A Muslim couple from Dearborn is suing Kentucky Fried Chicken for having recently been served bacon on a chicken sandwiches. An unspecified amount of damages are being sought by the couple, who purchased the sandwiches at a Lincoln Park KFC. They allege cheese and bacon were added to the sandwiches after they requested cheese only, according to a Detroit Free Press report.
In May, a Dearborn man of Muslim faith sued Little Caesars for $100 million after he was allegedly served and then accidentally ate pepperoni made with pork, a food prohibited by Islamic law. The boxes were labeled “halal,” but the pies inside were topped with regular pepperoni.
Dearborn attorney Majed Moughni filed lawsuits in both cases. He is also representing a Jewish woman in Sterling Heights, who is suing Denny’s Restaurants for also having been served bacon, the Free Press reported.
“The newer lawsuits allege breach of contract, negligent representation, and are asking for monetary damages for what they said is emotional and physical distress from having eaten bacon. Both lawsuits have been filed in Wayne County Circuit Court.”
“At KFC we respect the religious beliefs of our guests of all faiths,” said a KFC spokesman. “We believe this lawsuit was filed as a result of a miscommunication between the guest and our team member. We cannot comment further on pending litigation against one of our franchisees.”
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Yemeni-American Muslim couple from Dearborn, Askar Abubaker, and his wife, Hasinah Saeed, who wears an Islamic face veil, ordered chicken sandwiches at a KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) restaurant in Lincoln Park on Dix Road on the afternoon of July 1.
According to the lawsuit, Abubaker asked the employee behind the counter what was in the chicken sandwich. He then asked the employee: “Do you have cheese?”
The KFC employee replied: “We have cheese and bacon, it’s going to be an additional $1.”
Abubaker said he asked whether it was American cheese; the employee said only Swiss cheese was available.
“I’ll take Swiss only, no bacon,” Abubaker said he told the employee, ordering two chicken sandwiches.
After taking bites, and finding out there was bacon, he told the cashier: “What is this? Why did you guys put this in my food?”
Abubaker said the cashier replied: “This is bacon, I’m sorry, I’ll make another one.”
The Muslim couple alleges the “employees were looking at us and smiling.”
The attorney handling the cases, Moughni, said there needs to be changes in how restaurants are handling food.
“You can’t allow this practice to continue, whether you’re Muslim or Jewish, and you walk into an establishment and they don’t care about what they are serving.”
Moughni filed a similar lawsuit in May against a Little Caesars Pizza in Dearborn that advertised halal pepperoni pizza, which Moughni said wasn’t halal and contained pork. An attorney for Little Caesars has said the lawsuit should be dismissed and is without merit.
Moughni is an opportunist. Now he’s got a Jewish client willing to wage frivolous litigation jihad to shake down corporate giants for cash. Last time we saw Moughni he was burning an effigy a Florida pastor who was critical of Islam.