Labor senator ‘Sam’ Dastyari is a shiite agitprop, or, if you prefer, a da’awa gigolo from Iran. His family ‘migrated’ to Australia after the Islamic revolution in 1979, with a view to spread shiite Islam according to the Ayatollah Khomeini, who said “We shall export our revolution to the whole world. Until the cry ‘There is no god but Allah’ resounds over the whole world, there will be struggle…”
‘So what’ was the eloquent response from Senator Dastyari, who stated the day previously that concerns about halal certification were ‘racist’ dog whistling:
So what if Australia becomes like Soddy Barbaria?
“So what if all chicken in Australia is halal slaughtered. So what.”
The question was not really a question. It was a statement. And, I must admit, I was a little taken aback by it.
Here I was sitting in a Senate inquiry into halal certification, putting forward the case for freedom. And here was an Australian Senator remarking that he did not see a problem if every single chicken in Australia was sacrificed to Allah in accordance with Sharia law. As such, this Senator was putting forward the case for submission.
So let’s be clear.
Sharia law is Saudi Arabia’s greatest cultural export. And when we adopt Sharia law, whether it be officially or merely just in practice, Australia becomes a little more like Saudi Arabia and a little less like the Western civilisation that made this nation great.
‘So what’, ‘who cares’, ‘don’t you worry about that’ or even just ‘she’ll be right’ is not the way that a democratic society should respond to the imposition of this totalitarian legal system. But that’s what we’re getting.
So here’s the so what.
If all food in Australia is produced in accordance with Sharia law, it would mean that all Australians are forced into culinary Sharia compliance.
It would mean that Islam reigned supreme at the dinner table. And at café on the corner. And at the pie stand at the footy.
And if all food outlets were halal certified, it would mean no more bacon. No more Christmas ham. No more licensed restaurants. The bottle shop would go. And that is exactly what the halal certifiers are trying to achieve. They want a nation where those who believe that Sharia law is God’s law feel right at home – and in our own homes too:
So a halal certified Australia would mean that Australia as we know it ceases to exist. Melbourne might still be called Melbourne, but it would be more like Mecca than the city we know today. South Australia would be a new version of Saudi Arabia. That’s the so what.
Furthermore, if Islam reigned supreme over all the food we eat, then there is no reason to believe that we would be free from Islam anywhere else either. After all, halal is not about food. It’s about imposing a way of life: a complete Islamic system that dictates everything from how one should go to the toilet (thou shalt not quote from the Koran while taking a bath and nor shalt thou turn thy back on Mecca when answering the call of nature outdoors) all the way through to how the imam should pray for rain (his arms should be lifted so that the whiteness of his armpits is visible).
Of course, Sharia doesn’t limit itself to inane rituals and nor is it about the peripheral activities of a fringe minority group in Australia. It regulates every aspect of life, from the minutiae to the major.
As such, this complete system of Sharia has a bit to say about marriage. For instance, women are not to consent to marriage. That’s a job for their guardians because, according Islamic jurisprudence, a woman is ‘partially unable to choose her best-suited husband’.
And this Sharia system has a lot more to say about jihad, or the waging of war for Allah. In fact, waging war to subjugate the unbeliever is the topic that Islamic scripture fixates on more than any other.
This excerpt from Volume 1 of Islamic Jurisprudence by Dr Salih al Fawzan sums up nicely this most prominent of topics: