|Tricky! The halal certification is obviously in invisible ink.|
Look closely at the pic.
Can you see a halal certification logo?
Nor can I, but then I'm aged and half blind. Younger members of my immediate family couldn't find one either, on either of the labels on this excellent bottle of Jacob's Creek Shiraz I enjoyed the other day.
Yet that paragon of truth and virtue, the Halal Choices Facebook page, was active not so long ago encouraging wine drinkers to boycott Jacob's Creek wines because someone, somewhere, alleged they were halal certified.
Now, given that devout Muslims don't drink alcohol, and that there is no logo apparent on the label, that allegation seems, to put it politely, bizarre.
That same Facebook page had, however a fair head of steam up with declarations, calumny and xenophobic rants continuing unabated.
Bottom line is, when bigotry, ignorance and hate are the driving forces, reality and common sense don't stand a chance.
It does, however, have a funny side.