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(Daily Mail)   "Okay, we're sorry for selling you cheese and onion pasty with non-halal meat in it and upsetting your Muslim traditions - here's some alcohol"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 197
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2013-09-16 12:01:08 PM
Saw "pasty" and expected a Montana story, especially with the "sorry. how about some booze!" angle...
 
2013-09-16 12:03:55 PM
What happened to giving people a 20% off coupon towards the purchase of HaggarTM slacks?
 
2013-09-16 12:05:59 PM
Sorry about the egg batter in your Chinese food, Mr. Vegan. How about a 20lb side of beef and we'll call it good?
 
2013-09-16 12:15:26 PM
The sold  edible nipple coverings to Muslims? I'll bite.
 
2013-09-16 12:21:25 PM
Is that the last photo of Yousuf Khan before his father honor-killed him for eating non-halal food?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-16 12:36:30 PM

johnsoninca: Is that the last photo of Yousuf Khan before his father honor-killed him for eating non-halal food?


Yes but he invoked the name of Allah first and then drained his blood so he is totally halal now.
 
2013-09-16 12:41:10 PM
Why/how do people end up going to the news every time they're offended?

I mean, right there on the phone, the man could have said "I'm sorry, the issue with the pasty is it contained meat and we are Muslim, and we also do not drink alcohol as part of our faith, so that is not a solution."
He could have then suggested a solution, such as a refund for the pasties (which I gather were less than $1.00) or a coupon for a credit the next time the family goes to the store.

He's correct that they should be more careful in marking their packaging (if someone with allergies relies on the label and gets sick, that's 10,000x worse for the store than someone being offended by something) but the level of outrage seems a bit disproportionate. The guy didn't pour champagne down their throats, he offered it. He probably was by an item that many people would happily take and offered it as compensation for that reason. *shrug*

Then again, I'm not even the sort to complain to a store when something goes wrong. If I was THAT concerned about everything in my food, I'd never buy anything pre-packaged and cook for myself so I ALWAYS knew what was in it.
 
2013-09-16 12:48:47 PM
If I lived in the farking desert and I didn't drink alcohol, I'd be pissed off all of the time too.
 
2013-09-16 01:12:39 PM

serpent_sky: Why/how do people end up going to the news every time they're offended?


Why/how do you assume it's "every time"? You see a story every now and then, and your confirmation bias kicks into high gear, causing you to claim "every time"?

Yep. It's them, not you...
 
2013-09-16 01:14:57 PM

vpb: johnsoninca: Is that the last photo of Yousuf Khan before his father honor-killed him for eating non-halal food?

Yes but he invoked the name of Allah first and then drained his blood so he is totally halal now.


Snort.
 
2013-09-16 01:34:31 PM
Should have given him an 8X10 color glossy of Mohammed instead.
 
2013-09-16 01:39:07 PM
Go be highly insulted somewhere else.
 
2013-09-16 01:47:31 PM
I'll take the alcohol if he doesnt want it.
 
2013-09-16 01:51:28 PM
Grocery store apparently employs a bunch of morans, but good God religious people get so offended by everything.
 
2013-09-16 01:51:29 PM
The supermarket said they were triplely sorry and offered another compensation for the alcohol.

www.thetaylorhamman.com
/they should feel proud, the supermarket went out of their way to import this from Trenton, New Jersey!
 
2013-09-16 01:51:40 PM
"I'm going to Hell now. I hope you're happy"
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-09-16 01:51:47 PM
I like all of my news to contain only dead Muslims, so I am offended by this piece of news.
 
2013-09-16 01:53:28 PM
A religious person offended? Never thought I would see the day.
 
2013-09-16 01:53:39 PM
Religion aside, if you have any special diet restrictions, don't expect everyone to know about them or to think about them.   This goes if you are Muslim, Jewish, a vegatarian, or have a peanut-butter allergy.

It is your job to police what you put in your body.

As for unintentional contents they are just that, unintentional.  Find another reason to be upset.  Mistakes happen.
 
2013-09-16 01:54:02 PM
Here's an idea. All you religious goof balls with funny ideas about diet due to your invisible sky wizard should move to a country where the government is ruled by religious zealots.

Like Texas.

Then we can just have the rest of the planet be an asshole free zone.
 
2013-09-16 01:54:38 PM
What a whiner.  Serpent_sky's right--just tell the dude what the problem is and stop acting like you're ten minutes away from jihad.  Truth be told, all of these religious food laws are utter FSM-level lies.

If anything, the reason to biatch is the poor food labeling could have caused a medical reaction if someone had allergies.
 
2013-09-16 01:55:26 PM
If you're highly devout and easily offended, then perhaps you shouldn't do your shopping in Morrisons, it's a minefield of risk!

Also you might want to consider relocating to a country that supports your devout lifestyle, and is full of other idiots who get easily offended over nothing.
 
2013-09-16 01:55:36 PM
I really love the British sense of humor.
 
2013-09-16 01:56:38 PM
Look, I'd be a little pissed off too if my unwitting consumption of un-halal pasty mince meant an eternity of damnation.
 
2013-09-16 01:56:41 PM

vudukungfu: Here's an idea. All you religious goof balls with funny ideas about diet due to your invisible sky wizard should move to a country where the government is ruled by religious zealots.

Like Texas.

Then we can just have the rest of the planet be an asshole free zone.


It's funny that you don't see yourself as an asshole.
 
2013-09-16 01:57:13 PM
modernreject.com
 
2013-09-16 01:57:42 PM
Well, the fact that this kid is 3 years old means that according to Muslim tradition he should be getting married next year and his wife will be able to cook for him now and he won't have to worry about this sort of thing anymore.
 
2013-09-16 01:57:51 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk
It was delicious. I'll never be able to enjoy those g'damn falafels now.
 
2013-09-16 01:57:54 PM

abfalter: Religion aside, if you have any special diet restrictions, don't expect everyone to know about them or to think about them.   This goes if you are Muslim, Jewish, a vegatarian, or have a peanut-butter allergy.

It is your job to police what you put in your body.

As for unintentional contents they are just that, unintentional.  Find another reason to be upset.  Mistakes happen.


Exactly.If your dietary laws are that important to you, then you better cook things yourself. I don't care, and neither do most other people.
 
2013-09-16 01:58:43 PM
KHAN!!!
 
2013-09-16 01:59:39 PM

Caelistis: I really love the British sense of humor.


It's dry, like good champagne.
 
2013-09-16 02:00:14 PM

mediablitz: serpent_sky: Why/how do people end up going to the news every time they're offended?

Why/how do you assume it's "every time"? You see a story every now and then, and your confirmation bias kicks into high gear, causing you to claim "every time"?

Yep. It's them, not you...


Granted, saying "every time" is a stretch, I'm sure thousands of people get offended by stupid shiat like this every day. However there's not a day that goes by where you cant find at least one (often severial) stories like this in the news.
 
2013-09-16 02:00:18 PM
It always bothers me to hear about these people looking to be offended. In fact, it offends me how easily offended these people are. Their actions trivialize true offenses and make it more difficult for people with real grievances. So where's my apology, you easily offended bastards who've offended me!
 
2013-09-16 02:00:49 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: The supermarket said they were triplely sorry and offered another compensation for the alcohol.

[www.thetaylorhamman.com image 450x337]
/they should feel proud, the supermarket went out of their way to import this from Trenton, New Jersey!


I bow to the tastiness that is Taylor pork roll!!
 
2013-09-16 02:01:00 PM

Dragonflew: A religious person offended? Never thought I would see the day.


Hah.

"I'm sorry we sold you something that you unknowingly ate and were condemned to hell for.  God is kind of a jerk, apparently."
 
2013-09-16 02:02:33 PM
"Pasties and a G-string, beer and a shot"
- Tom Waits
 
2013-09-16 02:05:37 PM

serpent_sky: Why/how do people end up going to the news every time they're offended?


beats a suicide bombing, i guess.
 
2013-09-16 02:05:49 PM
KHAN!
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2013-09-16 02:05:53 PM
Mr Khan and his wife Nadia, 29, of Canton, Cardiff, said he will never shop at Morrisons again after the humiliating blunder.

I'm sure Morrisons is devastated by that news. They're probably opening that refused bottle of champagne in their offices right now.
 
2013-09-16 02:06:49 PM
Incorrectly labelled products are not ok.  But being ignorant about religion is fine.
 
2013-09-16 02:07:24 PM

abfalter: This goes if you are Muslim, Jewish, a vegatarian, or have a peanut-butter allergy.


I am none of those, but just so you know, no one has a "peanut-butter allergy".  They have allergy to certain peanut protein, so that things like peanut oil or residues of peanut will fark their shiat up.  A couple hundred people die in the US every year from it, about half of all food allergy deaths.  No, not a huge number, but they aren't freak occurrences either.

I know it's trendy to be all Lewis Black fark you to everyone who causes slight inconveniences to the rest of us*.  And yes, it is the responsibility of people with the allergy to police their food, but point is they can't do it if food vendors lie or don't provide the info.

*the ones who get me are people who biatch about wheelchair ramps and doors.  Dammit, there used to be another set of stairs here and now I have to walk an inclined plane instead!  This door takes twice the force to pull open! Sonnofabiatch!
 
2013-09-16 02:08:57 PM
Angry garage worker Mr Khan, 28, said: 'It is ridiculous and ignorant of our faith - not just once but twice.

Sorry bub, but it isn't their job to learn your fiath.  If you have dietary restrictions you wish to impose upon yourself, that is yoru problem.

Maybe he thought you were but hurt over the meat because you were vegan.
 
2013-09-16 02:10:33 PM
can we really be expected to keep up with all of the things that might anger someone?  Yes, the food should not have contained meat because it wasn't advertised to contain meat.  But they have no right to get angry about getting offered alcohol for compensation.
 
2013-09-16 02:11:53 PM
Blah blah stupid religion, stupid people who believe in Sky Wizard and weird dietary laws, etc, etc. etc. etc.

The REAL point is the supermarket apparently wants Muslim consumers and their money.  So, yeah, obviously they are at fault for mislabeling.   And yeah, they have a right to complain - what's the problem?

If the supermarket chain wants to simplify things - then dont sell Halal and just ignore that segment of the consumer market.

I'm curious if more folks on Fark would be annoyed if someone mislabeled a meat burrito as being vegetarian...
 
2013-09-16 02:12:11 PM
How do you say "halal meat" in Welsh?
 
2013-09-16 02:12:24 PM

Josu: Incorrectly labelled products are not ok.  But being ignorant about religion is fine.



This.  You can blame the grocery store for incorrectly labeling its stuff, but you can't blame it for offering to make it up to the customer, not realizing that their religion banned alcohol.

What a stupid "this is an outrage" article.
 
2013-09-16 02:12:26 PM
Also...

A Muslim family who were sold a cheese and onion pasty which mistakenly had meat by Morrisons were then offered them a bottle of champagne as an apology

People think of the Mail as an anti-immigration paper that uses any excuse to rail against muslims, yet this is a very inaccurately phrased line. It really should say

A Muslim family bought a pasty without checking their contents. The supermarket didn't have to do anything to make them feel better but tried to anyway, because they're good hearted people. The supermarket people that is, not this family, they have hearts as black as coal and an evil, twisted nature that has perverted their very souls.

How is the cashier supposed to know they're devout?
 
2013-09-16 02:13:09 PM
Beer is good.
 
2013-09-16 02:13:42 PM
Oh noes, sorry your food wasn't blessed by your magic sky fairy first.
 
2013-09-16 02:14:10 PM
Mr Khan and his wife Nadia, 29, of Canton, Cardiff, said he will never shop at Morrisons again after the humiliating blunder.

This should have been the beginning and ending of the story.  Family not happy with service, decides to shop elsewhere in future.  Not seeing why the story should be newsworthy at al, really.
 
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