French halal burger sparks appeal

Sign advertising Halal meat at a Quick restaurant in Roubaix, France, 17 February 2010

Quick said it was testing commercial interest in halal menus

A French council has lodged a complaint against a fast food chain that serves only meat that conforms with Islamic dietary laws at a local branch.

The mayor of Roubaix, in northern France, said the halal menu constituted “discrimination” against non-Muslims.

The Roubaix branch is one of several restaurants at which the chain, Quick, took non-halal products and pork off the menu in November.

The move has triggered the latest row over France’s Muslim minority. Continue reading