April 16, 2017

“Halal” Easter chocolate? Western traditions crucified by political correctness

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

Whatever happened to the Easter Bunny? I remember back in the day when a chocolate Easter Bunny was a cherished gift but have you seen the sort of chocolate treats that have appeared on supermarket shelves in recent years?

There’s Dora The Explorer and Diego, a Hannah Montana guitar and soccer ball, and Spongebob Squarepants.

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man is now a chocolate-covered Easter treat along with lots of Disney characters that have nothing to do with Easter, and ditto for chocolate frogs, dogs, pirate ships and turtles.

But it gets worse as some manufacturers are now taking the “Happy Holidays” approach when it comes to branding Easter confectionary products:

Nestle and Cadbury who have removed the word “Easter” from their eggs because that might come across as too… Easter-ish!

Yet, while Cadbury is embarrassed by the E-word, the company is proud to slap the H-word on Easter chocolate packages so Muslims know their Halal certified chocolate Easter eggs are permissible to eat or drink under Islamic Sharia law.

Watch as I try to make sense of this Easter chocolate business.

Some might think it’s just chocolate and no big deal, but I wonder if we’re witnessing yet more western values crucified on the cross of political correctness.

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commented 2017-04-21 13:25:28 -0400 · Flag
Since when has Easter Eggs or Easter bunnies been a Christian Tradition? The writer obviously practices “pagan traditions” to complain about Halal Easter Eggs crucifing a Western Tradition! How does Halal defile a pagan custom/tradition like Easter Eggs? Why even care,,,it’s pagan? Christians should complain that there are Easter eggs in the first place. The writer left out “pagan” when mentioning Western Tradition. Bet he ate ham on Easter Sunday ,,, a tradition also but the Christian Bible says not to eat pork. Does the writer hate Muslims so much that he is willing to back up and support pagan customs and defile Christ. Originally eggs were dipped in the blood of sacrificed “babies” hence the painting of eggs today. What a great Western Tradition the writer follows. And the Rebel boosts how they fight hypocrisy in the media. Look at yourself first , or at least educate yourself.
commented 2017-04-17 22:24:05 -0400
Cadbury, I will be boycotting you as well. I do not buy halal & I do not want my money going to terrorist org. Is there not anything to appease Muslims that will go unfulfilled? This is getting crazier by the minute. So, when is this lunacy & craziness called “political correctness” going to stop.
There are so many different religions in this country & no one tries to stuff each other’s religion down each other’s throat. We don’t despise people who have a different religion than our own & that goes for Muslims as well, but I tow the line when people of a certain religion want to take advantage of our generosity & do harm to us or start asking for special entitlements. We are not a Muslim country & if Muslims want to come & live here, they are welcome, but they should show respect & not demand we change our laws or practices or give up our traditions to suit them, No, that’s not how it goes.
The politicians & anyone else making these PC changes in swimming pool rules; school sports; school prayer rules; cafeteria rules; the wearing of crosses rules; headwear rules for certain jobs, etc, etc are all wrong. People of other religions do not ask for that, nor should they & neither should Muslims. I am not sure of the reasons for this appeasement, but those of us who do not agree with that can see what’s coming down the road & we don’t like it. From what I have heard & read, Islam is not a religion of peace & so it’s no wonder we are fearful of everything we stand for, be eradicated for the sake of a few right now, but sure to be much much more if Trudeau does not pause his refugee agenda. He tweets not once but twice that everyone is welcome, no matter what, well that’s not true at all.
We are starting to resemble North Korea with a little fat communist dictator,ruling everything & everyone is a puppet with no say in anything & being arrested for everything he does not agree with, M-103 is just a start.
commented 2017-04-17 18:45:49 -0400
This is how they are taking over our food chain.
commented 2017-04-17 18:24:50 -0400
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commented 2017-04-17 18:22:37 -0400
Right you are Dirk Kanis.
commented 2017-04-17 17:00:46 -0400
There are various websites muslims use to verify if products are halal certified, I don’t see any reason why non-muslims should not consult these same sites to make informed choices and leave halal products at the store, instead of unwittingly supporting the scheme. Some products in mainstream grocery stores are clearly labelled halal certified, while others are not. It’s also a helpful tool which has pooled halal certified products in one place so that any non-muslim may write to these companies with their concerns regarding the certification and to inform them of a boycott of their brand & we object to sharia law being imposed on us. The companies may not be fully aware that all halal products require the monetary purchase of halal certification from a major Muslim entity – and some of that money inevitably supports terror efforts against the West; also, there are many products which require no certification at all, as they are already naturally halal for muslims, so why pay for certification in the first place!?

Some of the resources also include option to check if a food chain is halal certified.

http://www.canadianhalalfoods.com/certified_food_products.html
http://www.muslimconsumergroup.com/certified_food_products.html
http://www.ifanca.org/Pages/Certified-Products.aspx
commented 2017-04-17 15:25:35 -0400
I WILL BE ADDING COMPANIES WHO DO NOT COWTOW TO THE HALAL RACKED

NON HALAL COMPANIES
1…LINDL CHOCOLATE——a excellent replacement for Cadbury
2…INFO WAR PRODUCTS
commented 2017-04-17 15:06:21 -0400
MORE COMPANIES TO BOYCOTT AND TO CONTACT
FOR THOSE REBELS WHO WANT TO BOYCOTT HALAL PRODUCTS
ADD TO THIS LIST AS YOU COME ACROSS THEM KNOW WHAT AND WHO TO BOYCOTT
1…KRAFT FOODS
2…CADBURY PRODUCTS
3…CAMBELLS FOODS
4…ANTONIO PUEO INCORPORADA
5…DEALO KOFFEE KLATCH
6…ELCELSION FOOD PRODUCTS
7…FELICISIMO MARTINEZ & CO. – LAPACITA
8…GOOD HEARTS FOOD & INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
9… JAECA’S SPECIALTY FOOD PRODUCTS INC.
10…LAURA’S FOOD PRODUCTS CORPORATION
11…MAGICMELT FOODS INCORPORATED
12…MAX’S BAKESHOP
13…MONDE M.Y. SAN CORP. – CAINTA PLANT
14…MONDE M.Y. SAN CORP. – CALAMBA PLANT
15…MONDE NISSIN CORP. – CEBU PLANT
16…MONDE NISSIN CORP. – STA. ROSA PLANT
17…MONDE NISSIN CORP. – LAGUNA PLANT
18…MORNING STAR MILLING CORPORATION
19…ORICH INTERNATIONAL TRADERS
20…RITZ FOOD PRODUCT CORPORATION
21…SEACHAMP INT’L EXPORT CORPORATION
22…TORTASIA INCORPORATED
23…UNIVERSAL APA CORPORATION
24…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONCAVITE BISCUITS
25…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONLAGUNA
26…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONMANDUE CEBU
27…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONPAMPANGA BISCUITS
28…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONPASIG BLVD.
29…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONROSARIO
30…VIVANICA FOODS INCORPORATED
31…YEAR LUCK FOOD & INDUSTRIAL CORP.
32…YEARLUCK FOOD & INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
33…NESTLE FOODS
34…WHOOL FOODS LAMB
35…COSTCO WHOLESAE LAMB
36…BUTTERBALL TURKEYS
37…KELLOGG’S FOODS
38…ALLIED BAKERY’S
39…PREMIER FOODS PLC
40…Chocolaterie Guylian N.V.
41…Chocolat Milka
42…Beverage Partners Worldwide
43…Dairy Crest
44…DANONE BABY NUTRITION
45…Dolmio
46…Douwe Egberts
47…Great View Ltd T/as Great Food UK
48…GuyLian
49…Haribo GmbH & Co. KG
50…Nv Chocolaterie Guylian
51…Horlicks original
52…Hp Sauce
53…General Mills, Inc.
54…Kingsmill
55…PAI Partners
56…The Blackstone Group L.P.
57…Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
58…Lakeland Dairy Sales Ltd – UK Branc
59…Lewis Pies Ltd
60…marasu
61…Mars, Inc.
62…Chickenland (Pty) Ltd
63…Ovaltine
64…Marlow Foods Limited
65…Refresco Gerber UK
66…Royal Unibrew A/S
67…Snickers
68…The Unilever Group
69…Walls selection
70…Walter Black Foods Ltd
71…Nutella
MORE WHEN I FIND THEM CONTACT THESE COMPAIES AND TELL THEM YOU WILL NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCTS AND YOU WILL TELL ALL WHO LISTEN NOT TO BUY YOUR PRODUCTS
commented 2017-04-17 13:55:45 -0400
Elton Braun, I couldn’t agree more. One avenue to explore is, contact your MP to discuss drafting a private member’s bill. The other thing we can do is ask Rebel Media to work on a series of reports outlining the Canadian Halal Certification scheme and to promote awareness first with viewers and the recommendation to inform family and friends. Be prepared for eye rolling and comments like,“you worry for nothing”.
I asked W5 and Marketplace to do an in-depth investigation and report on their findings almost four years ago, my e-mail with several links to videos and articles went ignored.
commented 2017-04-17 13:47:48 -0400
Fraser thanks for that. As much as I love pork products I don’t mind eating other stuff once in awhile. Seems like there’s not much left to choose from. And I’m sure it will only get worse. Time to go back to the land and grow my own. Maybe I’ll start my own grocery chain and call it Non Halal Foods.
commented 2017-04-17 13:36:51 -0400
Dirk; exactly my point. I’m trying to figure a way to start a campaign to have halal clearly labelled on every product. I suppose we could start with a petition but the problem is like everything else Islamic it’s always under the radar trying not to let people notice. Actually I think a lot of churches might be quite upset about this for a start but everybody is so uninformed. It’s all just creep, creep, creepy.
commented 2017-04-17 13:20:04 -0400
FOR THOSE REBELS WHO WANT TO BOYCOTT HALAL PRODUCTS
ADD TO THIS LIST AS YOU COME ACROSS THEM KNOW WHAT AND WHO TO BOYCOTT
1…KRAFT FOODS
2…CADBURY PRODUCTS
3…CAMBELLS FOODS
4…ANTONIO PUEO INCORPORADA
5…DEALO KOFFEE KLATCH
6…ELCELSION FOOD PRODUCTS
7…FELICISIMO MARTINEZ & CO. – LAPACITA
8…GOOD HEARTS FOOD & INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
9… JAECA’S SPECIALTY FOOD PRODUCTS INC.
10…LAURA’S FOOD PRODUCTS CORPORATION
11…MAGICMELT FOODS INCORPORATED
12…MAX’S BAKESHOP
13…MONDE M.Y. SAN CORP. – CAINTA PLANT
14…MONDE M.Y. SAN CORP. – CALAMBA PLANT
15…MONDE NISSIN CORP. – CEBU PLANT
16…MONDE NISSIN CORP. – STA. ROSA PLANT
17…MONDE NISSIN CORP. – LAGUNA PLANT
18…MORNING STAR MILLING CORPORATION
19…ORICH INTERNATIONAL TRADERS
20…RITZ FOOD PRODUCT CORPORATION
21…SEACHAMP INT’L EXPORT CORPORATION
22…TORTASIA INCORPORATED
23…UNIVERSAL APA CORPORATION
24…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONCAVITE BISCUITS
25…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONLAGUNA
26…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONMANDUE CEBU
27…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONPAMPANGA BISCUITS
28…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONPASIG BLVD.
29…UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATIONROSARIO
30…VIVANICA FOODS INCORPORATED
31…YEAR LUCK FOOD & INDUSTRIAL CORP.
32…YEARLUCK FOOD & INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
33…NESTLE FOODS
34…WHOOL FOODS LAMB
35…COSTCO WHOLESAE LAMB
36…BUTTERBALL TURKEYS
37…KELLOGG’S FOODS
commented 2017-04-17 12:25:15 -0400
@Elton Braun commented 12 hours ago
Thanks for that Tammie; the whole halal thing has always bothered me because how does one know what products are not Halal especially if it’s already prepared food. All halal products should be clearly labelled and I suspect that as prevalent as it is all products that AREN’T halal should be clearly labelled.
Remember Earls steak sourcing deal from creekstone?
All the beef processed was done halal way, labeled or not. So how would you know your steak is halal free? You simply don’t, our food supply is already tainted with these practices
commented 2017-04-17 12:22:37 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, dream on! So, I guess researching something you know little about is out of the question?! Suit yourself….it’s a shame you speak like you are an authority on the subject. I will know to just skip over any comments you make in the future. My time is more valuable than what you decide to contribute.
commented 2017-04-17 12:11:45 -0400
The certification is merely a piece of paper. If the underlying product meets their standards, then they can get it. The rituals mostly surround meat, so if you’re not talking about meat, it’s essentially nothing more than a formality.
commented 2017-04-17 12:06:31 -0400
@ Liza,
Your good muslim is a bad one according to your local hate preacher and that hate book koran.
You have to rip up that book and lock up the hate preachers to get good muslims by our standards
commented 2017-04-17 11:38:04 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, please research Halal Certification schemes/scams and comment. The links I provided in my post is a good place to start. I realize this all takes time, however, informed individuals makes for much more interesting debates; and can lead to learning something very valuable.
Continue researching if you have further questions; or, wish to know why this topic is so much broader than chocolate, alcohol and pork.
commented 2017-04-17 11:18:01 -0400
“Elton Braun commented 11 hours ago
Thanks for that Tammie; the whole halal thing has always bothered me because how does one know what products are not Halal especially if it’s already prepared food. All halal products should be clearly labelled and I suspect that as prevalent as it is all products that AREN’T halal should be clearly labelled. I have no intentions of supporting the satanic death cult of Islam and its violent hate filled culture and terrorism in sny way. As far as I’m concerned halal certified products are dedicated to the devil. "

What does that achieve? In a pinch Kosher will do. Never mind the vast majority of products, anything not of animal origin, for which the distinction is meaningless? No such thing as non-Halal potatoes, unless you spray them with bacon fat or something. Or … in this case, chocolate, which again by its nature is essentially already Halal.

What about the second-generation, more secular ones? They tend not to not really adhere to the dietary restrictions, much as secular Jews tend to be pretty casual about theirs. (one of the guys I go to the bar with on Fridays is Muslim. He drinks and eats pork).

Your “culture wars” are doomed to fail.
commented 2017-04-17 08:41:02 -0400
Canadians falling all over each other to accommodate all this bs. What do you expect from a dumb Liberal government. How’s that Lloyd?
commented 2017-04-17 01:07:46 -0400
Gonna be funny when sharia shuts down abortion clinics, the left will be so dumbfounded.
commented 2017-04-17 01:07:13 -0400
John S you can bend over and be subjugated all you want, i will stand for my freedom , and Islam has been warring against others since long before we were around halfwit. And once again i ask you to explain the Phillipines if you say aggression is the reason they act out.
commented 2017-04-17 01:04:58 -0400
Andrew Halal does not mean no pork , you might try learning what it means. And PRIDE is not a gay word , why can they hijack that?
commented 2017-04-16 23:46:43 -0400
Thanks for that Tammie; the whole halal thing has always bothered me because how does one know what products are not Halal especially if it’s already prepared food. All halal products should be clearly labelled and I suspect that as prevalent as it is all products that AREN’T halal should be clearly labelled. I have no intentions of supporting the satanic death cult of Islam and its violent hate filled culture and terrorism in sny way. As far as I’m concerned halal certified products are dedicated to the devil.
commented 2017-04-16 23:24:29 -0400
Hate to dampen your easter egg hunt Dave but Eggs and rabbits and chicks and the like are rebirth symbolism rife in neolithic paganism, which the first Christian missionaries to Britain used to explain the Christian concepts of spiritual rebirth and resurrection to cultures unacquainted with more evolved spiritual constructs – It worked and got converts even in god forlorn places like Ireland ;-)
commented 2017-04-16 23:09:28 -0400
Fraser McBurney, I don’t mind if you use my post. It takes a bit longer to shop and investigate, but, the initial time spent, is well worth it.
David White, you are absolutely right; we should not fund the enemy! Keep halal out of our homes and write to companies explaining why they will lose business if they continue to pay for halal certification.
commented 2017-04-16 22:51:57 -0400
Thanks TAMMY PZ….You’ve made it easy for ANDREW STEPHENSON and JOHN SICILIANO to learn something if they so desire. I am afraid they will use weasle words and deflection babble as usual,instead of an objective look at what this is actually all about. They just don’t GET it. Why should we fund the enemy, and believe me, they ARE the enemy. OK boys, run me down and try to humiliate me. Don’t care. Keep on believing your garbage. One way or another you will lose in the end.
commented 2017-04-16 22:47:17 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt
THANK YOU FOR YOUR POST AND YOUR LINKS.
IF YOU DON’T MIND I WILL COPY AND POST YOUR ESSAY ON THE HALAL RACKED.
WHEN I’M SHOPPING I TELL AS MANY PEAPLE TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS HALAL RACKED AND BOYCOTT THEM. OUR PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS ARE BETRAYING US.
I WILL E-MAIL EVERY COMPANY THAT HAS FALLEN FOR THIS HALAL RACKED AND I SUGGEST EVERY REBEL DO THE SAME.
REBELS COPY AND PASTE THIS ESSAY AT THE END OF YOUR COMMENTS THE FREE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD HAVE TO WAKE UP.
THANK YOU
commented 2017-04-16 21:58:53 -0400
The Halal Certification movement has been growing world-wide and non-muslim consumers and governments are unwittingly supporting a financial scheme that is a modern day creation. This is happening across Canada, mainstream companies are paying for halal certification, convinced it will make it easier for Muslims to purchase their products and passing off the costs to the majority of Canadians who do not subscribe to or want sharia law imposed on them (they will not complain, they don’t even realize it is happening). The certification fees fund muslim only charities and organizations; and have channeled money to organizations identified as terrorists by our government. Approximately four years ago, I learned Campbell’s have joined the halal certification movement and e-mailed to say I would no longer be purchasing any of the products in the future. I explained that I am a non-muslim who doesn’t want for sharia law to be imposed on me. I further explained that the charities I support are inclusive and I do not donate to terrorist organizations. The Cadbury company has produced and sold halal certified Easter treats for several years now; Muslims wouldn’t be the target consumer… I wrote to Cadbury as well, and Butterball Turkey and several other companies. There is an excellent video which explains why this is a scheme and how all companies should be mandated by law to include the certification symbol on all labels, so that non-muslim consumers can make a choice. I received a response from Campbell’s which the company line was one of making it easier for muslims to choose products in mainstream grocery stores. No response from Cadbury or Butterball Turkey.
How many of our institutions (hospitals; nursing homes; schools and prisons) have halal certified menus?

This video is a few years old, and the original link I had is no longer available on youtube, it was re-posted April 1 2016. Kirralie Smith explains the Halal scam very well. Please take the time to watch the video in it’s entirety.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkqbldge7A

Muslims need clear ingredient labels so that they can determine for themselves whether products are acceptable. There is a website and a handbook that has looked into whether the consumables and medicines etc.. are sharia compliant “lawful” for them to use. We do not need a scheme like halal certification to inform muslims of their options.
There is another video I found on the Halal Monitoring Authority Canada website
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37FlOkW9R5k

I object to halal slaughter and see it as cruelty to animals

Here is WHY non-Muslims should care about the introduction of any halal food into their homes. Halal food contributes to four significant problems – independent of animal cruelty or religious issues.
The first problem is an employment fairness issue. Halal slaughter requires that Muslims perform all halal rituals. The end result is that Muslims begin to “take over” food production jobs of a nation. The second problem is a terrorist funding issue. All halal products require the monetary purchase of halal certification from a major Muslim entity – and some of that money inevitably supports terror efforts against the West. The third problem is a Muslim immigration scam. Evidently, halal slaughter requires Western nations to import halal butchers from Muslim nations. The scam is that the halal butchers QUIT as soon as they receive their Western immigration status – requiring the constant importation of halal butchers from Muslim nations. The fourth problem is that – where Western countries have banned guns but allow knives – halal butchers can use their butchering skills as very effective foot soldiers.

See article below for additional information of halal certification in Quebec, contributing to hamas
http://pointdebasculecanada.ca/muslim-association-of-canada-a-contributor-to-hamas-fund-collector-controls-halal-certification-in-quebec/

Please make your shopping choices carefully. If there is a question as to whether the product is halal certified, check the company website, and contact them to pose the question is your product halal certified? Some companies have decided not to include the certification on the label, but, pay the fees to certify the product.
commented 2017-04-16 20:16:19 -0400
Atokenconservative, it’s still accommodation no one else gets, and you don’t have to be ‘religious right’ as you put it, to say so.
As far as ‘hate-baiting’ is concerned, my disdain is for an arrogant ideology not a people.
commented 2017-04-16 20:14:17 -0400
Let’s put Cadbury totally out of business.