I must admit to being late to this particular religion-bashing frenzy. Seriously, people, where does this idea that 'halal certification funds terrorism' come from?
How does it compare with "the Catholic Church funds terrorism" cries in the 1970s when the IRA was blowing up all sorts of people and places?
How does it compare to all the other potential 'funders of terrorism' - like (as has been pointed out) oil? Don't forget where the vast majority of 9/11 attackers originated - and it was neither Afghanistan nor Iraq, but one of the West's biggest 'allies' in the Middle East.
The reason that this thread gets me so furious, though, is that it has a nasty odour of racism. I'm not accusing any individual 'contributor', but how would a young Muslim who has grown up in Australia and in the faith feel if they read the things said here about their religion? These are people who are bullied at school because of their faith, maligned by politicians who find that fear is a great way to get attention, and feel alienated from the society in which they grew up because we push them away! It is very easy to see how someone in that situation might be easily enticed into doing something against a world that so obviously hates them! It is harder for me to understand how so many manage to cope with the garbage we heap on an entire group of people just because of the tiniest minority within that group - but they do, and we should be trying to help them rather than denigrate them at every turn.
This is a forum to assist your fellow consumers, not to spread vitriol and lies about strangers.