The head of a Messianic Jewish ministry says the recent case of
Islamic pandering by a McDonald's franchise in Dearborn,
Michigan, is just another example of how Muslims continue to
foist their religion on non-Muslims.
According to The Associated Press, the
McDonald's Corporation and Finley's Management Co., a franchise
owner, have agreed to pay $700,000 to settle the lawsuit brought by
an Islamic customer alleging that a Dearborn McDonald's sold food
that was not prepared according to Islamic requirements.
Specifically, the restaurant reportedly sold non-Islamic food
after it ran out of Islamic, or halal, prepared food. Islam forbids
consumption of pork and requires that Allah's name be invoked
before an animal providing meat for consumption is slaughtered.
The Muslim customer filed a class-action lawsuit
alleging that the restaurant did not sell exclusive halal food as
advertised. Dearborn has one of the nation's largest Arab and
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree
Ministries, sees this lawsuit as part of a bigger agenda.
"I think this is just one little item with evidence that America
must blend with Islam; that Islam will never blend with America,"
she contends. "And I say don't move here if you can't accept
America as it is.
"But we have to keep giving more and more and more. They will
never be satisfied until an Islamic flag flies above our country.
They're pushing America to cave to their demands, and I say let's
quit it; let's not do it!"
Markell, who lives in the Minneapolis area, is concerned that
McDonald's might go on to bow to the demands of the large Islamic
population there as well.