Muslim leader makes outrageous request that 3 companies are quick to shut down.
Imam located in Hong Kong requests that McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut offer items made with halal meat. Providing halal meat would require the companies to slaughter the animals in a very specific and torturous manner. The animals are required to be conscious during the slitting of their throats and hung upside down to bleed them dry.
Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible”. Halal meat comes from an animal slaughtered according to Islamic law. That means Allah’s (God’s) name must be pronounced during slaughter, the instrument used must be very sharp to ensure humane slaughter (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.
Eating blood is not halal. Pork is not halal, nor are certain cuts of meat, such as from an animal’s hindquarters.
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.