If You Buy Halal, You Are Indirectly Financing Terrorism Via Zakat
It is unlikely that anyone else will inform you about this…
Islamic law requires a 2.5% tax called zakat which is imposed on income and accumulated wealth of all devout Muslims. ie. the muslims that are involved in the halal industry- the imams, slaughtermen, workers, business & shop owners etc.
Halal certification is done on a fee for service basis, with the fees varying with the scope and scale of the services. Certification is provided by Islamic organizations, and would not be halal if the required zakat was not paid on the fees.
What you may not know is that there are eight classes of zakat recipients, each of which gets a 1/8 share of the gross. One of those classifications is fighters in Allah’s cause aka Mudihideen, aka terrorists. When you purchase a product which is certified Halal, you are indirectly contributing to terrorism.
I quote from Reliance of the Traveller, the Shari’ah handbook of the majority Sunni sect of Islam.
h8.7: The Eight Categories of Recipients
It is obligatory to distribute one’s zakat among eight categories of recipients (O: meaning that zakat goes to none besides them), one-eighth of the zakat to each category. (n: In the Hanafi school, it is valid for the giver to distribute his zakat to all of the categories, some of them, or to confine himself to just one of them (al-Lubab fi sharh al-Kitab(y88), 1.155). )
h8.17: Those Fighting for Allah The seventh category is those fighting for Allah, meaning people engaged in Islamic military operations for whom no salary has been allotted in the army roster, but who are volunteers for jihad without remuneration. They are given enough to suffice them for the operation, even if affluent; of weapons, mounts, clothing, and expenses for the duration of the journey, round trip, and the time they spend there, even if prolonged. Though nothing has been mentioned here of the expense involved in supporting such people’s families during this period, it seems clear that they should also be given it.
Halal Meat: What is the Christian Position? By Stephen Green. First published in Christian Voice October 2010 SEE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMdgIk0UKG8 1 Cor. 10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. For meat to be ‘Halal’, the animal must be alive, intact and its heart beating, the slaughtering must be done in the presence of a Muslim, and a declaration, a ‘Shahada’, must be said over the meat at the point of slaughter. Shahada (or shahadah) is an Arabic word meaning ‘a declaration’. The most commonly encountered shaha... (to read more http://www.christianvoice.org.uk/index.php/halal-meat-what-is-the-christian-position/
PARIS -- Halal food, food prepared according to Islamic sharia law, is becoming an increasing part of the Western diet and has become a multi-billion dollar global industry.
But CBN News has discovered that some of that money is funneled to groups tied to terrorism.
Muslim halal food is creeping into the food chain not only in France, but worldwide, including the United States.
CBN News visited a butcher shop in a Muslim area of Paris. But it was no ordinary butcher shop. Our camera operator was warned to stop taping.
Why would a butcher shop care if it was being photographed? One reason, according to an Islamic expert we consulted, may have been that our camera operator, who is not a Muslim, was unclean and this was a halal butcher shop.
Halal is the Arabic term meaning legal or permissible. For meat to be halal, a Muslim must chant, "In the name of Allah; Allah is the Greatest," before slitting the throat of a fully conscious animal with a knife, and while facing the direction of Mecca.
The Fight Against Halal
The value of the halal food market in France alone is estimated at $7 billion, and has doubled in five years. France's second largest fast food chain, Quick, now serves halal-only menus in 22 of its restaurants, targeting France's large Muslim population.
But Quick's halal burger stands in France are almost completely owned by the French government, which means the government, whose constitution mandates strict secularism, is in the religious food business.
Leading the fight against Quick's sale of halal food is Charles Aslangul, a 21-year old city councilman, college student, and president of the Republican Order.
"We respect all religions, but I want to maintain the wall between the French state and the religious, and between a state-owned company and a religious food product. This should not happen with public money," he told CBN News.
When Aslangul began his campaign, he said the media treated him like a fascist. He was eventually charged with hate speech. A court found him innocent, and now the young French politician is suing Quick for false accusation.
"Islam is trying to impose itself in the public area. I am not stigmatizing Islam. I am simply describing the situation when Islam's radical wing tries to impose itself over our republican laws," he explained.
A Shill for Sharia, Terrorism?
So what's the big deal about halal food? To some Frenchmen who are seeing the growing Islamization of their country, it's a very big deal.
"Islam is introducing sharia into our society and that's not clear for people," Alain Wagner, a French activist with the Alliance Against Sharia, said. "When you see halal food in shops you think, 'Oh, it's just a kind of food.' No. it's sharia."
According to some experts, a portion of the proceeds from halal food sales in France go to groups tied to terrorism.
When a French consumer buys Halal food, part of the price paid goes as a fee to Halal Islamic experts. Some of those experts are certified by the UOIF, the Union of the Islamic Organizations in France, which the Simon Wiesenthal Center reports has strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational political organization that supports terrorism.
When French journalist and author Alexandre del Valle began investigating how the Muslims Brotherhood was attempting a mafia-style takeover of France's Halal food industry, his life was threatened.
"Nearly 60 percent of halal food is controlled by organizations belonging to the Muslim brotherhood," he explained.
Halal food is also spreading throughout Britain. A London Daily Mail investigation found that Britain's major supermarket chains, fast-food restaurants, even some hospitals and schools were serving halal food without telling those who were eating it.
Some British parliament members were outraged to learn they were secretly served halal meat.
In Canada, Campbell's now sells a line of halal-certified products. And In the United States, McDonald's, Walmart, and Whole Foods also offer halal choices.
Strategically Divisive Food
In North America, one of the halal certification organizations is the Islamic Society of North America. ISNA was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror trial because of its ties to the terror group Hamas, which is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.
One of the objections to halal food is that it contains a tax that non-Muslims pay when they buy it.
Journalist Del Valle said Halal food has been a brilliant political and business strategy for the Muslim Brotherhood.
"The food was two victories in one. We split people. We divide two societies inside a society. And we make money," he said.
Some say halal food is no different than Kosher, but Wagner disagrees.
"No, it's not like kosher food. Kosher-eating people are not preaching for the destruction of democracy. Halal is sharia. And we need to ban any sharia-related thing in our society," he said.
--Originally published Jan. 5, 2011.
“Beware! Halal food funds terrorists.” Stickers with this slogan were sold in July by a candidate of the Australian political party One Nation, and condemned by the country’s Multicultural Affairs Minister Glen Elmes as “offensive, grotesque and designed to inflame hatred.” He added: “People are encouraged to put the stickers on food products in supermarkets, which isn’t just racial discrimination, it’s also vandalism.”
What the sticker says, though, is apparently taking place in the USA and Canada where Campbell’s Soup and other companies have paid the Hamas-linked Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) for their halal certification, in France, where it is claimed that 60% of halal food is controlled by organizations belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood and the so-called “halal tax” is the organization’s main source of funding. In the UK, major supermarket chain Morrisons is not only indirectly but even directly giving money to the Islamic National Zakat Foundation. I’ll explain what that is about in a minute.
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