If your business paid thousand’s of dollars +/-monthly or annually to have their product, equipment, plant or employee’s ‘Certified’ pure, clean, trained, healthy – whatever, wouldn’t you think it would benefit them to let their consumers know this?
If the Certification/Accreditation came with a ‘seal of approval’, wouldn’t you think they would want to display it on their products? Especially if it was going to increase sales and keep the shareholders happy at the bank!
Then why do companies like NESTLE’ fail to display their Halal certification on their products? Why does KRAFT not display their Halal Certification clearly on theirs? Are there other companies who pay millions of dollars out for Halal Certification and fail to display it for consumers consideration?
I posit this thought. Australia has a small (around 2% ) but very vocal minority of Muslims. They have convinced manufacturers and suppliers that sales of their products will increase if they can guarantee them ‘safe’ for use/consumption by Muslims, both here and on the international scene. Some might even say manufacturers have been pressured into gaining Halal Certification or risk being ‘black banned’ – their products not seen as ‘fit’ for consumption/use by Muslims.
However the remaining 98% of Australians do not require Halal Certification at all – and when informed about it, its structure, its financing, its costs etc. – see it I would hope, as yet another rort being perpetrated on them. After all this is a Religious Certification purely required by Muslim Sharia Law, saying that the food/product/manufacturing facility/butcher/pharmacist etc. is approved of by the certifying body to sell their goods to Muslims. (This is the condensed version – more detail HERE)
I have personally been attacked as being an Islamaphobic Idiot purely because I attempted to point out these facts to other non-Muslim people in my sphere of influence. They simply don’t want to know about it – obviously not caring that they are being taken for a ride. Being PHOBIC means having a fear of something. I tell you now quite plainly I do not fear Halal Foods and products. I seriously OBJECT to being forced to pay, what amounts to a secret tax on things I purchase for my everyday life. This is not a fear this is anger.
Why should YOU be angry too?
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
The global market for halal-certified products and services is estimated to be worth more than USD2.3 trillion, expanding by 20% per year. These schemes are not limited to food alone, with products and services ranging from halal certified cosmetics to water, trucks, warehousing and sharia finance there is no limit to the schemes. Plans are in place to certify every step of the market from suppliers of animal feed, to food processing and eventually the transport to your supermarket and shopping bag. 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. LINK
I do not object to Muslims knowing which products meet the Sharia (law) criteria.
I do object, knowing now about this behind the scenes Paid For Certification, which is hidden from the average Australian – remaining secretive!
I am in full agreement with the following statement:
All products and services from halal-certified suppliers
should be clearly labelled by one standard symbol.
This way the consumer can recognise when meat, meat-based products
or other products and services come from halal-certified sources.
Australian consumers can then make a conscious decision. LINK
As things currently stand, we have Taxation (Halal Sharia Tax)
without Representation (see) – next it will be on Tea!
Oh No “Madura Tea Estates; which is Kosher, Halal and
Ever wondered what happens to all that Sharia Enforced Taxation – what does it get used for? Think on this:
The halal certification fees extracted from companies (or rather from Australian consumers) fund the many activities and initiatives of these Islamic organisations. Most of them are concerned with what Muslims call da’wah, which is spreading Islamic sharia law into not yet Islamised countries of the world and strengthening the Islamic community there. Bringing Islam to the world (or at least helping with the financial aspect of this propagation) is a holy duty for Muslims.
Money collected from halal certification may also pass to foreign Islamic religious and political groups. Some insiders claim such donations can be used to finance fundamentalist Koran schools or cover operational expenses of Islamic terrorists. In any event, these certification organisations are made up of clerics, activists and followers opposed to our Australian way of life, our freedom and democracy, the separation of church and state, gender equality and other core values and human rights of our free Western civilisation. Halal certification schemes are likely to be funding the Islamic jihad.
Islamists may claim otherwise, but they are not speaking the truth: Muslims are guided and bound by the teachings and example of Mohammed as laid out in the Koran and Hadith.
Islamic scripture permits Muslims to omit and conceal the truth — as long as directed towards non-Muslims and in the interests of advancing Islam. This practice is called taqiyya or kitman.
That is enough for me to NOT want to buy Halal Certified Products and why it is, that I want companies paying this Certification Tax, to clearly display an easily recognisable symbol on their product for all to see, so that we can make an informed choice and NOT be misled into paying a Sharia Tax on our purchases.