Skip to comments.French fast food chain makes menus halal (remove pork from menu)
Posted on 02/18/2010 9:46:24 AM PST by NYer
The chain has replaced bacon with smoked halal turkey in restaurants in three branches in a Paris suburb, two in Marseille, and the remainder in Toulouse, Villeurbanne, near Lyon, and Roubaix, northern France – all of them areas with high Muslim populations.
These restaurants now serve only halal food, seen as permissible according to Islamic law. The company said the move was part of a test, which began in November, and that pork may return to the menu at a later date.
However, it has sparked angry reactions from Catholic groups. A comment on E-Deo, a Catholic website, said: "Quick is in the process of inventing fast-islamisation".
Citing its outlet in Villeurbanne, a Quick spokesman said that no customers were "obliged" to eat halal meat, as "in parallel, we have 10 Quick restaurants in the Lyon area" offering "classic menus".
Some Muslim customers welcomed the move in one branch in Roubaix, northern France. "I'm happy, as I can come with my Muslim friends," said Farid, 17.
But other regular customers were outraged. "I don't understand, why can't they sell halal burgers and bacon burgers at the same time?" asked Delphine, 26.
The far-right National Front waded in on Sunday; its vice-president, Marine Le Pen, who is campaigning ahead of next month's regional elections, said: "All those who come to buy food in this Quick will in reality pay a tax to Islamic certification organisations [paid to rubber stamp the halal label]."
But Al-Kanz, a French Muslim consumers' group, said the reasons were "purely economic", adding that there were no "dark Muslim forces in France putting pressure" on the chain.
French Muslims have expressed concern that they are being stigmatized following a four-month long controversial "great debate" on national identity ...
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The chain was first established in 1971 in Schoten, Belgium, and as of December 31, 2004 operated over 400 restaurants in France, Belgium, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Dubai, Andorra, Luxembourg, Spain and Russia. 72% of these restaurants were operated on a franchise basis.
Is halal the same as kosher?
Actually, I’m not surprised by this, what surprises me is:
(a) France has fast-food restaurants. I thought that it was a dirty American thing.
(b) It has an English name.
You know, real Muslims can perfectly well order something off of the menu without bacon. There isn’t the strictness of a halal kitchen that has a parallel with some very strict kosher rules.
This is about asserting power over the dominant population.
halal is the Mooslim equivalent of kosher.
So it’s ok for them to eat each other’s food?
The burgers at Quick are okay. Just don’t drink the milkshakes! Blech!!!
Is there any point at which you will actually try to fight this?
Are we sure the Caucasian French, with their pathological birth rate of less than one child per self-absorbed, narcissistic couple is still the dominant population?
Kosher is much more strict, but many foods are “interchangeable” something to do about preparation... only know this from Jewish friends, so I’m no expert.
There are different rules, the hindquarters of animals are considered halal but not kosher. Many type of seafood (like shellfish) are halal but not kosher.
They can pry my McRib out of my cold dead fingers....
In halal slaughtering, a Muslim recites an Islamic prayer over the animal as he slits its throat. Thusly, halal meat is not kosher for Jews, because it has been sacrificed to the Moon god Allah.
Unfortunately, practicing Catholics comprise only 11% of the French population these days, and they are shrinking, so any "Catholic Activist Group" will be a blip on the radar. Muslims, however are from 7-10% of the population, and their numbers are growing.
Time for SECULAR France to go Jacobins on the Muslims.
Soon it’ll be time for the Muslim community to insist that French men sit down to pee.
Is a prayer said over the animal when it is kosher?
Absolutely! Which brings this to mind. The following is a description (slightly modified) from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat. www.frontline.org.za/books_videos/sti.htm
As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness.
At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs [Europe, Australia, USA and Japan]. Six percent of US prison inmates are Muslim. Like any other minority, they wont integrate, but work to build their own separate community.
From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. South Africa's Muslim population is 2%, but they control 35% of the businesses, a large percentage of the banks and have five Cabinet seats while Christians (77% of the population) have none.
They will push for the introduction of halaal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves (along with threats for failure to comply).
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia; Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world, but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. (Ei: car-burnings in France last October.) Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats.
After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning (India, Mindanao, Philippines).
At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare [Indonesia].
From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya (infidel tax). (Sudan, Kosovo, Lebanon and Egypt).
After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide [Western Papua (New Guinea), Iran, Biafra, Turkey and North Nigeria].
100% will usher in the peace of "Dar-es-Salaam" - House of Peace - as in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Yemen.
Riots carried out by angry Muslim youths are now the norm in France. As for percentages, there are no official figures, since France does not collect numbers on religious affiliation, but according to official estimates, there are 6 million Muslims in France, that is 10 percent of the population.