In Sunday’s show, Matt and Tracie answered some questions about Islam. Afterwards, we got this email from Australia:
A very good show up until the subject of Islam and whether or not it is a threat to the USA constitution.
I just don’t know what it will take to wake you guys up on the subject of Islam. It is a direct threat to secularism, the constitution and freedoms everywhere. That you think just because their small numbers means they are no threat to you – well that’s very scary and sad to hear. That is the very same thinking that has allowed them to further infiltrate societies in most nations.
From little things big things grow. Islam is highly adept at propogating power right under the noses of the public – yet out of sight.
Example?..ok, check this site out, I can personally attest to the accuracy of the info therin:
I strongly urge you all to sign up for her newsletter.
The letter continues, but since I mainly want to comment on this “Halal Choices” website, I’m stopping it there.
I checked out the site. I even watched the video. I have to say it was just about the dumbest piece of propaganda masquerading as news I have seen in weeks. I looked up “Today Tonight” and it sounds to me like they are a notorious puff journalism show, like a cross between our Fox News and “The National Enquirer.”
So stop me if I’m misunderstanding the issue here. Muslims have special dietary considerations, exactly like Jews. Jews care if their food is “Kosher” and Muslims care if their food is “Halal.” You and I care about neither.
Since Muslims, like all Australian citizens, have money, and food companies would like to get some of that money, they have decided — voluntarily, with neither coercion nor government funding — that it would be in their interest to pay a certification board to check out their product and say “Yep, this food is cool for Muslims to eat.” By doing so, they convince Muslims that they have a good product, which means they sell more food, which means they increase their profits. Yay capitalism!
Again, all this sounds exactly like companies putting the “kosher” label on their food in order to get more Jewish business. And also more business from gullible people who think that “kosher” somehow means “healthy,” which it doesn’t, but who cares? I am neither convinced to buy kosher products nor discouraged from buying them. The pickles are pretty good.
So a group of “concerned citizens,” who sound about as stable as Tea Party members here in the US, have banded together to say “Fuck Muslims! If they put out labels saying this food is okay for them to eat, I hereby boycott this food, because I do not eat Muslim food!” Which sounds borderline racist to me, quite frankly, but hey. Free market, their choice.
I just missed the part where I should actually give a shit either way.