Almost two years ago this website broke the news that the Australian Army was going halal certified.
Half of all combat ration pack configurations were to be prepared in accordance with Islamic dietary requirements, even though there were only about 100 Muslims in the entire 50,000+ strong Defence Force. Four menus were to contain meat that had been certified as sacrificed to Allah. The other were two were to be vegetarian options that are naturally halal anyway.
Just so you know, under the new ration plan which was supposedly designed to combat ‘menu fatigue’, ordinary Diggers have less choice of ordinary meals than before. That’s how diversity works.
The media frenzy regarding the halal-certified Army prompted a back down of sorts from the Chief of Army, who wrote on the Defence website in early 2016 that:
Combat ration packs currently used by the ADF are not prepared to halal or kosher specifications.
Of course, he was right. At the time rations were not halal or kosher.
Now they are halal but I have not yet seen any kosher packs kicking around.
And not just halal, but distinctly Arabic as well. These rations were handed out to infantry Diggers this week and you can see the halal-certified processed cheese can with Arabic labelling below:
Shortly afterwards my phone lit up.
Diggers are insulted by halal-certified rations. And they are outraged that they’re being fed them with Arabic language plastered all over the packs.
They’re also miffed that the cheese they’re eating is certified halal by an organisation that admits it funnels certification fees overseas to build mosques in Indonesia.
That’s bad enough, but to make matters worse our military is now so politically-correct that it is producing rations that the enemy can read but our own soldiers cannot.
I think that’s a world first.
Soldiers want to be soldiers and they want their commanders to get on with the job of leading an army. Unfortunately, they’re stuck with a bunch of social justice warriors who are more interested in sex-change operations and halal certification.
No wonder morale within the Australian Defence Force and especially the Army is so low. Defence’s own internal surveys have found that about half of all soldiers have lost confidence in their generals and political masters. They don’t think the top brass makes effective strategic decisions:
Every second Digger thinks the generals and Ministers are duds.
And they’re right.
Marise Payne is not providing the leadership required of the Minister for Defence. Instead she’s missing in action, hunkered down in a bunker in Canberra with a bunch of PC bureaucrats.
She must go.
And so must the halal rations.
We’ve embraced insanity so strongly that we are now catering for the dietary requirements of a community that has sent more of its sons to fight for the Islamic State than to join the Australian Defence Force.
And it’s just embarrassing that the hierarchy of the military has just given new life to the phrase immortalised by the Simpsons: cheese eating surrender monkeys…