March 21, 2011

What has been the point of KFC protest?

What has been the point of the EDL's KFC protest?
For twenty-eight days members of the English Defence League [have been] protesting outside a KFC. The protest is against the serving of Halal meat at the Blackburn store based on Haslingdon Road. This is among other branches the group have protested against. Now, no-one says they should not be allowed to protest.

Their Facebook page keeps members updated on what has been going on in the past few weeks. Things began with the predictable gusto on February 20. But trying to link the serving of halal food to ‘Islamification' was never going to be easy. In what way does halal food mean that a country is being Islamified?

Why not also demonstrate against the serving of Kosher meat? Was halal food really impacting how people eat? And why only pick on KFC? Meat being served at other restaurants and takeaways across the region is halal. Should it really matter?

A specific reason given by the group is that it is inhumane to kill an animal the halal way. But these particular chickens are stunned before they are killed. KFC adheres to it’s strict laws and regulations as it did before the food became halal.

Some would claim the slaughter of KFC chickens is done in a more humane way that the meat sold in your average supermarket!

Within days the Facebook page was asking for more demonstrators. By February 28 things had become a little desperate. A message read, “Tonight the turn out at the KFC was pathetic! All the so-called members of the Blackburn division and we have six stood up there! We need to sort this out!’ KFC meanwhile have handled the situation as diplomatically as possible.

The company already came under fire from the Halal monitoring Committee (HMC) for it’s use of stunning, so to have a daily protest on it’s doorstep because you are too halal must be annoying to say the least.

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Thanks to NewsHound for the heads-up

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of sad racist bastards.

The flags occupy more space than the men.

B31 Antifascist said...

There is no such thing as 'British law' There is Scots law, which is different to English/Welsh law. Proves how much these stupid dickheads know about the constitution of the country they claim to be defending.

But then again, they rule by ignorance, don't they???

Pablo said...

The EDL would have said four hundred people attended the demo, as one real EDLer = a hundred fake EDLers.

Mathematics was never a strongpoint, along witb RE, politics, history, and home economics.

Yaxley Lennon's not top bad with the old economics, tho! Makes a good living from the EDL, and like Gri££in he has a job for himself and his henchmen for life.

Anonymous said...

What a load of idiots!!!

Anonymous said...

The flags they fly are bought for £50 each. They cost Yaxley just £12 each.

KERCHINGGGGGG !

Anonymous said...

On one of their flags it says that "British law states that no animal should suffer unnecessarily", leaving out the fact that, as has already been mentioned, there is no such thing as "British law", I find myself wondering if they're all vegans.

Obviously that's a stupid thing to wonder, because the answer is obvious, (and they probably don't even know what the word means), but the fact of the matter is that it's not "necessary" to consume animal products at all and therefore by their logic no animal need suffer for human consumption!

As someone who has a sympathy for animal rights I deeply resent the fact that these scum are hijacking a noble cause for their own twisted reasons, but it's not the only cause they're hijacking so I suppose it goes with the territory for these hypocritical c*nts.

After all the only difference between Halal and Kosher are the prayers, and the only difference between religious and secular slaughter is that there are any prayers at all, (beyond that it's all the same throat cutting, bleed to death routine), but try explaining that to someone who can't count beyond 3.

Sacha C said...

I'd put money on some of these losers saying goodbye to their "comrades" after the protest, and then heading to the nearest kebab shop for a Muslamic (TM) doner fix....I'm almost tempted to start off an Internet meme along the lines of "all lager in off-licences is Halal".

John P said...

Sacha C said...

I'd put money on some of these losers saying goodbye to their "comrades" after the protest, and then heading to the nearest kebab shop for a Muslamic (TM) doner fix....I'm almost tempted to start off an Internet meme along the lines of "all lager in off-licences is Halal".

11:14 PM, March 21, 2011

Nick Griffin recommends a Kebab shop in Dartford as he pointed out on his twitter feed a few days ago.

Anonymous said...

"But these particular chickens are stunned before they are killed."

But were these chickens stunned with Muslamic Ray Guns? That's what the EDL is worried about!

Sacha C said...

John P - ah, thanks for reminding me about Kebabgate. I think it was the combination of AndyMinion's spot-on article here with some of the posts on the British Democracy Forum about this that provided mucho entertainment for yours truly.

On a more serious note, one of the Anon posters here hits on a good point here I'd like to expand on. For all the fash's insincere whining about animal rights and halal, I'm sure they'd be more than happy to buy non-halal meat reared and slaughtered in appalling circumstances, circumstances that have been common knowledge for many years now. Hypocrites one and all - of course, that goes without saying...

John P said...

Kebabgate, I would have gone for Kebabageddon but the best title I saw for it was Nick Griffins Donate Kebab.

Anonymous said...

On a more serious note, one of the Anon posters here hits on a good point here I'd like to expand on. For all the fash's insincere whining about animal rights and halal, I'm sure they'd be more than happy to buy non-halal meat reared and slaughtered in appalling circumstances, circumstances that have been common knowledge for many years now. Hypocrites one and all - of course, that goes without saying...

Absolutely. When a chicken's sold for three quid in Tesco what do they think the conditions it's been raised in must have been like?

Idi Amin said...

Are they not holding the flag upside down?

B31 Antifascist said...

Good point re Tescos chickens! The EDL yobbo army probably eat meat from animals allowed to mercilessly suffer and sold dirt cheap, and have eggs from two cubic feet cages in gargantuan batteries with their full Englishes anyway!!! But they can't incite racial hatred over that now, can they!!

Towel said...

I'll let you know, once these four pillocks had strutted back and forth outside KFC, they went down the road for a big mac.

What's the difference between KFC and McDonalds as far as animal cruelty goes?