DEARBORNISTAN: McDonald’s sued for selling halal (inhumanely Islamic slaughtered) chicken when it wasn’t

Hey, that’s better than selling halal chicken without telling anyone that it was barbarically-slaughtered by Muslims, as they did in the UK.*

*Halalslaughterposter-viFast-food giant McDonald’s has admitted selling halal chicken without telling its customers. The poultry was used in popular menu items such as Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken Sandwich in its 1,200 British outlets. The admission comes three weeks after the company categorically denied that it used any halal meat. Now McDonald’s has revealed that the firm that supplies its poultry, Cargill, produces halal chicken at one of its abattoirs. Islamic law requires Muslims to slaughter animals by slitting their throats without killing them, but just enough to let them bleed to death while they recite an Islamic prayer which translates as: ‘In the name of Allah, who is the greatest.’  you-want-fries-with-your-chicken-mchalal

Twin Cities 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.

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McDonald’s and Finley’s Management Co. agreed Friday to the tentative settlement, with that money to be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and lawyers.

Ahmed’s attorney, Kassem Dakhlallah, told The Associated Press on Monday that he’s “thrilled” with the preliminary deal that’s expected to be finalized March 1. McDonald’s and Finley’s Management deny any liability but say the settlement is in their best interests.

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.

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Dakhlallah said there are only two McDonald’s in the United States that sell halal products and both are in Dearborn, which has one of the nation’s largest Arab and Muslim communities. Overall, the Detroit area is home to about 150,000 Muslims of many different ethnicities.

The locations advertise that they exclusively sell halal Chicken McNuggets and McChicken sandwiches and they have to get those products from an approved halal provider, Dakhlallah said. He said there was no evidence of problems on the production side, but he alleges that the Dearborn location on Ford Road sold non-halal products when it ran out of halal.

69384_1485497894828_1155321342_31118392_2331281_nDakhlallah said he was approached by Ahmed, and they conducted an investigation. A letter sent to McDonald’s Corp. and Finley’s Management by Dakhlallah’s firm said Ahmed had “confirmed from a source familiar with the inventory” that the restaurant had sold non-halal food “on many occasions.”

After they received no response to the letter, Dakhlallah said, they filed a lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court in November 2011 as part of a class action. The AP left messages Monday afternoon for attorneys representing the corporation and the franchise.

images16In the settlement notice, Finley’s Management said it “has a carefully designed system for preparing and serving halal such that halal chicken products are labeled, stored, refrigerated, and cooked in halal-only areas.” The company added it trains its employees on preparing halal food and “requires strict adherence to the process.”

He said although Ahmed believes McDonald’s was negligent, there was no evidence that the chain set out to deceive customers. “McDonald’s from the very beginning stepped up and took this case very seriously,” Dakhlallah said. “They made it clear they wanted to resolve this. They got ahead of the problem.”

The lawsuit covers anyone who bought the halal-advertised products from the Ford Road restaurant and another Dearborn McDonald’s with a different owner between September 2005 and last Friday. Since that would be impossible to determine, Dakhlallah said both sides agreed to provide money to community-based charities that benefit members of this group.

He said the final hearing will ultimately determine who gets what and how much, but roughly $275,000 is expected to go to the Huda Clinic, about $150,000 to the museum, $230,000 to attorneys and $20,000 to Ahmed. Dakhlallah said he believes it’s the first lawsuit of its kind related to McDonald’s and halal food.

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44 comments on “DEARBORNISTAN: McDonald’s sued for selling halal (inhumanely Islamic slaughtered) chicken when it wasn’t

    • You say “halal rules”????

      Either you’re a Moslem troll – or a Communist ally!!!! In any case, we know better than to fall for your taqiyya and kitman!!!! Begone to some “liberal” Website where your fellow-totalitarians will be more welcoming of your hijinks!!!

      • I forgot to mention that we PROUD “infidels” are on to your trickery and SADISM with your “halal” TORTURING of innocent animals – and we’ll not take it just like that!!!! We’ll fight back with all you’ve got!!!

        For your own good, ALL you Moslems ought to flee the West while the going is still good!!! Nothing you say or do will convince us that you’re to be really trusted short of your having to put so much time, effort and everything else as to ensure that soon you’ll no longer be Moslems, ha ha ha ha ha!!!!! [That will be on the order of decades...]

  1. would someone please describe to me what this islam seal on meat looks like, because I want nothing what so ever that has to do with the islams and their way of preparing their food, if they don’t like how the food is prepared here in America they should go back to their own country, HOW can this be happening here in America islams sueing a fast food eatery and adding insult to injury being awarded money and than laughing how they got money from the American infidels WHEN is this all going to end, their taking over our country and theres nothing we can do about it but sit back and watch helpless all of us,they sue and get money because of their religious beliefs and we are’nt supposed to meantion the word GOD or say the pledge of allegiance in our schools any longer as an American I am sick and tired of this all their bull shit, it never ends and it will not end until they completely take over!!!

  2. you all have nothing to do but criticize muslims. most of us are law-abiding citizens, but are considered terrorist for being arab. you should all be ashamed of yourselves, and stop picking on races. Grow up.

    • ish, what “race” is Islam? Don’t you dare come here and tell us what we can and cannot do. Get out of our countries and then we might leave you alone. Go to Hell. Paedophile prophet followers have no standing here.

  3. Who ever Is Doin Fun on Muslims Religion
    anything else what ever..!!
    let them close there Mouths dear…!!
    because Halal Is best thing in the world..!!
    halal products are best Well cleaned washed
    in every countries
    because when i went to USA
    in Mcd, For buying big Mc.chicken and it was writen
    thats its Halal but thanks to our God when i saw
    inside the meat it was Soo bloody
    ewww!!
    i came to know that its For non-muslims
    i just went and did complain

  4. I email Subways headquarters pretending to be a muslims and they told me that none of the Subways in America use halal meat. Unless they lied to me too, so we should be safe there? Peace to all non-muslims. I’d eat pork but would be eating my kin..LOL

    • Kaafir, they probably don’t here, but they do in the UK, and likely will here too at some point. Try to check and see if there is a Subway in Dearborn, MI, and ask if they serve halal,

  5. Bonni This must be for export only.Ihave a mate who works for large chain of butchers here in OZ.He assures me that the only halal meat they sell is chicken.I suppose all major outlets are the same.

  6. I’ve boycotted McDonald’s ever since learning they became sharia halal compliant . Too many options for non halal restaurants to eat at. They will never get my business again.

  7. Haven’t touch Micky D’s chicken ever since I heard about this.

    There’s more than ideological reasons to not eat halal products, there is also metabolic and health-related reasons as well:

    - When the animals are slaughtered this way, they are placed in a high state of stress, saturating their blood with chemicals and hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. If the blood is drained with the toxins still in the system, they seep into the muscle and bone tissue, saturating it with chemicals that both speed up bodily processes and also proven to increase aggressive tendencies in people; is it any wonder most islamists are quick to anger, even by man’s standards? Part of that is more than their system of life; it’s what they eat.

    - The animal is completely conscious through this whole ordeal. Although animals are not people, they are living things, and as such they are God’s creations. Tom make the animal bleed out and and suffer to death in this way is unquestionably cruel. In other methods, the spinal cord is severed from the neck down; this separates the hypothalmus in the brain from the rest of the body, ceasing control of all neural activity and link between the body and head; near-instant death, not enough time for the animal to even register the pain.

    - Furthermore, given that halal meat contains high levels of stress-inducing substances, it is not surprising that aside from anger issues, islamic countries and islamists in general tend to suffer from a rainbow of medical maladies, including: High blood pressure, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, muscular disease from overuse, among others.

    • “… and as such they are God’s creations.” .. This is the “actual” whole issue. We (Muslims), believe that God has ordered us to do it this way; not because we are blood-thirst people or we love to watch animals suffering.

      When it comes to faith, one must not try to justify all religious activities according to science or even to common sense, because many of these activities won’t.
      Take for example, the animal suffering during Islamic-way of slaughtering:
      How can you be sure that such suffering exists during this particular process? or at least to the extent that you imagine?
      You have noting to rely on except the common sense here.

      Why can’t we say that God (All Merciful) just simply disables this suffering altogether in this case?! Why can’t God (All-mighty) even let the animal feels happy?! Every thing is possible by God. Otherwise what is faith if we have to be convinced that all ritual activities follow science and/or common sense.

      All we (believers) have to do is to make sure that the ritual activity is from God.
      And we (Muslims) do.

      Finally, the following page has more detail on the subject that some of you might find interesting. (Note: even though there are some contradictions between what I wrote and the information on that page, I just wrote that as an example):

      (LINK DELETED by BNI)

      • SO MANY LIES, DISTORTIONS, HALF-TRUTHS, &c.!!!!!

        You Moslems are obviously such PSYCHOPATHS as to ensure we can NEVER trust you as long as you remain Moslems!!! When you can’t see or realise how an animal is suffering (to which you’re inured in preparation to doing the same to people – by order of your “prophet”), it shows that you are devoid of all compassion, all empathy, all love!!!!

        Without compassion, empathy for ALL living things, love for life ON ITS TERMS, it’s better to NEVER HAVE BEEN BORN!!!!

        This is all the more visible how you hate and disdain anything and everything – and everybody – “un-Islamic” like art, music, science, medicine and even literature!!! All this merely because of that creep and LIAR Mohammed – who you Moslem muzturds IDOLISE as the “perfect man”!!!!

        Given what and who Mohammed was: a murderer, genocide, thief, rapist, hater, caninophobe, porcinophobe, bestialist, necrophiliac and SADIST, it’s all too obvious that he was nothing other than a true son of SATAN (masquerading as “allah” – one of Satan’s MANY NAMES!!!). As such, it would have been infinitely better that he had never been born!!!!

  8. Beware Costco! I went to Costco last week and picked up a pack of lamb ribs and lo and behold there was a stamp written in Arabic on it plus the words HALAL. I promptly put it back in the bin. Visions of lambs being slaughtered with their throats being slashed while bleating in fear and pain flashed before me. No HALAL meat!

      • Thank you Bonni! OK, no more lamb from Trader Joe’s either because most if not all of their lamb is from Australia or New Zealand and it’s not marked Halal. I’m going to have a talk with the manager about this and will let you know what happens. Maybe I can sue them for non-disclosure. HMMMMM Thankfully there is a movement in Australia and NZ to stop shipping sheep to Indonesia because of the cruel way they are treated. Barbarians!

      • Billy, when I did the story on Butterball selling halal chickens, we saw that the birds you buy in the store are not marked Halal. The way we knew it was halal is because on their website, they boasted about using Halal certified poultry. After all the bloggers started talking about this, they quickly took down the Halal portion of their website.

        Because the FDA has no requirement that the Halal stamp be on all foods slaughtered that way, they are probably still selling the Halal chickens/turkeys, just not advertising it online.

  9. Ahmed’s attorney, Kassem Dakhlallah, told The Associated Press on Monday that he’s “thrilled”. Muslims are thrilled to get $700,000 from infidels in infidel America.

    Some organization please sue McDonald’s in Britain and every single place in Britain that sells or serves halal meat to the public for EXTREME CRUELTY to animals. Western culture and Western civilization has always PROTECTED animals from cruelty. Cruelty to animals is a huge sin against God who LOVINGLY created every animal.

    Our beautiful and extremely merciful Western culture and Western civilization is being abandoned and destroyed to please and satisfy IMMIGRANTS – Muslim immigrants!

    Is even one Muslim country out of 56 Muslim countries changing their culture, their long-held beliefs and their Muslim practices because some non-Muslims live in their countries? Absolutely not.

    Non-Muslim corporations, companies, organizations, schools, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. in Britain and other countries, who sell or serve halal-meat – cruelly slaughter animals by slitting their throats without killing them, but just enough to let them bleed to a slow death in terrible pain and great agony, are guilty of shocking animal abuse and GUILTY of actively destroying Western culture and Western civilization. God will judge them.

  10. This needs to be passed to family ,and friends, who have been eating muslim compliant, and may not even know.
    Bible says—The “love” of money, is the root of all evil.
    See what American companies are willing to do, to make more of it. Kissing muzzie butt, how shamefull..

  11. Not all companies that are halal certified have the halal certification stamped on their products , being vegetarian I would never eat any of their tainted products,this is so wrong,how has a religious -minority been allowed to impose their religious beliefs on the majority? and influenced -our food chain, one company wants 2 bites of the cherry-Nimbin cheese which promotes itself as a cheese for vegetarians and also has the halal certification stamped on it-no animal has been slaughtered in it’s process- halal or otherwise -what’s Halal??-it doesn’t contain rennett from the stomach of baby calves.-perhaps they said a -prayer over it.-regardless they -lost me.

  12. I never eaten a McDonalds for about 11/12 x Years now,having been brought up on a Farm McDonalds and others, have alwats seemed like “Conveyor Belt” food to me and should be avoided full stop.

  13. My local McDonalds, Subway, and Burger King in London have cleverly avoided that by having on display certificates from the relevant Islamic authorities declaring all chicken and beef to be halal. All three are owned by Muslims.

  14. does this mean we can sue any company that is halal compliant and does not advise us ..I think its time we started reponding to all
    halal products being forced on the silent majority.

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