Profits from the sale of halal-drinks are being used by radical Islamists to support propaganda campaigns to promote Jihad, it has been claimed.
The accusations were made in an article in German weekly ‘Spiegel’, which writes that radical Islamists use the profit of selling drinks made by Austrian-Bosnian company ‘Sultan Drinks’ to finance propaganda.
Sultan Drinks, a halal drinks manufacturer based in the Austrian capital of Vienna, sells halal cola and energy drinks in neatly designed cans in 23 countries. They even export their drinks to Israel.
While the company seems liberal and open, this does not seem to be the case for many of the dealers of their drinks.
The company ‘Triple Port Ltd.’ is one of the companies that sells the drinks. One of their contact people is Karim L. He was the speaker of the Muslim Council in the German city of Bonn who had to resign after it became clear he had raised funds for a Salafist organisation.