When the Muslim population approaches 3% say goodbye to tasty bacon


I wish I was joking but the power of the Halal dollar is immense. Even mighty McDonald’s have capitulated in Australia though the Muslim population, according to the 2011 census, is only 2.2%.

When a couple ordered a burger with bacon at a halal McDonald’s, he was puzzled to find something “watery” on his sandwich. As soon as they confronted the Sharia-compliant franchise worker, they were offered five words that made their stomachs churn.

Taking his frustration out on Facebook, the unnamed man explained how he confronted a fast food employee about the strange substance placed on his burger, only to find that it had everything to do with appeasing the Muslim minority.

“I got a Quarter Pounder and Erica got some Crispy Chicken, BLT Burger (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato). The crispy was some rectangular things like corn chips, but her bacon was cold and sort of pale and watery. When she questioned it at the counter and said the bacon should be cooked and a bit crispy, she was informed that they now do the bacon in the microwave because if they put it on the grill it would contaminate the other meats and they would lose their HALAL Certification.”
She then said, “So I can’t have it now, we have eaten it all our lives because this minority say it offends them.” The only reply was a shrug of the shoulders and a comment that this was a HALAL Store.

It seems that even the mighty Maccas have bowed to the Muslim Halal Beast.

So next time you get a burger from Maccas and wonder why the bacon doesn’t taste right, you’ll know that it was thawed out and heated up in the microwave because it offends less than 3% of the population, (according to Google) and they want to keep their Halal Certification.

I Guess that scratches Maccas off my food list. Maybe a good thing and I’ll lose some weight.

-Boycott Halal Certification in Australia facebook page


HALAL food is now sold at a dozen McDonald’s restaurants and bacon is off the menu at some KFC outlets to accommodate the religious sensitivities of Australia’s growing Muslim population.

The Muslim population has soared by 40 per cent to 476,291 in just five years – paving the way for a building program of schools, mosques and prayer rooms in the suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne.

Even the country’s biggest sports stadiums, including ANZ Stadium and the MCG, have moved to offer multi-faith prayer rooms for devout Muslims.

A KFC spokesman yesterday said three of its restaurants, including two at Bankstown and Punchbowl, are certified to sell halal food prepared in a way that is acceptable to Muslims.

“KFC is mindful of responding to customer demand and cultural sensitivities in a balanced way,” the spokesman said.

Eight McDonald’s restaurants in Sydney and four in Melbourne offer halal food but, unlike some KFC outlets, they have not taken bacon off the menu.

“We are pleased to be able to offer halal menu items in restaurants where there is strong demand from the local community,” media relations manager Skye Oxenham-Lupul said.

“Our halal restaurants also provide non-halal menu items, however modified storage and food preparation procedures have been implemented to ensure that correct segregation is maintained.”

Figures from the 2011 census show a long-term decline in the number of Australians who identify as Christians – down from 89 per cent in 1976 to 61 per cent in 2011.

But it is the push for official recognition of sharia law that worried many Australians who made submissions to the federal parliamentary inquiry into multiculturalism.

More than 200 submissions to the inquiry raised concerns about or discussed the question of Islam in Australia.


Less than 3% of the population in Australia and Muslims have already managed to have bacon totally removed from the menu at a number of KFC restaurants and have forced Halal McDonald’s restaurants to cook bacon in the microwave. Imagine what they will achieve once their numbers grow. If this is already happening in Australia we are next.



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  • How the hell do you get a Halal fillet of fish? Did they icky pick the fish whilst facing west and mumbling incoherent balderdash?

    I don’t want my fillet of fish contaminated by religious whack jobs. Guess I’ll make my own now!

    • kereru

      And what makes halal shampoo or babies’ disposable nappies different from the rest?

      Halal means ‘permitted’ under Islam – the shampoo doesn’t contain alcohol or pig fat, likewise the nappies (as if). So far so good. BUT to gain halal certification requires the manufacturer to pay an annual fee to the Halal Certification Body so that they can print the logo on their packaging. Questions are being asked about what these considerable funds are used for – and that is what we should be concerned about. As FIANZ claims it

      ploughs the money back into the Islamic community, could that include something like paying the airfares of overseas imams? The practice of Islam has always been to make the ‘kufr’ pay a tax (as second class citizens) to make them feel ‘humiliated’, thus paying for their own demise.

      As an aside, to my regret I’ve been informed that Whittaker’s don’t show the halal certification on their wrappers for the NZ market, but they do for the export market. If we’re not being properly informed of what is halal and what isn’t, we are unknowingly supporting the halal racket.

      • Wheninrome

        So this is just another “Taniwha” in disguise, pay enough and everything is Okay.

        • I’d be willing to bet that a good chunk of cash from the Halal extortion racket…errrr…scheme manages to find its way into terrorists hands.

          • kereru

            Yes, that too, but they hotly deny it of course.

        • Ruahine

          You are correct. It is backed up by Islamic (Muslim) terrorism.
          So many people have become quite brainwashed and coerced. Oh!! if only we don’t upset them everything will be alright. We must be nice to them. They cannot even be nice to each other.

  • Mr_Blobby

    When the Oil runs out.

    The Gulf states will revert back to a sand pit.

    The flood gates are open for business.

    But seriously if I see that happening here I would be giving up MacDonalds and anybody else that thought it was a good idea to cook bacon in a microwave.

  • Crowgirl

    Why is saying NO never an option where businesses are concerned? Surely it’s not worth alienating the vast majority of consumers just to get 2.2% of the population on board?

    • veridian

      That small percentage also happens to be the most insistent, vocal and demanding. “The squeaky wheel gets the grease”.

      • Helen Mucus

        Indeed, they realise that Kaffirs will not raise a squeak about it out of fear.

        • kereru

          The also realise that NZ’s export trade depends on selling to Islamic nations, and is worth billions to our economy. In other words, they’ve got the Kaffirs by the short and curlies.

      • Mick Ie

        Under the circumstances I certainly hope it’s Bacon grease!

  • Greg M

    Once again the PC numpties are too ignorant to realise they will probably lose more customers than they will gain by pandering to a minority. See ya Macca’s, it was nice knowing you.

    • OneTrack

      As soon as I see halal in an NZ McDonalds, they will lose my custom.

  • Graham Pilgrim

    I’m struggling with this a bit. I couldn’t care less about McDonalds because I never buy the stuff. But I struggle to believe that they are prepared to compromise 97% of their business for the sake of not sharing a grill.

    How difficult would it be to have a designated “Halal” grill?

    • Graham Pilgrim

      t would appear that the practice of microwaving bacon in “Halal” branches of McDonalds has been in place for well over 2 years.

      • kereru

        If we ever felt the urge to go to McDonalds (which we don’t) the very word ‘halal’ would be enough for us to take our business elsewhere. Just for interest, have a look at the halal businesses listed here:


        • Duchess of Pork

          The following link is to an Australian site listing Halal products but I used it as a starter when I was researching Halal. I found it gave a good indication of products whose labelling I now look very closely at when shopping at my local supermarket.


          • Carl

            I have just had a look at the packet of 2 minute noodles I have in the cupboard and there is no indication that it is halal certified. Do companies not have to show the certification on the product?

          • kereru

            Like Whittaker’s, they print the logo on their wrappers for the export market, but choose to omit them for the NZ market. The only chocolate bar that is not halal is Rum & Raisin. I think it’s becoming harder every week to find something that is not halal, and it doesn’t have to be something obvious like bacon or ham.
            Most popular yoghurts contain gelatine as a thickener, which of course is halal, as are almost all of our killing chains. The ‘great god’ Dollar is the reason for this.

          • KatB

            The fact companies don’t put the Halal mark on our local products suggests to me that maybe there are more than a few of us out here that don’t approve of the Halal racket. So these companies know it’s in their best interest not to advertise at home about it or risk upsetting the domestic market?? Gives me a little hope that there might be a few more switched on than what I thought.

          • kereru

            I only wish that was true, KatB. Try writing a note to Whittaker’s and see how you get on.

            This is nothing new – it’s been going on for a while now.

          • KatB

            I know the companies wont admit it, but I do wonder why they leave the Halal mark off the domestic market products. It’s like they know it wont be well received to have it on there. Very deceptive I think. On one hand Fonterra is telling you they don’t make separate products for export or domestic, on the other hand, for instance Whittakers, goes to the bother of having different packaging for export and domestic. Having worked in a cheese factory I have seen that there is different formulations for the same cheese for different markets. Depending on how long it will take to ship product and how long it will sit on the wharf and humidity in destination country etc etc, the moisture content is one thing that will be altered as one example. They certainly can tailor a product when it suits them.

          • kereru

            Yes, the deception bothers me, too. On that Facebook page someone asked if Tegel chicken was halal. Apparently Brinks is.

            But even if we did know what was halal, how could we avoid it when almost anything could qualify? Halal toilet paper, halal soap, halal frozen peas, halal biscuits, halal everything. At the risk of sounding like an hysteric, I’m beginning to think it’s too late – the camel has already bolted.

          • KatB

            Yes, I’m not sure if we’ll be able to survive soon if we avoid everything Halal. Maybe we do need a united push to badger companies to provide us with non Halal products and they will have to bend over backwards to prove to us they are non Halal and we will have non Halal inspectors in the food industry. It’s getting crazy out there.

          • spanishbride

            We need something like what cigarette companies have been forced to do LOL

            BEWARE Buying this item may be hazardous to your culture.It also may cause the following side effects: attraction to goats, desire for more than one wife ( crazy I know ) inability to shave, back pain ( from praying 5 times a day )…..

          • KatB

            Maybe in keeping with the cigarette theme with them having graphic pictures of smoking related illnesses on their packaging, we could have images of FGM on Halal product packaging. There’s so many hazards to be listed, I doubt most packaging would be big enough.

          • kereru

            Oh goodness, images of FGM and the resulting fistulas would put anybody off for life.

          • KatB

            Might be the one thing that could cure my chocolate addiction.

  • Wheninrome

    So we mustn’t offend the minority. What has happened to freedom of choice.
    If I want bacon I will have bacon. If I am vegetarian, leave the bacon off my plate, likewise for the Muslim population, let them take responsibility for their choices and just say to the good person behind the counter, “I do not want bacon with my burger”.
    Same goes for lent and other religious times of food restrictions.

    • kereru

      Ah but, bacon is banned for ‘contaminating’ the other fillings, you see. It’s not just a matter of omitting bacon.

  • Old Dig

    Why don’t they just buy another grill just for bacon?

    • kereru

      That would not serve their ultimate purpose of divide and conquer. When has any Muslim ever compromised to please the despised ‘infidel’, even if they do number 98% of the population at present?

    • M C Chinaman

      Hey, the simple solutions are often the best, Old Dig.

  • veridian

    I believe the real reason behind the idea of ‘halal’ food is just to get the cult up close and personal and into your face and mind in order that there’s no place you can live without Islam being in the picture. It’s a necessary facet to the whole of the conquest machine.

  • sandalwood789

    And so the “stealth jihad” continues…….

    When Muslims eventually completely conquer the West, they will say (to any protesters) “b-b-but you did this to *yourselves!* We didn’t hold a gun to your head and demand this! Your companies brought in the halal food. Your governments brought in thousands and thousands of Muslims, the ideology of whom is hostile to you.”

    • Charley jones

      So how do we stop our treasonous politicians from making us do it to ourselves with our own money before it is too late? They appear to be getting away with (future) murder and the MSM is helping them do it by aiding and abetting these criminal policies.

      • kereru

        Not to mention the very vocal Lefty luvvies shrieking ‘raaacism!’ I’m beginning to wonder if it’s possible to be well informed and Left wing simultaneously.

    • kereru

      Hmmmm, jussst like ssstory of the beautiful sssnake. Is nobody prepared to stand up for the rights of the majority for a change?

      • KatB

        Maybe instead of not buying from the companies that have caved to the Halal racket, we should be demanding our own range of products from them, specifically not in any way involved or coming into contact with Halal products. If only there was enough of us to push back and shout racism if our demands aren’t met. I’d even be good enough to let these companies pay me a fee to say they are Halal free.

        • spanishbride

          This is what one group did in Aussie. They or another milk producer have put the christian symbol of a fish on milk cartons to show it is Halal FREE

  • papagaya

    Enjoy our wonderful little country while you can. Once Muslims hit 2 % of our population, halal junk food will be the least of our worries.

  • Lux

    Here is a list of Approved Halal Organisations in New Zealand.


    All about Halal certification of New Zealand food products

  • Builder

    It looks like they are trying it on here already with a facebook page Halal McDonalds New Zealand


    Can someone please sue them for using the McD’s logo

    • kereru

      ‘Hopefully our very own franchise so that there is no cross contamination. I mean even if there is ONE restaurant that is Halal in a city, it is better than none.’

      Count the number of times the word ‘contamination’ is used on this page.

      They have started this page to get a groundswell of support (demand) for halal McDonalds in NZ. Thin end of wedge for us, camel pokes his nose further into tent for them.

    • Crowgirl

      Surely they wouldn’t want to be seen eating at that bastion of Westernisation anyway? They seem surprisingly excited about the prospect of eating the infidel’s burgers.

      • Ruahine

        It is about the ability to push people around. Called religious bullying.

        • Crowgirl

          The people who make these decisions must be a pack of weenies then. I wouldn’t want to alienate most of the population to appease a handful.

          • kereru

            The problem is whether most of the population either knows or cares. It’s so non-PC to even breathe a word of what’s going on the majority probably don’t have a clue.

            Ages ago I rang Fonterra when I fist discovered that Fresh & Fruity and Yoplait contained halal gelatine, asking why this was on our shelves. I got a very snippy answer that Fonterra exports to Muslim countries and they don’t make separate products for export and the NZ market. Click.

            Manufacturers can print ‘halal gelatine’ in their list of ingredients safe in the knowledge that the average consumer is in too much of a hurry to read them, or is totally unaware of the ramifications.

  • Builder

    From Nov 2013, No Halal in McD’s NZ. I hope it hasn’t changed since then. https://yourquestions.mcdonalds.co.nz/questions/7882

  • Duchess of Pork

    When it happens in New Zealand (was going to write if but we all know it is inevitable) I will take along to McDonalds my portable gas stove and a packet of bacon, collect my BLT burger from the counter, sit down at a table, remove the insipid microwaved offering, cook 3 slices of packet from the packet on my stove, place in burger and enjoy.

    • Carl

      To me the bacon thing is not the issue because when that is the case it will mean all the food is halal certified which is a bigger problem for me.

    • KatB

      First you also need to tell them of your “health concerns” of the bacon being cooked in the microwave and see if they will accommodate YOUR food issues. Obviously they will ignore you and then you can proceed with your impromptu BBQ. People will stop going to the Halal McDs, then we will start to get the divide in society where the “white” people eat at regular McDs and the Muslims eat at the Halal McDs. I like your idea of cooking the bacon yourself and not letting a minority take over. If only it were possible.

    • kayaker

      Back in the ’80s we were on an international flight (Muslim airline) out of Asia. As soon as the seatbelt and no smoking lights were switched off, a couple got out of their seats, arranged their little stove in the aisle, lit it and prepared to start cooking their food. It happened so quickly, but the crew was swift to read the riot act to them. I will never forget that!

    • kereru

      You’ll be arrested and charged with ‘causing deep offence’ to the Islamic community and ordered to pay for the whole premises to be de-contaminated.

      • Duchess of Pork

        Yes, may need to start a Give-a-little page.

  • Old Dig

    So their Muslim population is 2.2%. I wonder how many of that 2.2% actually even eat McDonald’s. It could be 1% of the 2.2% for all we know.
    Great marketing strategy.

  • Lux

    Here’s a guide to Halal restaurants & markets, in NZ..


    Did you know there are 22 Mosques in Auckland ?

    • Old Dig

      Glad to see there are no halal restaurants in Palmy. But there are three Sunni mosques here.

      • FornaK

        Well there’s one in Taihape for goodness sake.

        • kereru

          How many Muslims in Taihape?!

          • FornaK

            Apparently one.
            One of the cops!

    • rua kenana

      That’s 23 too many.

  • Builder
  • Usaywot

    Doesn’t this make your blood boil? Our Jewish community eat kosher food and have NEVER asked for restaurants to comply with their food requests. They just eat what they know they can eat. Why on earth is the world bowing down to these muslim clowns?

    • KatB

      There was an boy from India in my sons class last year. He did not eat beef for religious reasons. Throughout the year for various reasons, the different classrooms will have shared lunches. Not once was it ever mentioned about restricting the type of foods that could be brought to school for the lunches on behalf of this boy, he just blended in and abstained himself from what he wasn’t allowed.

      • kereru

        Hindus fit in, Buddhists fit in, everyone else fits in – except the RoP.

  • Gaynor

    So for under 3%of the population 97% have to put up with this rubbish ? Why? 97% of the population need to boycott for a while and see what happens.

    • KatB

      Unfortunately a lot of the 97% don’t have an issue with it. They don’t see the bigger picture, they just see it as a food issue.

  • LabTested

    The (Australian) Muslim population has soared by 40 per cent …in just five years

    Why oh why is this not a matter for head line news…Why do our politicians fail us so much.

    I am lost for words

  • rua kenana

    My human rights are being totally violated by having my food preferences and options significantly distorted by a very minor percentage of the population.
    Where are the anti-discrimination activists, where’s the human rights commission when needed. “Human rights” commission? Now that’s a sad joke. They appear to regard some of us as either not human or having no rights, or both.

    • kereru

      I think we’re beginning to realise that we have no ‘rights’ when it comes to the powers-that-be. There’s too much at stake, and much bigger fish to fry. Just fall into line, pay up, and stop being a racist and a bigot….oh and ‘human’ means whatever we choose it to mean according to the ’cause du jour’.

  • KatB

    Next we will be renaming the Morepork, the Halal Owl.

    • kereru

      Ha yes, that was one of the suggestions for my name change! But kereru are standing firm and will always be haram, no matter what. They don’t say much so won’t incriminate themselves, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t staunch.

  • XCIA

    This from “Boycott Halal New Zealand. “BOYCOTT FONTERRA – HALAL CERTIFIED BRANDS – Woolworths Milk Home Brand, Anchor, Bega, Perfect Italiano, Mainland, Western Star, Tamar Valley, Diploma Instant Milk, CalciYum, Nestle Soleil, Riverina Fresh, Ski Activ, Ski Yoghurt, Western Star Butter”.

    • kereru
      • XCIA

        Have I got this right – NZ banned Kosher meats to kowtow to Muslim’s and Halal? I didn’t know that.

        • kereru

          Neither did I. And Pamela Geller reported on something going on behind the scenes with vested interests getting in the way, dating from 2010. I thought I’d better not post that as it was 6 years ago.

        • spanishbride

          I have e-mailed the Jewish council to get an update on what has happened regarding this ban on Kosher chicken since 2010
          I will do a post when I hear back.

          • XCIA

            If it has substance, then it is a wrong that needs to be righted.

    • FornaK

      Mainland?! Nooooooo!!!!!

  • Disinfectant

    When I was a kid, the Catholics made a point about fish on Fridays.
    But they never imposed it on me.

    • rua kenana

      A lot of unfortunate NZ kids, boys, have had circumcision imposed on them without their informed consent.
      As one of the few who’s had it both ways, and disgusting though the idea of constant halal food might be, I’d prefer it to the circumcision.

    • kereru

      No do Jews impose kosher food on anyone else.

    • XCIA

      I’m not catholic, but i used to look forward to the fish and chips available in the mess on Friday’s.

  • Dog Breath

    Looks like home hamburgers are the way of the future or they follow the BK initiative and send you the ingredients to create your own maccas at home.

  • Superman

    The answer is for the other 97.8% of the population not to support halal establishments. I recently saw a photo of a bill board outside a café. It said “Eating a strip of bacon every day reduces your chances of becoming a suicide bomber by 100%”. Now there will probably be a complaint about this post but what the hell.

    • Hailstormers

      Surely no one will complain. I walked past a Muslim fella in my orchard the other day and my bacon sammy loaded with bacon slipped out of my grasp and landed only a half foot from his feet. Well, the look I got. I just looked at him and replied “churn bro” as I picked the contents up, wiped a bit of dust and dirt of and added it back to the hunk of bread. Next day he didn’t turn up to work. Haven’t seen him since. My 2IC reckons I did it on purpose.

    • FornaK

      Where was the store?
      I’m taking my patronage there now

  • Eddie

    Food is just the start. http://imgur.com/r/pics/o82yjND

  • duve

    Heating the bacon in the microwave seems a bit pointless even from the muslim viewpoint. What if a muslim wants something that requires heating in the microwave and the bacon has been in there?

  • old school

    Already Pak’n’Save Manukau has a strange lack of pork for sale….I wonder if there is a connection?