Sanha and the BCCSA Debacle

Tuesday, January 14 2014 Written by Administrator  


The Muslim community will recall that Mufti A.K.Hoosen had mauled SANHA with the Haqq. By having stated unambiguously that the chickens halaalized by the Carrion Cabal are HARAAM CARRION, the Carrion Cabal was sent reeling in a drunken stupor of confusion and desperation. With their mental equilibrium disturbed, the Navlakhi-Lockhat carrion clique sought the urgent assistance of the non-Muslim forum, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA).

An issue  which besides being a stupid non-issue, and which had to be solved  by Muslims themselves as proposed by Mufti A.K.Hoosen, was taken by SANHA to the non-Muslim BCCSA forum for relief. The relief which the Carrion Cabal sought was a public apology to be aired by Mufti A.K.Hoosen over the air waves. The plot was to humiliate him, and in the pursuit of this despicable objective, the Carrion Cabal manipulated four students of Mufti A.K.Hoosen. The Navlakhi-Lockhat carrion clique had compelled these four spineless Kilaab students to turn treacherously against their Ustaadh (Mufti A.K.Hoosen) by signing a letter of condemnation which was sent to the radio station.

Since the apology was not forthcoming, the Carrion Cabal turned to the non-Muslim BCCSA for assistance. Having realized their contemptible blunder, the Carrion Cabal is now trying to wriggle out from its own najaasat (baul and baraaz) by issuing a flabby LIE. In its CARRION LIE, the Carrion Clique spins: “SANHA has not taken Mufti AK Hoosen to the BCCSA. SANHA has simply asked the BCCSA to impress upon Cii to be fair and air both views.”

In its penultimate paragraph of its letter of Complaint, SANHA states:

“Therefore, we humbly approach the BCCSA and pray for its swift intervention to seek relief and minimize the harm and injustice done to our organisation.”

Every person whose brains have not been deranged by halaalized carrion consumption will understand that SANHA’s Carrion Cabal has petitioned the BCCSA for relief against Mufti A.K Hoosen. It has humbly begged the non-Muslim forum for its ‘intervention’ and for ‘relief’. Now the miserable carrion halaaizers are desperately trying to spin their statements for wriggling out of their own excreted najaasat into which they have become mired. For the benefit of the public, we reproduce the full text of the Carrion Cabal’s letter. Readers can judge for themselves what the objective of the letter is.


27 November 2013

The Chairman

Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa

P O Box 412365



Dear Sir,

The South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA) established 17 years ago, is an international non-profit organisation, representing its Muslim membership on all matters pertaining to the general application of the term Halaal with specific reference to Islamic dietary laws. SANHA's Executive membership comprises of leading Theological Bodies and Professional Organisations of global repute and support of 140 community organisations. It is a representative authority, which promotes professionalism and excellence in the certification of Halaal food and other related products in accordance with Islamic law (Shariah).

SANHA is a founder member and holds an executive position on the World Halaal Council. It has collaborative links with Halaal Certifying Bodies in different parts of the world and has signed Memorandum of Understanding with over 15 organisations internationally. Locally it holds memberships of several industry organisations such as Chambers of Commerce etc. It employs 130 people with more than 35 percent of its staff being Theologians.

The word Halaal is derived from the Quran and means lawful or permitted. The consumption of Halaal food and adherence to Halaal dietary laws are central and a fundamental article to the Muslim faith, without which there can be no Salvation hence the gravity and seriousness with which this is pursued and held sacrosanct. The SANHA Halaal logo is found on tens of thousands of products and is relied upon by trade and consumers in upholding this religious accountability to the Creator. The Muslim consumer, retailers, butchers, food processors and restaurant owners are a significant segment of the market and mass consumers of poultry. It must be borne in mind that in terms of Islamic jurisprudence one cannot stock or sell products that one is not permitted to consume.

We are aggrieved by Channel Islam Internationals (Cii) utterings on a programme on the 4th of November 2013 and its consequences. The presenter of this regular weekly programme, a Mufti AK Hoosen, levelled malicious remarks against the integrity of our organisation employing innuendo and untruths. He further omitted the very significant fact that the Rainbow poultry plant enjoys certification and approval of all Halaal bodies in the country but instead, in a display of partiality and prejudice singled out only SANHA for derision.

This caused much consternation aid we were inundated with queries from consumers some of whom sought verification whilst others expressed outrage at the thought of having consumed Haraam (unlawful meat) and others were alarmed at the slur on the character of our leadership. Our member organisations also received calls from concerned individuals enquiring as to whether they had violated Islamic dietary law and were appalled at the apparent failure by SANHA to uphold their trust.

The presenter‘s reference to our AGM and fomenting of the listeners on this score is a clear display of prejudice and transgressed the bounds of impartial and responsible broadcasting. We received numerous queries following the programme one of which is attached herewith. (See Annexure). We also had known associates of the presenter attend the AGM and place anti-SANHA material on the vehicles of the AGM attendees.

This presenter also launched a tirade falsely accusing SANHA of posting a podcast on its website alleging that we had edited out “blatant lie statements” made against him. No such action was ever undertaken as SANHA neither produced nor edited such a podcast.

His reference to monetary gain also impugns on the integrity of our Theological Executive members who render a pro bono service to SANHA on behalf of the community. And in a final insult, the office of our Chairman was denigrated by comparison to a dog.

SANHA was never consulted prior to the programme for comment and given the consequences, we requested a right to reply to put our side of the story to listeners and bring closure to this unfortunate saga. Unfortunately, our reasonable request has been denied with vexatious diversionary tactics, correspondence of which is attached herewith.

Therefore, we humbly approach the BCCSA and pray for its swift intervention to seek relief and minimise the harm and injustice done to our organisation.

Yours sincerely

For South African National Halaal Authority 

EBI Lockhat

Public Relations Officer

12 Rabiul Awwal 1435 – 14 January 2014

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