from Larry Pickering
Halal is heading for school tuckshops
Do not buy these products or deal with the retail outlets that flog the bogus halal certification. Funds derived from this scam go to financing the Islamic Isis terrorist mob.
Australia’s best known household brands are among hundreds of food items, now funding halal certification schemes to the benefit of Islamic agenda and personal wealth by fortune hunters.
Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, IGA, Franklins, Food Land, Cadbury, Nestle, Kraft, Kellog’s, Allowrie, SPC Ardmona, Sanitarium, Paul’s, Harris Farm, Parmalet, Tip Top, Helga’s, Purina, Bega, Blackmores, Ingham, Steggles, Lilydale, Sara Lee, Buttercup, Saxa Salt, Johnson & Johnson, Capilano Honey, Leggo’s, Sunbeam, Maggi, Top Taste, Mainland, Vegemite, Marmite, Promite, Nutella, CSR, Masterfoods, Dairy Farmers, Meadow Lea, Vittoria Coffee, Fountain, Devondale, Dilmah Tea, Dolmio, White Wings, Eta, Wrigley’s, and Four ‘N Twenty are just the tip of a Titanic-sized iceberg.
Fast food outlets, and restaurants like McDonald’s, Hungry Jacks, Burger King, Red Rooster, KFC, Subway, The Cheesecake Shop, Krispy Kreme, Wendy’s, Mrs Field’s Cookies, Nudie, Nando’s, Le Wrap, Curry Express, Salsa’s Mexican, Garlo’s Pies, Dougie’s Flamed Grilled and retail butchers and chicken shops like Red Lea Poultry are either certified by group, store, or by individual item and many others including independent and chain sushi stores, pie shops, kebab shops, cafes, pizza shops, bakeries, ice cream shops, burger shops, poultry shops, grills, pubs, theme parks and restaurants are all financing the halal certification tsunami to the extent of $12 billion a year, and that’s only what we know of. Now that equates to any proposed GST increase!
The Government is also losing the same amount in company tax deductions and very few certifiers pay tax as it is claimed to be a religious related income.
The certifiers have now got our kids’ kindergarten canteens in their sights with the intent to halal certify every school canteen in the nation by 2018. Even our national airline QANTAS is halal accredited, requiring all food suppliers be halal certified.
The controversial certification fee has become a local and global industry upsetting both non-Muslim consumers and devoutly religious Muslims, who are dismayed and angered that unscrupulous moneymen are profiting from misrepresenting Islamic teachings.
The funding of terrorism was not the concern of this investigation, but it must be noted there is clear evidence halal certification schemes overseas were found to be directly funding organisations such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood – all are proscribed terrorist organisations determined to destroy the West.
In the US, France and Canada it has been proven that halal certification schemes directly funded these organisations. In Canada it was found that $14.8 million dollars over a short period was funnelled to Hamas from halal certification money. It was found that Canadian halal certifier MAC (Muslim Association of Canada) sent funds to IRFAN Canada (an Islamic front charity), which in turn contributed to terrorist organisations. These scams have now been broken up and the ringleaders charged.
In the US, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is a major halal certifying body. ISNA is listed by the US Administration in court documents as an unindicted co-conspirator with links to the Muslim Brotherhood and their various front groups. The judge’s ruling reads: “The Government has produced ample evidence to establish the association of ISNA, with the Islamic Association for Palestine (“IAP”), and with Hamas”.
In France, researchers of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre documented ties between one of the largest certification organisations UOIF (Union des Organisations Islamiques de France) and the Muslim Brotherhood as well as radical clerics involved in jihad campaigns. The report states: “Furthermore, the UOIF participates directly in the financing of Hamas, through a French-registered charitable organisation, the CBSP (Palestinian Charitable and Relief Committee)”.
In Australia, an entry in the annual report of the Islamic Council of Western Australia (ICWA) a halal certifier confirms using profits for “…ongoing donations to Syria. Because of the difficult civil conditions, the donations were made through ‘Al Imdaad’ (another front charity) to ensure that no recriminations could be directed at ICWA”.
Is it any surprise there are questions raised in Australia as to where halal money goes to?
Where there has been alleged corruption and bribery overseas, governments have imposed regulations. Overseas government standards apply and are enforced for halal certification. These include qualifications in Islamic law and food science. In Australia only Islamic organisations are supposed to be halal certifiers, but this condition is being grossly breached.
Halal businessmen have even labeled pork as halal in a push for market expansion. Nothing is off limits in the frantic effort for a share of the rich pickings in halal certification.