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Following media reports today and comments made by others, Q Society makes this response to the requests for information consequent upon this morning’s media reports.

Landmark Halal Court Case Ends in Mediation

Civil rights organisation Q Society of Australia Inc. and a halal certifier agreed to end their long-running legal dispute in a mediation session on Monday, 27 February 2017.

For details please refer to the attached settlement announcement.

The president of Q Society, Mrs Debbie Robinson, said: “From today, we are no longer forced to tie up resources in a legal dispute that could have lasted for years. We can now dedicate time and resources to our primary purpose: To critically inform Australians about Islam and the impositions of fundamentalist Muslim organisations on Australian communities. We will work diligently towards political measures to stop the Islamisation of Australia.”

Mrs Robinson continues:  “The case has provided valuable media exposure for our cause.  Q Society will continue to investigate and expose the practices of some halal certifiers and lobby for the implementation of three fair and simple policy proposals concerning halal certification: Mandatory labelling, apply the ‘User Pays’ principle and end workplace discrimination.”

“Under the terms of settlement, the certifier must pay for his legal costs. All donations made to the Q Society Legal Defence Fund go towards our defence costs, which I estimate to be in excess of $500,000.

“I want to thank our supporters who stood by us and so generously donated to our legal defence. The support we received shows that the Australian community spirit is alive and strong.”

 

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Contact: Debbie Robinson

Mobile: 0422 347 176

Email: president@qsocietyaustralia.org

SETTLEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

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El-Mouehly v Q Society & Ors<br>
Supreme Court Defamation Proceedings No. 2014/377391
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Today the parties in these proceedings have settled their legal dispute and intend to move forward without engaging in further disputation.
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None of the parties, in expressing their views, had any intention to defame the other and each regrets that occurring.  Mr El-Mouelhy has lived in Australia since 1975 and became an Australia citizen in 1981.  He is a frequent and substantial contributor to Muslim and non-Muslim charities, including donations to specific projects for the protection of the poor and disadvantaged.  The Q Society its board members and Kirralie Smith did not intend to suggest that the profits of Mr El-Mouelhy's halal certification business were in any way improperly used.  
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The Q Society its board members and Kirralie Smith apologise to Mr El-Mouehly for the hurt caused to him as a result of the publications the subject of the proceedings. 
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In light of the above apology Mr El-Mouehly withdraws the comments he made about the Q Society, its board members and Kirralie Smith in response to their publications.
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(signed)
<div align="left">Mohamed El-Mouelhy </div>
<div align="right">Q Society of Australia Inc<br>
Kirralie Jane Smith<br>
Debbie Robinson<br>
Peter Dominic Callaghan<br>
Ralf Schumann</div>
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Date: 26 Feb 2017

El-Mouehly v Q Society & Ors

Supreme Court Defamation Proceedings No. 2014/377391

Today the parties in these proceedings have settled their legal dispute and intend to move forward without engaging in further disputation.

None of the parties, in expressing their views, had any intention to defame the other and each regrets that occurring.  Mr El-Mouelhy has lived in Australia since 1975 and became an Australia citizen in 1981.  He is a frequent and substantial contributor to Muslim and non-Muslim charities, including donations to specific projects for the protection of the poor and disadvantaged.  The Q Society its board members and Kirralie Smith did not intend to suggest that the profits of Mr El-Mouelhy's halal certification business were in any way improperly used.  

The Q Society its board members and Kirralie Smith apologise to Mr El-Mouehly for the hurt caused to him as a result of the publications the subject of the proceedings. 

In light of the above apology Mr El-Mouehly withdraws the comments he made about the Q Society, its board members and Kirralie Smith in response to their publications.

 

(signed)

 

Mohamed El-Mouelhy

Q Society of Australia Inc

Kirralie Jane Smith

Debbie Robinson

Peter Dominic Callaghan

Ralf Schumann

Date: 26 Feb 2017

 

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