Sunday, February 10, 2013
Don’t confuse “Halal” certification with Islam as it disrespects the religion.
There are millions of workers Muslim and not who eat together all over the world in Company Canteens provided by their employers, that are NOT halal certified, not necessarily owned by Muslim bosses who do not believe they are breaking their religious obligations. If you say Muslims should eat separately with food prepared by Muslims and which conform to their religion rules, then you immediately create a sense of alienation, of divisiveness and finally to discrimination. We must be inclusive, integrate, live and work in harmony together as people of one earth, no matter what our personal beliefs are. No one has exclusive rights on earth over any other!
For those who misunderstand, I am not questioning Islam, I am questioning 'Certification' and the future fallout, especially in Sri Lanka which will affect religious harmony and tolerance.