Why 'Halal Tax' Conspiracy Theories are So Hard to Stomach
Shakira Hussein, McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Centre for Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Asia Institute at The University of Melbourne. The message of the campaign against halal certification is that Muslims are not welcome here. Their presence makes Australian society gag, and so they must be vomited from the body politic.
On Easter Saturday, Shakira Hussein attended a rally in Melbourne's Federation Square - one of sixteen "Reclaim Australia" rallies held across Australia to protest against what the organisers described as "halal tax, Sharia law and Islamisation."
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