January 22, 2013
Dearbornistan: McDonald's Pays Jizya
McDonald's pays out some serious cash to appease the Muslim community in Dearborn, Michigan. Looks like McD's is off my menu for good. (Not that it was really ever on it.)
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. [...]
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.