A friend posted a news article to me few days back, of which the title really caused my sleepy eyes to open widely – “Halal meat converting Aussies: MP“
In the news, a WA Liberal MP – Mr Simpkins told the Parliament, “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.”
He tabled a petition demanding that all Halal meat be clearly identified, complaining people could not buy meat for their “Aussie barbecue” without the influence of the “minority religion”. [read more]
Duh! Does it make sense?
I scanned through the news multiple times. Did I miss something? How could it be possible for a western-and-science-minded person to make such statement in public? I would say that his speech is irrelevant. Other people might think so too. But… there might be groups of people who might believes in what he says although it is unacceptable by a sane mind. Yes, the islamophobics. Could it be just a propaganda – a reason to abolish the rights to have slaughtered meat/Halal food available, and freedom to practice the religion in the countries which Muslims are minorities?
Well, perhaps I think too much. Or perhaps because it really does not make sense. Just like the ‘holy water converting people to Christianity’ does not make sense to me.