Fingers were not lickin’ good for KFC in their bid to sell fried chicken to Islamic customers in Britain. Muslims say KFC’s chicken slaughter isn’t halal enough.
Britain’s second biggest fast food chain hoped to woo the Islamic market by opening 86 trial outlets selling halal-only meat – that’s from animals slaughtered under strict religious guidelines.
And furious non-Muslim customers have set up Facebook groups protesting that the trial branches, which also ban pork, have dropped their favourite bacon-topped Big Daddy burger from menus. Groups with names such as “Against the KFC Halal Trial” and “No Halal at KFC” are rapidly attracting members. For meat to be halal, the animal must be alive when its throat is cut as a verse from the Koran is recited. (SEE VIDEO BELOW)
KFC insists their methods meet the approval of the Halal Food Society. But Islamic leaders disagree, saying the pre-stunning of animals in the chain’s mechanical process means a third are already dead at the point of slaughter. And the fact the prayer is played over a speaker means each bird it not blessed individually as it is killed.
They have now threatened to warn the UK’s 2.4million Muslims not to eat KFC meat, and will meet with the fast food giant on Wednesday to question how it is killing chickens sold as halal. Imam Yusuf Shabbir of the Lancashire Council of Mosques said: “If KFC confirms to us that it has no intention of changing the mechanical method of slaughter we will advise members of the Muslim community this.”
(Serves them right. If they are determined to alienate their non-Muslim customers by selling HALAL only meat, then they should slaughter it the way Muslims do it. If not, then they deserve to be boycotted by Muslims. Either way, I hope they go out of business for this bowing to Islam stupidity) NEWS OF THE WORLD
NON-HALAL SLAUGHTER vs HALAL SLAUGHTER (WARNING: Graphic Images)
Within their own communities, Muslims can do what they like. Non Muslim communities do not force their non-halal products onto unsuspecting Muslims, likewise Jews don’t try to force “kosher only” butchery onto non-Jewish communities.