According to their website, “Restaurants Canada members comprise 30,000 businesses in every segment of the industry, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and their suppliers. We work on their behalf with all levels of government in support of a strong restaurant industry that contributes jobs, investment, and a wide range of culinary choices to communities across the country.”
In their recent blog, they encourage Canadian restaurants to cater to the Halal demand in Canada. Their reasoning is simple. The Muslim population in Canada is significant.
“Labelling Muslims as a “minority group” is a mistake. According to Statistics Canada data, there are an estimated 1.4 million Muslims in Canada, mostly concentrated in a few urban centres.”
In other words, there is money to be made.
Halal certification has come under fire frequently for concerns of possible ties to funding terrorism.
Watch dog group Point de Bascule has written several articles concerning Halal certification, the alleged connection to the Muslim Brotherhood via the Muslim Association of Canada. They also reveal an Islamic cleric’s view on Halal. — “The Grand Mufti of Bosnia Herzegovina, Dr Mustafa Ceric urged the Muslim Ummah to conquer the world through Halal movement as Halal means pure and hygiene and non-Muslim world has no hesitation to accept it.”
We see the concerning connection between MAC and their involvement with halal, their support of terrorist organizations and their overall Islamist views.
MAC (Muslim Association of Canada) publicly supported Hamas and transferred money to its fund collector in Canada for ten years
MAC controls the Association des viandes halal (AVH)
MAC promotes a subversive program hostile to individual freedoms
MAC publicly supported Hamas and transferred money to its fund collector in Canada for ten years
MAC and Lazhar Aissaoui’s Dar al-Iman Institute have received money from an organization that funded al-Qaida
MAC frequently invites Munir El-Kassem as speaker although he was a leader of a WICS’ substructure, an organization set up by Gaddafi to fund international terrorism and further the Islamization of non-Muslim countries
In 2011, MAC hosted two Islamist preachers condemned by the Quebec National Assembly for their homophobic and anti-women discourse
Two teachers at MAC-run Abraar School in Ottawa praise a pupil’s essay about killing Jews
MAC endorses Youssef Qaradawi (Muslim Brotherhood)
In 2015, the Toronto Sun wrote an exposé on MAC and it’s ties to militant groups.
There has also been much concern about the recent exposure of inhumane halal slaughter done in Canada. The Globe and Mail produced an article in September 2018 that spoke to this, as well as a well researched article by blogger Diane Weber Bederman about farm halal slaughter that took place in Alberta. What precipitated the above articles is the halal slaughter of a cow in Milton, Ontario, which shocked many Canadians.
Is Restaurants Canada aware of the concerns about halal certification and possible terrorism ties? Are they aware of the inhumane slaughter practices? Should they be encouraging restaurants in Canada to cater to the halal contingent? Valid questions.