KFC employee loses it when customer asks for bacon

A man asked for bacon at a halal KFC in a Sydney Australia suburb next to the home of Australia’s ‘Cat meat Mufti’ ‘Hilarious Hilali’. The employee summarily flips out:

Here is the story from Ninemsn.com:

A worker at a KFC restaurant in Sydney has been suspended after he was filmed screaming vicious insults and threatening to attack a customer.

The violent outburst happened at a Halal-friendly KFC in Punchbowl on December 26, allegedly after a customer became angry after being refused bacon on their burger.

The Punchbowl restaurant does not serve bacon or pork in accordance with Islamic law, and one employee can be heard saying “we don’t have bacon” before the other begins yelling.

“Don’t record me bitch!” he screams as he approaches the counter. “Don’t f—ing record me!”

The employee continues to yell and smacks the cash register display on its side, before other workers grab him and lead him outside.

“I’m gonna f—in break your head bro,” he says to the person filming as he is led around the corner out of sight.

A spokesman for KFC Australia told ninemsn the employee had been suspended over the incident and offered counselling.

“KFC Australia strongly condemns the behaviour of the team member who appears in the clip and sincerely apologises for this very inappropriate reaction,” the spokesman said.

But the spokesman also said the employee may have been harassed by the customer before his meltdown.

“As part of our continuing investigation, KFC has been offered statements from other customers who were in the store at the time,” the spokesman said.

“These statements indicate a customer had directed offensive language and became abusive towards the team member when the customer’s preferred selection was not available at that store.”

The video was posted online by YouTube user “farkie”, who wrote that the outburst stemmed from an argument over bacon.

“We asked for bacon on the burger, when we complained about there being no bacon,” they wrote.

KFC said their investigation into the incident was ongoing.

KFC halal row in Britain, Colonel Sanders summoned to the Lancashire Council of mosques

From The National

Halal dispute over Kentucky Fried Chicken

David Sapsted, Foreign Correspondent

Last Updated: March 14. 2010 7:06PM UAE / March 14. 2010 3:06PM GMT

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Kentucky Fried Chicken has been summoned to the Lancashire Council of Mosques. Dominic Lipinski / PA

LONDON // A trial involving the sale of halal poultry at dozens of outlets of a fast-food chain across Britain has left groups of Christians and Muslims embroiled in two very different controversies.

On one hand, non-Muslim groups are setting up internet petitions against KFC’s move to sell halal-only products in the trial at 74 of its outlets across the country. On the other, Muslims themselves are questioning whether, in fact, the poultry being sold is truly halal.

The controversy follows a row in France, where seven stores in the Quick chain of hamburger restaurants switched to selling only halal turkey burgers, sparking protests from non-Muslim French communities. Continue Reading →

France: Quick goes halal

Quick, the fast food chain in France has gone halal. All pork has been removed by the restauranteur at locations in neighbourhoods with high Muslim populations. Non-Muslims who want a classic burger with bacon have to now go to another location elsewhere to buy the classic. One angry regular customer asks, ” I don’t understand, why can’t they sell halal burgers and bacon burgers at the same time?” I understand. Silly question.

From The Telegraph U.K.

French fast food chain makes menus halal

Quick, one of France’s most popular fast food chains, has taken pork off the menu at eight of its restaurants, turning them into halal-only outlets.

By Henry Samuel in Paris
Published: 6:11PM GMT 15 Feb 2010

The chain has replaced bacon with smoked halal turkey in restaurants in three branches in a Paris suburb, two in Marseille, and the remainder in Toulouse, Villeurbanne, near Lyon, and Roubaix, northern France – all of them areas with high Muslim populations.

These restaurants now serve only halal food, seen as permissible according to Islamic law. The company said the move was part of a test, which began in November, and that pork may return to the menu at a later date. Continue Reading →

Blast near KFC in Pakistan kills two

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The blast took place a day after militants killed dozens at a mosque near the country’s military headquarters in Rawalpindi.
Sahibzada Anis, a senior local government official in Peshawar, said after Saturday’s attack: “The initial investigation suggests it was a car bomb blast in which two people were killed and nine wounded.”

Pakistan’s army, which heavily supported militant groups in their war against the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan, now faces a stubborn Taliban insurgency on its own soil and mounting US pressure to root out Islamist fighters in tribal border areas.
A senior police officer, Shafqat Alam, said the Peshawar blast may have been accidental, possibly ignited by paint stored in a shop.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the foreign minister, condemned the latest wave of violence and said Pakistan’s will would not be broken.
“Such reprehensible acts can never defeat our national resolve to fight out terrorism and militancy,” he said in a statement.
On Friday night, up to 40 militants attacked an army checkpoint, killing one soldier, a security official said.
Soldiers at the checkpoint on a bridge in Wana, the main town in the Islamist bastion of South Waziristan, retaliated after coming under fire, said the official.bomb_1537777c

‘If We Now Kill Schoolgirls, You Shouldn’t Be Surprised’ – Taliban

WTF Muslims I would be surprised if you stopped. No one is surprised when you butcher women or pour acid on them.

From Der Spiegel:

By Matthias Gebauer and Shoib Najafizada in Kunduz, Afghanistan

Responding to threats from the Taliban, at least 10 girls’ schools have shut down near Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. Visiting the schools is a dangerous proposition — a trip leading directly into the heart of Islamist territory.

When the deputy director of Aqtash High School talks of the government, he isn’t referring to Hamid Karzai’s central government in Kabul. Nor does he refer to the provincial administration in Kunduz. “The Taliban are our government,” Bashir says. “They have taken over our region, their commanders give the orders here.”

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Bashir is standing in a dusty classroom on the ground floor of his modern school, roughly half an hour from Kunduz by car. As recently as just one month ago, he says, some 400 girls were still coming to the school in three daily shifts to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. Figures and formula are still scrawled across the blackboard.

But now, the girls’ classrooms have been left to deteriorate. The desks and chairs are still laid out in neat rows, but a film of dust has collected, and Bashir stands helplessly in the middle of the room. “Parents in Aqtash are afraid to send their girls to school anymore, after the death threats,” he explains. The school director speaks quietly and carefully. He too is afraid, and several of his teachers double as informants for the Taliban. The bearded fighters, he says, would certainly not like it if they knew a reporter was at the school in Aqtash. “You should leave quickly if you want to get out of Aqtash alive,” he whispers.

‘Apprehended and Killed’

Bashir’s warning is hardly an exaggeration. Not 30 minutes after our arrival in Aqtash, located 15 kilometers northeast of Kunduz just off the main north-south arterial, a group of a dozen Taliban fighters, armed with AK-47s, gathers in front of the blue arch at the entrance to the school. “What do you want here?” one of the fighters calls. “This is our region, the Islamic Emirate of North Afghanistan.” Continue Reading →

KFC converts eight London restaurants to halal-only menu

This article is of questionable importance. One could easily say this is merely a free market adaptation to demographic reality. I post it however for a few reasons. One, is that I created some time ago, the unlikely category ‘war on chicken outlets’ and how often do I get to use that? On the other hand, let’s look at why I created that category and how often I did in fact use it.

Here, we did an article about attacks on a KFC in Indonesia. The caption, I believed coined by the good people at The Religion of Peace.com was “Muslims demand their chicken extra crispy”

Indonesian Muslims demand extra crispy!

By Eeyore |

Muslims turn their wrath on a KFC in Palu Indonesia on behalf of Gazanians.

Earthtimes (press release), UK January 8 2009

Jakarta. Protesters in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on Thursday stormed an outlet of the US fast food chain KFC during a demonstration against Israel’s raids on the Gaza Strip, police and a restaurant employee said.

About 200 protesters rallied outside the popular chicken restaurant in the provincial capital Palu to condemn Israel’s attacks on Gaza and US support for the Jewish state, burning American and Israeli flags, police said.

Some of the protesters entered the restaurant, overturning tables and chairs and smashing the signboard, said an employee of (…)

This is actually not the first attack on a KFC by the religion of peace. 2005 6 are burned to death in Karachi

By Faisal Aziz KARACHI, May 31 (Reuters) – Six employees of American fast-food franchise KFC were burned to death in Karachi during a riot that followed a suicide attack on a mosque in the southern Pakistani city, rescue workers said on Tuesday. Angry Shi’ites set fire to the restaurant after the mosque attack in which five people died on Monday night, but the bodies of those burned were only found on Tuesday morning, said Rizwan Edhi of the Edhi Foundation, a private emergency service. “We recovered the bodies of the six people from the debris of the KFC early this morning.All the dead were employees of KFC,” he said.

And then again in 2007 also Karachi:

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) – Hundreds of residents angered over a 16-hour power outage rioted in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi overnight, ransacking a KFC restaurant and two banks, police said Thursday.At least six people were hurt as youths burned tires on roads, stoned passing cars and caused extensive damage to commercial property in the south of the city during two hours of unrest.

So what is it? the secret ingredient? Is it finger cutting bad? Is this the super sized jihad? Did they want fries with that? Is Islam really just the militant wing of PETA?

It must be the lack of a salad bar.

All of this bringing us to the present and KFC’s submission to Islamic demands to have someone yell ‘Allahu Snackbar’ as the chickens are slaughtered. Could this be mere demographic reality and free markets? Certainly. But could it also be submission to fear of more violence directed at KFC’s world wide?

Fast food chain KFC converts eight London restaurants to halal-only menu

By Debra Killalea
Last updated at 11:17 PM on 06th May 2009

Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken is to launch a halal-only menu in eight of its London stores in a move which could be extended to other areas of the UK.

The menu, which will form part of a trial, will see the stores selling chicken products which have been fully approved by the Halal Food Authority for the first time.

KFC has 720 stores across the UK, and bosses said the move was designed to ensure the company was catering to a broader range of customers, following a growing demand for halal products.

It is the latest fast food chain to introduce a halal-only menu after Domino’s launched one at a Birmingham store in February.

From this week, KFC bargain buckets, crispy strips and family feasts bought in certain outlets serving high Muslim populations will all have the halal-approved stamp.

The fast-food chain has so far converted eight of its London restaurants to sell the meat,  in areas including Forest Gate, West Ham, Tottenham and Bethnal Green.

The chosen branches, which also include those in Beckton, Leyton, Edmonton and Hounslow, will have a logo on the door telling visitors that all food served has been fully approved by the Halal Food Authority (HFA).

As Muslims cannot eat pork, the Halal branches have removed the Big Daddy burger from the menu as it contains bacon.

KFC’s scheme will be trialled over the summer, but if it proves a success dozens more branches across the country are expected to follow suit and become halal-only.

The company said halal menus could be launched in other stores  where large numbers of Muslim customers are based and ‘where there is demand’.

Over the next few months it will closely monitor customer feedback in the chosen outlets and if it is good they will be permanently converted to 100 per cent halal.

The move follows a similar decision made by Dominos Pizza, which launched a halal only menu at its Hall Green store in Birmingham earlier this year amid a storm of controversy.

Domino’s said the change has improved business despite an initial backlash from non-halal customers who complained they were not able to order pizzas such as the Meteor which contains pepperoni, sausage, meatballs and bacon.

But KFC insists that the taste of its chicken will remain ‘finger-lickin good’ and that it has only converted branches where there are other non-halal ones within a two-mile radius.

KFC vice-president of marketing Jennelle Tilling said: ‘We want to see how customers respond to the trial, to see if this is something that allows us to make our great tasting food available to a broader range of customers.’

A spokesman for KFC said the food would still taste the same as it ever had and that the fast food giant will use existing suppliers to provide the stores with halal meat.

‘This is taking place in areas where there is a high demand for halal and where they is another KFC outlet within two miles for those who do not want it,’ he said.

‘It is just a chance for us to see if it is something our customers really want or not.’

Halal means any item on the menu which may contain bacon, ham or pork must be removed and all the chicken must by halal-approved.

Under the rules, the animal should be killed by having its throat cut by a Muslim and any flowing blood of the carcass should be completely drained.

Animals cannot be eaten if they have died of natural causes and have to have been killed.

The chain has also moved to assure customers that its halal certified chicken would meet the rigorous animal welfare standards used across the UK.

Masood Khawaja, President of the Halal Food Authority, welcomed the trial and said it was good news for the Muslim community.

‘Having worked with KFC closely, Halal Food Authority is delighted to accredit the usage of the HFA logo and symbol of approval on endorsed products,’ Mr Khawaja said.

‘The Muslim community can now enjoy all the products in this trial in eight participating halal-approved restaurants, as these have been procured with full adherence to both Islamic dietary rules and relevant EU hygiene, food safety and animal welfare regulations.’

Palistinian TV warns Israel a big present is coming election night …

and calls for the usual boycotts and killing of people.

Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi On Al-Jazeera Incites Against Jews, Arab Regimes, and the U.S.; Calls on Muslims to Boycott Starbucks and Others; Says ‘Oh Allah, Take This Oppressive, Jewish, Zionist Band of People… And Kill Them, Down to the Very Last One’


Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on January 9, 2009:

To view this clip, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1981.htm

From MEMRI

Following is a Hamas TV filler, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on January 11, 2009:

In Hebrew:

Call No. 3 from the Palestinian people to the Zionists: The Zionists – I swear to you, by God, by the world… We will not recognize Israel. If you want security or peace, you should go back to where you came from.

Call No. 4 from the Palestinian people to the Zionists: The Zionists… Our big present will reach you on election night.

If you have a MEMRI account do view the clip. It’s free to register. They use some cheesy effects that are interesting to see. If these guys had any imagination they would hire Sam Raimi to do the graphics. Not that he would take the gig of course.

I also have a question for all the Muslims who periodically trash Colonel Sanders Chicken franchises. Once you get them all, are you going to go after General Tsao? I doubt highly the Chinese will show as much restraint. At least I hope they won’t.

Indonesian Muslims demand extra crispy!

Muslims turn their wrath on a KFC in Palu Indonesia on behalf of Gazanians.

Jakarta. Protestors in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on Thursday stormed an outlet of the US fast food chain KFC during a demonstration against Israel’s raids on the Gaza Strip, police and a restaurant employee said.

About 200 protestors rallied outside the popular chicken restaurant in the provincial capital Palu to condemn Israel’s attacks on Gaza and US support for the Jewish state, burning American and Israeli flags, police said.

Some of the protestors entered the restaurant, overturning tables and chairs and smashing the signboard, said an employee of (…)

This is actually not the first attack on a KFC by the religion of peace. 2005 6 are burned to death in Karachi

By Faisal Aziz KARACHI, May 31 (Reuters) – Six employees of American fast-food franchise KFC were burned to death in Karachi during a riot that followed a suicide attack on a mosque in the southern Pakistani city, rescue workers said on Tuesday. Angry Shi’ites set fire to the restaurant after the mosque attack in which five people died on Monday night, but the bodies of those burned were only found on Tuesday morning, said Rizwan Edhi of the Edhi Foundation, a private emergency service. “We recovered the bodies of the six people from the debris of the KFC early this morning.All the dead were employees of KFC,” he said.

And then again in 2007 also Karachi:

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) – Hundreds of residents angered over a 16-hour power outage rioted in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi overnight, ransacking a KFC restaurant and two banks, police said Thursday.At least six people were hurt as youths burned tires on roads, stoned passing cars and caused extensive damage to commercial property in the south of the city during two hours of unrest.

So what is it? the secret ingredient? Is it finger cutting bad? Is this the super sized jihad? Did they want fries with that? Is Islam really just the militant wing of PETA?

It must be the lack of a salad bar.