Kentucky Fried Chicken’s (KFC) secret spices recipe is as American as baseball. But I hate to imagine what Colonel Sanders would think if he was alive today and saw what his stores are now doing to appease a handful of hyper-sensitive Islamic customers.
Chicken eaters, at KFC restaurants designated as “Halal-only” locations, are being denied wet hand wipes because they apparently violated Islamic Law:
Graham Noakes, 41, said he was astonished when staff at the fast food chain’s outlet in St George’s retail park refused to give him a hand-wipe because it was against its Halal policy.
Staff said this was because the wipes are soaked in an alcohol-infused liquid. Alcohol is forbidden in the Muslim Holy book, the Quran.
Graham said: “They told me it might offend other customers.
The 41-year-old added: ‘I’ve never experienced anything like this before, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
‘Why shouldn’t I be allowed a wipe for my hands? They use wipes in hospital, what happens when we start being told we can’t have wipes there? I just can’t understand it.’
A KFC spokesman said the company had been running a halal trial since 2010, in “areas where there has been demand from our customers”, such as the restaurant in St George’s Retail Park.
Via The UK Times
This report is in England, where there are also stories of Muslim nurses not cleaning as much as they should in hospitals for this same reason.
And, as demographic trends continue throughout the Western world, it won’t be long until we face this type of insanity in America too.