Halal Certification Authority funding Terror? You decide.

This is an article written by Chrissy Clarke, it can be found on her blog here

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Halal Certification Authority funding Terror? You decide.

Many regular Australians from different walks of life are opposed to Halal Certification. Why? It doesn’t make the food taste any different and it brings money into our economy. It allows our businesses to export to Islamic countries and anyone who dares oppose it must have Islamophobia, right? These seem to be the main reasons why some don’t see an issue with this. So what about the other side of this coin? The side that is kept in the shadows? The side that no one is allowed to talk about? The side that has been reported to support Islamic terror groups, substantial size groups that are hurting, killing, subduing and quietening millions of innocent people for what they believe to be Islam’s ultimate goal, world domination. Sounds like a cartoon plot. But it’s not a cartoon, this is what people are living, what humanity is facing. This is the very real threat of violence that we are now facing from the Muslim world. Muslims who have fled the violence are now facing it again alongside Westerners who have never encountered this sort of violence and have no idea how to stop it. We all need to stand together on these issues. Muslims and Non Muslims alike, side by side to stop the violence and persecution in our secular countries where we do have a say.

Mohamed El Mouelhy freely bandies around the term ‘bigot’ and directs it at any person who is concerned about these issues, it’s not hard to understand why. It’s how he makes his rather comfortable lifestyle. Is he concerned that if too many people ask questions, he won’t be quite so comfortable so he needs to place ugly labels on people to keep them quiet? I don’t agree that those who are concerned are bigots, I believe we need more people like them. More people concerned about where that money is actually going. Is that money being used to fund his goals? Or is it being used to further Islam’s goal?

So for the moment, I’m going to be a ‘bigot’ and ask questions. I’m going to tell you what I have found out from a couple of news stories that we all seem to be ignoring about this particular business and its rogue mouthpiece, El Mouelhy. What is the kingpin of Halal certification saying to the Australian people? The following are statements taken from his public facebook page and directed at the Australian people, his customers. His customers who, for the most part are non muslims and have no choice but to support his business, last I checked we had a choice on which businesses we supported. Not anymore in this climate of Islamophobia.

“Thank you for funding my lifestyle, and my wife’s shoes”.

“Muslims don’t buy from Supermarkets, they buy from Halal Certified butchers”. 
(So why are the major supermarkets paying this certification? So that we can buy your wife shoes? I thought the Certification was to tell Muslims what is safe for their consumption?)

“I receive a fee for certifying pork products haram” 
(But don’t Muslims already know they can’t eat pork? Oh that’s right. It’s for your wife’s shoes. Whether or not this is a true statement is yet to be discovered, what I see it as, is a deliberate taunt to non muslims).

“Stopping certification is like stopping a Mack truck with a pebble”. 
(Mr El Mouthy, a truck can indeed be flipped with many pebbles of the right size. You cannot take them all to court).

“I control your diet and there is no escaping”. 
(No Mr Mouthy, you don’t control our diet. What you do is make yourself responsible for companies like Cadbury going out of business. Because people don’t think it is right that Easter Eggs are certified for those who don’t celebrate this Christian custom. The lifestyle you are funding is destroying businesses and lives, but I’m glad your wife has pretty shoes).

“My charity is for Muslims only, because Australians can support themselves”. 
(How charitable)

So lets have a look at the charities that this business supports (you can find them tucked away nicely on his website here http://www.halal-australia.com.au/recognition-and-affiliation/).

Muslim Aid – a charity established by activists from Jamaat-e-Islami, the sub-continental cousin of the Muslim Brotherhood. Founding members included Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, the British Muslim community leader recently convicted by the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal for his involvement in the mass-murder of teachers and intellectuals during the 1971 Liberation War. In 2010, The Daily Telegraph reported that Muslim Aid had funded charities connected to Palestinian terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. These funds included a grant of £13,998 to the al-Ihsan Charitable Society, designated by the U.S. government as a “sponsor of terrorism.”

Islamic Relief – an enormous British charity, which, in 2012, raised over £100 million [over $160 million]. Islamic Relief has received donations from terror-connected Yemeni charities, such as the Charitable Society for Social Welfare, which was established by the US-designated terrorist and “Bin Laden loyalist” Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani. In Gaza, Islamic Relief’s branches have supported Hamas-run institutions, including the Islamic University of Gaza and the Al Falah Benevolent Society. Islamic Relief’s Directors have included Ahmed Al-Rawi, the former President of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief lobby group in Britain, who, in 2004, signed a declaration in support of jihad against British and American forces in Iraq.

Human Appeal International – a UK-registered charity accused by the CIA and FBI of being “a fundraiser for Hamas.” The charity is a proscribed “Hamas-affiliated” organisation in Israel, and both the US Internal Revenue Service and State Department consider it to be a terror-funding entity. Human Appeal International has often promoted extremist preachers in Britain. In 2011, for instance, the charity hosted an event with Haitham al-Haddad, an Islamist preacher who regards Jews as “enemies of god, and the descendants of apes and pigs” and has stated that, “Allah’s law [will] govern the whole earth, and for no other law to remain.” Human Appeal (Australia) raises much of its funds through an annual concert called ‘Sounds of Light’, held at the end of each year at Flemington Racecourse Melbourne, Olympic Park Sydney, Adelaide Town Hall and Riverside Theatre, Perth. A major ‘Gold’ sponsor of Sounds of Light is Halal Helpline (www.halalhelpline.org). An annual Gold sponsorship is $20,000. Halal Helpline is owned and run by, wait for it, none other than Mohamed El Mouelhy of the Halal Certification Authority Pty Ltd. Funding terrorism attracts a ten year jail term Mr El Mouelhy, so you’d better grab your toothbrush and a cake of soap.

Al-Imdaad Foundation – a South African charity, the British branch of which has previously partnered with Viva Palestina, the pro-Hamas charity established by George Galloway and that included Hamas activists among its staff. One of Al-Imdaad’s trustees, Qari Ziyaad Patel, has written and sung a nasheed  [Islamic song] in praise of the Taliban. In 2012-13, Al-Imdaad’s British branch raised over £400,000 for the IHH, a Turkish charity widely accused of funding terrorism and that publicly supports Hamas. Al-Imdaad UK has also given over £50,000 (over $80,000) to the Zamzam Foundation, a Somali charity run by the Saudi funded Somali Muslim Brotherhood. In addition, events organized by Al-Imdaad UK have included speakers such as Maulana Sulaimaan Ravat, a South African preacher who has propagated conspiracy theories that Jews overthrew Libya’s dictator, Colonel Gaddafi, in order to steal Libya’s oil reserves.

The questions that need to be asked are, is Mr El Mouelhy aware that he is supporting radical charities? Or has he spent too much time taunting the Australian people and tying them up in court to investigate where the money may be going? Does Mr Mouthy sound like a man who wants his business to prosper? A man who wants to put the minds of the public at ease? A generous, peaceful charitable man? A man that you want to support?

Now I’m not privy to all the details that our authorities have, but it seems to me that if we are serious about stopping Islamic terror from reaching our shores, then we need to look at where these ‘businesses’ are sending their money and what they are supporting. Political Correctness is good for issues that hurt another person but when it becomes a danger to humanity it is no longer political correctness, but rather ignorance. A very dangerous ignorance indeed.

Chrissy Clarke

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Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/Mohamed.ElMouelhy

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/12/halal-certification-boss-widely-reported-as-having-left-sydney-cafe-just-before-jihad-siege-began-now-denies-having-been-there

http://pickeringpost.com/story/shocking-proof-halal-fees-go-to-syria/4062

http://digitalpicture.com.au/halal-fees-and-terrorists/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11114599/Government-donation-to-Muslim-Charities-Forum-denounced-as-madness.html

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4717/uk-funds-extremist-charities

Halal Certification; A trillion dollar issue that needs regulating

Halal Certification is a matter of growing concern in Australia, with more people realizing the depth of the lucrative enforcement of religious values on the average consumer with every day products onn supermarket shelves. And so it halal should be; whether you are religious or not, you pay for it. You pay a percentage of each sale to one of the several halal certification authorities, who for decades have skated under the radar, not being held accountable for where these funds actually go.

Now that people are becoming more aware of this rapidly growing, large profit margin industry, more details are coming to light. The Australian newspaper source revealed in May this year;

“A NUMBER of the region’s top Muslim leaders signed a secret deal in Mecca last year to tie up more of the $1 trillion halal certification market. The meeting was called by a Saudi-born ultra-orthodox Wahhabi leader in a bid to set up a new umbrella organisation and investment fund to control the booming market. Abdallah Ben Abdel Mohsen al-Turki, “honorary president” of the World Muslim League, brought together a range of figures to conquer and divide the multimillion-dollar market.
Embattled Australian Federation of Islamic Councils president Hafez Kassem, Australia’s “Mr Saudi”, Sha­fiq Khan, hard line preacher Sheik Omar El-Banna, and Australia’s Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Moham­med, were all present and all signed the document.
“The federation shall seek to set up an Islamic investment fund to invest in good-return projects, especially in the area of halal food of all kinds, as well as investing in the establishment of an Islamic abattoir,” states the agreement.
It was reportedly discussed that 70 per cent of the profits from the investment fund would be distributed among the various signatories and 30 per cent would go to the World Muslim League, which is funded by the Saudi regime.
The Grand Mufti signed the agreement representing his own centre, the Australian Islamic Culture Establishment, and not the Australian National Imams Council.
National-Assembly1“The intention was that a bank account would be created, a kitty, and these people would be the custodians of the fund,” one man told The Australian.
“They worked out the distribution formula and some of that money would go to the league. Whether that goes to their Australian office (in Melbourne) or back to Saudi Arabia, we do not know.”

With the vague manner in which the large profits are distributed, it is time that the whole certification financial system be submitted to regulation and transparency. While removing and banning halal certification is a nice pipe dream for those who oppose it, the reality is that it is here to stay, for better or for worse.

Here are some thoughts on how this could be facilitated. As for anyone to think this cannot happen is not being realistic in the current world we live in. So on that note and in no particular order;
1) All certification schemes must be run by a government department and not tendered out to any publicly listed or even privately owned company to run and administer. Companies that have products where certification is required are subject to an annual fee of a minimum $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000.00, dependent on the amount of products that require certification.

2) All products that are subject to any form of certification must be clearly labelled so all consumers can make clear and concise choices when shopping.

3) Any products exported to nations requiring certification must only be paid for by those countries.

4) The administration fees for any certification for products must be publicly declared so consumers are aware of how much money they are spending towards this fee. This must be declared on an annual basis.

5) All revenue raised after administration costs must be made public and be reasonable i.e. no $100,000+ salaries for someone to manage this or ridiculous numbers of staff or staff salaries. These must be up for public scrutiny on an annual basis as to where this income and its profits are being spent within the broader Australian community.

6) Any religious entity will no longer be able to receive public funding from the government. Any income generated by religious entities must be disclosed and charged at company tax rates. The amount of public certification monies received by religious entities (including and not limited to private schools) is dependent on their annual income. Public schools to receive tax payer money as per normal on top of any funds distributed from the certification profits.

7) Profits from this scheme are to go towards helping the disadvantaged people in the community subject to means testing where financial assistance is required, community events etc, and programs that will aid and assist all members of the community i.e. providing shelter and food for Australia’s homeless people, community libraries and so on.

8) Products where certification is required must be limited to 1% rising to no more than 5% domestically. These products will reflect this in higher charges to consumers requiring each level of certification, i.e. beef that requires certification may be up to $1-$5 (not per kilo and subject to demand) more expensive than beef not requiring certification.

9) Only one company is to be subject to paying any certification fee. For example either the manufacturer of beef products is subjected to the certification fee, the transport company or the on seller of the final product is to note this is explicitly not for everyone company within the process to pay part of the certification fee if they were subject prior to this proposal.

10) An end to workplace discrimination where no employee is employed on religious grounds over any other potential employee. All manufacturers, delivery agents, sellers are to comply with national standards.

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