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McDonald's in Pakistan forces wife, hubby to sit apart
Times of India ^ | 13 September 2012 | PTI

Posted on 09/13/2012 12:41:13 AM PDT by Cronos

ISLAMABAD: A man and his wife were not allowed to sit beside each other at a McDonald's outlet in Pakistan by managers, who told the couple that such behaviour would have a negative impact on the "Islamic family atmosphere" of the outlet.

Noman Ansari, an exporter, said the incident occurred at a McDonald's outlet in Karachi on Sunday when he and his wife decided to stop for a drink.

As Ansari sat down next to his wife and put his arm on the seat behind her shoulder, an employee asked him to move to the chair opposite to her.

When Ansari asked the employee why he couldn't sit next to his wife, the employee replied, "Sir, this is a family restaurant. Couples sitting together is against the policy of McDonald's Pakistan, as it goes against the family atmosphere of the restaurant." Even after Ansari said that they were married, the employee said, "I am sorry sir, but you can't sit side by side."

The incident has sparked a fresh debate on Islamic hardliners trying to mould public behaviour and thinking in line with their own


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; itsyourkindofplace; jihadburger; mcdonalds; pakistan
Note that McDonald's is a franchise, so this probably reflects the local franchisee not the overall McDonald's chain or management
1 posted on 09/13/2012 12:41:17 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

I’ve been trying to find a nice place outside of the US to live out my retirement. I think I’ve just settled on pah-ke-stan. /S


2 posted on 09/13/2012 12:53:25 AM PDT by ri4dc (47544 - The one number in Obama's background that really affects our future.)
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To: Cronos

“I’m sorry, you can not sit by your wife, but you can beat her or we can have her stoned. Death to the infidels! Would you like fries with that?”


3 posted on 09/13/2012 12:54:16 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Cronos

An opportunity to boycott McDonalds! Oh wait, I haven’t eaten there for about a decade, and I think then I just got some fries (emergency comfort food after a job interview). I guess they wouldn’t notice. I treated myself to an In & Out, protein style burger today. Nom, nom, nom.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 12:58:25 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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At least he won’t have somebody stealing his fries...


5 posted on 09/13/2012 2:49:57 AM PDT by Happy Rain (Mitt four then Sarah eight.)
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To: Cronos

In Saudi Arabia they have a family section and a section for singles. They are separated by a wall and have separate entrances.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 3:58:23 AM PDT by USAF80
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Haven’t been to the McDonald’s in Karachi but I’ve eaten at the KFC in LaHore....

Why do we care? This is their country (Pakistan) let them set the seating plan as they want....Their house, their rules....

Pakistan is an awful place, let ‘em fetser in their own waste....


7 posted on 09/13/2012 4:02:58 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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“...such behaviour would have a negative impact on the “Islamic family atmosphere” of the outlet.”

Yet another way to recommend Islam, the religion of Rage Boy.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 4:36:42 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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Have it our way, have it our way! You stinking infidel, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits and may your camelburger give you gas, as Allah wills it! (ululating) My `rhoids are killing me I tell you, I can get no relief. What a world, what a world ... Flip those fries, Achmed you worthless piece of oxen dung or I will have you stoned, ah ah, everybody must get stoned! Eeeeee! Eeeeeeeeeeee! We will not rest until we bring the peace and bliss of 7th century Islamic easy living to the rest of the world! Allahu akbar, my bottom is on fire I tell you, let it be writ, let it be done. I'm melting, melting ...
9 posted on 09/13/2012 5:14:00 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Open sesame seed bun ping. Thanks Cronos.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 2:35:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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This ain’t Burger King. You get it our way...or die.


11 posted on 09/22/2012 2:43:58 PM PDT by bigheadfred (don't get the boy started)
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