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A local butcher shop in South Australia has refused to change its shopfront signage despite being told by the Ad Standards it was “inciting hatred” towards Islamic people.
The Valley Butchers in Adelaide became the subject of a complaint to Ad Standards after the shop owners put up a sign that read “non halal certified” on the front of their store, surrounded by smaller stickers of kangaroos and emus.
A complaint over the signage said it “pokes fun of a specific group of people based on religious belief”.
“It is very intentional and obvious,” the complaint continued. “Jokes like this on a public shopfront perpetuate a culture of vilification towards religious minorities that results in harm towards them.”
Valley Butchers defended itself to Ad Standards, saying the sign intended “no malice” towards the community and was simply intended to inform people they didn’t sell halal-certified products.
The business owners explained they’d put the sign in place after receiving a large volume of queries from customers about whether or not their products were halal certified.
But the judgment panel took issue with the sign’s wording and the use of Australian animals, saying it gave the impression Islamic people might not be welcome inside the store.
“Using the phrase ‘non halal certified’ in conjunction with imagery of Australian animals was a suggestion that Islamic dietary practices are not Australian,” the panel said in their judgment, which was handed down in August.
A majority of the panel also ruled the signage gave “a strong impression that people of a certain religion or ethnicity might not be welcome in the store”.
“Had the sign stated ‘not halal approved’ or ‘unfortunately, non halal’ this would be less likely to have been considered discriminatory or vilifying signage,” the Ad Standards panel concluded.
The business has since changed the sign so it now reads “not halal certified” instead of “non halal certified” but is refusing to remove the images of the emus and kangaroos, according to The Daily Mail.
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: randomtangentsrme
I pray humanity regains it's sanity before my children are adults. I suspect it will.
I doubt it - these wars are cleverly designed. Winner take all in the new century.
"enjoy you enslavement"
originally posted by: Breakthestreak
Offending Christians: perfectly acceptable. In fact, OPENLY SUPPORTED by the ENTIRE “left”
NOT offending islam but being falsely accused of it: OUTRAGE by the “left”
Pathetic? Yes, it is.
(“All priests should be suspected of pedophilia”, a cry I’ve heard many times in this site. Even though “rape culture” describes Islam with 100% accuracy”