KFC – Koran Fried Chicken
The BNP reports that it held a demonstration in Wakefield on Saturday against halal chicken being sold at KFC restaurants. The protest was attended by “members and officials from across Yorkshire”, we’re told – which, judging from the photographs accompanying the article, amounted to no more than seven people. The BNP might also like to reconsider posting this picture from the protest, which appears to be encouraging motorists to drive through one of the BNP demonstrators. Excellent advice, it must be said.
Yorkshire British National Party activists gathered in Wakefield on Saturday to voice their disgust at the local KFC going halal. The group were jointly co-ordinated by West Yorkshire Organiser Darren Lumb and Rachel Firth.
Members and officials from across Yorkshire came to support Darren and Rachel in their campaign against the sale of halal meat to locals. Cllr Doug Ward said: ‘We need more protests like this. Some people didn’t even know what halal meat was, never mind the fact that they are eating it.’
The fast food outlet refused to discuss the matter with the group. They said that they had the correct notifications in place and, because of the demonstration, the police were being called.
The supposed ‘notifications’ consisted of one transparent sign on the door in Arabic.
Many people were in complete disbelief that the company sold halal meat, and turned their cars around. One woman said: ‘Why aren’t there any signs? I’m never coming here again.’
Mr Lumb commented: ‘It’s absolutely disgusting what these restaurants are doing in supporting animal cruelty in West Yorkshire.’
Deputy Yorkshire Regional Organiser Danny Cooke said: ‘It’s shocking how many people are blissfully unaware what they are eating and supporting. Darren and Rachel have done a fantastic job taking the message to the people here in Wakefield. This is a perfect template for others, and I strongly urge other branches and regions to do the same.’
According to KFC’s website, the chain is running a ‘halal trial’ in 96 of its stores. In these outlets, all meat has been killed according to Islamic slaughter methods, with a verse from the Koran recited at the time of slaughter by an ‘appropriate person’.
The trial is set to run ‘indefinitely’.