This is why the UK –and all of western Europe — is going down the tubes.
By their “multiculturalism,” immigration policy, accommodation to Muslims, and turning away from Christianity (regular church attendance is in the single digits), these birthplaces of western civilization are willingly committing cultural suicide.
Martin Fricker reports for the (UK) Mirror, Sept. 29, 2014, that a customer was refused a hand-wipe in a halal-only KFC branch of the fast food giant in Leicester, England, because the hand-wipe contained alcohol.
Graham Noakes, 41, was stunned when staff said they could not provide him with a wipe because they are soaked in alcohol – which is banned in Islam. KFC bosses confirmed the policy was genuine.
Naokes said: “They told me it might offend other customers. I explained that it wouldn’t affect me. In fact – I told them I like alcohol, so it wouldn’t bother me in the slightest. When they wouldn’t give me one, I was disgusted. I will never be going to KFC again. 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.”
Ironically, Graham, from Birmingham, was working in Leicester on the construction of new Muslim community center in the city’s Highfields district.
Halal is the Arabic word for ‘lawful’ and relates to what is allowed in the context of Islamic law – but is often used in conjunction with the issue of how meat is dealt with.
It is thought the Leicester KFC is waiting for its stock of alcohol-based wipes to be replaced with lemon-based wipes.
A KFC spokesman said the company had been running a halal-only trial since 2010, in “areas where there has been demand from our customers.” As a result “a small number of products from our usual menu are not available,” with the Leicester branch deciding not to stock wet wipes that contain alcohol. “Wherever possible, we have taken steps to ensure that our halal restaurants are close to a non-halal store to cater to all of our customers’ needs. In this case, customers wanting a non-halal option can visit our nearby restaurant in Braunstone.”
Suleman Nagdi, spokesman for the Leicester-based Federation of Muslim Organisations, described the policy as “bizarre”. He said: “I know alcohol is prohibited in the Muslim community, but I don’t understand why you can’t use hand-wipes – there’s nothing wrong with it. Using alcohol doesn’t mean you’re consuming it. It seems like an unusual decision to be made. In fact, it sounds bizarre.”
Noting that such decisions potentially provoked some people to start “lashing out” at the Muslim community, Nagdi said, “I’ve never come across anything like this before. KFC have made a commercial decision to do this, and now the Muslim community will face backlash.”
In a second statement, KFC said: “Our alcohol-based hand wipes are approved for use in all our restaurants, including those who are part of the halal trial. There was a misunderstanding at the store in question, but the wipes are now being used again. We’re sorry for the customer’s experience.”
H/t Clash Daily