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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