Workers at a McDonald’s location in Georgia have been accused of purposely putting bacon into the sandwiches ordered by a peaceful Muslim family. The shocking anti-Islamic incident occurred at a Decatur McDonald’s located just outside of Atlanta. The Council of American-Islamic Relations has since issued an official complaint against the McDonald’s restaurant for purposely putting pork products into the family’s sandwiches simply to spark trouble and make the Muslims eat what is against their religion to eat.
The Muslim family had heard great things about Decatur and were eager to visit the location from their home in New York. When the family grew hungry, they decided to turn to a local McDonald’s fast-food restaurant to get a bite to eat and satisfy their hunger.
The family placed a large order that included fourteen sandwiches, which they expressly said should not contain bacon or any sort of pork product because of their religious views.
However, the family soon found that they were eating bacon in their McDonald’s sandwiches. Their religion forbids them and all Muslims from consuming pork products like bacon.
Members of the family frequented their McDonald’s back in New York and knew that some of the items on the menu did not include bacon. These family members promised the others that if they ordered the items, they would not come with bacon. However, the scheming McDonald’s workers in Georgia wanted to make the Muslims break their religious practice, so they put bacon in the sandwiches on purpose.
“They started noticing it tasted different to them,” said 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.”
Hadeed saw this incident as a clear attack on a Muslim family from a group of anti-Islamic McDonald’s workers in Decatur.
“It doesn’t sound like a mistake, especially on 14 sandwiches,” Hadeed declared, calling the incident “an intentional act of religious and ethnic bigotry.”
Hadeed is now calling on law enforcement or at least the McDonald’s location to conduct an investigation into what happened that day. He reported that one of the adults was so sickened by the bacon that they threw up twice after eating their tainted sandwich from the Georgia McDonald’s location.
“They’re essentially disturbed about it,” she said of the family. “McDonald’s should investigate this incident, identify and terminate the employees responsible, and take proactive steps to satisfy this American family’s concerns, starting with an apology.”
On social media, most people sided with the family.
“I’ve certainly seen ‘good Christians’ doing some nasty things to those who are different,” said one AL.com reader. “I don’t know what happened here, but I can believe that someone putting together the sandwiches in a way that they knew would be offensive … I tend to believe the Muslim family and think that some nasty fool stuck bacon into their sandwiches as a way to humiliate and inflict suffering on someone who is ‘other.’ That’s UnAmerican, in my books.”
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