Australian consumers nervously worry that their hard earned dollars might be making their way from the checkout counter to terrorist organisations, which have tentacles reaching into Australia. It sounds like another conspiracy theory, until you take a closer look.
It seems that Arabs and Jews are avowed enemies until it comes to sharing in a world-wide scam like a food tax. Since The Pickering Post published its 13 Part Halal certification expose earlier this year, the Federal Government has moved to establish a Parliamentary inquiry into all forms of food certification including halal.
Islamic leaders are becoming louder in their criticism of halal certification, likening it to a Satan-inspired money grubbing scam that jettisons the Islamic faith. It has caused particular angst among Muslim elders in Africa, Indonesia, Australia and elsewhere.
If we are to defeat and eradicate the ballooning number of halal certifiers who prey on our stupidity then our greatest allies will be Muslims themselves.
Australia has had as many as 55 recognised halal certifiers (permitted by the grace and arrangement of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). We currently have 33 halal certifiers which have formed into two main groups: