I went into battle today with my six foot five son at my side. As I limped down the battle field ( I had my varicose veins lazered recently ) I followed my usual routine. I scanned the supermarket shelves and made my choice based on the cost per 100 grams. Sometimes I asked my son to read the labels as I didn’t have my reading glasses with me. We happily discussed sodium and fat content while making a decision on which peanut butter brand to buy and slowly but surely our shopping basket began to fill up.
On my list were two products that my daughter had requested. Corn thins and Rice cakes. I had put both into my basket when my son scanned the ingredients and told me that the rice cakes had the Halal symbol on them. Did this mean that the rice cakes had been slaughtered according to Islamic doctrine? Were the rice cakes facing Mecca when they died? Are rice cakes mentioned in the Koran? Are Muslims forbidden from eating rice cakes unless a special tax is paid to one of their organisations so that they can have this special symbol on the packaging?
What ever the answer is I no longer wanted the rice cakes. I replaced them with another packet of the corn thins. I resent being turned into a Dhimmi in my own democratic non Islamic country. I resent paying a tax for something that is basically an extortion racket. Without firing a shot Islam has turned every one of us Infidel, Kafirs into Dhimmis. They are making money off us with the Halal certification racket. We are not talking about meat slaughtered to Islamic specifications here, we are talking about toothpaste, cat food, rice cakes as well as non food items such as personal care products, cosmetics and even medicine.