omething incredibly disrespectful happened recently at an Alabama McDonald’s that is causing quite an uproar online.
A Muslim family is accusing a Decatur, Alabama McDonald’s of hiding multiple pieces of bacon in their order.
The family was in town visiting from New York when they dined at the restaurant.
After receiving their order, they said they tasted something “smokey” and opened up the sandwiches to inspect them.
That is when they found trace elements of the culturally forbidden pork product hiding inside each of their sandwiches.
I’ve worked in restaurants and, admittedly, sometimes mistakes DO happen even at the best restaurants. But Khaula Hadeed, the head of Alabamas Council on American-Islamic Relations wanted to make something clear: This was no accident.
How does Ms. Hadeed know? Because it happened to the family 14 times!
Happen once? Maybe a mistake. Twice? Perhaps the employee needs to be retrained on how to handle mixed meats.
But 14 times?!? C’mon, folks. We have a serious problem here.
A spokesman for the McDonald’s location has denied any wrong doing by members of its staff, but says they will look into the complaint.
The statement, originally obtained by Fox News and reprinted here, said:
We want to assure our customers that this was not an intentional act by our employees. We value every customer and strive to ensure all orders are accurately prepared and served.We are looking into the matter to understand what happened.”
Hadeed, featured in the below profile, called the innocent an intentional act of religious and ethnic bigotry.
She went on to tell AL.com: “They ordered 14 sandwiches. They started noticing it tasted different to them. They eat McChicken all the time at McDonald’s. They knew what they ordered they know what’s in the sandwich.“
The consumption of pork is banned in the Muslim faith, as dictated in the Qur’an.
Many in the faith believe that there are consequences for the intentional consumption of pork products, but those consequences vary with some saying that prayers wouldn’t be heard while others contend would happen at all. Although most all agree the family wouldn’t face such punishment due to their consumption being accidental.
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