Sometimes intolerance can be so wildly nonsensical that you can only laugh. Thursday in the Australian parliament Luke Simpkins, Liberal MP from Western Australia, sounded a warning* about the sinister implications of unwittingly eating meat from animals that had been slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law.
“Mohammed, the prophet of Islam—as reported in the Hadith, the traditions of Islam, the book second only to the Koran—talked of how Islam would be furthered to those parts of the world that had not yet embraced it. He reportedly said, ‘The non-believers will become Muslims when, amongst other things, they eat the meat that we have slaughtered.’ This is one of the key aspects to converting nonbelievers to Islam.”
“By having Australians unwittingly eating halal food we are all one step down the path towards the conversion, and that is a step we should only make with full knowledge and one that should not be imposed upon us without us knowing.”
If Mr. Simpkins is right, we probably should stay away from the Hebrew National hot dogs sold at Costco snack bars and at street vendors. They could make you Jewish. But what about the stands operated by Muslims that sell both halal and kosher meats? They probably turn you into a half-breed. Or a Jewslim
(Thanks to Islamophobia Today for reporting this.)
*Scroll to page 75 to find Mr Simpkins’s remarks in the Australian House of representatives