Skip to comments.McDonald's is not compensating those "injured" by eating "false halal" chicken
Posted on 01/25/2013 3:47:11 PM PST by SJackson
Dearborn: Muslim attorney "outraged" that McDonald's is not compensating those "injured" by eating "false halal" chicken
I asked in writing about a previous story on this settlement: "'There was no evidence that the chain set out to deceive customers.' So why the $700,000 payout?" This story makes the answer clear: it is a form of tribute, of jizya. Now a Muslim attorney in Dearborn is angry that the payout is mostly going to various Muslim groups, not to those who were "injured" by eating "false halal" chicken sandwiches. The attorney for the Muslim who filed the complaint explains that there is no way to tell who ate the forbidden sandwiches, the money is going to various community charities.
That's reasonable enough, but it raises the larger question of just what this money is for. McDonald's, by giving money to the Huda Clinic and the Arab American National Museum (and a hefty amount to the attorneys), is showing its contrition and good will, its determination not to let this offense happen again, its anxiousness to appease its Muslim clientele. Given that there was no intent to deceive, this is not a good precedent, as it will just lead to more demands for further accommodation. Moreover, as David Wood points out, it demonstrates the inequality of treatment of Muslims and non-Muslims in Dearborn, where Christians are arrested just for answering Muslim questions about Christianity, and no one is paying them $700,000 for their hurt feelings.
Then there is the $20,000 to Ahmed Ahmed. What will the money do? He has eaten forbidden chicken, and thereby transgressed Allah's law. Will the $20,000 he receives relieve his anxiety over the possibility that he could be consigned to an eternity of drinking molten lead in hellfire (Qur'an 18:29) for this? Will Allah be more likely to forgive him because he finagled the kuffar out of $20,000 for a chicken sandwich?
The theological questions multiply.
An update on this story, and a Jizya Alert from Dearborn: "DEARBORN: Group wants share of settlement money over McDonalds non-halal chicken," by Joe Slezak for the Press & Guide, January 24 (thanks to Lookmann):
DEARBORN An attorney in the city is upset that those who ate chicken that was labeled as halal, but really wasnt, wont be sharing in the $700,000 awarded in a lawsuit. McDonalds and Finleys Management Co. agreed Jan. 18 to pay the money over the non-halal chicken, which was served at the McDonalds at 13158 Ford Road.
Ahmed Ahmed of Dearborn Heights filed the lawsuit in September 2011 after finding that the chicken wasnt halal, which means that it didnt meet Islamic requirements for preparing food.
Ahmed is expected to get $20,000, the Huda Clinic in Detroit is expected to get about $275,000, about $150,000 is expected to go to the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and about $230,000 is expected to go to attorneys. The exact amounts will be determined at a hearing.
Attorney Majed Moughni, who runs the Facebook site Dearborn Area Community Members, has started a campaign to have the money paid to those who ate the haram chicken, not those he said were not injured. Hes asking those who did to like the entry and leave contact information for themselves and others who ate the meat.
As of late Thursday afternoon, the campaign had nearly 700 likes, nearly 600 comments and 60 shares.
Moughni said in an email that the community is showing its outrage over the sale of false halal chicken sandwiches.
For food to meet the halal standard of preparation, Gods name must be invoked before an animal providing meat for consumption is slaughtered. Islam forbids the consumption of pork.
Two of the four McDonalds in the city advertise that they sell halal Chicken McNuggets and McChicken sandwiches, meaning that they have to get the meat from an approved halal provider. The other restaurant, at 14860 Michigan Ave., was not involved in the suit.
Ahmeds attorney, Kassem Dakhlallah, told The Associated Press that there was no evidence of problems in production, but the Ford Road location sold non-halal chicken when it ran out of halal. Ahmed and Dakhlallah investigated the matter and sent a letter to McDonalds Corp. and Finleys Management Co., the franchisee, but didnt get a response, so they filed a lawsuit as part of a class action in November 2011.
Dakhlallah told The AP that since it would be impossible to determine who ate haram chicken at the restaurant, both sides agreed to give money to community-based charities.
Pay them off with coupons for McRib sandwiches.
I expect to see a few McDonalds mysteriously burn in the next few weeks...
I suppose if the money went to his clients, he would get his share. That’s what really ticks him off.
I want compensation for being given fake rib meat!!
Good. Next time, make sure you use bacon in every item when you serve a Mohammedan.
I wonder if anyone here has been to Dearborn recently.
It must be an amazing place.
They advertised their food as halal. It wasn’t. If they didn’t want to serve halal food (99.99% of McDonald’s franchises don’t) they shouldn’t have claimed they did. The legal principle is exactly the same as if a restaurant advertised itself as kosher and wasn’t; Orthodox Jews have sued, and won, in cases like that.
I hope the chicken went “oink”.
I want to know where they catch those damned square fish.
Even McDonalds knows that Islam is a false religion so why not feed them false chicken. What do you expect for the largest Islamic population in the Midwest they want their money back. tell them to pray to Allah and sacrifice to their false God and may be Allah will give them their due. Islam is nothing but a false religion so suck it up Muzzies and go to h e double hockey sticks
Mat 15:17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
Mat 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Not God's name.
“How much for some of that nice corned beef?”
“I’m sorry Rabi, that’s ham, not corned beef.”
“Who asked you?”
My God forbids me to eat food slain for other gawds.
Halal means sacrificed to satanallah!
I want compensation for not knowingly haven eaten satanic idol food!
“Now a Muslim attorney in Dearborn is angry that the payout is mostly going to various Muslim groups, not to those who were “injured” by eating “false halal” chicken sandwiches.”
Ha! I guess nobody has told him that this is how racial/ethnic shakedown artists work in America. They get the “victims” to think that they are going to get them “justice”, but then they cut a deal with the “oppressors” which only enriches the shakedown artists themselves.
If they really shared the spoils with the “victims”, then they might not need the shakedown artist next time around, and they would be out of a job.
Maybe not "meat sacrificed to idols," but it comes close, and is forbidden to Christians.
I would think that the proper resolution to this problem is to torch the entire city of Dearborn, so everyone can start over in the eighth century!