My Old Halal Kentucky Home

Several Kentucky Fried Chicken (or are they just KFC now? — an acronym with no title reference) restaurants in Australia have made themselves 100% halal, and are therefore no longer offering bacon or any other pork products to their customers.

This story merits further discussion, but first here’s the brief news report from The Daily Mail:

How Australian KFC stores are refusing to sell bacon in their burgers — because they only use HALAL products

KFC has refused to sell bacon at three Australian stores to keep in line with Halal certified products.

A customer revealed the rule after contacting the fast food company about the lack of bacon offered at a store in Punchbowl, in Sydney’s west.

‘Why is bacon not available at KFC Punchbowl, NSW?’ Disgruntled customer Marc Miller wrote on Facebook.

In response, KFC said the fast food chain’s stores in Punchbowl and Bankstown South in NSW, as well as a location in Fawkner in Victoria, don’t sell bacon to keep in line with other halal products.

‘Hi Marc, currently, the KFC stores at Punchbowl (NSW), Bankstown South (NSW) and Fawkner (VIC) have a number of products which are certified Halal and are available to customers from these stores only,’ the statement reads.

‘Some Suppliers of chicken have indicated they are Halal certified. However, we cannot claim our stores can be classified as being 100% Halal, as there is bacon in all stores (except for three stores listed above) plus the Suppliers of certain seasonings, marinades etc have indicated that they are not Halal certified.’

The spokesperson added that there are no current plans to extend the number of stores in Australia which have Halal products.

I ask readers to temporarily suppress their natural and understandable outrage over this news, and consider it as part of a larger process, one that is underway throughout the Western world.

The offering of halal products is obviously a business decision. If you have a lot of Muslims in your customer base, and you see a lot of women in bags and men in dresses in beanies, then you will offer them halal items, because that’s what they want, and that way you will sell more stuff. It is of no moment to you — if you are aware of it at all — that a percentage of the cost of halal products is turned over as zakat to “charitable” organizations, including jihad groups. After all, that’s just part of the cost of doing business.

However, in this case the decision not to offer any non-halal products goes beyond a mere business decision. KFC has at least some kafir customers — obviously, since one of them publicly complained — so the franchise in question could make a greater profit if it continued to include menu items with bacon to satisfy the demand from the kuffar.

Yet they decided to withhold bacon and forgo some of their profits. Why?

I’m not familiar with the demographics of the regions served by these Australian KFC outlets, but I assume they have a significant percentage of non-Muslim customers — possibly even over 50%, if they’re located near a major artery. Yet they decided to please their Muslim customers by labeling their businesses as “100% halal” — the opinion of the kuffar simply doesn’t matter enough to make them decide otherwise.

This is similar to the decision by corporate and government employers in the UK and Canada (and probably lots of other countries in the Dhimmi West) not to allow their non-Muslim employees to eat in the cafeteria during the daytime in Ramadan. The employers want to please their Muslim employees by making sure they don’t see the kuffar eating while the Muslims are faint with hunger.

Once again, this probably occurs in many places where the percentage of Muslim employees is well under 50%, probably less than 10% in some locations.

Why does this happen?

Ideology presumably plays a part, especially in government establishments, which have no reason whatsoever to care about what their “customers” prefer. But businesses normally do take customer preferences into consideration. Yet when the percentage of Muslims in their customer base becomes large enough — 50%? 25%? 5%? Who knows? — they decide to give up a certain percentage of their profits to please Muslims.

I submit that this is done out of fear. By now everyone knows what Muslims do when they are displeased. It doesn’t matter how much the media deny it or cover it up; everyone knows. They also know that there don’t have to be that many Muslims in the neighborhood before their displeasure may become lethal.

Owners don’t want their businesses to be torched. Nor do they want their employees be beheaded — that really has a negative impact on the bottom line.

So they act preemptively to prevent Muslim dissatisfaction. Halal food, changes in dress code, foot baths, the lack of piggy banks — whatever it takes to keep from being firebombed.

I also submit that this process may remain entirely subliminal. It doesn’t have to be on a conscious level. Westerners have been through extensive aversion training, and have become conditioned to tiptoe very carefully around the Religion of Peace. To the point where they don’t even have to think about it.

My Old Kentucky Home, good night.

30 thoughts on “My Old Halal Kentucky Home

  1. What are Muslims doing in the cafeteria if they are not allowed to eat at this time? Where are other people supposed to eat if the cafeteria is closed to eating? I suggest allowing eating in the cafeteria, and arranging brisk outdoor walks for the Muslims. Obviously closing the cafeteria is a small inconvenience, but it is symbolic of the Muslim demand that we accomodate them, rather than their adapting to a Western environment.

    • Their complaints about food are a bunch of hooey. As any Catholic who has fasted for several days (with no nocturnal gorging to go with it) can tell you, going without food is something your body can easily adapt to. The first day is the hardest, then the hunger diminishes.

      Ketogenic fasting is the ‘in’ thing for health issues, too.

    • All are welcome to any of our Kaffirterias here in Belize where franchises are unheard of and pork served in every one . Kassler if you please…..

  2. This is one reason we quit buying NZ and Oz lamb. They’re halal slaughtered – the ones for export – and so I’d rather go without. Fortunately, we live in a rural area where we know the sources of our meat, including lamb, chicken, and beef. And pastured eggs. It’s getting harder to procure lamb kidneys, though I did find a place that offers local beef tongue. (Don’t tell the B.)

    • lamb kidneys … for breakfast of all meals? That reminds me of a Dubliner called Leopold Bloom.Veal tongue in Madeira sauce…hmmm

    • The military used to serve them on toast regularly. We called it ‘s**t on a shingle’ 🙂

      • In the U.S. military, at least in the days of the draft, those pieces of meat were reconstituted dried beef cooked in a cream sauce. IIRC, soldiers don’t eat it anymore, but I see jars of the meat in some grocery stores on occasion. It’s pricey, too.

  3. I guess it’s not “finger licking good” anymore. We will know we are in trouble when the Piggly Wiggly changes it’s name.

  4. I recently took a hands-on dinner cooking class in Vienna. It was only after we all had gustily eaten the Wienerschnitzel we prepared, that when I asked the chef where he obtained his meat— he explained to us ( including 2 Israelis) that we had handled and dined on Halel meat- he says the butcher has very high quality meat. No one, including the young Israeli students knew what Halal meat was. The chef pestered me constantly to later give the class a trip advisor rating- apparently I see I was the only one of 73 pressured raters to dare give him 4 stars , everyone else gave him 5. I did not go to Austria to pay that much money to eat Halal without even realizing it!

    • well,well, as young Israelis they should know, and most of all that halal is not equivalent to kosher. The first just implies the killing, the second a religious ceremony.
      Not of major interest to us western folks. I had kosher champagne once… no big deal and I am still bad.

      • I wanted to, besides for the fact that that holy Allah meat was sitting out room temp one hour before we breaded it, but unfortunately, I am friends with one of his cooking chef Vienna buddies, and my one star rating would have surely gotten around.

  5. The owners of those three KFC stores could be Mohammedans — which would easily explain the situation.

    • Could well be but being in suburbs with a high Muslim population (many being Lebanese) means kafir owners would have gone halal anyway.

      • Growing up in Florida, I had many second-generation Lebanese friends. They were all Catholics and blended in with the rest of mongrel mix.

        A few years ago, as I became aware of the political complexity of the situation in Lebanon, my understanding of what their parents must have gone through became deeper. At the time, there was a series of emails from a number of people who were planning to attend our school reunion. In one of them, during a backchat with an organizer whose Lebanese family had prospered here, I asked the fellow his opinion on what was going on in his parents’ country. The man was decidedly uninterested in pursuing the subject: he was an American, period. No doubt he had strong feelings on the subject, but he wasn’t going to discuss them outside his family network.

        • There were Maronite Christians at my school and like their hard-working parents they went on to productive professional careers. The Muslim settlers in the inner south western suburbs of Sydney are Muslims who started arriving in the 1970s taking advantage of the relaxation of refugee criteria introduced in the 1970s to facilitate Lebanese entry during the civil war back then. The Muslims were quick to take advantage of that combined with the dropping of any test on religion ( and other criteria ) introduced by the previous left wing government. The Minister for Immigration in that government was a corrupt nasty piece of work of southern European e traction in the pocket of the Mafia involved in growing pot in his constituency and when they murdered a local businessman who campaigned against the trade the Minister ran cover for them. He detested the fact that Australian society and was described as being Anglo-Celtic and introduced multiculturalism as a means of breaking that mold despite the concept never having been presented as policy at any election.

  6. Ironic that it is the British Daily Mail pointing the finger when this is already common in the United Kingdom. Also, there are Subways that don’t have ham or bacon ingredients.

  7. It’s possible, if difficult, to go without eating during daylight hours and limit the food intake to mornings and evenings. However, pious Muslims must also refrain from drinking in the daytime. A human being cannot do this and still pull their own weight at work. In Europe with its employee-friendly labor laws, many Muslims get themselves a doctor’s certification and call in sick during Ramadan. Employers are obligated to keep paying their wages. Everybody knows this, nobody talks about it.

    This may still be better than insisting that fasting Muslims come in to work. How would you like to be a construction worker hauling a bag of cement to the site while you are aware that your fasting Muslim coworker up on the fourth-floor scaffolding may lose his weakened grip on a heavy wooden board just as you are about to pass underneath?

  8. “This is similar to the decision by corporate and government employers in the UK and Canada (and probably lots of other countries in the Dhimmi West) not to allow their non-Muslim employees to eat in the cafeteria during the daytime in Ramadan.” I was unaware of this phenomenon and am appalled by it. The Muslims can just avoid the workplace cafeteria if they choose to do their Ramadan fasting thing.

    As for the Punchbowl, Bankstown South and Fawkner KFC stores, I am very familiar with the demographics of the localities of the first two. They are overwhelmingly Muslim areas. Your chances of surviving a 100-metre walk down Punchbowl’s main retail street whilst wearing a kippah are zero, as would be your chances if you wore a tee-shirt that proclaimed “I love Israel”. The explanation is most likely that the franchisees of these 3 stores are Muslims

  9. Here’s the demographics for Fawkner: Fawkner (3060) is a suburb of Melbourne, North, Victoria. It is about 12 kms from VIC’s capital city of Melbourne. Fawkner is in the federal electorates of Calwell, Wills.

    In the 2011 census the population of Fawkner was 12,596 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

    The median/average age of the population of Fawkner is 37 years of age.

    47.4% of people living in the suburb of Fawkner were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 13.1% Italy, 4.3% Pakistan, 3.3% Lebanon, 3.2% India, 2.6% Iraq, 2.3% Greece, 1.7% Turkey, 1.5% Malta, 1.3% Bangladesh, 1.0% Philippines, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.9% Sri Lanka, 0.7% China , 0.7% Vietnam.

    32.5% of people living in Fawkner speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 18.4% Italian, 10.6% Arabic, 6.1% Urdu, 5.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.6% Greek, 3.3% Turkish, 2.9% Assyrian, 2.1% Other, 2.1% Bengali.

    The religious makeup of Fawkner is 42.5% Catholic, 24.4% Islam, 7.2% Eastern Orthodox, 7.0% No religion, 6.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Anglican, 1.6% Hinduism, 1.5% Buddhism, 1.1% Other Religious Groups, 0.9% Presbyterian and Reformed.


    It has a large Muslim population, but less than 25%, so what to the other 75% eat?

  10. Extraordinary accommodations are being made by business to submit to muslim sensitivities and demands. In contrast, Jews who also have food restrictions solve the problem by opening their own specialist kosher food shops. I’ve never heard of Jews demanding pork be dropped from school cafeteria menus. Or in fact any demand that the majority should abide by their religious rules. And that is one of the reasons internationally Jews have been the most successful at integrating into numerous different cultures to their own. And one of the reasons we discover Muslims will not.

  11. The last job I had before I gave up working altogether was as a contractor at a north London borough. I stopped eating at the canteen altogether when the Halal certificates went up on the wall. I tried to organise a staff boycott but it was one of those love palestine/hate Israel places that proliferate nowadays across London.

    The restaurant to which I took my custom was located a few blocks down the road turned out to be Arab owned but they served bacon butties. It seemed they thought that there were times when one had to rise above principle and business was one of those.

  12. The Kentucky Fried Chicken chain of restaurants adopted “KFC” as its official name many years ago in order to downplay the “fried” aspect of its food. This was when fried foods were getting a lot of bad press as a cause of heart attacks, etc. The change was a deliberate business decision and over time the old name has almost faded away—as was the intention.

    As for the three exclusively halal stores in Australia, no doubt the company took note of the various court cases we’ve seen over Muslims being served food “contaminated” with non-halal ingredients. Much easier to have a complete separation of halal and non-halal stores. Yes, a purely business decision to avoid potential troubles.

    But here in Canada KFC hasn’t seen fit to make that complete separation—yet. According to the website Zabihah there are four halal KFC outlets in Canada, but none appears to be exclusively halal.

    Do these locations specify which chicken menu item is halal and which isn’t? What if a Muslim and a non-Muslim were having lunch together and both ordered the same chicken selection—with the Muslim requesting halal? Would the kitchen prepare two separate dishes, ensuring no “cross contamination”? Or would (as would be more likely) both patrons be served the exact same halal item?

    In fact, are non-Muslims even allowed to specify that they want only non-halal meat? Or would that be “Islamophobic”?

    • Halal & Non-Halal dishes should be prepared on totally separate platforms and with tools that should never be mixed.

      That is different sets of pots, pans, knives, etc… for both.
      Preferably they should also be washed separately.

      Or so I have been told.

  13. My real objection to halal food, aside from the contributions to Muslim charities supporting terrorists, is that halal food is created by slaughter methods of great cruelty to the animal. Jewish kosher butchers also insist the animal be conscious during slaughter, but claim their methods are so quick and thorough, the animal encounters no suffering. I myself feel that both Judaism and Islam should not get a pass from animal cruelty laws. It seems to me the First Amendment specifically excludes religious exemptions from laws. Exempting a religion from perfectly reasonable legal requirements is on the face of it, promoting the establishment of religion.

    • You are quite right.
      It’s an outrage that we allow this cruel method of slaughter in the UK when it’s clearly against the animal health regulations that the rest of us have to abide by.

  14. I must say I am disappointed in KFC.
    You see, I want the full diversity. When you do something, do it right and 100%.

    I miss the guys in balaclavas with AK-47 and RPGs running around and firing their guns. Yes, that is the Islamic flair from Beirut.
    I miss the whipping spot for not-modestly clothed females and men without beards like in Saudi-Arabia.
    I miss the chopping block to hack of hands and feet of offenders, or the occasional head like in Teheran.
    And let’s not forget the holes in the ground and the stones nearby for a good old-fashioned stoning of lesbians, gay, queer, transgender, non-cis (I have to be politically correct as I want to be polite) like in the DAESH territory.

    So I will write a letter to the local mosque and ask them to put some pressure on the owners to provide the full diversity to us kuffr.

  15. Punchbowl and Bankstown are old working class suburbs in Sydney and the other location in Melbourne. In regard to the first two they are the centre of Muslim settlement in Sydney.

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