Saturday, August 06, 2005

Nothing wrong with peaceful markets - any kind

French Muslim-Themed 'Beurger King'

PARIS - Muslims in France are having it their way with "Beurger King" — a new fast-food restaurant that caters to the country's large Islamic population.

The bright and colorful eatery was launched in July in an eastern Paris suburb crowded with immigrants and dilapidated housing projects. Its name plays on the French word "Beur," meaning a second-generation North African living in France.

The menu at Beurger King Muslim, or BKM, is standard fast-food fare: burgers, fries, sundaes and doughnuts, and prices are comparable to those at major chains. But the beef and chicken burgers are halal — meaning made with meat slaughtered according to Islamic dietary laws.

Waitresses wear Islamic head scarves, as do many of their customers.
I welcome this. They're providing peaceful products in demand while improving employment. Heaven knows France needs as much employment as it can get.

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Blogger Mike said...

The only problem I have with it is that it's just another effect of the extreme balkanization of French and European society that has been going on for the past 20 years. But that's a problem for a different day, and they're peacefully filling a demand, so I can't fault them too much.

Sunday, August 07, 2005 1:24:00 AM  

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