Australia: Trolls bullying business over halal cookies risk jail: cops

Eight months of abusive phone calls and threats to the Byron Bay Cookie Company have resulted in a police investigation being launched with offenders staring down the barrel of a jail term.

Tweed-Byron police Inspector Bobbie Cullen said using telecommunications equipment with the intention of committing an offence carried a maximum penalty of three years’ jail.

Insp Cullen said there was no damage to company property, products, or threats of sabotage, just anti-Muslim phone and internet threats.

“Staff have not been physically approached,” she said.

“Detectives are investigating the phone calls to the company and Facebook posts. This is pretty serious, especially if they are intimidating the company and its employees.”

The threats came after a post on the Byron Bay Cookie Company Facebook page on Tuesday announced the companies’ Anzac biscuits were halal certified…

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