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Tuesday, 18th December 2018

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... the cat is finally out of the bag

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


Anyone who hasn’t been sleeping under a rock now knows the practice of halal certification is a highly sophisticated, spectacularly lucrative, international extortion racket. 

But every weekday evening at 8 o’clock for 38 years a halal slaughterman has arrived at a Victorian abattoirs. I don’t know his name, he refused to tell me. “So, can I make an educated guess and call you Mohammed?” I asked. “Yeah sure, but it’s not right.” 

I had received a message from ‘Mohammed’, so I had sent him my private phone number and received a call a week later. I cannot verify any of what Mohammed had to say, I can only relate what he has said to me. 

He refused to give me the name of the abattoirs and I have deleted the expletives, of which there were plenty. 

He retired from his job as a licensed halal slaughterman earlier this year, he has lived in Australia since he was a boy and speaks fluent Aussie strine. 

‘Mohammed’ rambled on about his family, how few days he had taken off at work and how good he was at his job, before I finally asked, “So what was it you wanted to tell me?” 

“Look”, he said, “I don’t want you to get me wrong, I’m proud of my work, but do you know what halal slaughter is?” “I think so”, I replied, and went on to explain what I thought it was:

“The animal must face Mecca, it must have its throat cut while it’s conscious, it must not be stunned so as to allow the heart to expunge the maximum amount of blood and therefore the more terrified it is the better, how am I going?”

“Pretty close”, he said, “but there’s so much more to it and there’s so much bullshit flying around right now, the Mecca thing is crap, we are restricted to wherever the machines and equipment are already facing because it’s all bolted to the floor.

"But really, the whole thing is a bit of a joke.”

“The animals are stunned, right?” I asked. “That’s what I’m trying to say”, he snapped, “If they are stunned it’s not halal is it! Why would the abattoirs bother advertising for halal licensed guys if they were going to stun them? 

"Anyone can stun them but to kill them halal is an art, you not only have to be licensed but you need the skill. Abattoirs aren’t going to pay extra for a halal guy and then tell him to stun the things, that’s what I’m trying to say! Stunning is all bullshit mate.”

“So you’re saying there is no stunning, not at all?” “No, some of the abattoirs do it, but it certainly won’t be halal. We will stun them too but only if we get notice that meat inspectors are turning up, or someone’s sniffing around with a camera”, he said. “As soon as they leave we go back to doing our job. 

“Stunning is stupid and pointless because half the time it kills them anyway and if they’re just unconscious they won’t gush enough blood and if they’re dead you'll be lucky to get any blood out of them. The animal needs to be conscious and it needs to know that it’s being killed.”

“Okay, so do the halal certifiers check that you’re doing everything the right way?” I asked.

“No, if we are halal licensed they don’t need to, we never see them. Most of our stuff gets exported anyway and I can tell just from looking at the meat if the animal has only been stunned, it’s got too much blood in it, so I reckon the buyers can tell too.

“A lot of the mosque guys say stunning is okay, but they’re lying, it’s not! They know it’s not!”

I was starting to understand why ‘Mohammed’ wanted to talk. His ‘highly skilled’ profession had been sullied by all this talk of stunning, and he was pretty bloody angry.

“So your halal slaughtered meat goes to your Australian domestic market too. Are they aware that it is halal slaughtered?”, I asked. “Only if someone marks it hahal. We did, but if it’s re-packed or sold under a different name, I don’t know what happens. 

"But what’s the problem with that? It’s better meat anyway!” 

“Are you a practising Muslim?”, I asked him. “I used to be”, he said. “But there’s too much bullshit flying around for me.” “You don’t pray?” “Sometimes... most of my family are into it ‘tho.”

“Okay so tell me how this halal slaughtering is carried out.”

“Well it’s nothing like that crazy Indonesian way where they slash their tendons and things, it’s actually quite orderly. They are led into a crush with their head clamped so their throat is exposed and stretched. They know exactly what’s happening to them because they’ve been watching the others.

“This is where the skill comes in. I used to use a knife the length of my forearm with a razor’s edge I would sharpen once every three or so slaughters. You must sever the trachea, the jugular and the oesophagus and carotid arteries all in one stroke. 

"I always left the spinal cord intact if possible to avoid any paralysis. There’s a lot of skill in that and you can tell if you've done it correctly by the rate of the blood flow.

“The important thing is for the heart to remain beating for as strong and for as long as possible. When you slaughter halal, all the blood is drained from the flesh. 

"Stunning clots the blood and half of it remains in the flesh and it eventually turns black. That’s not halal and it shouldn’t be sold as halal.” 

“So you don’t rotate them in the crush to invert them first?” “No”, he explained, “we didn’t use rotating crushes, they just slid out underneath when it was finished.”

“So how many of you licensed blokes are in Australia?” I asked. “Only about 20 or so, but there are hundreds of cowboys out there who say they are.”

“What can you tell me about the certifiers?”, I asked. “Not much”, he said, “they just do their job I suppose, but I can tell you not one of them would know how to halal slaughter anything. They just look after the money side.”

The rest of our conversation revolved around ‘Mohammed’s’ frustration at recent publicity where stunning has been promoted by Muslim clerics as an acceptable form of slaughter. In his words, "They are liars!"

He felt it was dismissive, almost contemptuous, of what he called his highly skilled profession.

Interesting. I’d never thought of it that way.


love your avatar alpinist, will have to work out how to get one myself some day

"repeat the lie, until it becomes the truth" is commandment #1, for both.

i personally believe that both left wing religion and Islam are devil worship to be honest with you.

OT Today on radio and TV, Little Willy Shortandum and the Little Fat and Frumpy Dumpy Jenny Macklin jointly announced that proposed government changes to pensions would result in a reduction to pensions of $80:00 per week.

Now I fully understand that there is no lie that a Communist can not and indeed will not tell. Karl Markz in his dictates to his comrades and supporters states that they are not to be bound by law or ethical considerations. I understand this. They are not hampered by the same restraints as people with normal standards of decency and integrity. I understand all that. I understand they are encouraged to lie; BUT!

BUT! Is there not some law or statute somewhere in our Democracy that prevents or punishes persons whom, by telling lies, scares the shite out of vulnerable pensioners and puts them under extreme mental torture and stress, by falsely stating their pensions are going to be be reduced by $80:00 per week?





Nothing much changed but the economic position of a lot of Australians.

If one claimed to be a gay, Muslim, aborigine, one could build a nuclear reactor, 10 coal mines and 25 dams without a murmur from the Greens.

And where are our animal rights activists?

Who owns and controls the media?

"..........Sowell largely blamed the media for not reporting those horrific incidents. But the scholar who has been the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Hoover Institution since 1980 never bothers to ask the deeper question: who owns or controls the media?

Perhaps Sowell needs to get in touch with Jewish writers and journalists such as Manny Friedman of the Times of Israel, Joel Stein of the LA Times, and Neal Gabler, who wrote Empire of their Own.

When Stein found out that “only 22% of Americans now believe ‘the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews,” he declared, “Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.”

In the same vein, Friedman wrote in the summer of 2012:

“Let’s be honest with ourselves, here, fellow Jews. We do control the media. We’ve got so many dudes up in the executive offices in all the big movie production companies it’s almost obscene.

“Just about every movie or TV show, whether it be ‘Tropic Thunder’ or ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ is rife with actors, directors, and writers who are Jewish. Did you know that all eight major film studios are run by Jews? But that’s not all. We also control the ads that go on those TV shows.

“And let’s not forget AIPAC, every anti-Semite’s favorite punching bag. We’re talking an organization that’s practically the equivalent of the Elders of Zion.

“I’ll never forget when I was involved in Israeli advocacy in college and being at one of the many AIPAC conventions. A man literally stood in front of us and told us that their whole goal was to only work with top-50 school graduate students because they would eventually be the people making changes in the government.

“Here I am, an idealistic little kid that goes to a bottom 50 school (ASU) who wants to do some grassroots advocacy, and these guys are literally talking about infiltrating the government. Intense.”

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Humans capable of this would have no feelings for animals. WARNING "Extremely Graphic"

How about we charge Saudi oil suppliers a Christian tax and have the stuff blessed as it is extracted from the ground. If the oil isn't Christian certified then we don't buy it. How would this go down in oil-rich Muslim countries? Surely they'd be OK with it, right?

Will Germany Abolish Itself and France Commit Suicide?
Sarrazin wrote that Islamic immigrants threaten Germany's freedom and prosperity because they are unwilling to integrate and rely overwhelmingly on welfare benefits
Ziemmour's book argues that France is being destroyed by immigrants who refuse to assimilate; by political correctness that stifles all debate

Always good to see when thieves fall out amongst themselves....)))))

DJT, dumb remark again. You wouldn't know if the food you buy and eat is halal or not. The companies are not stamping their products with halal stamp and they are also denying that they are paying this blackmail to the mozloms so they have caught you by the short and curly again

dusty, i think we are buggered whatever happens, some say that China is about to implode economically, others that the whole world is going into the great depression mark 2. keeping the economy from falling by doing infrastructure projects with borrowed money including more public housing for migrants on welfare making the crash in worse when it comes

A magnificent beast slaughtered by a cruel animal.