I received this message by email yesterday and although I may not be as emotive as the author, I do believe all should be aware of "The symbol of the - HALAL CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY - AUSTRALIA", (verbatim):
The LHS symbol is that of the - HALAL CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY - AUSTRALIA
This is a Muslim Association that collects money from the Australian Food Industry for this symbol so that Muslims will purchase the product. Yet we are told the Muslim population are only one and a half percent of Australia's total!
On a recent radio talk-back show a well know host was alerted to this practice. He hit a stone wall when trying to find out HOW MUCH money was paid to this organization and WHERE the money went.
It was explained that by buying those marked products at least you are supporting a religion that is actively trying to destroy the Australian way of life or at the other extreme the money MAY be supporting terrorism.
Many Australian Companies are paying this money including BEGA, CADBURY and many other well known companies. Check before you buy.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE THAT MONEY IS GOING?
Until you know, support those companies that support the Australian way of life
I checked to see if this was another hoax and found:
An acquaintance responded to the email by checking one of the brands and, sure enough, there it was:
I have just checked our cheese and find that the Bega Brand does have the logo.
I phoned Bega this morning and enquired re the logo. They would not discuss, but wanted my name and address and said they would write to me. I gave my name, but declined my address and said that our family would support Australian business but not religious or overseas organisations, I also said that I will be returning the cheese and complain to Coles besides not purchasing any of their products, in future.
It would appear that I was not the first to complain as the telephonist said that she had spoken to me before. Of course I said that this was not true, but that the story of the logo was on the internet and going around Australia.
It is my intention to inquire by phoning the above company.