The Pickering Post
Tuesday, 19th February 2019

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Kirralie Smith

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


Despite the fact that neither the Koran nor the Hadiths require money to be paid out in fees for halal certification it is massive, worldwide and an extremely lucrative industry. Make no mistake, the money raised is used to fund, in part or whole, the push for Shariah Law in Australia and around the world.  

Halal as a concept only exists because of Sharia Law. To practise halal is to practise Sharia.

A common question I am asked is, “What about Kosher?” Well, what about Kosher? 

I do not believe halal and kosher are the same thing or even in the same realm. While there are some similarities in the kill process, they are religious requirements with fees paid for certification, and there are some very significant differences.

Kosher is primarily for a Jewish market and is usually very clearly identified by a label or is in a separate section altogether. There are also kosher supermarkets where consumers have a choice as to whether or not they wish to purchase products where a product has been subject to kosher practices or fees have been paid. 

Consumers have a choice. This is not the case with halal certification. 

Many companies are paying the fees but not displaying  a “halal certified” label. 

There is no ability to choose whether or not you want to support and fund halal practices. 

Often there is no separate section for halal and so many products are halal certified that would already be considered halal (permissible) without the certificate or logo! The consumer is left with very little choice.

Kosher is not about undermining the principles and values the majority of Australians uphold, and it’s not trying to change or dominate Australia in any way. 

I have never heard of a Rabbi preaching death to democracy or kill the infidel. However there are many Imams in Australia and around the world who have preached these very things. Just this week it was reported that children as young as six were reciting these things in an Australian mosque.

Synagogues in Australia are not preaching sermons of hate toward Westerners or unbelievers. 

They are not radicalising their youth with messages of violence and death. 

Terrorist plots are not being uncovered in synagogues. 

However the money raised via halal certification is funding mosques and Islamic preachers who (in some cases) do in fact promote messages of violence and death toward unbelievers. 

Their teachings uphold Mohammed as the perfect human and all must follow his example which is downright disturbing. Terrorist plots have been uncovered in some mosques.

So the real difference is:

Kosher is for a Jewish market targeting Jewish consumers.

Halal certification targets all consumers in an effort to transfer wealth from non-Muslims to Muslims.

Whether you agree or disagree with kosher or halal it is time to completely rethink religious certification in Australia. 

If religious groups want guarantees that products are suitable for them they should fund it themselves, not demand the rest of the general public pay for it. 

Consumers must have both choice and responsibility whether or not they wish to fund any religious practice attached to their everyday grocery purchases.


Well for myself I will not buy Halal contaminated food an have not since I first found about it some years ago. I will drive further, pay more and look more than contribute to the Muslim extortion racket. If someone happens to bring a halal product into my house like Cadburys chocolates etc. they go into the rubbish bin where it belongs after they have gone.

Gunther, please enter the PRESENT age! All that you say ,happened 2 thousand years ago...NOT today.The muslims on the other hand, are still living in the dark ages! stop making excuses for these thugs!

Gunther you should be pleased the Jews killed Jesus because if they didn’t he wouldn’t have been able to rise again and the whole Christian faith would have collapsed. If people could think clearly and we banned ALL religion then maybe the world would be a better place. Except Agenda 21 would probably happen faster

Anyone who thinks that Kosher labelling is just an innocent branding of goods for the benefit of Jews should read: which is an account of the coercion that goes on in the USA to ensure Kosher labelling. And read the comments below it as they are even more revealing.

Wow, really sad answer. I thought you were an animal lover and then you simply gloss over the suffering of the animals with this gem 'While there are some similarities in the kill process, they are religious requirements with fees paid for certification'? They are killed in almost the same way and just as brutally. ANd believe me the kosher scam worldwide is as big as the halal one, it's just not as bad here yet because we have a fairly low Jewish population.

Hi Kirrallie, Just wanted to say ``I hope you have a pleasant Melb Cup day, today with good company:)) and thank you again Lady``.

haha fuck off sailor you are not funny

aussierod - the rod it seems is up your backside where you finger usually is

Like a headless chook he continues to roll on

I am more pro Israeli than pro Jewish and I do not GAF about chosen by anyone including god. As for the Khazars? get real(if possible) that bull crap was destroyed decades ago. I don't care if you like them or not. I only care that they are on my side. Which side are you on?

I also find it abhorrent, barbaric and counterproductive in this 21st century and despite being totally pro-Israeli and essentially pro Judaism, I do not have much time for the arrogant, if essentially harmless, stupidity of the Ultra Orthodox Jews who do SFA to make Israel a better place but wont work for it nor defend it. That makes them as parasitic as any Muslims but far less lethal Kosher actually was stolen, lock, stock & barrel by the "perfect man" (Muhammad) and turned into halal so it is no wonder they are both barbaric. But then having talked to people who worked at Steggles (poultry producers) are we still that much better( a "squarwker" is a chicken who isn't stunned and who lifts her head to dodge the blade and hence goes into the plucker/gutter still alive.No one cares.

A Byron Bay cookie company is complaining of "racist" comments when they are criticised for halal biscuits. When did halal & islam become a race. I thought it was only a religion "of peace".nats

As long as buying Kosher is a choice it's fine with me. But I still find the practice of 'shechita' as appaling as the halal-killing. Well, at least the people of Denmark feel the same.

Yes but buying Kosher is a choice. Buying Halal is not. And even if Kosher were not a choice I would rather subsidise a group who do not want to kill us than one that does

And eat bacon and pork ribs :-) should be mandatory for all citizenship ceremonies in all western countries.

No-one is ever going to mistake me for a terrorist in that case.

Sorry got mixed up somehow, 300 likes, not 19000

Maleny Dairies has announced it will NOT be applying for halal cert. good for them, they have my milk dollar for life. Over 19000 likes on Facebook, the message is getting out there, although I am amazed at how many people don't even know what it is. Must have explained it 3 or 4 times on the weekend.

Jews dissuade conversion. That sounds a lot discriminatory.

Two Jewish men are on trial in Germany, accused of passing off non-kosher meat as kosher to members of the Frankfurt Jewish community over a period of two years, according to local media.