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    The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) Commission has been flooded with letters from Christian consumers complaining that most food and beverages in their supermarkets are certified halaal, with some saying they don’t want to eat or drink anything “sacrificed to idols”.

    Complaints received by the CRL against supermarkets and Muslim halaal-certification authorities show some Christians are furious about the prevalence of halaal-certified food in grocery stores and restaurants, claiming it violates their right to freedom of choice.

    Documents City Press obtained show that some Christian consumers have laid complaints with the commission against supermarkets, including Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Checkers, Woolworths and Food Lovers Market, food manufacturers and restaurants, as well as the SA National Halaal Authority (Sanha), National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT), Islamic Council of SA and the Muslim Judicial Council.

    Christian consumers complain they are forced to buy halaal goods and are “manipulated” into funding Islam.
    https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/N...aal-20180401-2
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    Next thing bacon gets removed

    Think about that for a second

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    I've never seen people as intolerant as religious people.
    Yeah whatever mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerIsNotGood... View Post
    Next thing bacon gets removed

    Think about that for a second
    Oh so you're saying SANHA and co. will want to certify "an entire store" halaal ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForceFate View Post
    I've never seen people as intolerant as religious people.
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Traveller View Post
    Oh so you're saying SANHA and co. will want to certify "an entire store" halaal ?
    Like KFC?

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    Customers who do not wish to buy food that has been certified for religious purposes can find alternatives in our stores.
    That's a lie.

    “The majority of our non-Muslim customers are not offended in any way by halaal certification.
    Most customers have no objection to halaal or kosher certification symbols on the products they buy.”
    And they know this how ?
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    they (criminals ) are just trying to make a living .

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Traveller View Post
    Oh so you're saying SANHA and co. will want to certify "an entire store" halaal ?
    Hasn't that happened with Burger King?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post
    Like KFC?
    The only issue I have with certification is cost, whether Halaal or kosher.
    Yeah whatever mate

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    Foodstuffs and restaurants in Sa definitely do seem to have a far greater Halaal/Kosher certifications than places like the US or Eu, why is that especially considering what a small part of the population these 2 groups are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    Hasn't that happened with Burger King?
    Burger King in SA has always been halaal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    Hasn't that happened with Burger King?
    The whole of Vangate mall in Athlone is halaal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by member2204 View Post
    Burger King in SA has always been halaal.
    And that's the problem with Muslims. They want others to accommodate them, but they won't do the same to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikkop View Post
    The whole of Vangate mall in Athlone is halaal.
    Can't be, Pick n Pay says they always stock non-halaal alternatives.
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    No I'm sorry I also object to being forced to eat Halaal and Kosher - although Kosher is less invasive. My basic objection is animal rights. I don't like how the animals are slaughtered and not subject to the same anti-cruelty laws (such as they are) as other meat.

    As for non-meat items - why must they be certified? Why must pasta and cereal and whatever be certified? People are free to practice their religion but don't impose your faith on me when I don't follow it. I don't care what faith it is. If the purple potato worshipers wanted to force their purple potato beliefs on me I would object just as strongly.

    Please have kosher and halaal products in stores - clearly marked - that is freedom of religion, but imposing restrictions on EVERYONE is not freedom -that is oppression.

    You cannot buy a single product in this country that is not marked Halal and Parev - and I object to that. Freedom of religion does not give them the right to have their beliefs take precedence over every other person who do not share the same beliefs (or any beliefs). It isn't a religious debate of mine over yours, but that yours does NOT get to have everything their way.

    It is impossible for anyone to actually choose NOT to buy halaal or parev - every last item in stores is certified. Bread, butter, cereal, jam, chips, pasta, flour, sugar ... everything. And that isn't right.

    They have the right to have their own products - but I equally have the right NOT to buy those products and MY choice has been taken away but a very small minority who everyone ****s in their pants to avoid offending. Just leave MY food alone.

    And if the manufacturers are doing it because it is easier to certify the whole product line than do separate products - tough **** - NOT my problem if you follow a minority religion that makes it **** hard to buy food.

    It IS however YOUR problem if you impose your beliefs on people who have nothing whatsoever to do with your faith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForceFate View Post
    I've never seen people as intolerant as religious people.
    Word. When they're not allowed to discriminate against others they'll complain about intolerance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Xarog View Post
    So you only believe things you can prove, huh?
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    I should listen more to what an Indian on an internet forum says Christianity is and isn't.

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