Saturday, November 26, 2011

Do you know if your meat is Islamically approved?

The practice of slaughtering beef in accordance with Kosher rituals is well-known, and the meat is stamped Kosher so the buyer knows if it is OK to use for a Jewish holiday. All fine and dandy. When meat is prepared according to Islamic traditions, which is happening with more and more regularity, there is no label or mark letting the shopper know. If you are a Muslim and shop at a store catering to your religious requirements there is no problem; you know what you are buying is halal, or accepted as Islamically blessed. The creep of sharia-compliant rules is ongoing; this is but another way for islam to insinuate itself within a society without them knowing. It seems harmless, but it isn't. This is happening in Australia, and it is coming to a meat counter near you.

From The West November 25 by Nick Butterly

Halal meat converting Aussies: MP

A WA Liberal MP has claimed Australians are unknowingly being converted to Islam by eating Halal


In a speech to Parliament yesterday, backbencher Luke Simpkins said most Australians did not know that

most of the meat they ate came from animals killed in accordance with Muslim law.

“By having Australians unwittingly eating Halal food we are all one step down the path towards the

conversion, and that is a step we should only make with full knowledge and one that should not be

imposed upon us without us knowing,” Mr Simpkins told Parliament.

“What is happening is wrong. Too often the minorities in this country are looked after without regard to

the majority.”

Mr Simpkins said he had carried out an unofficial survey in his northern-suburbs electorate of Cowan

and had discovered that most meat at major chains such as Coles or Woolworths had been killed under

Halal conditions, but had not been labelled as such.

He tabled a petition demanding that all Halal meat be clearly identified, complaining people could not

buy meat for their “Aussie barbecue” without the influence of the “minority religion”.

Mr Simpkins said that Mohammed the prophet of Islam had talked of how the religion could be expanded

around the world by getting people to eat Halal meat.

“He reportedly said, ‘The non-believers will become Muslims when, amongst other things, they eat the

meat that we have slaughtered’. This is one of the key aspects to converting non-believers to Islam,” Mr

Simpkins said.

The petition tabled by Mr Simpkins had been organised by the Barnabas Fund, an organisation that

supports Christians living in Muslim countries.

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said Opposition Leader Tony Abbott should pull Mr Simpkins into line.

“All members of Parliament should be looking to promote understanding and harmony between religions.

Mr Simpkins has done the complete opposite,” he said.

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