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Wednesday, 14th November 2018

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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


I have mentioned before that I don’t watch television. Sunrise is another vivid example of why I avoid it. The story was titled the Violent Protests over Halal Food. No, the violent protests were initiated by the lefty thugs who act like fascists trying to shut down peaceful demonstrations. By the way, no-one on that panel, including myself had anything to do with the protests.

Sunrise- it’s all about creating perceptions:

Did the researchers, hosts or anyone on the panel even read the Hansard or Senate committee report into the Third Party Certification of Food leading up to the segment? 

Were they being ignorant or deliberately misleading?

Andrew O’Keefe said we have a choice when it comes to buying halal certified products and we should simply make a list. Ummm no, that’s why I created the website and we still struggle to get accurate information out of the companies.

The majority of meat slaughtered in Australia is done so according to halal rituals and halal fees are paid. Many people have objections to this as it is against their religious beliefs or it offends their sensibilities. Most of that meat is not labelled at the point of sale (for many reasons) and the senate committee agrees that it must be clearly labelled so consumers have a choice.

Did anyone on the Channel 7 panel even read the Economics Reference Committees recommendations? 

Danny Burrrows, so called business expert, made a hilarious statement about Madura Tea on Sunrise. 

He did not investigate but rather he regurgitated what he saw on 4 Corners. Except he left out the clanger, Madura Tea no longer pays halal fees because there was no fiscal benefit! What an expert he turned out to be.

How does he explain the following as minimal cost?

These FEDERAL COURT DOCUMENTS were obtained in June 2014 regarding a logo infringement. In the document halal certification fees are referred to.

Note this, Quality Kebabs had to pay what was equivalent to the 2012 fee of $27,090.00 plus a 50% uplift which equates to $13,545.00. On top of that they had to pay the 2013 halal certification fee of $33,580.00 plus 50% uplift which equals $16,790.00! That makes a total of $91,015.00. That doesn’t include what Quality Kebabs would have had to pay for 2014 which would have been $34,510.

What these court documents don’t address (because they don’t need to), is the fact that for Quality Kebabs to be halal certified they would have to source their meat or chicken from a halal certified abattoir or chicken processer.

We know some abattoirs pay up to $27,000 a month to be halal certified. That is $324,000 a year.

We have also seen a receipt that one chicken processer pays $40,000 per year!

This is one example of the giant pyramid scheme going on with the Australian halal certification industry. So you can have an abattoir spending $324,000 in halal fees. Then the transport company is paying hundreds to drive the product to the supplier. In this case the supplier has to pay $34,510 in halal fees. Then the transporter may again have to pay a few hundred dollars to a halal certifier. 

Finally the little retail outlet has to pay $5,000 in halal certification fees. This is in excess of $364,000!

And this is absorbed by each company and NOT passed on to the consumer? I seriously doubt that! 

We also know that the top ten Australian meat processors held urgent crisis talks to discuss the prohibitive costs of halal certification. It is not minimal at all. If you read the Hansard you will see even an Islamic certifier talks about $800,000 quote for meat processing and how insane that is!

And business expert Danny Burrows said nothing!


Dr Rifi said there were ‘absolutely’ no links to terrorism. That is incorrect. In the USA, Canada and France there have been proven links between halal certification organisations, Islamic charities and terrorist organisations.

These links have never been investigated in Australia despite Dr Rifi and O’Keefe boasting otherwise. 

No one disputes the fact there is no ‘direct’ link, but there are certainly links. The evidence is in the Hansard from the Senate inquiry. 

Paul Zanetti and did a lot of research into this issue around the time of the Senate inquiry. It highlights the fact that AUSTRAC doesn’t actually have the ability or authority to investigate halal certifiers and where the money goes to.

PP wrote:

"AUSTRAC is meant to investigate bank cash transactions, of $10,000 or more, which they pass on to other government agencies. But someone has to report knowledge or evidence to AUSTRAC, and only from specific entities under the law.

The reporting entities are specified under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act) and are required to report transactions to AUSTRAC. 

The entities that deal in cash, bullion and financial transactions, are: 

    •    Banks and similar financial institutions such as building societies

    •    Corporations

    •    Insurance companies and intermediaries

    •    Securities dealers, such as stock brokers

    •    Unit trust managers and trustees (but cash management trusts transacting only by cheque or 

similar are exempt)

    •    Travellers cheque or money order issuers

    •    Cash carriers and payroll preparation businesses

    •    Casinos   

    •    Bookmakers, including totaliser agencies

    •    Bullion dealers

    •    Solicitors, acting on their own behalf (e.g. their trust fund, or originated mortgages)

So which of the above 'entities' have been cut into the deals between halal certifiers and the Islamic charities used to shovel funds overseas to nefarious religious 'causes' via 'donations'? 

Not one of these nominated 'entities' would have a clue how these two associated groups operate. It's laughable. 

What this means is, AUSTRAC has no power to investigate halal certifiers, or Islamic charities, because they're not covered under the law regulating AUSTRAC.

You can read more here:

and here: 

So while there are no direct links, these links certainly do exist and must surely warrant a thorough investigation.

AUSTRAC published this report, “Terror Financing Australia 2014.”

It lists ‘financial contributions through formal charitable donations’ as one of the three most common methods by which terrorism funds are raised in Australia. 

It would seem the complications have increased and there is no definitive way the government can say halal certification fees are not ending up in the hands of extremists or terrorists. 

When referring to Syria the report says: 

"The large volume of humanitarian aid and financial assistance sent from Australia to family and community members in Syria provides opportunities for co-mingling or disguising funds for financing terrorism among the legitimate transactions. 

The report goes on:

"Some Australia-based charities and NPOs have been exploited by terrorist groups to raise relatively large amounts of money over time. These organisations can be exploited in a number of ways:

"Charities and NPOs can be used to disguise international funds transfers to high-risk regions. Funds raised for overseas humanitarian aid can be co-mingled with funds raised specifically to finance terrorism.

"Funds sent overseas by charities with legitimate intentions can also be intercepted when they reach their destination country and siphoned off for use by terrorist groups.

"It seems that AUSTRAC knows for certain that charities and NPO’s have been used to fund terrorism, and yet there is no disclosure, charges have not been laid, and one could presume they are still operating? 

The Australian Institute of Criminology report agrees with this conclusion."

No-one on the Channel 7 panel was prepared to look at the facts surrounding the senate inquiry. 

Islamic charities do in fact fund extremist activities and halal certifiers give large amounts of money to these charities. Australian consumers have every right to be concerned about this industry as summed up by two opposing senators on this committee.


“It is an inescapable fact that halal certification is poorly understood and arguably underegulated…certainly….certainly in the domestic market. 

"This compromises the integrity of the system and has allowed questionable conduct by certain certifiers with questionable expertise and questionable intent. 

"There are certifiers out there, particularly in the domestic market who are nothing more than scammers, (repeats) there are certifiers who are nothing more than scammers and this has undermined public confidence and in the view of this report amplified the perceived seriousness of any shortcomings that may exist. 

But, Mr Acting Deputy President, improvements can be made.”

Senator Bernardi was more direct and certainly more truthful than Dastyari. 


"The second point I’d make, and this is where Senator Dastyari and I principally disagree, was in regard to what happens to the money. 

"Now, yes we did have AUSTRAC there and AUSTRAC said that there is no direct link between halal certification and the financing of terrorism. 

"But AUSTRAC also said they had not ever investigated whether there was a direct link or not. So they’re making a statement about something they haven’t even investigated. 

"But what we do know is that international terrorism financing of proscribed organisations, by AUSTRACs own words, a major means of funnelling money out of the country is by charitable organisations and particularly Islamic charities. 

"And we have a circumstance again where we have a halal certifier in Mr El Mouelhy who has admitted to funding an organisation called Human Appeal International. Human Appeal International is quite proudly sending money overseas to fund and sponsor extremist groups like Hamas. 

"There are Hamas organised rallies with a Human Appeal International logo there and we’ve got an Australian certifier openly admitting to giving them large amounts of money. 

"Now if I can get that through a Google search I wonder why AUSTRAC with all their concerns about international financing of terrorism can’t be bothered to put it together themselves. 

"So I agree with Senator Dastyari about what AUSTRAC said but I don’t agree with the conclusion that Austrac has reached as a result of that."

I can only speculate as to whether it was sheer ignorance or a deliberate attempt to mislead the viewers but what is clear to everyone is that the facts were not given a fair hearing. 

The hosts and the panel of Sunrise exposed how shallow and biased they really are. I think they should investigate rather regurgitate if they want to be taken seriously by the Australian public who are increasingly refusing to be taken as fools. 

All they had to do was read the Hansard and Senate report and they could have avoided the embarrassment of a lot of negative feedback on social media.

Kirralie Smith is the Lead NSW Senate Candidate for the Australian Liberty Alliance.


Sunrise is for Women and Girlie boys. Run by bitches and Capons to profit from the Low IQ types in society. Turnball would preen his feathers on such a show.

Kirralie I saw the Sunrise set up and it was a five on one fight. What a disgrace you weren't able to get your point across at all. And that smarmy O'Keefe prick is a complete arsehole and Karma will rip him a new one one day, that I am sure of. What galls me me the most is that the ISIS inspired Lindt Cafe siege happened right across the road from Sunrise and they just don't get it.

Touche' Mike - fucked world we live in.

"The West just hated Muammar Qaddafi’s internal policies which were kept from the rest of the world by Rothschild controlled mainstream media."
General Wesley Clark wrote in "Winning Modern Wars" that "As I went back through the Pentagon in November 2001, one of the senior military staff officers had time for a chat. Yes, we are still on track for going against Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there was a total of seven countries beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia, and Sudan.

What we witnessed in Libya was old-fashioned 19th century imperialism -- the deliberate plundering of a sovereign nation-state's resources by more powerful Western conquistadors.

Clinton’s Leaked eMails Confirm Libya Plunder by Killing Qaddafi
It was broad daylight robbery and murder when US , France, and the rest of NATO, hunted down Muammar Qaddafi, and destroyed the most prosperous nation in Africa, i.e. Libya., in 2011.
The picture at the top of this article was taken during the G8 Summit Italy, in 2009.
Libya used to be one of few countries with sovereign central banks. Muammar Qaddafi, President of the African Union at that time, was planning to issue gold denominated African dinar to replace Francs in Francophone Africa, to help his African brothers from centuries of economic plunder.
But that’s not all.
The West just hated Muammar Qaddafi’s internal policies which were kept from the rest of the world by Rothschild controlled mainstream media.
Here’s some of them:

There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens.

There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens at zero percent interest by law.

Having a home considered a human right in Libya.

All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 dinar (U.S.$50,000) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family.

Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25 percent of Libyans were literate. Today, the figure is 83 percent.

Should Libyans want to take up farming career, they would receive farming land, a farming house, equipments, seeds and livestock to kickstart their farms are all for free.

If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they need, the government funds them to go abroad, for it is not only paid for, but they get a U.S.$2,300/month for accommodation and car allowance.

If a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidizes 50 percent of the price.

The price of petrol in Libya is $0.14 per liter.
Libya has no external debt and its reserves amounting to $150 billion are now frozen globally.
If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation the state would pay the average salary of the profession, as if he or she is employed, until employment is found.
A portion of every Libyan oil sale is credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.
A mother who gives birth to a child receive U.S.$5,000.
40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $0.15.
25 percent of Libyans have a university degree.
Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great Manmade River project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country.
These things Qaddafi was doing while the West maintains its exceptionalist mindset of being the epitome of freedom and democracy throughout the globe. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
These are the faces of the people that would murder him more than a year later.

Seeing it change for the worse is nothing to celebrate.

Mr Houdini - if what has been reported by others on this site is true then these creeps don't just stop at online abuse - they pay personal visits and engage in fraudulent activity. Given the stated location of at least one culprit making threats - there appears an organized group to be able to reach so far - to Bruce's residence in particular, and to others if reports are true. The ability to have multiple identities on this site is a key issue and was pointed out by several posters, but alas ignored by the host. Pogo has just changed its name to KMA above I see - far too easy to game the system. Vulnerable posters appear to be groomed and then information they divulge is then used against them and others. Many here use this as a social contact hub. The site is poison.

A genuine bloke like Bruce gets binned for posting what ? and Most Likely sinks the boot into GeoffU for speaking up in Bruce's defence - then publishes Geoffs name other details - and is still here ? The admin is full of double standards. Men like Bruce and Geoff don't deserve to cop that crap. This place is a sad indictment on the host.

Clearly, it would be a racist action for AUSTRAC to fully investigate.

Remember when Andrew O'Keefe was filmed lying in a gutter Off his face on Drugs / Alcohol. He is a complete dill.

Watching the dumb reactions and the ignorance of the selected inner city by passers in Sunrise' survey interviews was alarming.
I would suggest we all post graphic images and videos on all social media outlets showing what happens to animals as they are slaughtered in halal custom in comparison to the civilized humane methods in western society. Perhaps the lefties might have the same reaction as they did prior to when Gillard stopped live exports to Indonesia.

1. Andrew O'Keefe is an arrogant pig. He demonstrates this on a daily basis.
2. His co-host is just another Sunrise bimbo yes-person
3. Sunrise is a SHIT show intended to misinform simple people with daily untruths and frivolous rubbish.
4. I have enough experience in business consulting (analysing businesses and fixing failing businesses) to tell you that Danny Burrows is either completely clueless for lack of facts or deliberately dishonest, or both
5. Jamal Rifi is a brazen liar and he knows it (exercising the convenient taqhiya as usual)
6. Mark Latham is totally out of his depth in terms of knowledge on the subject. He should read a bit more.
7. That interview was a stacked setup, but you held your own.
Thank you Kirralie for being our "crusader" against Islamic crime and corruption.

Imagine if the Unions were running around and OPENLY demanding payments from companies, like these so called Certified Halal Scammers are doing. There would Political Hell breaking loose, media screaming about corrupt union officials. So why are these Halal Scammers allowed to OPENLY operate ?

Halal is an Extortion Racket, if you don't pay you are out of business Could you imagine if i started walking into companies and demanding a Christian Tax, on behalf of all of the worlds Christians ? No doubt i would be arrested, charged with attempted extortion, sentenced and screaming out give it to me Mummy from my cell for a few years.

Back in the day when it was a sin for a man to wear a rubber on his John Thomas the girls were popping them out by the dozen.
Every Sperm is Sacred - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

The ALA will grow.

bit of a dab hand at the baking young Harry...esp like making bread by hand, therapeutic is kneading.

What is that new avatar Doona Pogo? Is it a leech? How apt.

I love fruit cake, moist and you make a beauty Lights.

Saddlerdot of course it's possible, awful ordeal for the mother, but possible, even without having sets of twins. his mum may have been pregnant whilst they were emigrating. and they may have had the money to pay a deposit - you don't know his family's financial circumstances. might have liquidated any assets before leaving Europe to raise it. and many people came by assisted passage (ie, the ten pound Poms). If Elder has said all or any of what you state, no reason why it's not true. I had a grandmother who spent much of her life in the family way, many many women did. large families - especially catholics (as my grandy was) - were the norm. no reason why he has to explain or justify his life to you for audit either.

Surely Kirralie you never actually expected a media show to present anything near the truth? God forbid. They always have an angle and will push that angle and if that means hiding the truth with omissions and prevarication, so be it.