Grand Mufti Dr Mustafa Ceric: To Conquer the World through Halal Movement
PLEASE NOTE: Mohamed El-Mouelhy as sole director of the private company Halal Certification Authority Pty Ltd, has commenced legal proceedings against Q Society and four members of the society as individuals including Debbie Robinson as president of the society and Kirralie Smith as presenter of two videos. We face defamation action in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and ask for donations towards the considerable legal expense associated with defending freedom of expression in Australia. Please read president Debbie Robinson's letter for more details. The complete Statement of Claim can be downloaded here. If you share our values and concerns about Islam, we encourage you to support our Legal Defence Fund through an online donation or our donation form with offline credit card authorisation, banking details and postal address for sending a cheque. You may also consider joining ALA as member to advance political action.
Unlike the older and more complex Kashrut (Jewish dietary laws) designed to serve the small observant Jewish community, Halal certification schemes are widely imposed on non-Muslims. Certification schemes began in the 1980s and are funded by consumers through a multi-level system of one off and recurring fees, paid by suppliers to Islamic organisations.
It is in effect a hidden Islamic tax on goods and services.
The extent of this Islamic 'tax' becomes clear when we understand who contributes to these schemes:
- The four major dairy companies
- Over 75% of poultry suppliers
- Over 60% of abattoirs processing sheep
- More than 50% of abattoirs processing cattle
- Generalists like Simplot, Unilever, Nestle, Kraft and many more
Companies who believe non-Muslims do not care, pass on the extra cost to consumers. Few products are labelled as certified halal, when in fact most meat and dairy produce bought in supermarkets, or when eating out, are now halal certified for a fee. There is no other religious group imposing such a broad, tax-like scheme on our supply chain.
We propose the following policies:
1. Apply The 'User Pays' Principle
2. Insist On Clear Labelling
3. End Workplace Discrimination
Order a copy of our "Getting Through" handbook and learn how to talk to non-Muslims about the disturbing nature of Islam.
Pick up a stack of our "Why Swallow This?" fliers at the next Q meeting and do letter boxing each week in your area.
Talk and write to your local state and federal MP and Senators. Ask them to consider our three policy proposals
Be mindful when shopping and ask for non-halal certified options. You are not a bad person if you do not want to support Islamic organisations with your shopping dollar.