The odd one that comes too is generally cos my fil is getting old and it takes him ages to string them up. But he knocks them out again. He finds tasers and stun guns tho unacceptable and cannot believe police can use tasers on humans.
This is a man who fired three shearers for being mean to the flock.
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
Likening a thoroughly researched symbol that helps me to adhere to my religious beliefs to a cheap gimmick like a plastic toy in my cereal is insulting to say the least.
Your concern is why do companies pay AFIC and other Muslim organizations to certify their products as Halal; this is something you can take up with those individual companies, but as long as companies are happy to pay for certification and Muslims are happy to buy certified products and no certifiers have ever been found to be supporting terrorism in any way I think you'll have a hard time stopping the certifying process.
There are plenty of people in the world that this stamp of approval is NOT relevant to and that is what the issue is for some people.
Apparently some bottles of water are being stamped with a Halal symbol - necessary? ..I think not.
The links to Halal companies, AFIC etc - are being questioned by numerous people.
It is part of the conversation...the big conversation.
ETA - I actually said in a past post that I don't think "Vegemite = terrorism"
I'm always wary of religion and money making schemes though, I'm not a fan of religious tax exemptions, nor faith schools..so yes - I think it is fair that people ask where the profits are being directed
Last edited by FiveInTheBed; 18-10-2014 at 15:53.
Star Light (18-10-2014)
The stamp is relevant to the people it is being marketed towards, so to me it is not a gimmick. Maybe it is to you and that's fine, it doesn't have any bearing on my life.
As for plain water being labelled, that is obviously ridiculous and a gimmick, I know literally no Muslims who would look for a Halal label on water. If it was flavoured water though it would be relevant because some flavours and colours are not Halal.
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