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CERN the World’s Most Powerful Atom-smasher just Turned Back on*

CERN the World’s Most Powerful Atom-smasher just Turned Back on*

By Ali Sundermier

The world’s most powerful atom-smasher is at it again. After spending the winter in hibernation, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile-long (27-kilometre-long) particle collider near Geneva, Switzerland, is once again slamming together protons to investigate the fundamental building blocks of matter.

This time around, the LHC is kicking atoms and taking names as it hunts for answers to some of the most pressing questions in physics.

Physicists will explore how we ended up with a universe of matter after the Big Bang, as well as what makes up dark matter, a hypothetical substance that physicists think makes up more than a quarter of the Universe (compared to regular matter, which makes up less than 5%).

Discovering the Higgs

The LHC made headlines in 2012 when physicists at two of its four detectors announced that they had detected the Higgs boson, a staple in the Standard Model of physics, which describes the basic building blocks of matter and the forces that govern them. The discovery of the Higgs helps explain how matter gets its mass.

The massive machine will continue colliding particles to allow physicists to further investigate the Higgs. Physicists will also investigate hints of a new particle that surfaced in the data from 2015.

The hints, which take the form of mysterious bump in the data, could just be a coincidence, or they could be signs of a new particle – possibly a heavier cousin of the Higgs boson. If this unexpected particle exists, it could signify new physics beyond the Standard Model.

A general view of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment is seen during a media visit at the Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the French village of Saint-Genis-Pouilly near Geneva in Switzerland. Credit: Thomson Reuters


Two quadrillion collisions

The LHC’s 2016 season will last for six months, orchestrating roughly 2 quadrillion high-quality proton collisions, or about a billion per second. That’s six times greater than 2015’s collisions, and just short of the number recorded during the collider’s first run, which lasted six times as long.

The LHC is operating at nearly twice the energy as its first run. This jump in energy should allow physicists to push the boundaries of physics even further, exploring a new realm of physics that, until now, was out of reach. It will hugely increase the prospects of finding new massive particles.

“So far the Standard Model seems to explain matter, but we know there has to be something beyond the Standard Model,” Denise Caldwell, director of the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation, said in a press release. “This potential new physics can only be uncovered with more data that will come with the next LHC run.”


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The Next President of the CERN Council is a Jesuit*

Has CERN Shut Down?*

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Prosecutors Raid Novartis Offices in Athens over Bribery*

Prosecutors Raid Novartis Offices in Athens over Bribery*

Corruption prosecutors raided the offices of Swiss drug maker Novartis in Athens a few days ago as part of an ongoing investigation over bribery allegations, sources told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Tuesday.

According to the same sources, the prosecutors requested a thorough search to gather electronic data and documents relating to the probe which was launched in Greece in mid-December. The investigation was ordered by the Supreme Court’s prosecution after a file with media reports on bribery allegations was submitted by Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis.

The reports claimed Novartis bribed doctors and public officials to boost prescriptions and company sales.

Greek authorities have also requested the assistance of U.S. authorities which, along with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) first launched an investigation into the drug maker two years ago. According to the reports, two executives of Novartis in Greece had submitted to U.S. authorities hundreds of documents which prove payments to private doctors and doctors who work in the public healthcare system (more than 4,000 in total), in an effort to promote the company’s products.

The prosecution requested that U.S. authorities share any data pertaining to the Greek part of the scandal.

State broadcaster ERT TV reported on Wednesday morning that agents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have arrived in Athens in order to investigate Novartis together with Greek authorities. More than 178 people have been questioned on alleged illegal discounts offered by Novartis from 2006 to 2014 to some 4,000 public and private doctors in order to prescribe certain drugs and boost company sales.

The Greek investigation was launched a couple of weeks ago following press reports that managers from Novartis Hellas  had given testimonies to U.S. authorities who investigate Novartis. On New Year’s Day a manager attempted suicide in a hotel in Athens. The suicide was prevented by the police.

In a written request to Parliament for more official information, independent MP Nikos Nikolopoulos estimated the loss for the Greek state at “80 billion euros” and noted that also former health ministers should be investigated.

Some Greek media estimate that the Greek state lost “120 billion euros over the last thirty years due to overcharging by pharma companies” and claims five health ministers should be investigated.


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Looted Palmyra Treasures Discovered in Geneva Warehouse*

Looted Palmyra Treasures Discovered in Geneva Warehouse*

Looted artifacts from Palmyra have turned up in Switzerland, Geneva state prosecutors announced on Friday

Swiss police have seized several looted items from a duty-free warehouse in Geneva, some of which came from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, Geneva state prosecutors announced on Friday, Switzerland’s Neue Zurcher Zeitung reported.

A total of nine culturally and historically important artifacts were seized, and they should be returned to their place of origin, Swiss authorities said. In the meantime, they will be exhibited in the local museum for art and history. The operation recovered several looted artefacts from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site which was overrun by the Daesh terror group in 2015 and liberated by Syrian government forces in March this year.

In this picture released and publicly provided by the Geneva prosecutor a piece of confiscated artifacts is on display in Geneva Switzerland Friday Dec. 2, 2016

The city of Palmyra dates back 4,000 years, and most of its ruins date back to the Roman era. After they overran the city the Daesh terror group destroyed many ancient monuments, including the Baal Shamin temple and triumphal arch.

According to the group’s fundamentalist Islamic doctrine, grave markers and statues are symbols of pagan idol-worshipping, and ought to be destroyed.


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Under Israeli Air Cover, and U.S. Stand down, ISIS took Palmyra*

The Winged Bull of Nimrod and Part of the Temple of Baal Are Being Displayed in the Coliseum In Rome*

British Museum “guards” Looted Syrian Object?

ISIS Loots and Bulldozes Ancient Site of Nimrud*

ISIS Stealing and Selling Ancient Syrian Artefacts to Buyers from the U.S. and Europe*

The Swiss Resist Fear-based Childrearing – for Now*

The Swiss Resist Fear-based Childrearing – for Now*

Kids on their way to school in the northern canton of Aargau (Keystone)


Children in Switzerland typically walk or play outside each day without strict supervision, part of a cultural legacy put at risk by fearful headlines that play into parental anxieties.

When business consultant Christoph Hunziker returned to Bern with his family from more than a year in Peru, it took just one day for his 6-year-old son to get used to going to Kindergarten alone.

The walk is only a few hundred metres, along a path in a field between apartment buildings, but then he has to traverse the entrance to a parking garage. It turned out to be an important rite of passage.

“It made him really more independent. And also more mature, I think. And responsible,” Hunziker said.

In Switzerland, just like in the United States, Canada and some other developed nations in generations past, it is common to see children trudging along city streets to school and back home again, or stopping at a playground, out of earshot or away from the prying eyes of parents.

“I think for kids to be independent as much as possible is something quite normal,” said Alexander Renggli, a diplomat with the Swiss foreign ministry and father of two in Bern, who sees a possible tie-in with Switzerland’s political system of direct democracy.

“Maybe it’s part of also a fundamental political value we have in Switzerland. It’s what we call self-responsibility.”

Renggli spent much of his childhood abroad in places where he could not go out by himself, but as a parent he appreciates the Swiss way.

“I could well imagine that this also translates down into basic ways, how we’re being socialised, how we’re being raised as kids, in a way that you’re expected to grow up rather quickly, or at least to take responsibility, and be responsible for yourself,” he said.

American fears

Many of the crime rates in the U.S. are lower than when middle-aged parents grew up and took for granted walking to school or playing on their own in their neighbourhood. That’s also true with some crime rates in nations such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

And that’s one of the main points of the “Free-Range Kids” parenting movement in the U.S. It grew out of Lenore Skenazy’s popular book, “Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)”.

Skenazy, who penned the book after writing a newspaper column about letting her 9-year-old son ride the subway alone in New York City in 2008, said Switzerland provides a good example of not “overprotecting” children.

“Freedom is an essential part of life,” said Skenazy, now a professional speaker who has hosted a TV reality show.

“If the parents are always there mediating the problems and the fears, the dangers and the confusions, then you’re raising kids who haven’t had experience doing that on their own.”

The sight of children going by themselves between home, school and playground is common not just in Switzerland but also in a few other wealthy countries like Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.

“I feel like those countries haven’t lost their minds to fear,” she said.

“People think I’m promoting something new. It’s something old. I’m the opposite of a revolutionary. I’m a reactionary.”

The emphasis on promoting self-reliance in children by allowing them more independence contrasts with some other developed countries, notably the U.S., which only recently passed a federal law that allows children to go to school by any means that parents believe is “age appropriate”.

The law reflected a national debate about parenting styles – and how far the U.S. government should go to protect children – brought on by police cases involving parents who let their kids walk and play alone.

One of the high-profile cases involved parents in the Washington, D.C. area who were charged with child neglect for allowing their two children, then aged 6 and 10, to walk home from a local park during the day. The police finally cleared the parents of any wrongdoing.

Skenazy points to the crime rates to show things are far safer in the U.S. than many people think. But people give in to their fears, she said, because “the brain works like Google” by sometimes elevating the importance of a single incident – a phenomenon also seen in Switzerland.

Swiss cases

In 2007, the disappearance of a five-year-old girl in the eastern canton of Appenzell led to soul-searching over child protection in traditionally “safe” Switzerland, where cases of missing kids and child murders are rare.

This summer, a 12-year-old boy’s disappearance from a town in canton Solothurn highlighted some of the dangers of the digital age.

The boy was found at the home of a 35-year-old man in Düsseldorf, Germany. They met online while playing an internet game. The police arrested the man on suspicion of sexual abuse of a minor and false imprisonment, and said he possessed child pornography.

It is these types of incidents – and the incessant news cycle – that makes some educators worry that Switzerland might eventually change its norms. Babette Domig, a recently retired primary school teacher in Bern, said many Swiss families traditionally ran farms and lacked time to overprotect kids.

“Having more time, having more information, knowing more (about the world), sometimes doesn’t only help. I think this is how it’s working for the moment,” she said.

Domig, however, said she hopes children will continue to be given a healthy dose of independence so they can make friends, talk among themselves, and learn about the world including how to navigate urban traffic – one of the biggest dangers they face.

Try, try again

When children are not allowed to figure things out for themselves, they may later lack the skills they need to cope with hardship. Among her young patients in Switzerland, German clinical psychologist Dorothe Dörholt said she sees similarities.

“A lot of them grew up very sheltered, very protected from everything, or anything negative,” she said.

“And later on, suddenly, they leave school, they go off to university, and they’re overwhelmed. They don’t have the tools to deal on their own with the difficulties that they’re facing as young adults.”

Dörholt, also a documentary filmmaker, says all the places she has lived – Germany, the United States and Switzerland – are safe for children, but parenting strategies vary due to “perceived fear”.

“It has a lot to do with the media. If you see all the time how children are abducted, even though it’s a rare occurrence, you think the world is a dangerous place,” she said.

Children have a natural drive toward autonomy, said Dörholt, and it is important for parents to allow that to happen.

“Because if a child succeeds, it realises, ‘Wow, I’m able to do this,’ she said.

“And if the child doesn’t succeed, it realises, ‘Wow, this was difficult. I failed. But I’m still alive. Nothing bad happened, so I can try again.’”

The long walk home

Several parents, including Hunziker, noted that the walk home from school – one of the few times of the week when children can have unstructured time – is even more important for children learning to be autonomous than the morning dash to school, when there’s a deadline to meet.

Hunziker’s son even became angry on the first day of Kindergarten after glimpsing his father watching him. For the father, the transition may have been harder – starting in Peru, where he fretted about Lima’s traffic and other safety concerns.

“When my wife went somewhere with the children, and I stayed at home or was at another place, I used to be really worried,” Hunziker said.

“But I learned to let go a bit, just by doing it actually.”


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Why Islam? The Story of Three Female Converts*

Why Islam? The Story of Three Female Converts*

By Sibilla Bondolfi

Nora Illi, an officer of the Islamic Central Council Switzerland (ICCS), at an event in May 2010.


With a burka ban coming into force in part of Switzerland on Friday, and anti-Islam sentiment running high, we asked three Swiss women why they decided to become Muslims.

Barbara Veljiji

Barbara Veljiji climbs the stairs up to a cosy room in her farmhouse. Flames are crackling in the wood-burning stove, keeping the room warm on this cool spring day.

Veljiji lives here with her husband, who is originally from Albania, their three sons, a daughter-in-law and her mother on the farm that used to belong to her parents in the rural countryside west of Bern. Veljiji converted to Islam in 1992 when she was 23 years old.

“I think it’s a good faith,” is her simple explanation.

She says that thanks to Islam she has found inner peace. She has worn a headscarf for the past nine years, prays, fasts and eats only halal products whenever possible.

She also takes a pragmatic approach to her and husband’s role. Since she earns more in her profession, she has been the breadwinner since the birth of their last child while her husband takes care of the household. Even though this model is not very Islamic, she says she can’t imagine it any other way since she enjoys her work.

Logical Islam

Natalia Darwich


Natalia Darwich has always been a very religious person and was active in her church community in central Switzerland. However, when she was about 30, she began to seriously question the Catholic church. She found it wrong to pray to both God and Jesus. She was also put off by the pomp of the Vatican, and was not convinced by the idea of confession, often as a child making up sins only to satisfy the priest.

That’s why she left the church and began to look closely at spirituality. She came upon the Quran and read it twice in its entirety. She took an intellectual approach to Islam.

“It showed me that it can answer questions logically,” Darwich says about the religion, which she considers a more “complete Christianity”.

She married a man from Lebanon and converted to Shia Islam. Her friends and family took her decision in stride. At the time of her conversion eight years ago, Darwich was over 40 years old. For the past three years, she’s worn a headscarf. She quit her job before she decided to begin wearing it every day.

Nora Illi


Enlightened in Dubai

Before she covered her head and face with the niqab, married a man who had converted to Islam, gave birth to five children, and spoke out in favour of polygamy (she has not denied reports her husband has a second wife), Nora Illi was a normal young woman from canton Zurich. She partied, experimented with Buddhism and was a vegetarian. Illi is now possibly the best known female convert to Islam in Switzerland.

On a trip to Dubai at the age of 18, the call to prayer from a Muezzin was an epiphany. In 2002 Illi converted to Islam, only two weeks after her boyfriend and now husband became a Muslim. Both are members of the radical Islamic Central Council of Switzerland, which has drawn controversy due to its contacts with extremists and radical preachers.

Illi explains that she herself once harboured prejudices against Muslims.

“I thought Muslim women were oppressed.” However, she came to the conclusion that inequality is often a cultural issue, and doesn’t come from Islam. She claims women can be active outside the home.

All three women believe in a literal interpretation of the Qur’an, but also try to reconcile it with western values. During our conversations, the three would find themselves searching for explanations or excuses for Islamic laws and bans, at times deflecting the questions or stonewalling.

Veljiji admits that the Qur’an permits a husband to beat his wife if she doesn’t obey.

“But hitting is always a sign of stress which has nothing to do with religion, and beatings are also mentioned in the Old Testament.”

And Illi trivialises the ban on homosexuality in Islam, saying it’s only forbidden in public. She says she supports the right of marriage for all, including homosexuals. “I’m tolerant,” she adds.

The three women appear to identify strongly with Swiss values, especially emancipation for women. They differentiate between religion and culture. For them, Islam fills a void in western society.


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Child Abuse – The Scourge of the West*


By Katherine Frisk

Making Paedophilia Normal

The rights of the child, the rights of the youth, have been totally abandoned in the west and a sickening rise in child and teenage sexual abuse has and is finally floating to the surface like so much scum in a very dirty bucket of water.

Long gone are the days when children had a childhood, when parents, families, society and the law protected them from people who were once considered mentally ill, but who today, through their positions in the church, government, the entertainment industry and the media have warped the minds of many often through the internet, into believing that this type of behaviour is the norm as opposed to the exception.

Sexual activity that was once confined to the privacy of committed relationships is now splashed all over every single media outlet across the world.

Now consider this:

Adult toys, oral & anal sex part of German school education program targeting homophobia

“Anal sex practices, sadomasochism and adult sex toys should become known to German pupils through “theatrical performance,” lectures or workshops, according to teaching materials promoted by a state-supported anti-homophobia project.

Fourteen-year-olds in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the most-populous state in Germany, may come across school classes making them aware of anal sex, sadomasochism and the use of sex toys, including dildos, as early as in the next school year, according to Die Welt newspaper.

It all comes as part of an offbeat project called ‘School of Diversity’, jointly run by the regional education ministry and a number of LGBT advocacy groups to “reflect on tabooed, but very relevant themes [for teenagers],” as well as to promote diversity and tolerance in German society.”

You gotta be kidding me right? What do they hope to achieve with this? I am a proponent of tolerance for diversity, but this is certainly not what I had in mind.

What they will achieve is more sexual abuse across the board, indoctrinating young adults that “sadomasochism” is normative behaviour LGBT or otherwise , and these young people will then go on to practice this in their own relationships and no doubt then impose this barbaric behaviour onto their children. Have they completely lost their minds? I could think of far better subjects to use as an exercise in tolerance for “diversity,” and none of them include sexual abuse! At this point I am reminded of that rather mournful song, My Name Is Luka:

What they do not tell these young people about anal sex is the following. Regular anal sex by men or women, restricted to consenting adults who have made this decision and obviously the decision to accept the health risks involved, over time and regular practice, stretch their anal muscle to the point where instead of being tight, it becomes loose and no longer functions.

You have heard the saying, “old fart,” and that is exactly what happens, often resulting in mature adults having no bowel control at all. They are reduced to wearing diapers.

Bowel infections are often another result of anal sex. The intestines become stretched and infected resulting in a bloated stomach and flu-like symptoms that are treated with antibiotics. In women another side effect is vaginal infections due to unhygienic sexual practices and this is also treated with antibiotics. There is a reason why it is called “dirty sex.” Do they teach these young adults this? Are these young adults also fully informed of the health side effects?

Are they informed of the psychological damage that is done to the psyche through sadomasochism?

Will this education program, based on sex toys, anal sex and sadomasochism become part of the E.U. education curriculum centered in Belgium which is known as the paedophile capital of the world? Or is it already? Will the promotion of a sexually obsessed youth curb all and any intellectual investigation into the E.U. government that now acts as a dictatorial body with no representation of the people it now governs headed by unknown and unproven individuals who have been put into power by the banks and the large corporations? (The Black Nobility)

Hollywood is in the business of romanticizing or normalizing, among other things, the role of female Dominatrix, which does little to cement the role of woman as protector (file photo, credit: CSI Las Vegas)

I am reminded of Nigel Farage’s famous speech, which should inspire many Britons to vote Brexit in no uncertain terms! And while they are about it, round up and prosecute their own child sex offenders, starting with certain members of the royal family, the top members of parliament and then work their way on down through the police force. Hiding behind LBGT rights just doesn’t cut it. It is a mirage to obscure their irresponsible, criminal behaviour. Jimmy Saville is only the tip of the iceberg.

The recent opening of the Swiss tunnel elicited similar international disgust that the London Olympics with their implied child abuse especially in the NHS scene, Madonna’s Ishtar (equivalent of Esther in the Bible) performance at the Superbowl and Nikki Minaj’ at the Grammy Awards, which inadvertently exposed the Roman Catholic Church for what it really is.

What was the Swiss tunnel about? It is clear that Europe in general has moved far away from basic Christian teachings. What they have returned to is barbaric pagan rituals incorporating wild sex orgies and murder. The whole Swiss ritual, because that is what it was, a ritual not a stage performance, was based on The Bacchae written by Euripides. The Greeks have given us Democracy and many other wonderful contributions to western society. The Bacchae is not one of them, no matter how “beautiful” and seductive the chorus might sound.

It is a convoluted, macabre piece of political revenge on the part of Euripides from Athens against Thebes, a psycho drama that eventually did cause the fall of that city state, and a scene that could only have been conjured up in hell. On impressionable minds that have not as yet been able to discern right from wrong, promoting it and projecting it onto the youth leads to havoc in all tiers of society and will destroy any civilization. Euripides was no fool. He defeated his enemies by polluting their minds.

The “theatrical performance” employed in German schools is similar to the Bacchae rituals and will have the same result.

Then we turn to the USA. Child sex abuse is rife. I have heard figures reaching up to almost 45 million of the American population. This is horrendous in a society that considers itself to be “civilized.”

But then we have the Franklin Scandal, young boys brought into the White House for sex parties in one Administration; to be followed by Bill Clinton and his sex-capades on Epstein’s orgy island and to top it all a homosexual Muslim president who is trying to indoctrinate the whole of Africa with LGBT “rights” which is contrary to African customs on a continent that is rife with HIV/AIDS and millions not thousands die everyday, who is married to a transvestite, but you cannot mention that or you will end up dead. You have got to have a very sick mind to think up that combo of social engineering.

Then there are masturbation booths going up in cities, sex shops on every street corner, strip clubs, Hollywood child stars many of whom have testified that the biggest scourge in Hollywood is the sexual abuse of children and that this is their deepest secret, which is now secret no more. Is it any wonder that in Los Angles alone, over 240 internet child sex abusers have been caught in “Operation Broken Heart III.

I am surprised the figure is not higher. The thought of them wanking all over their sticky keyboards while talking to little children makes me sick to my stomach.

The Media has a large role to play not only in exposing paedophilia for what it is, a crime against children and a crime against humanity, but to police itself so that they do not give these people free advertising. Instead of promoting barbaric behaviour they should be promoting morals, values and sanity in a world that has clearly lost its bearings. But then healthy, mentally well balanced families is not their priority.

The billion dollar a year sex industry is. They are making money hand over fist out of your stupidity and your willingness to lower yourself to a dung heap of depravity. They will walk away enriched and their children go protected. You will walk away impoverished with your whole family destroyed. You are merely collateral to be used for their benefit.

Enjoy your next Sexpo, buy all the ridiculous vibrating “toys” that you can find, but know that they have successfully brainwashed you, socially engineered you, and they know that you will fill their bank accounts with your money. You are nothing more than a barn animal to them to be exploited.

Say no to the animal. Stop feeding it with your time, your energy and your money. Stop behaving like pubescent, sex obsessed, sex craved idiots. You are adults now and need to move onto mature responsibility. Staying “forever young” is detrimental to your our personal evolution and the evolution of others who you bring into this world.

Glance through any western media outlet today and you will see that family values, good parenting, the rights of the child are very far down on their list of priorities, instead they are moving towards making paedophilia acceptable in society. The Bacchae, Euripides, will bring down more than Thebes, he will and almost has already brought down the whole of western society. I will end this article with a quote from Sam Gerrans, Media acclimatizing us to paedophilia:

Paedophilia: the next sexual rights revolution?

“Segregation laws were on the books in the U.S. until 1965. And the American Psychiatric Association [APA] listed homosexuality as a disorder prior to 1973. The question is not that some things can and should change, but where one draws the line in a society which has neither a moral compass nor map.

In 2013 the APA appeared to try to blur the lines on paedophilia, but was jumped on and exposed. The media attempted to explain this away as a mistake, while the APA revised and clarified its position.

Like the Catholic Church, the psychiatry profession does not admit to mistakes, so reference to wrongdoing was, predictably, absent. Rather, its statement is worded to create the impression that it is speaking under an obligation to correct a false interpretation of the facts. But the APA’s fall-back under fire has not materially impacted the ongoing narrative.

Cut to 2016 and we find the Independent producing stories such as Paedophilia a ‘sexual orientation – like being straight or gay’ while stories proliferate which serve to humanize the paedophile and require that we sympathise.

Superficially, it seems that paedophiles such as Savile, Smith and the rest are getting their comeuppance – at least posthumously. But the collateral psychological effect is not that of increasing abhorrence at their crimes, but of an insidious acclimatization to them.”


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Swiss Firms Look to Profit from Halal Market*

Swiss Firms Look to Profit from Halal Market*

A Bern-based company operating for more than two decades has provided halal certificates to over 200 companies around the world

Swiss and European food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic firms must tread carefully if they want to tap the surging $1 trillion global halal market with products that are permissible under Islamic law. A Bern-based halal certification service is helping them meet the challenge.

The global market for halal products is booming: halal food is estimated to be worth CHF710 billion, with pharmaceuticals and medicine amounting to CHF130 billion (2013 figures), according to the certification service. By 2030, it is expected to grow by 20-25% in Europe alone.

A number of big Swiss and European firms are already active in this market, such as Merck, Nespresso, Givaudan, Emmi, Firmenich, Stella, DSM and Lindt. They have been ramping up their investment and expertise as they eye a fast-growing Muslim population that is forecast to add a billion people by 2050 with rising education and income levels.

Today, 85 out of Nestle’s 456 factories around the world have a halal product licence worth CHF5.3 billion, or 5% of its total sales.

To win over Muslim consumers, many Swiss and international companies are keen to obtain a halal certification for their products. But this can be a complex process, involving numerous regulations and rigorous assessments.

The lack of unified standards and agreement between halal certification organisations can also complicate matters.

Since 1994, the Bern-based Halal Certification Services company has been assisting “ingredients, food products, pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturers to cater the halal market needs”.

According to Mohammad Tufail, a Pakistani surgeon who founded the company, certification is based on a scientific definition: “any product that does not contain anything that contradicts Islamic laws”.

The company now employs over 25 Muslim food and nutritionist specialists and has provided halal certificates to over 200 companies around the world.

At its most basic, a halal product means food and drinks that do not contain any alcohol or pork.

“It is every drink which is unhealthy or which contains blood liquid or alcohol. Anything edible that is unhealthy or whose source is meat-eating animals, such as pigs, and other wild animals,” Jawad Alzeer, a professor at the University of Zurich and a certification expert, explains.

But it can also cover cosmetics, drugs and pharmaceuticals, as well as everything that enters a person’s stomach or body, regardless of their different forms.

Quality as an ethical standard

Granting or refusing a halal licence is not simply a religious judgment, but is based on ethical standards, mainly quality.

“For the product to be halal, it must be of high quality and must not pose a hazard to the health of consumers,” explains Dr AbdelHak Mansouri, a nutritionist at the federal technology institute ETHZ.

“Luckily, most of the halal certificates we have granted went to Swiss products, or products registered in Switzerland. This in itself is a guarantee of quality.”

Another ethical criteria is respect for the culture of the consumers and society. Halal Certification Services says it can refuse a certificate if a firm manufactures poor products or does not respect workers’ rights, or health and safety standards, for example.

The fact that Halal Certification Services operates out of Switzerland is a sign of its professionalism and has helped it stand out from the crowd, the specialists say.

Depending on the production process and its complexity, the certification team carries out one or more visits to a manufacturing firm, sometimes without prior warning.

There they assess whether the firm is able to ‘translate the concept of halal’ into objective scientific concepts and methods agreed by all, Mansouri explains.

Swiss expertise and high quality infrastructure have helped enhance the process and ensure its transparency and integrity.

“The advanced technology and sophisticated techniques help ensure the safety of products and the effectiveness of the assessment and the correctness of the decision based on it,” says Tufail.

Challenges on the horizon

Although they have expertise and a clear vision, Halal Certification Services still encounter numerous challenges and questions when dealing with the fast-changing environment of the global food industry.

For example, some people in western countries believe insects could provide an important future source of protein. But can you eat insects under Islamic law? The issue is still under debate.

And how can you prove that the tiny food particles that might end up in some food products came from an animal that was slaughtered in a manner compliant with Islamic law? This can be particularly difficult to prove when they are so small and undergo complex transformation processes before being used, says Alzeer.

Mansouri says future technologies may hold answers to some of these questions. In Malaysia, for example, they have found a way of analysing the proteome that can distinguish between the animals that were stunned before slaughter and those that were not. But he admits that such techniques remain extremely costly.

Halal-friendly Swiss tourism

Many Swiss hotels provide a wide range of services tailored to Arab visitors. These range from the recruitment of Arabic speakers, to rooms with a copy of the Koran and a compass-fitted prayer mat, or halal meals, particularly during the month of Ramadhan.

The number of tourists from Gulf States has risen sharply in recent years (+300% between and 2005 and 2015). They are no longer interested in destinations like Geneva or Montreux but also want to visit mountainous areas in canton Bern, or Zurich and Lucerne.

This growth is the result of promotional efforts by Switzerland Tourism via its office in Dubai, as well as services in Arabic on its website, MySwitzerland.

The Swiss Federal Railways also provides Arab tourists with family offers and free travel cards for children under 16.

Interlaken tourist office in canton Bern has seen an increase in overnight stays by visitors from Gulf States (8.5% of the total in 2013). Local partners provide special services and offers, such as evening cruises where halal meat is served, and skydiving with female instructors for Arab women.


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