Friday, 25 November 2011

Halal Meat Is Making A Muslim Out Of You


Liberal MP Luke Simpkins yesterday claimed that Australians are "unknowingly being converted to Islam by eating halal meat." (via thewest)
Mr Simpkins told Parliament:
“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."
“What is happening is wrong. Too often the minorities in this country are looked after without regard to the majority.”
Mr Simpkins said the results of a survey he carried out in his electorate showed that Coles and Woolworths supermarket chains were selling halal meat but were not labelling the meat halal. While I haven't seen the results of this unofficial survey, nor am I aware of how it was carried out, I do agree with the general principle that foods should be labelled correctly - where the food was imported from, whether the food is halal or kosher etc. 

But to go as far as saying that halal meat leads a person down the path to becoming a Muslim is so stupid. I'm not sure what kind of response or reaction Mr Simpkins was hoping for with his scaremongering, but everybody's laughing. Islamophobia isn't so alarming anymore - it's actually bloody hilarious. You snicker, roll your eyes and share around the crazies (Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly are faves) on Facebook and Twitter going "HAI EVERYONE, LOOK AT THIS GUY LOL!", you retell friends and relatives by mimicking what was said in an exaggerated and ridiculous voice and then it's over. You carry on with your life while people like Mr Simpkins cry themselves to sleep at night because everyone's becoming Muslim.

If you really are what you eat and halal meat makes you Muslim, then I guess:


1. EATING KOSHER FOOD MAKES YOU JEWISH.
2. EATING BAGELS ALSO MAKE YOU JEWISH.
3. EATING WHITE BREAD MAKES YOU CHRISTIAN.
4. EATING VEGETARIAN KORMA MAKES YOU HINDU.
5. EATING FRUIT MAKES YOU BUDDHIST.
6. EATING PASTA MAKES YOU PASTAFARIAN.
7. CONSUMING LIQUID NITROGEN (XENU’S BLOOD) MAKES YOU A SCIENTOLOGIST (PLEASE DON’T TRY THAT).
8. ENJOYING A CANDLE’S SCENT SO THAT YOU CAN ALMOST TASTE IT MAKES YOU WICCAN.
9. EATING TWO MINUTE NOODLES MAKES YOU A GODLESS UNI STUDENT LIVING ON CAMPUS.

2 comments:

kristian said...

Doing Algebra makes you Arabic.

behindtheveilbook.com said...

pastafarian!! lol

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