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Muslim Sues KFC For Not Allowing Him To Sell ‘Halal’ Chicken At His Franchise, Owners Slap Him With Perfect Response

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Halal is the Arabic word for “lawful” or “permitted”. It is a broad term covering what is allowed in the context of Islamic law but is often used in conjunction with the issue of how meat is dealt with. The opposite of halal is haram, meaning “forbidden”.

Traditional halal meat is killed by hand and must be blessed by the slaughterman. Islam has strict laws on the proper method of slaughtering an animal. One, called Dhabi hah, requires a swift, deep incision with a sharp knife on the neck that cuts the jugular vein. For meat to be considered halal the animal must be alive and healthy before it is killed, and all the blood must be drained from the body.

A KFC franchise in Chicago recently got it into his head that he was going to operate his business under Sharia law and started to make a few demands of KFC.

Unfortunately for him, things didn’t exactly work out as planned and now, he’s suing after the chain’s owners slapped him with the perfect response.

Via Mad World News:

Afzal Lokhandwala who operates eight KFC stores in the Chicago area has been serving customers certified halal chicken for more than a decade, but that just came to a grinding halt.

Come to find out, KFC decided to slap the man with the perfect response after growing tired of him breaking the rules. You see, KFC has a strict policy which prohibits franchisees from making religious claims about the chain’s food…

As Lokhandwala took it upon himself to serve meat that is prepared in a violent and inhumane fashion on account of his religion, KFC has since hit him with the perfect response. As Bare Naked Islam reports, “KFC in America will NOT allow its Muslim franchisees to sell Islam-approved ‘halal’ chicken.”

Unfortunately, we are not able to make religious claims, such as Halal or Kosher, about KFC products at this time. There are two barriers that we are not able to overcome.

First, there are different interpretations of these terms of the same religious faith. Second, KFC cannot certify that in-restaurant preparation and cooking processes meet religious guidelines, for example restricting contact with non-Halal or non-Kosher food.

This Muslim restaurant chain owner could have just operated as a halal operation using his own corporate name. Instead, he specifically wanted to connect the famous Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) organization to his Muslim halal! It’s just another form of attempted conquest. It’s good that KFC refuses to allow his conquest scheme! Way to go KFC!

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  1. I agree with KFC. killing and disemboweling and defeathering chickens in the restaurants where they are cooked and eaten would be very dirty and foul (no pun intended). Keep halal in your own neighborhood, not mine.

  2. Hilarious, for the children of Lot and his grandchildren were left with everything. Everything they have want and desire is not for anyone else but those he gave this blessing too.

  3. The Muslim franchise owner clearly hadn’t read the fine print on his contract with KFC. He’s lucky they haven’t canceled it.

  4. I want to know how these immigrants have the money to buy franchises. Where are they getting large amounts of money. We have noticed when traveling, many motels are now owned and operated by muslims. The motels are below average, smell bad and have bad linen. I would never eat at a muslim run KFC. KFC should be taking a better look at this.

  5. The key to this article – all but overlooked, by the way – is that “halal” prepared meat is meat prepared in a violent and inhumane fashion that causes great and unnecessary pain to the animal. It is a disgusting practice that should be OUTLAWED throughout the United States AND in any American-owned business, wherever it is located…

  6. I agree with KFC. He does not have the right to sell chicken in that fashion in the restaurant due to the unsanitary conditions. Even if he sues, it is a violation on the health code because there is no way he can positively confirm that conditions at the restaurant are sanitary after killing the chickens. He needs to just follow the guidelines set forth in his contract with KFC.

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