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McDonald's to pay $700,000 in halal lawsuit
Jihad Watch ^ | January 21, 2013

Posted on 01/22/2013 1:31:08 PM PST by NYer

"There was no evidence that the chain set out to deceive customers." So why the $700,000 payout?

Pamela Geller asks: "So meat producers in the US who are selling unlabeled meat that is halal should be the target of a multi-million dollar lawsuit, no?"

And David Wood observes:"Some Dearborn Muslims may have been given non-halal chicken at McDonalds. It could have been worse, however. They could have been thrown in jail for answering questions, as we were at the 2010 Arab Festival. But apparently what happens to Christians doesn't matter in Dearborn."

"McDonald's settles Mich. suit over Islamic diet," by Jeff Karoub for the Associated Press, January 21 (thanks to all who sent this in):

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — McDonald's and one of its franchise owners agreed to pay $700,000 to members of the Muslim community to settle allegations a Detroit-area restaurant falsely advertised its food as being prepared according to Islamic dietary law.

McDonald's and Finley's Management Co. agreed Friday to the tentative settlement, with that money to be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and lawyers.

Ahmed's attorney, Kassem Dakhlallah, told The Associated Press on Monday that he's "thrilled" with the preliminary deal that's expected to be finalized March 1. McDonald's and Finley's Management deny any liability but say the settlement is in their best interests.

The lawsuit alleged that Ahmed bought a chicken sandwich in September 2011 at a Dearborn McDonald's but found it wasn't halal — meaning it didn't meet Islamic requirements for preparing food. Islam forbids consumption of pork, and God's name must be invoked before an animal providing meat for consumption is slaughtered.

Dakhlallah said there are only two McDonald's in the United States that sell halal products and both are in Dearborn, which has one of the nation's largest Arab and Muslim communities. Overall, the Detroit area is home to about 150,000 Muslims of many different ethnicities.

The locations advertise that they exclusively sell halal Chicken McNuggets and McChicken sandwiches and they have to get those products from an approved halal provider, Dakhlallah said. He said there was no evidence of problems on the production side, but he alleges that the Dearborn location on Ford Road sold non-halal products when it ran out of halal.

Dakhlallah said he was approached by Ahmed, and they conducted an investigation. A letter sent to McDonald's Corp. and Finley's Management by Dakhlallah's firm said Ahmed had "confirmed from a source familiar with the inventory" that the restaurant had sold non-halal food "on many occasions."

After they received no response to the letter, Dakhlallah said, they filed a lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court in November 2011 as part of a class action.

The AP left messages Monday afternoon for attorneys representing the corporation and the franchise.

In the settlement notice, Finley's Management said it "has a carefully designed system for preparing and serving halal such that halal chicken products are labeled, stored, refrigerated, and cooked in halal-only areas." The company added it trains its employees on preparing halal food and "requires strict adherence to the process."

He said although Ahmed believes McDonald's was negligent, there was no evidence that the chain set out to deceive customers....



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: halal; islam; mcdonalds

1 posted on 01/22/2013 1:31:15 PM PST by NYer
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To: All
This is how it begins ....


SLAVERY, TERRORISM and ISLAM

The following is a description (slightly modified) from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat. Link

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 won’t 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.

2 posted on 01/22/2013 1:33:44 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer
They could have been taken hostage, raped and murdered.

Oh wait, they're mudslimes. Nevermind.

3 posted on 01/22/2013 1:33:50 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: NYer

The muslim extremist infestation in Detroit needs to be wiped out before it spreads and kills the rest of the country.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 1:34:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: NYer

The Muslim invaders will win over us not by ‘arms’ but by lawsuits.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 1:37:15 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Secret Agent Man

Would you like some fries with your Halal goat meat?


6 posted on 01/22/2013 1:38:07 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: NYer

Get out of our country!!! Of course that guy will end up getting enough money to by a Happy Meal after the Museum and Lawyers get their cut.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 1:39:08 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: NYer

McDonald’s should just DOUBLE the price of all HALAL prepared food to pay for the extra expense meeting all the ‘requirements’.

Imagine the insanity of requiring the guy that hits the cows in the head with a sledgehammer being forced to invoke the name of GOD, each and every time he swings.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 1:41:16 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: NYer

As a stockholder I oppose this extortion and I will let the Board of directors know that at the next shareholders meeting they will meet with resistance to their re-election.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 1:42:50 PM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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We need to make sure we are not served this meat. It is against my religion. As a Christian I only eat kosher meat.


10 posted on 01/22/2013 1:47:20 PM PST by Ramonne
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Hell’s bells. McD should post NOT HALAL at their door and let the goat fornicators dine elsewhere


11 posted on 01/22/2013 1:47:47 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: NYer

Islam forbids consumption of pork, and God’s name must be invoked before an animal providing meat for consumption is slaughtered.
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I am deeply offended that this article used a Capitol G in spelling God when it is referring to Allah.

In fact they could have just shouted “crap” before cutting the chickens head off and they would have been Halal.


12 posted on 01/22/2013 1:50:23 PM PST by Venturer
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BS. I wouldn’t pay them one red cent. They don’t like the food, go elsewhere. What’s so hard about that?


13 posted on 01/22/2013 2:00:06 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: NYer

Everywhere islam goes they start making demands about the food to get the food preparation jobs .
It’s like instant unionization for them .

Had no idea McDonald’s was serving hallal anywhere in this country and I won’t take any chances accidentally consuming any by eating at any of their restaurants again.


14 posted on 01/22/2013 2:00:23 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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McRibs: Sending Muslims to Hell since 1982!!!

15 posted on 01/22/2013 2:08:44 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Lera

>>>Had no idea McDonald’s was serving hallal anywhere in this country and I won’t take any chances accidentally consuming any by eating at any of their restaurants again.>>>

I haven’t eaten at McDonald’s since I learned they support Planned Parenthood.


16 posted on 01/22/2013 2:15:56 PM PST by kitkat
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To: napscoordinator; Secret Agent Man
Get out of our country!!!

It may surprise you to know that this community has existed for more than a century. Like in the Middle East, they exist side by side with christian immigrants from that same part of the world. The difference, of course, is that the christians fled persecution from their Muslim oppressors. Essentially, the current generation of MI muslims, were born and raised in the US of A. Hence, the notification I posted above about the long term vision of Islam, worldwide. Up until now, there were NO complaints about halal foods. That tells me that the community has now grown to the point where they can move on to the next level. Look at the growth of Islam in Europe. We are next.

17 posted on 01/22/2013 2:28:03 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

“Halal” means your food source is slaughtered with more reverence than an infidel...


18 posted on 01/22/2013 2:32:41 PM PST by mikrofon (Food Terrorism)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

“BS. I wouldn’t pay them one red cent. They don’t like the food, go elsewhere. What’s so hard about that?”

They specifically told customers that they had Halal food, then (allegedly) served them non-Halal food instead. Leaving the Islam issue aside, they (again, allegedly) lied to their customers, and their lie induced people who wouldn’t otherwise have eaten there to do so. Assuming the facts are as alleged, that’s fraud. Fraud undermines markets, and “don’t like the food, go elsewhere” is not an answer to fraudulent behavior.


19 posted on 01/22/2013 2:41:00 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: NYer

Refuse to eat halal meat, as it is sacrificed to “allah” as the throat is slit.

See your Bible regarding eating things sacrificed to other gods.


20 posted on 01/22/2013 2:55:02 PM PST by Don W (There is no gun problem, there is a lack of humanity problem!)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Should they change their corporate name to “MeccaDonalds?”


21 posted on 01/22/2013 2:55:48 PM PST by Ax
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To: NYer

If I ran any restaurant, I would put a big fat disclaimer on menus and a few other prominent places, along the following lines:

“Although we strive to serve the healthiest and purest foods to out customers, we cannot and do not certify that any of our items satisfies the dietary laws of various religious faiths. Please look to your own faith documents, your trusted clergy and your conscience in deciding whether to consume the foods we are proud to serve.”

In plain English: We ain’t promising it’s halal, or Kosher, or whatever.


22 posted on 01/22/2013 2:58:49 PM PST by pogo101
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To: NYer
The Islamists picked up a page from the anti-smoking Nazis.

"If you don't want it, don't go there" is never enough for these people (either mob).

23 posted on 01/22/2013 3:15:02 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
"If you don't want it, don't go there" is never enough for these people (either mob).

"If you don't want it, don't go there" does not apply to this situation. The McDonald's in question specifically advertised that they served Halal meat. I agree with everyone here that McD's shouldn't be pandering to the Halal crowd (if you can call less than 1% of the population a "crowd"), but once they started advertising Halal meat, failure to provide it (and substituting non-Halal meat) is false advertising at best, fraud at worst.

24 posted on 01/22/2013 3:44:12 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Venturer

next will be allah says we cant have halal chicken prepared in a kitchen that prepares bacon/
thus the basis for a new lawsuit.

Macdonald’s response should be that’s our menu. Good bye.


25 posted on 01/22/2013 4:19:54 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: NYer

Whenever we go to a store or restaurant, we need to ask if they serve/sell halal food, and if they do, we must leave. If they don’t we must make a purchase.


26 posted on 01/22/2013 4:27:27 PM PST by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
The McDonald's in question specifically advertised that they served Halal meat.

Well, I guess that's another situation. Come to think of it, I say a prayer to myself every time I decide to kill something to eat.

27 posted on 01/22/2013 4:41:30 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
The McDonald's in question specifically advertised that they served Halal meat.

Well, I guess that's another situation. Come to think of it, I say a prayer to myself every time I decide to kill something to eat.

28 posted on 01/22/2013 4:41:48 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: kitkat

Thanks , didn’t know that .
I don’t eat out much and it’s just another reason not to stop there .


29 posted on 01/22/2013 8:47:15 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: NYer

Are the McRibs halal? Or how about the bacon or sausage with breakfast?


30 posted on 01/23/2013 11:24:40 AM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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