Call for Christians to make official complaints about halaal certification

The chairman of Hamass political bureau, Khalid Mishal, meeting with President Jacob Zuma at Luthuli House. The Muslim Judicial Council, a key beneficiary of profits from halaal certification of food, was one of the main sponsors of the recent Hamas visit to SA. (PHOTO: Itumuleng English —  IOL News)

The coordinator of a national Christian network that focuses on issues pertaining to Islam has has urged Christians to make official complaints to the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) about being forced to buy halaal certified products that fund Islamic expansion in SA.

Making the request in a letter to partners and friends, he says that CRL commissioner Richard Botha says that the commission cannot start officially looking into the matter unless there has been an official complaint. He recommends that people submit their complaints using a form available at . They should send their completed forms to and cc Richard Botha at

Expansion of Islam
He writes that most food products are halaal certified at great expense to companies, resulting in huge profits being generated from predominantly non-Muslims for the expansion of Islam in South Africa.

“I have even heard of Christian businessmen who almost had to close down their businesses as they didn’t want to go the halaal registration route. They had to relent and get halaal certified in order to stay in business.”

He says: “ By doing this [submitting complaints to the CRL Commission] we aren’t being anti-Muslim. We are attacking the issue and not the person (although Muslims will likely take it as a personal attack but that isn’t our intention).”

Endorsing the call for action, Sharon Ellwood, Executive Director for A Night To Honour Israel in South Africa, says the main beneficiary of halaal profits is the Muslim Judicial Council which sponsored the recent visit to South Africa by Islamist terrorist organisation, Hamas.

Hamas and the African National Congress (ANC) signed a memorandum of understanding on October 21,2015, on efforts to bring Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories to an end.

“Inviting Hamas to South Africa should be a great concern to every South African. Even worse is encouraging them to open an office in South Africa which is clearly dangerous on our government’s part and is solely about power and control,” says Ellwood.

She says: “When they wake up, whilst the ANC members at the party’s top might be financially better off individually, it will nevertheless be too late for the country.

“My fear is that with the establishment of a Hamas office, attacks on South African Jews will start as the local Muslim population is radicalised considerably, especially the younger members of the Muslim community who do not have the reservations or maturity of their parents. It won’t just be outspoken high profile Jews targeted, but random attacks aimed at anyone who is Jewish.

“None of this is ultimately good for South Africa, now more than ever we must show our support for Israel and the Jewish Communities in South Africa and let our voices be heard. The God of Israel promises in His Word to bless those who stand with Israel but alas those who do not He promises will bear the brunt of a curse. If our government continues to seek the destruction of Israel, if they continue to not fully support and protect South African Jewry we will continue to spiral out of control: already the cracks are just getting wider and we as a nation are on a down spiral.”

The Hamas visit to South Africa and fraternisation with the ANC was also condemned in an October 20 media statement by African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) MP Cherollyn Dudley, which says “Hamas, like Boko Haram and Al Shabab, is an Islamist extremist movement committed to extending the global Islamic Caliphate through radical violent means to every inch of Israel and beyond. In the kind of state it envisages, there would be no room for the human values of democracy, freedom of religion and gender equality”.

Dudley criticised the Government for its silence on recent Hamas terror attacks on Jewish people and its calls for “ongoing deadly attacks on Jewish people”.

“While the ACDP recognizes that Hamas is the guest of the ANC and not the Government, in the face of on-going vicious attacks and incitement to violence against Israeli People by Hamas – Government’s failure to condemn the violence creates the perception that violence and incitement to violence is condoned and even applauded!

“The ideology, values, aims and strategies of Hamas are out of sync with the stated principles of the ANC, as embodied in the Freedom Charter. At its recent National General Council, the ANC reaffirmed its support for a negotiated, two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hamas, by contrast, does not support, nor has it ever supported, the creation of an independent Palestinian state co-existing in peace alongside Israel. Instead, its charter explicitly stipulates that no negotiated settlement is possible in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians with Jihad being the only solution.

“Hamas makes no apology for wanting to destroy Israel altogether on grounds of race and religion,” she says.


  1. Recently I attended an open day for a pre school to place my son. What caught me off guard was that the school which is on the same grounds as a church who control the school finances, only serve halaal food as they had 2 muslim children

  2. Let’s boycott halall products.

  3. The link that is supposed to take me to the form is wrong. It takes me here:

    Could you please fix it?

  4. Maggie Steinmann

    It has become very clear, that we are already in a religious war as Christians against Muslims. We need to stand up and die for our convictions. I believe God will rescue us if we turn our face to Him once again. Please ask the Holy Spirit to dwell in you and give the wisdom of what you will need, when the time comes. NOW IS THE TIME. God bless you

    • It is indeed good to stand for our convictions. We do however need to distinguish between Muslims and Islam. Islam is a false religion that incites violence and is implicated in much terrorism: we should not be manipulated by its agenda. Muslims are people who God loves and they are the chief victims of Islam: we should love them and introduce them to Christ.

  5. While I have no issue with eating halaal food (in terms of Mark 7:13), the issue is regarding what Halaal certification is funding, and also that businesses are essentially being held to ransom to have halaal certification for less than 5% of the SA population. That seems disproportionate.

  6. Sacry stuff albeit we know that God is in control. We have to be much stronger as Christians to show our suppport for Jews and our faith in our belief. Muslims are quite simply bull dozing ahead in the world at large with their missinformed ideologies with virtually 100% support. We as Christians cannot blame anybody else for this expansion of Halaal and the evil that comes with it. May God our Father give us the courage to speak out boldly and truthfully. Amen.

  7. Andre the complaints form won’t load. Can you please fix it?