Anne Aly, the first muslim woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives and deradicalisation expert, has been wearing this lapel for at least this week. Its so cute, i need it right now, while eating a real one.
A halal snack pack is made up of chips, doner meat cheese and sauces. Long playing second fiddle in kebab shops, the humble halal snack pack came to prominence last year in Australia after five mates created The Halal Snack Pack Appreciation Society on Facebook. The online group now has 176,000 devotees of the snack pack, and counting. Members travel to eat and review snack packs, rating shops on a range of criteria, from the greeting as they walk in the door, to the sauce on top (preferably a generous dousing in garlic, chilli and barbecue). Labor senator Sam Dastyari even gave a rave review of their snack pack in a speech to parliament a few days later, with dreams of bringing both sides of politics together over “the great Australian tradition of meat in a box”.
Australia bonds over meat, ok? I feel like Americans can relate.
Dastyari (who was born in Iran and considers himself a “non-practising" muslim) has repeatedly invited islamaphobic politician Pauline Hanson to share one and she has repeatedly rdeclined, showing herself to be the least Australian out of the two of them.
The tiny clay pin, which was given to Aly as a gift, was made by Perth-based artist Gemma Black, who sells handcrafted jewelry under the name Hungry Laalaa. “Everyone asking about the HSP pins,” Black posted on Instagram. “I’ll defs be adding some to the store mid next week! I’m very excited and wildly anxious, thank you.” She said that she plans to make 50 more pins, and will donate all profits to Perth’s Halal Food Bank.