Baby Food Jihad

unnamedBaby formula is vital to an infant’s health, as it contains the nutrients necessary for proper physical and mental development. Some baby food, though, while being healthy for babies, is associated with terrorism and bigotry.

For Orthodox Jews and others, the baby formula that their children consume needs to conform to kosher dietary laws, meaning that the food excludes ingredients that would render it religiously inedible. A hechsher or kashruth symbol is placed on a number of products to let those concerned know that they are okay to eat. The most prominent hechsher found on U.S. baby food is the “U” with an “O” around it, the symbol of the group Orthodox Union.

Recently, the Muslim community has gotten into the act, creating a market for Islamic halal (permissible) food, as they too have restrictions regarding food consumption – halal being the Muslim equivalent of kosher. This, though, seems to be more about something other than religious duty, as Jewish dietary laws are more stringent than Muslim ones, rendering kosher food perfectly acceptable to Muslims and halal food entirely unnecessary.

One reason for the existence of halal deals with money. The margin of profit can be great when it comes to the food industry, especially baby food. The other reason seems to be political motivation. Placing Muslim symbols on products is a convenient way to push Islamist culture into non-Muslim American households.

The world’s largest halal food certification company is the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), based in Park Ridge, Illinois, an affluent suburb of Chicago. IFANCA’s symbol, a crescent alongside an “M,” can be found on different baby formulas, including ones made by leading brands Similac and Gerber, their Crescent-M dwarfing the O-U kosher hechsher sitting next to it.

Those seeking kosher food – even those seeking halal food – or anyone else who uses these baby food products may be shocked to find out that IFANCA is linked to international terrorism and bigotry.

IFANCA is working with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to create a national halal standards and accreditation body. In 2007 and 2008, ISNA, which was co-founded by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Sami al-Arian, was named by the United Sates Justice Department as a co-conspirator in the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. Just this past September, the Canadian government stripped ISNA of its tax status in Canada for the financing of a Pakistani terrorist group.

IFANCA is an active member of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). Other members include: the Mosque Foundation (MF), which has held fundraisers for individuals and groups associated with PIJ and Hamas; Islamic Relief (IR), which has been associated with al-Qaeda financing and that was named by the Israeli government a front for Hamas; Helping Hand (HH), which partnered with a Pakistani charity at the same time that charity delivered close to $100,000 to the residence of the head of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal; and the Muslim American Society (MAS), which has used the internet to propagate materials degrading women, cursing Christians, and calling for the murder of Jews and homosexuals.

IFANCA’s terror and hate-related affiliations are understandable, given the individuals who are in charge of the organization.

Muhammad Munir Chaudry is a Founding Board Member and President of IFANCA. He is listed, along with a photo, on the “Speaker” page of ISNA. Sharing the page with him are fellow ISNA speakers: Esam Omeish, who resigned from the Virginia Commission on Immigration, after videos surfaced depicting him calling for violent jihad; Nihad Awad, National Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a reported front for Hamas; Siraj Wahhaj, who was named a party to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; and Zulfiqar Ali Shah, the former South Asia Division Coordinator for KindHearts, a charity whose funds were frozen by the U.S. Treasury Department in February 2006 for its alleged role as a Hamas financier.

Roger Othman is the Executive Director of IFANCA. According to his bio found on the IFANCA website, Othman “has served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Mosque Foundation.” As mentioned earlier, MF has been involved in Palestinian terror-related fundraising. In July 2007, one of Othman’s fellow MF Executive Committee alumni, Muhammad Salah, was convicted of obstruction of justice for making false statements during a legal proceeding and was sentenced to 21 months in prison. According to the FBI, Salah was recruiting and training Hamas members and was raising money for Hamas.

Ahmad Hussein Sakr is a member of IFANCA’s Board of Directors and has been with IFANCA since its inception. Prior to IFANCA, he was a founding member and president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), ISNA’s main youth group and the first major Muslim Brotherhood organization inside the U.S. Sakr also served as an officer and sat on the Board of Directors of the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), ISNA’s financing wing. Like ISNA, NAIT was named by the United States government as a co-conspirator to the financing of Hamas. As well, Sakr served as the first director and representative of the Muslim World League (MWL), a group that has reportedly been involved in the funding of Hamas, al-Qaeda and other terrorist outfits.

Sakr is the author of the book, ‘Pork: Possible Reasons for its Prohibition.’ In it, he describes Jews as being cursed, monkey-like, filthy and corrupt. He wrote: “It is known that some of the children of Israel regularly disobeyed Allah and as a result, were cursed. Some of them stagnated spiritually and mentally and hence became idol-worshippers; others lost their mission in life as human beings and became entertainers (if such a term is to be used) like monkeys, apes and chimpanzies [sic], and still others became filthy of mind and body, gluttonous eaters of carnivorous animals, and lived totally a corrupted life as swines [sic].”

Sakr’s book was published in 1993 by Sakr’s group, the Foundation for Islamic Knowledge, and is still in circulation as a paperback. A copy of the text is located on the website of the MSA at the University of Evansville, Indiana, in a section ironically titled, ‘Pages for Non-Muslims.’

It would make sense for Jews and others to be outraged that such an organization as IFANCA would be able to place its symbol on the packaging of major brand baby formula, let alone get paid to do so, and they are – very well! And it’s not just baby formula. The Crescent-M is found on a number of other types of products, including soups, ice cream, chicken and cheese.

Parents have a choice. They could go with a baby formula that has a terror and bigotry-associated symbol on it, as found on Similac and Gerber products, or they can go with a product that is IFANCA-free, such as Enfamil.

Companies have a choice, too. This author contacted one of them – Abbott which makes Similac and PediaSure, a kids’ nutrition supplement which also sports the Crescent-M – and was told that the company only wishes to cater to the Muslim community.

Question: Does catering to Muslims mean having to cater to extremists?

In the case of halal certification, it appears that even baby formula has become a symbol of how violence and bigotry is insinuating itself into the very essence of American family life.

Beila Rabinowitz, director of Militant Islam Monitor, contributed to this report.

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  • Anamah

    The insidious enemy… must be stopped.
    But it seems to have strong friends at the moment.

    • carpe diem 36

      the non moslems in america are big numbers, if they were made aware of the politics behind this “religion” they can force companies to stop all of this Jihad. if they want Halal food for their babies just ask companies to produce it, it may not be profitable to do so because of small numbers of babies, but there is no room for Jihad in america.

  • Dov Blair Epstein

    Park Ridge, that bastion of objectivity, is where Hillary Clinton hails from.

  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    I just fired off an email to to say I intend to boycott their products because of their bigotry and association with people who promote hate and sanction terrorism.

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    • RagingVoiceOfReason

      Yeah right. I bet your uncle is actually a drug dealer and/or a pimp.

      • Elizabeth Cape Cod

        I read he was a registered sex offender.

  • BagLady

    It’s for profit, nothing more. Why do you continually read evil into everything Muslim? Let us not forget that Hamas is the main humanitarian supplier among a people who see little of it and no doubt donations from formula manufacturers will be going to welfare. Sure, the Muslims could close down their halal food chains and hand the profits to the kosher market. Ha ha. What happened to capitalism and competition? There is money to be made from baby formula. Why do you seek to discredit a few suppliers with your propaganda?

    • LibertarianToo

      “Let us not forget that Hamas is the main humanitarian supplier among a people who see little of it”
      Oh, PLEASE. Arab Palestinians receive more international aid than any other people on planet earth. Per capita they receive 39 times more aid than residents of the Congo, for example. 30% of the Gaza’s GDP is direct foreign aid, from the US, from the EU, from the UN, as well as all the usual muslim terrorist organizations.

      • john spielman

        Please spare me, Hamas is a TERROR organization whose goal is the genocidal extermiantion of all Jews juwst like the Nazi SS.

      • emma

        And funds from halal products and certification too.

    • defcon 4

      Why do ALL the holey texts of islam seek to discredit anyone Jewish?


        That’s because the “koran” is a book of hatred, murder, occupation, imperialism, jihad, fatwas, honor killings of girls, executions of gay teens, hijacking, bombings, stabbings, beheadings, poison gassing, child sacrifice for the “prophet” of satan called “mohammed”.

    • canuckistan666

      The charter of Hamas calls for the slaughter of all Jews. It is a terrorist group. It is evil and its evil is justified by Islam. Nobody is ‘reading evil into everything Muslim’. Muslims are commiting evil constantly.


      Miss piggy, Your hamass is as humanitarian as the n a z i kkk.

    • ArentIpretty

      Hamas, and prior to them, the PLO, have absconded with billions of dollars meant for economic aid. You are completely naive concerning the situation with Palestine, its “leaders”, and Israel. That Islam has sought to destroy the Jews and all that is not Muslims since its time in Medina, is lost of ignoramuses such as yourself. Islam is genocidal and fascist. Why is it that less than 1% of the ME became so important to the Muslims once the Jews had established a viable economy and revitalized a desolate region? I suggest you look back to the early 1800s and learn some history.

    • john spielman

      Spare me, Hamas is a genocidal TERROR group whose sole reason for bieing is to exterminate all Jews ( lfollowed by Chritians)

    • cjkcjk

      ‘Why do you continually read evil into everything Muslim?’
      Simple answer; because they do evil and cause it to flourish in direct proportion to their influence anywhere they are.
      The man they adore was a murderous, pedophile who is the opposite of Christ. The same Christ whose teachings are the bedrock of our civilization; the most successful and just in history.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “What happened to capitalism and competition?”

      Anyone that debunks communism must accept stealth warfare because it’s funded with “capital?”

      To a communist, everything is about capital. Everything. Just wait till they find their communist paradise. It will be the same as the Soviet Union but more of all the things they loved about it.

      “Why do you seek to discredit a few suppliers with your propaganda?”

      Because you can have free markets without funding your enemies.

    • Lillyanne

      We don’t need Muslim anything in this country. Best to boycott all Muslim products and deprive them of their jihad money, which is really to be used to destroy Western culture. The donor they all cross the ocean and return to their homelands, the better. Islam is a political ideology of death and destruction. I will support NOTHING Islamic.

    • Benyomin

      Evil feeds on and takes advantage of oppression. .Hitler took the German economy out of the dumps. That’s one of the main reasons why the German people adored him. Absolutely nothing is black and white. Everything requires discernment.

      • emma

        The German people in the main did not adore Hitler. Where do you get that crud from? Read the quran, hadiths, sura’s, history of islam and of mohorrid before making daft statements. Do your research.

    • emma

      Cretin: one who suffers from cretinism. That fits you.
      Any halal certification, halal products, profits go directly to fund terrorism. You also pay a dhimmie (slave/second class citizen) tax when you purchase such products. It is also a method of getting sharia law into a country. It is slow and insidious. Once that is established, more follows. Do use your brain, even as small as it is. Do your research, and your own thinking. Make the effort. Sri Lanka and Canada in particular, traced the money trail on halal foods and certification and found it went to fund terrorism, especially dimwits like you. In Sri Lanka, halal food and certification is now banned. Angola has banned the quran, islam, muslims and dismantling all mosques and deporting the lot because the citizens were fed-up and angry with all the muslim violence, rape……. way to go Angola!

      • BagLady

        What absolute poppycock you talk.

        Why is it that every recipe you look up on the internet calls for ‘Kosher’ salt? Now there is one product each and every one of us … in the world … buys and that is salt. Why must it be Kosher? Are you really so much more deserving as human beings that we must shop in your stores and eschew your neighbours simply because of your propaganda? Shrewd of you mate, except I’m not biting. When your argument rests on Sri Lanka and Angola as examples, you are doomed.

  • Myrtle Linder

    I cannot imagine the horror of being hated because of the blood flowing through my veins , the blood that only GOD could have given me. Is GOD wrong for giving me the blood, that convicts me in the eyes of the world or is the world wrong? It is the 64 dollar question concerning the blood which flow through every person alive.
    This is something we did not choose, it was given to us by GOD and we should cherish it as well as that of every other person that GOD put in the world. The right was given to us to know evil and to work that, which mankind commits, but his blood?? No, a thousand times NO!

  • RagingVoiceOfReason

    I sent an email to Campbell’s soup co. in regards to the halal symbols that can be found on some of their products. I made it clear that I would no longer purchase any of their products, and that I would encourage friends, relatives and acquaintances to do the same. I sent that email at the end of August and I am still waiting for a reply. Not sure what’s taking them so long.

    • defcon 4

      Good for you. If only more of the najjis kaffir would do so to the politicians and businesses that support islam0fascism we might have a chance.

  • Marty

    Boycott any Muslim product and any corporation that produces or endorses it. Note that the halal symbol must be larger than the Kosher one. Muslims are scum.

  • LindaRivera

    For thousands of years the noble and beautiful Jewish people have been used greatly by God to bring many blessings to this world. Jews are role models! But Muslims curse and hate them!

    I am deeply grateful to Jews who have always OBEYED G-D in that they have
    never committed the crime and great sin against GOD of forced religious
    conversion. NEVER!

    For centuries, innocents have suffered horrific abuse and murder through forced religious conversion, massively breaking G-D’s laws:

    Jews have NEVER attempted to take land that does not belong to them; always keeping to the Biblical borders GOD gave them!

    Jews have brought multiple blessings to the world!
    Knowledge of the One true and merciful G-D. The Bible
    GOD’s laws that protect! Civilization

    And amazing discoveries, and inventions in medicine, science, agriculture, computer technology, etc. etc. way out of proportion to the Jews’ tiny numbers upon this earth! A fulfillment of G-D’s Biblical promise that
    through the Jews all the nations of the earth would be blessed!

    • Feet

      Israelis accept billions in US taxpayer handouts every year to uphold their apartheid regime of terror against the Palestinians; there is no other way to describe their behavior. They commit crimes against humanity every day.

      • LindaRivera

        Americans will NEVER forget that thousands of INHUMAN Palestinian
        Authority Muslims celebrated with great joy and delight the terrible
        suffering and cruel mass slaughter of our 3,000 innocents; dancing in
        the streets, passing out sweets and firing into the air. Muslims that
        Americans are immorally forced to support with their taxes. And reward
        with a Muslim terror state in Israel bent on Jewish genocide.
        We will
        never forget that Muslims also celebrated in the streets in America and
        other countries. In Berlin, Germany, Turkish Muslims celebrated the
        9/11 murder of innocents by sending up hundreds of bottle rockets into
        the air. We will also never forget that thousands of Palestinian
        Authority Muslims celebrate in the streets whenever a Muslim terrorist
        blows up amongst our cherished Israeli brothers and sisters. We will never forget the 7/7 cruel slaughter of our cherished British brothers and sisters.

      • LindaRivera

        Col. Richard Kemp, a British commander in Bosnia and Afghanistan stated:
        “The Israel Defense Forces did more to safeguard the rights of
        civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of
        warfare. ” (Guardian-UK)

        Goldstone Gaza Report: Col. Richard Kemp Testifies at U.N. Emergency Session

      • paendragon

        “Apartheid regime”? You mean: borders to keep out criminal TRESPASSERS who aren’t citizens? And, oh, the “terror” of defending one’s country from those criminal trespassers! I’m sure the poor dear jihadis are so traumatized when their illegal trespassing attempts fail to succeed. And hey, have you heard the one about the Romans who kicked the Jews out of Israel (aka Zion) and then for laughs re-named the place as “palestine” all on their own? And how over 500 years later, some Arabs from (…er, what’s the name of that place that Arabs are from again? Oyah: “Arabia!”) wandered by and stayed near the remaining Jews? Or how about the one where some Arabs from Syria, who were living in Jordan, crossed over to the west bank of the river Jordan and decided to squat down and occupy JUDEA – and then were exiled by their own government? Or the one about how a completely different people, the Egyptian Arabs, from Egypt, got displaced from their own home country (that’d be: “Egypt”) on the other side of Isreal, in the Isreali territory known as “Gaza”? And here’s the punchline: an Egyptian-born Arab named al-Husseini (who later changed his name to Arafat) decided – all on tape in a TV intervview, mind you – to pretend that there might be such a place as ‘palestine’ but only so long as he could use his fiction to kick the Jews out of their own homes again – and believe it or not – most of the leftist cracktards in the world bought into this obvious lie! Can you believe it?! LOL!


        • emma

          Brilliant reply.

      • emma

        Cretin: a person who suffers from cretinism. That fits you to a tee.
        There is no apartheid in Israel. Christians, Jews and most muslims live in peace. There is no race called palestinians, no coinage, no history, no language, no archaeology, no artefacts, no ancient ruins, no culture…….. they are muslims from the war of 1967 when muslims tried to take over Israel. They come from surrounding muslim states, and their numbers have grown. They have no right to the land they are on. It was given to them in a land for peace deal, yet, Israel has had no peace from these muslims, e.g. hamas.
        If you are stupid enough to fall form Islamic propaganda, then you are even more of a moron than I thought. Use your brain and do your homework.

        • paendragon

          An equally brilliant reply! (Mind if I use it?)


          • emma

            I have no problem with you using it.
            If I may say so, an equally brilliant reply. It gives a whole new meaning to ‘insert foot. spout rubbish.’ :))

          • paendragon

            Thanks! I notice that real babies do that all the time, so of course infantile delinquents and criminal negligent cracktarded bedwetting crybaby liberals would want to imitate them; after all, real pampered infants are afforded rights without responsibilities, a scenario all libertine liberal criminals obviously aspire to!

  • Servo1969

    Seems you can’t chuck a rock over your shoulder these days without hitting a terrorist.
    Or feed your baby.

  • Lillyanne

    Breast feed and don’t use formula. Cheaper, better, and keeps you free!

    • 1389AD

      Plus, it helps your baby’s immune system.

  • Deagle1776

    Huge eye-roll to this article. Seriously? This constitutes “creeping jihad”? Ridiculous.

    • defcon 4

      It’s financing islam0nazism Ahmed.

    • Benyomin

      I’m afraid it is.

    • emma

      Yes, is the answer. This is how they introduce sharia law. The rest slowly follows once halal food and certification becomes normalised. How about you do some research.

  • Deagle1776

    Us non-jewish folk have to pay a premium on a lot of products just because the companies pay more to have them kosher-certified. You don’t hear us whining.

    • defcon 4

      You don’t have to buy kosher products islam0dirtbag.

    • emma

      You do not pay a tax to have kosher food or certification. There is no dhimmie tax added. Kosher food is only sold to Jews and not forced on non-Jews like halal is. That is the difference. Kosher meat means the animal is killed in a kinder way, still not ideal, but they do cut the spinal cord from the brain.

  • Karona

    While I agree with the article, I have to say that when I chose a formula for my babies, I chose something that their little stomachs can digest and not based on those particular labels. Other than write or contact those companies in other ways, what can one do?

    • Benyomin

      What we are dealing with is an invasion of the United States. If viewed as anything less, it would be to our peril. My first suggestion would be to prioritize the finding of non Halal certified foods which are digestible. Beyond that, I personally couldn’t tell you what to do other than what you would determine with a clear conscience, to be the right thing.

    • emma

      Kick up a stink, flood the main office with phone calls, letters, taxes, emails, protest, boycott, spread the word, petition.

  • Benyomin

    Thank you for the Article. I just sent out some tweets targeting Campbells and Abbott. Were it not for this article, I certainly wouldn’t have known.

  • Matt Dickinson

    Why would it be shocking to learn that something Muslim is linked to terrorism?