STICKERS being sold by a One Nation candidate have been condemned by Multicultural Affairs Minister Glen Elmes as “offensive, grotesque and designed to inflame hatred”. Mr Elmes said the candidate ran a racist website through which people were encouraged to purchase stickers carrying the slogan: ‘Beware! Halal food funds terrorists’.
Even better, Mike Holt, a ‘One Nation’ political candidate is selling the stickers online. As soon as I finish posting this, I am ordering a bunch.
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AU NEWS (h/t Gerald P) An alleged food contamination scare involving one of Australia’s favourite foods has exposed a One Nation candidate’s anti-Muslim campaign. A jar of Nestle coffee was found with its seal broken and a sticker saying “Beware! Halal food funds terrorists” in aisle four of Woolworths supermarket at Underwood, south of Brisbane, earlier this month. Two tins of Milo, also produced by Nestle, were found with the same stickers but the seals were not broken.
The supermarket immediately alerted Queensland Health and police which launched a joint investigation. Scientific tests by Queensland Health found that while the seal was broken there was nothing to indicate it had been deliberately damaged. The tests also found the coffee had not been contaminated.
The police investigation culminated in the arrest of a 27-year-old Kingston woman who will front the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Friday charged with one count of product contamination.
A basic internet search of the stickers found on the Nestle products shows it can be purchased from Restore Australia whose CEO is Mike Holt, the One Nation Party’s candidate for the federal seat of Fairfax. Mr Holt, who co-founded the organisation and is based on the Sunshine Coast, said on the website Restore Australia was a non-political organisation wanting to restore power to the people.
While Mr Holt defended his website today to 7News, the head of Queensland’s Muslim community said he was left “speechless” and condemned the website. The Restore Australia website states the money raised from the sale of the stickers – three sheets for $10.94 from within Australia and $17.44 for international orders – will help cover the costs of his election campaign.
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“Nestle has decided to fight back against our anti-halal sticker campaign by having a 19-year-old girl in Brisbane arrested for ‘product tampering’. Alleging that she put an anti-Halal sticker on one of their jars of coffee and then opened it,” Restore Australia said. “Nestle has just… shot themselves in the foot. Instead of doing the right thing and stop selling us out to Islam, they have decided to pick on a young woman and take her to court.”
Halal signifies food has been prepared in accordance with Islamic Law. Thousands of products sold in Australia are certified Halal.
“The biggest problem for many Aussies is the growing number of products that now carry the Halal logo, or that are certified Halal. Products that are not even processed or eaten now carry the Halal certification. And we are asking why?,” according to the site. Mr Holt said fighting Halal certification will help him get into Parliament and table a bill to amend laws given Australian power to start referendums as opposed to politicians.
“The Australian people should be able to vote in a referendum on whether we want to pay a Halal tax or not,” according to the website. Mr Holt told 7News that he stood by his website and that Muslims were ‘forcing a Halal tax on us’ through certification and the funds raised money for terrorism overseas.
In response to Mr Yusuf’s comments, Mr Holt said, “I hope he stays speechless. He hasn’t got a leg to stand on. We are not fighting against the people. We do not want Islam in Australia”.