Those that follow the teachings of Mohammed are told that they must not consume …
- meat not slaughtered with a sharp knife, especially pork
Wow. What a list. These poor people. They are so restricted. How will they keep track? How will they manage? Well, meat is easy: Muslims that care to buy specially slaughtered meat do that, and they pay a small premium. That leaves all other meat: if it was not slaughtered by one of theirs, they might not want it. This makes the list of things to avoid easier:
Clearly Muslims are indisposed to having a scientific mind, and being entirely untrained by their five times daily, weekly or monthly visits to the mosque, they are completely unable to distinguish between wine and wine gums, between sugar and ceiling boards, and between milk and beef.
In a world where everything from white sugar to pineapple rings might possibly be made of meat and alcohol, how will they survive? Who will arise to educate these poor people in the basic principles of chemistry and cooking? Who will defend these helpless souls against the relentless onslaught of a world of bacon-laced foods, so that they may seek to obtain their salvation by abstaining from them?
Enter the certification agencies, who will certify everything from cake mix to curry powder that it does not contain:
This is apparently necessary, because of the proliferation of meat based cake flours and alcoholic curry powders. No Muslim is competent to read the list of ingredients and determine that the cake contains baking powder, not bacon powder. This is too hard for them.
The certification agencies market their unnecessary certification as a way of making sure that that large and significant discretionary spending of the Muslim population is spent not on funding their favourite Muslim propagation group, but on your particular brand of milk powder. The other part of their marketing budget is spent convincing gullible Muslims that they are committing a heinous sin for which they will be eternally condemned to hell if they dare to buy a hair growth formula that lacks a halal certification mark. (Don’t worry about lust, pride, evil thoughts and following lies, just buy halal).
Actually, this certification has precious little to do with Islam, except that it is administered by Muslims and against Muslims. Any marginally inoffensive cause could do this. If hypothetically 1 percent of people in the country supported our soccer team, then they could certify all manner of product as “soccer friendly” and then tell the producers of the remaining products that if their products are not “soccer friendly” they will face the wrath of angry football hooligans, and besides, soccer moms prefer “soccer friendly” products. Fortunately, this cannot happen, since our soccer team is, for the moment, incapable of sustaining a winning streak or keeping a coach.
A muslim writer, Shafiq Morton, says:
Halal certification in South Africa (and elsewhere in the Muslim world) has become a billion dollar industry. A recent international Halal conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attended by hundreds of representatives, confirms this.
The sad truth is that the Halal industry preys mercilessly upon the ignorance of its subjects, and its fears. I have seen this in the Far East, the Middle East, the Indo-Pak, the US, Great Britain and now South Africa.
However, Islam’s legal schools of thought reveal that the understanding of Halal matters is based upon common sense. The corpus of Halal legislation was never designed for obscurantist scholarship, but practical application.
Apart from the view that South Africa is part of the Muslim world, the writer’s observation is excellent: the halal business of today has nothing to do with the teaching or practice of their prophet, who was quite happy to eat the meat of Christians and Jews.
One has to wonder what this thriving unnecessary certification business does with their profits. Actually, you don’t need to wonder. One of the agencies that administers a halal certification is the “Muslim Judicial Council“. They have something in common with other many well known international Muslim movements: they believe deeply in Islamic jurisprudence, also known as sharia law.
Sharia law and the methods of those who promote it are well known in Nigeria, Palestine, Syria and other places of the world consistently unfriendly to non-Muslims.
When you give your money for goods marked “halal”, you give your money for the works done in the name of sharia law.
Just for the record, Kosher certification is just as much a scam as Halal certification, if not more. You have to be some kind of moron to believe that there may be milk or meat in your strawberry jam.
What Kosher and Halal have in common that they both do violence to the law of Moses, while claiming to uphold it, and rejecting the prophet that Moses promised.