An attempt is made to share the truth regarding issues concerning Israel and her right to exist as a Jewish nation. This blog has expanded to present information about radical Islam and its potential impact upon Israel and the West. Yes, I do mix in a bit of opinion from time to time.
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Michigan: Muslims halal legal jihad against McDonald’s results in…removal of all halal food
DEARBORN — Just one month after the
McDonald’s Corporation and the Finley Management Company settled a
non-halal class action lawsuit for $700,000, the owners of the Dearborn
McDonald’s, located at 13158 Ford Road, have decided to no longer
include halal items on their menu.
The Ford Road McDonald’s isn’t the only
location to pull halal items from its menu. The McDonald’s, located at
14860 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, has also stopped serving halal items,
even though that location was not listed as a defendant in the lawsuit
that was filed by the Dearborn law firm, Jaafar & Mahdi Law Group,
Both locations had served halal McChicken®
and halal McNuggets® to their Muslim customers since 2005. Over the
years, some confusion has existed over what items were halal, and
whether, or not customers had to request the halal meat. In addition,
multiple reports have surfaced of several employees, at both locations,
who didn’t seem properly trained in the handling of halal meat.
On September 2, 2011, Ahmed Ahmed, a
Dearborn Heights resident, purchased a McChicken® sandwich from the Ford
Road McDonald’s and discovered that the sandwich was not halal. Ahmed
and his attorneys have not disclosed how this discovery was made. In the
lawsuit, he alleged that, on numerous occasions, the Ford Road location
had sold non-halal McChicken® and McNuggets®, while presenting the
items as halal to their customers.
The Ford Road McDonald’s would not comment
on why they have pulled their halal items. However, the Michigan Avenue
McDonald’s did tell The Arab American News that they were “just trying
to simplify the menu.”
Muslim customers can still take advantage
of the Dearborn locations with a special “buy one, get one free” offer
on their Filet-O-Fish sandwiches. According to managers at both
locations, there is no limit on the amount of fish that you can purchase
with any order. They will match a free sandwich for each one purchased.
This offer is only available for a limited time.
Was this a special perk for Muslims in lieu of halal food? Let’s hope not.
The Arab American News was able to contact
McDonald’s Corp. for a statement about the two Dearborn locations
pulling their halal products.
“McDonald’s is a system comprised of
independent small business owners, who look to connect with and serve
their local communities.There were two restaurants in Dearborn Michigan
that served two Halal menu items for the past several years, and those
items have now been discontinued, as a result of our continued efforts
to focus on our national core menu. Our franchisees continue to be proud
supporters of the Dearborn community,” McDonald’s Corp. told The Arab
All non-Muslim eateries should follow suit and simplify their
menus as well. The risk of frivolous, multi-million dollar lawsuits for
trying to accommodate sharia law isn’t worth it and supporting sharia
law is simply bad policy. Period. Corporate America should follow suit.