Tarry for the Nonce

August 5, 2005

Is It Kosher or Halal?

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 2:19 pm

Would you be flattered or offended by a fast food restaurant that catered to your religion?

The menu at Beurger King Muslim, or BKM, is standard fast-food fare: burgers, fries, sundaes and doughnuts, and prices are comparable to those at major chains. But the beef and chicken burgers are halal meaning made with meat slaughtered according to Islamic dietary laws . . .

After the success of Mecca Cola, a soft drink marketed to French Muslims, it was perhaps only a matter of time before a Muslim-themed, fast-food restaurant opened in the country with Europe’s largest Islamic population . . .

Customers, including non-Muslims, said the restaurant was not segregating Muslims but showing a normal, peaceful Muslim activity that was open to all.


1 Comment

  1. Female customers also seemed happy. Cherifa Halimi, 19, sat in a booth sipping drinks with four friends, all dressed in black flowing gowns covering all but their hands and faces.

    “There are a few changes they could make to give the place a completely Muslim image,” Halimi said. “The television is OK, but there shouldn’t be any music.

    Wow. Four 19-year-old women all dressed to make nuns look positively flirty, with one demanding that there should be no music. And apparently there’s enough people like that to make a viable business. In France.

    Just move along, nothing at all wrong here…

    Comment by Toly — August 6, 2005 @ 2:40 am

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