-bozkurt/how-turkeys-islamist-govt-helped-al-qaeda-and-isil_377649.html#

    Last but very disturbing.

    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3035921/FBI-accused-whitewashing-Saudi-Arabian-involvement-9-11-quashing-report-Florida-family-mysteriously-fled-two-weeks-attack.html#ixzz3XAY4JKs8

    Bob

  • What a bunch of suckers we are. We’re funding their mosques, schools, education, mortgages and so on. I watched ‘4 Corners’ yesterday and was shocked.

  • To whom it may concern,

    I have become extremely fed up with how many things the Muslims get offended by. The halal certification site make it clear they fund a great many Muslims activities and some Muslim charities therefore the money is not essentially traceable as more and more so called everyday Muslims protest about all the ordinary stuff they are offended about it is increasingly impossible to believe there is not hidden agendas and they are definitely not a tolerant people. I do not want Halal certified food as I want to avoid funding any suspicious activities and if it is halal certified it should clearly carry a stamp so that it can be avoided.

  • Thank you for sharing yet another horrible reality. I shared it to public. We must pray more and more to praise the one true God.

  • I continue to be amazed by the lack of awareness of the Western world leaders and the extreme apathy of the general public. Its almost like the western world has bred a majority morons for the last 30 years. It is obvious we can not rely on our politicians any longer to do the obvious. The modern polly is only capable of causing problems not fixing problems. Wouldn’t it be grate if we could form a volunteer group that could visit the major shopping centres and quietly display a placard out side of Woolworths and Coles etc “do not by HALA”. It would also be nice to think that the companies that refuse to give in to Hala put an obvious label on there packaging “NOT HALA”. I can not believe they have not done this already but the management of these companies probably feel that its a waste of time because a large percentage of the shoppers are morons. If I were them I would cater for the intelligent shopper in a hope that long term they would get a very good result. Maybe these companies are run by people with the similar intellect of our pollies and that’s why we have this lousy soft attitude (Dick Smith excluded).

  • Thanks for your comments Gary. I think not bred a majority of morons so much as created by indoctrination a majority of morons.
    An article by Tom Weese provides the following information: –

    As fantastic as it seems, the entire history of the education restructuring effort is carefully and thoroughly documented in a book called The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America. The book was written by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, a former official at the Department of Education in the Reagan Administration details how the process to restructure America’s education system [and perhaps Australia’s seeing we scored least out of all the English speaking countries[19]] began at the beginning of the Twentieth Century and slowly picked up speed over the decades. The new system used psychology-based curriculum to slowly change the attitudes, values and beliefs of the students.

    The new school agenda was very different from most peoples’ understanding of the purpose of education. William Carr, secretary of the Educational Policies Commission, clearly stated that new agenda when in 1947 he wrote in the “National Education Association Journal:” “The psychological foundations for wider loyalties must be laid…Teach those attitudes which will result ultimately in the creation of a world citizenship and world government… we can and should teach those skills and attitudes which will help to create a society in which world citizenship is possible.”

    Let’s work to reclaim our education system and stop the indoctrination.

  • I, too, object to Halal Certification. Mostly I object to the fees. It is not the same as ‘Kosher’ or a ‘heart tick’ because that is a process of making sure it fits the guidelines, it is not a fee you pay so that a group of people don’t have to read labels, which I now have to do with EVERYTHING I buy. It takes me forever to shop. I try to spread the word, but, as mentioned previously, the level of apathy is alarming. When Sharia law becomes the law of the land, I hope all these people remember they did nothing to stop it and everything to promote it.

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