A meal's not happy if it's not halal

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

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.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)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 Muslim communities.  

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.

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