From many years several activists in several countries have risen up against “Halal”. Be it Australia or America or India, all the countries face a common problem from this. Several reports have shown how it is a huge racket which is funding a huge terrorist black market.
Halal is not just about meat!
To tell you in plain and simple terms, halal means “done the Islamic way”. There is a popular misconception that it is just about food. That’s absolutely wrong. Anything in the world can be “certified” to be done the Islamic way (except pork, alcohol, churches and temples of course!) . Be it roads, or mosques, or drinks, or food, or for that matter any damn thing, Muslim clerics take a huge cut and certify that the said product has been manufactured. made as prescribed under Islam. It is the direct opposite of haram – which means something against Islam. In a nutshell, halal is as per Islam and haram is against Islam.
So what is the problem with it?
It has several disadvantages. The first and the obvious one being that all the money a business pays towards a halal certification goes down the pockets of radical Muslims. Several researchers have traced how the money paid for halal certifications actually end up in pockets of terrorists in Saudi and Iraq.
The second main issue with it is that it destroys that domestic economy. With the introduction of these Islamic methods businessmen are tending toward them and abandoning traditional and indigenous ways to do something. For example, with the introduction of halal meat, all the traditional meat cutters lost their business.
Boycott it, for yourself and your country
In several instances, scientists have proved that the “halal way to do something” is not the best way. One must take a call whether it is the way to go when alternatives exist. We must think about the indigenous traders who want to continue our traditional methods rather than buy only from rich businessmen who want to appease a few.
Note: Views expressed in this article are that of the author and Pgurus.com does not necessarily agree with the views presented herewith.
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