Sunday, July 22, 2007

Storm Track Intimidation: Dunkin Donuts Islamophobic or Doing Good Business?

We see this more and more. Muslims want to play by their own rules even after agreeing to follow ours. Some Muslims whine about being ‘oppressed’ in non-Muslim countries because they can’t practice some religious ritual that goes counter to a 21st century society. They believe they can accept a contract with the infidel and then change the rules. When the infidel cries ‘foul’ – they draw the Islamophobic race card.

Now it’s Dunkin’ Donuts turn.

“A discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee who was not allowed to renew his contract with the chain because of a refusal to sell pork products can proceed, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday.”

This is a pile of horse manure. This is not a civil rights case but a case of business law. Read on.

For many years the donut chain had permitted Walid Elkhatib to refrain from including bacon, sausage or pork in breakfast sandwich offerings, because of religious scruples, but in 2002 it insisted that he carry the line with meat included, and he sued on religious-discrimination grounds.

Why the insistence? Is Dunkin’ Donuts being a hard ass? No.

He [Elkhatib] wanted to go ahead and keep selling the sandwiches without putting meat in them, which would presumably have implications for what franchising strategists call the consistency of the customer experience.

A franchise success is built on a readily identifiable ‘consistency of the customer experience’. Elkhatib refused to deliver it. He is in breach of a business contract. We’ve seen this before with the Minnesota Muslim cabbies and Target Muslim check out clerks who won’t handle pork. We must accommodate our business practices to Muslims – not the other way around.

If it’s against Elkhatib’s religion to sell products in a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise he shouldn’t have purchased one in the first place. But that’s not how the arrogant Muslim works. Like Burger King, he wants it his way and the rules don’t apply to him.

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  • In my opinion it is not racial but religious discrimination. By only sponsoring shops that sell pork they are showing favoritism to religions that allow pork and discrimination against religions that forbid pork and the favoritism amounts to discrimination. As a person who is forbidden pork, I resent the corporate policy. It is not only touching pork but the inhalation of pork fumes from cooking and the pork grease on everything I touch, not to mention making me deal with religious hippocrits who still eat pork and claim they are people of G-d, which is forbidden by my religion, we are not to associate with hippocrits, including the hipocracy of eating pork as a Jew, Muslim or Christian. It is very offensive that I have been subject to pork eaters in order to get a job. What is it about respect that they do not understand? Or is it that serving Lucifer by eating pork, means that they can not get by without doing it? I mean really how hard is it not to eat pork for the few hours per day a person is at work or at school? And how hard is it not to sell pork in public places? If people must eat pork they should do it only at home out of respect for others. When I drive by a BBQ and the pork fumes coat me or my car and children it offends me and violates my religion, but some dont want to respect this and that should be a crime. Your hippocritical thinking has forced many a religious person to deny their own faith for fear of losing their livly hood and the USA in particular should make this illegal. This is overdue in my opinion!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:16 AM  

  • Well, hello Anonymous - I see you’re back. First I want to thank you for reading my humble little blog.

    That being said, I will respond to your comment.

    Are you aware that this is a free country? One that allows you to practice your religion freely and one that permits you to choose where you eat and what you eat? And if you do not like what's being served in an establishment - you are free to not eat there. That’s the meaning of freedom in this country.

    You do NOT have the right to tell any establishment what they can or cannot do as long as what they do is legal.

    Please learn that the practice of your religion does not give you the right to dictate to others how to live their life as long it is not in your private home. If you can not adapt to our free society like all other religious sects in this country, then go to some other place that suits your practice better.

    By Blogger WC, at 2:19 PM  

  • anon - "hippocritical thinking"?

    is that where one thinks of hippopotamuses?

    By Blogger nanc, at 3:50 PM  

  • Well, according to my religion, I must consume at least 3 helpings of pork products every day and inhale their fumes or I am destined to burn in HELL with Muslims and others who serve Satan.

    I rub my butt with pork lard so it will provide a soft spot for unbelivers, like anonymous, to kiss.

    By Blogger Warren, at 3:53 PM  

  • Anonymous-Go read Acts 10, you are wrong, G*D told Peter to kill and eat, and NOT CALL UNCLEAN WHAT G*D CALLS CLEAN!
    So you have no clue as to what you are talking about.
    If this man wants a Dunkin' Donuts type store WITHOUT pork, he can start his own business. If he succeeds, he can franchise it. IT'S A FREE COUNTRY. If he has a problem with pork, he shouldn't have gone into a business where pweople expect pork.
    It's so simple a child could understand. Are you less intelligent than the average child?
    Are you smarter than a 5th grader?


    By Blogger The Merry Widow, at 3:54 PM  

  • Warren,
    Ever the wit! :^)

    By Blogger Always On Watch, at 3:40 PM  

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