Creeping Sharia: Panasonic and Sharp plants go Sharia-compliant to produce products that meet halal standards

Article author: 
Robert Spencer
Article publisher: 
Jihad Watch
Article date: 
30 December 2019
Article category: 
National News
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The principle is always and everywhere the same: in Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to Islamic sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to Islamic sensibilities.

“Panasonic, Sharp fine-tune goods to conform to Islamic teachings,” by Yoshikatsu Nakajima, Asahi Shimbun, December 27, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Two of the biggest names in Japanese home appliances were awarded what must rank as one of the oddest of halal certifications: for products.

In guaranteeing that their goods have not come into contact with pork or alcohol, Panasonic Corp. and Sharp Corp. are moving to gain a foothold in the growing, more affluent Muslim market....

To get it, the companies must pass screenings to meet strict halal standards that even covered the materials of the gloves worn by workers.

Panasonic obtained certification for its water purifiers and water ionizers for the Malaysian market.

The company said it was the first Japanese home appliance maker to secure halal certification under the Malaysian government-affiliated system.

Sharp also gained certification for its refrigerators manufactured at plants in Indonesia and Thailand last year.

More than 200 halal certification organizations are said to exist worldwide, yet there are no unified standards for the certification.

Though certification screeners found no problems with Panasonic’s home appliance parts at its plant in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, they asked the company to review certain manufacturing procedures.

To conform to standards considered halal, “workers must remove their wristwatches because (according to Islamic law) they could be regarded as unpure,” a Panasonic representative said.

This is done to ensure any traces of pork or alcohol that workers may have come in contact with outside the plant are not transferred to products being manufactured.

Panasonic introduced a halal production line at its Hikone plant and carefully examined the ingredients of gloves and brushes to confirm they were not derived from pork products.

The company also replaced the plant’s cleaning tools and asked staff to wash their hands seven times a day to abide by Islamic law, using a halal cleaning agent….


Creeping Sharia: All meat in Dearborn public schools is now halal, by Pamela Geller, October 8, 2019.

Creeping Sharia: ALL KFC restaurants in the UK are HALAL-certified, Bare Naked Islam, October 17, 2019.

The horror of halal, by Fred Elbel, CAIRCO, May 14, 2017.
Promoting Sharia With Your Grocery Purchases, by Fred Elbel, CAIRCO, October 17, 2017.