Perhaps without realising it, questions about halal certification replicate the form of a traditional antisemitic preoccupation with Kosher food
Barnaby Joyce, ever the defender of Australian beef exports, has been trying to hose down his colleagues’ “concerns” about halal certification. “Unless [meat is] halal certified, we can’t sell it,” he said on Monday. “That means the whole processing line becomes unviable.”
He has a big task ahead of him: Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie and Liberal MP George Christensen have questioned whether there is a link between terrorism and halal certification, and South Australian senator Cory Bernardi has called for a parliamentary inquiry into the “halal certification racket”.
American families are paying tribute to Jews every time they sit down at the table to eat and in many instances, polish their shoes, silver or wrap the leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Why? Because Jews have discovered a way to coerce business to pay taxes directly to Jewish organizations and pass the cost on to the consumer.
Islam has found a way to force every Australian family to donate to the Islamic cause and you’ve been living under a rock if you think terrorism isn’t one of its causes. Impossible you say? I thought so too, until I searched for a list of foods that are Halal compliant.
The tradition of Islamophobia is, like antisemitism, rooted in the medieval Christian hostility to the ‘enemies of God’ ... Many stories told about Jews in medieval and early modern Europe were also spun around what were then termed Moors, Saracens or Red Jews: Muslims were devil-worshipping, sexually deviant, man-eating monsters; Muslims ritually defamed the cross and consumed the blood of ceremonially slaughtered Christian children in blasphemous communions. Continue reading...