The Sinhalese Buddhist majority in
Sri Lanka call for a Halal Boycott
Following the Government Minister raising his voice against the Halal Certification racket in SriLanka on 14th February, the Sinhalese Buddhist majority in Sri Lanka has called for the abolition of the Muslim halal system of certifying foods & other goods and said NO to any new Mosques. There is now a Halal Crisis in Sri Lanka with a call to take action and to SAY NO TO HALAAL.
Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is a naturally beautiful island off the Southern tip of India.
Until May 2009, when the government forces seized the last area controlled by Tamil Tiger rebels, the people had experienced a long and bitter civil war for more than 25 years which arose out of ethnic tensions between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamil minority in the northeast. The violence killed more than 70,000 people, damaged the economy and harmed tourism in one of South Asia’s potentially most prosperous societies.
The Buddhist majority in the country are peace-loving and fair-minded, but it is vital not to hurt their feelings or insult other faiths.
They abhor the halal ritual slaughter which Muslims insist is necessary to produce halal meat. This outdated 7th Century Ritual Slaughter seems unnecessarily cruel to livestock in 21st Century Sri Lanka, but muslims insist that the Muslim way of slaughter is the best and they say that the animals get no feeling when the jugular vein of the neck is cut and the blood flows from the body… Muslims believe that immediately after the cut , the whole body of the animal will get numb and it will not feel any pain. Muslims are against stunning the animal, because they say that the blood will still be there and the animal will suffer. However a four year Dialrel Study carried out by Veterinary Scientists from many countries of Europe found the opposite is true and they concluded that halal ritual slaughter causes unnecessary suffering.
The publication of that Scientific Paper is here and is entitled ‘Veterinary Concerns’
Buddhist monk Kirama Wimala Jothi has urged Sri Lanka’s non-Muslim majority to boycott any product with the halal label and asked the government to outlaw Islamic clerics issuing such certification.
A Facebook Group called SAY NO TO HALAL in SRI LANKA has now been set up with a growing following here…
SAY NO TO HALAAL
Then on 14th February, Sri Lanka Minister of Research and Technology Patali Champika Ranawaka, requested that all halal food producers remove the halal certificate. He warned that his Party, Sinhala Buddhist Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) would take action unless the producers of halal heed their demand.
Muslims say that from their perspective there’s nothing wrong if Christians or Buddhist will eat halal foods. It’s just a matter of choice if you like it or not; but if you outlaw the selling of halal products, then that’s another matter. You are depriving the people of their freedom to choose.
Conversely, the halal certification process is now seen as a violation of the Rights of the Majority who want traditional foods and food services. The Sinhalese majority do not want different products in the market for different groups, because they say this will cause social segregation on religious lines.
It seems clear that halal certification isolates the Muslims followers of Islam from Sri Lankan society, creates tension and challenges the traditional Sri Lankan food culture.
COLOMBO: A new hardline Sinhalese Buddhist group in Sri Lanka has called for the complete abolition of the Muslim halal system of certifying foods and other goods.
The Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Strength Force, also said foreign propagators of religions should leave the country within a month.
Yesterday thousands of Sinhalese supporters of the Buddhist majority attended a rally in a suburb of the capital, Colombo…
The United National Party (UNP) urged The President to make his personal opinion known to the public on the matter of the Halal Certificates and to take action to remove them.
Youth activists at the rally wore T-shirts denouncing the Muslim halal method of slaughtering animals to eat.
They reject halal products & services and the creeping Islamification of their country eg. a Mosque has been built in Dambulla, which is considered by many to be a sacred Buddhist area. The prime minister ordered the mosque’s relocation on Sunday, following an attack on the mosque on Friday by hardline Buddhists, including monks and all this amid a rising religious tension in the country. The Buddhist Sinhalese make up three-quarters of Sri Lanka’s 20 million population.
Muslims make up less than 10% of the population , but the majority are seeing a rise in halal certified products. This unwanted over-production of halal products & services is considered by the majority to be threatening their culture and their valued traditions. There is a gradual increase in halal restaurants and Markets and we have even found that Muslims have started to export Halal Fish to the UK from a halal supplier called Ceylon Fisheries Limited via their fully operational processing plant at Tudella, Ja-Ela, Negombo, Sri Lanka.
The increasing halal trade within Sri Lanka is completely unacceptable to the majority, so Sinhalese leaders have now called for a boycott of halal meat and demanded shops clear their stocks by April, according to the AFP news agency reports.
Now the The leading Muslim religious leaders’ group, the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama, has warned against violence threatened by striking Muslims – they have called for Muslims to fast instead. Muslims have now gone on strike in eastern Sri Lanka which have left schools, government offices, buses and the public market all shut after that decree from the main mosque.
ABC Radio Australia have produced this article entitled:
Sri Lankan monks launch halal meat boycott
BBC News ASIA has produced a VIDEO with this article entitled:
Sri Lanka hardline group calls for halal boycott
The Emirates have produced this article entitled:
Buddhist monks demand halal boycott
BOYCOTT HALAL call for International support & recognition that Non-Islamic Nations of the World have a right to protect their unique identities, uphold their values, but most importantly preserve their traditional food chain from a stealth takeover of halal products & services.
Surely we do not have to actually fight to stop the imposition of 7th Century barbaric halal Ritual Slaughter along with all that halal certification entails.
Animals deserve respect and so do the wishes of all the different unique indigenous populations of the world.
The outcome was that the Government shut down the ACJU Halal Certification Authority.
Then a new Halal Authority was formed under Government control, but also with access to guidance from the Muslim Community Leaders.
ACJU = All Ceylon Jamiyvathul Ulama – was Shut Down.
The new Halal Authority under Government control is the HAC
HAC = Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Limited.
The HAC has now been recognised as a bonafide halal authority by the WHFC
WHFC = World Halal Food Council.
However, it is the Right of those who are Not Followers of Islam to still choose to Reject Halal Certified products in Sri Lanka – which is what they do.
Halal Certification strengthens Islam, because all the funds from the sale of halal certificates, fund Islamic ends.
We Boycott Halal in Sri Lanka