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12:59 pm, December 27th, 2016 - 37 comments
Categories: australian politics, International, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: halaal, pauline hanson
Someone with a terrific sense of humour sent Pauline Hanson a halaal branded container of Vegemite for Christmas.
Originally I thought she accepted the gift in the humour it was intended and was playing along.
— Pauline Hanson (@PaulineHansonOz) December 22, 2016
And maybe she is having a big deep chuckle at our expense but it looks like she has gone more than a bit weird on the issue.
From the Brisbane Courier Post:
ONE Nation Leader Pauline Hanson has stopped buying Vegemite – the nation’s unofficial breakfast spread – to protest against its Halal certification.
The Federal Senator is angry at Mondelez International, which makes Vegemite, for bowing down to political correctness and paying for Halal certification.
Senator Hanson told The Courier-Mail that the certification was a “rort”, was driving businesses bankrupt because they needed to pay tens of thousands of dollars for the certification and there were beliefs some of the cash for certification was funding terrorism.
“I eat it, I love my Vegemite, but I won’t buy it,’’ Senator Hanson said. “We don’t need it (Halal certification) here. The whole concept is just a tax on businesses and Australians.”
I think all progressives should respond by going out and buying a jar of vegemite. But be careful. Maybe Pauline is right. Maybe Australia’s favourite breakfast food is nothing more than a front for the undermining of the Western way of life by forces opposed to the christian way.