Fast food chains McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), and Pizza Hut have all REJECTED a request from an Islamic cleric to have Islam-approved meat served in their chains throughout Hong Kong. Businesses that serve halal food all pay a special hidden tax for the ‘privilege,’ part of which goes toward funding Muslim terrorism and Islamization around the world.
Political Insider (h/t Judith R) In Hong Kong, Mufti Muhammad Arshad contacted these popular, global chains demanding they use “halal meat” in their outlets there to please Muslims. He said it would be a “shrewd business move,” too.
Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible.” Halal meat comes from an animal slaughtered according to Islamic law. That means Allah’s name must be pronounced during slaughter, the instrument used must be very sharp (the animal must be slit at the throat), the animal must not be unconscious, and it must be hung upside down and allowed to bleed dry.
In other words, the animal’s throat is cut while he is still conscious but not his spinal cord which means the animal spends several minutes suffering agonizing pain before he finally bleeds to death.
It’s an extra-painful process for the animals. No pork prepared in any way is allowed, neither are certain parts of other animals (such as the rear end).
Arshad said he sent letters to the fast-food chains, but McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut all said that they had no plans to introduce halal meat in their outlets. But Arshad said it would be only a matter of time before they signed up, as McDonald’s and KFC served halal food in other Asian markets, such as Singapore.
“It’s disappointing that we could not convince the companies,” Arshad said. “It doesn’t have to be Hong Kong-wide. In the main areas, like Central, Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui, the New Territories and at the airport, it would be a great service. The companies have to realize there is a need for this and that it is good business for them.”
Tourism sector lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun said, “The government has been trying to promote Islamic investment here, so the move would be beneficial to tourism in Hong Kong and our financial market,” Tse said. “It’s also a chance to attract tourists from Muslim countries to Hong Kong. We’re showing that we are catering for them.”
There are about 250,000 Muslims in Hong Kong, more than half of whom are Chinese. The rest are either locally born non-Chinese or are from Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Middle Eastern and African countries. In recent years, the biggest segment of Muslims in the territory have been Indonesians. Mostly female domestic workers, they account for almost half of Hong Kong’s Muslim population – 120,000 people.