CAIR is at it again. This time it’s over a perceived attack at a McDonald’s in Alabama. They have accused a franchise there of deliberately putting bacon on fourteen sandwiches that a Muslim family ordered. The family was visiting from New York and stopped to get a meal. When they started eating their sandwiches, they tasted off to them and they opened them up to see why. That’s when they saw the bacon, which they are strictly forbidden from eating in their religion. Oh boy.
At first blush, this seems intentional. You don’t put bacon on chicken sandwiches as far as I know. I suppose someone could have been making a statement here. The family took out their phones and took pictures of each sandwich for proof – which I find unusual, to say the least. Usually, I figure these claims are Muslims trying to further their political agenda and I have to wonder if that is the case this time as well. As for the vomiting after eating bacon, that seems overly dramatic to me and for effect.
From Opposing Views:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has accused a McDonald’s restaurant of intentionally adding bacon to a Muslim family’s meal (video below).
While visiting the area from New York, the family stopped by a Decatur McDonald’s where they placed an order for 14 sandwiches, AL.com reports.
While eating their meal, they stumbled upon the bacon, which Islam strictly forbids followers from consuming.
“They started noticing it tasted different to them” says Khaula Hadeed, head of the Alabama chapter of the CAIR. “They eat McChicken all the time at McDonald’s. They knew what they ordered — they know what’s in the sandwich.”
To Hadeed, this was a clear attack on the family.
“It doesn’t sound like a mistake, especially on 14 sandwiches,” Hadeed declared, calling the incident “an intentional act of religious and ethnic bigotry.”
Now Hadeed is demanding an investigation, reporting that one of the adults vomited twice afterwards.
Now, let’s play devil’s advocate. What’s to stop a Muslim family from putting bacon on their sandwiches, taking pics of it and crying foul? That’s probably not the case here, but it’s hard to know. It could be bigotry, but it could also be a scam. It would not be the first time by any means. Some were very skeptical on social media: “It’s a scam,” wrote one, echoing the sentiments of a few who argued the family intentionally set this up for money or attention. “They probably picked an Alabama McDonald’s because they figured it would draw more attention than say a McDonald’s in NYC.”
In fact, one of them had a very good point. Those that prepare the food, don’t even see who is out front, so why would they do this? “Yeah, I don’t believe this was done by any McDonald’s employee,” wrote another. “I’d say 99% of the time, the people working in the back aren’t looking to see who their customers are.” Notice it is a McDonald’s in Alabama and not New York. “Also recall that since Trump got elected, there have been numerous fake hate crimes that Muslims have created out of thin air,” they added. That could well be the case here and there is no word from McDonald’s yet. I think it is very suspicious.
What do you think? Honest mistake, bigotry or a scam? I’m leaning towards scam big time.