A number of Muslim organisations run a Mafia-style protection racket in Western countries called Halal certification - certifying the food is permissible under Islamic shariah law. Halal certification schemes are widely imposed on non-Muslims. Certification schemes began in the 1980s and are funded by consumers through a multi-level system of one off and recurring fees, paid by suppliers to Islamic organisations. It is in effect a hidden Islamic tax on goods and services.
The Muslim organisations use the standover tactics of threatening boycotts of the suppliers products if they resist paying the protection money.
As a result, the contributors to these schemes include most major dairy companies, poultry suppliers, abattoirs and large multinationals like Simplot, Unilever, Nestle, Cadbury, Kraft and many more. The International Market Bureau of Canada estimates the Halal industry is worth over $560 billion each year. The Q Society of Australia says it is around $2.3 trillion, and expanding by 20% per year.
The massive taxes raised from Western consumers finance such Islamic activities as promotion of shariah law, the building and operation of madrassas and mosques to operational costs of Islamic terror groups.
The end-game for terrorist groups such as Islamic State (IS) and the so-called "moderate" Muslim groups is the same - the imposition of Sharia law in all Western societies.
For a detailed analysis of the Hala certification racket, go to the 12-part series by Larry Pickering, The Truth about Halal Certification.
Products and suppliers to boycott
Click here for a list of the more important Halal Certified products.
Products and suppliers to support
Click here for a list of the more important products that are not Halal Certified
For more information
Kirralie Smith is the creator of the halal choices website, shopping guide book and phone app and an expert on halal certification of foods and supermarkets in Australia. Go to her website for complete lists of both Halal certified produscts and Halal-free products. The website will also tell you how to take action against the Halal racket.