UK: Subway caves to Muslim demands, removes pork, sells only halal meat

SubwayMulticulturalIn the caption on a photo accompanying this article, the reliably dimwitted Daily Mail writes: “Nearly 200 Subway branches across the UK and Ireland have cut out ham and bacon, selling only halal meat, in response to demand from their multicultural customers.”

Their “multicultural customers”? And exactly what multiplicity of cultures demanded that Subway drop ham and bacon and sell only halal meat? Most likely that demand came from people of only one culture, and has rendered these 200 Subway restaurants less multicultural than before: now non-Muslims in Britain who would like to enjoy a Chicken and Bacon Ranch Melt or an Italian sub with pepperoni are out of luck: Muslims and Sharia-compliant dhimmis are the only ones who will be served.

The Islamization of Britain gallops on: “Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores after ‘strong demand’ from Muslims who can only eat halal meat,” by Lizzie Parry, Daily Mail, April 30, 2014 (thanks to Gary):

Around 200 branches of Subway have cut ham and bacon from their menus, serving halal meat in response to calls from their Muslim customers.

The sandwich chain said ‘following a strong demand from our Muslim customers’, 185 stores in the UK and Ireland have introduced the meat, which is prepared under strict Islamic rules.

In Arabic the word halal means ‘permitted’ or ‘lawful’ and defines anything that is allowed or lawful according to the Qur’an.

It is often used to indicate food – particularly meat – has been prepared in accordance with Muslim principles and techniques.

Muslims are forbidden from eating any non-halal food and meat from pigs and Subway said customers can identify those stores selling halal food by the special ‘All meats are Halal’ sign, which must be displayed in participating branches.

In the halal-only branches ham and bacon has been substituted for turkey ham and rashers.

For many animal charities halal slaughter is condemned as being cruel to animals.

Traditionally in halal abattoirs the throats of the animals are cut while they are fully conscious – an act many campaigners say is inhumane and needlessly cruel.

In non-halal abattoirs, livestock are stunned before killing to prevent any unnecessary suffering.

Some halal butchers also practise pre-stunning, though it is not permitted by some Islamic scholars.

In Britain, killing an animal without prior stunning is illegal, but the law gives special exemption to Muslim and Jewish meat producers on the grounds of religion.

There are thought to be around 12 abattoirs dedicated to unstunned slaughter in the UK, while hundreds practise stunned halal slaughter.

A Subway spokeswoman told MailOnline all halal meat served in the participating branches is from animals who were stunned prior to slaughter.

She said: ‘The growing popularity of the Subway chain with the diverse multicultural population across the UK and Ireland means we have to balance the values of many religious communities with the overall aim of improving the health and welfare standards of animals.

‘We put a programme into place in 2007 to ensure that the population demographic is taken into account when new store openings are considered in order that we meet consumer demand in each location.

All ham and bacon is replaced by turkey ham and turkey rashers and all meat is prepared according to Islamic halal rules.

‘All our suppliers comply with EU animal welfare legislation as a minimum and we require suppliers of halal products to adopt the stunning of animals prior to their slaughter.

‘All halal meats are certified by the appropriate halal authorities.

‘All halal Subway stores have numerous signs stating that they serve halal food.

‘These are situated on the menu panels, nutritional information and in the front window of the store.’…

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Comments

  1. Daniel Shine says

    Why do they (Muslims) not allow freedom of choice or freedom of speech.

  2. Geordie says

    This has caused a public outcry and a media shit storm!

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  3. Carolyne says

    Doesn’t “Multi” mean more than one? How is selling only the kind of meat which is approved of by Musims multi anything? It is singularly Islamic and therefore not “Multi-cultural.” I am never buyng a sandwich from Subway again, in the UK or here in the US.

  4. says

    What happend to everyone getting along this is just hatred for the sake of hatred it ludicrous how many of us eat from subway anyway it’s horrible

  5. Champ ✿ says

    SUBWAY SUBMITS to islam and company, what cowards! …when they should have taken a stand and said that muslims don’t have to order a bacon or ham sandwich and to allow others a choice. I mean hello!

    But islamic supremacists don’t believe in FREEDOM of choice, and neither does SUBMIT-WAY.

    • veggiedog says

      I have seen Muslims eating just fine in Non Halal fastfood restaurants. They order what they can eat, they avoid pork. Let them eat tofu and avocado with veggies, screw them.

  6. GEORDIE says

    I wont be going to subway again screw you.
    I hope every one walks past all your shops to eat else ware what bullshit this is.

  7. Islofob IS-1 says

    As Christians should avoid any meat that is killed in the name of satan (allah) , I thank Subway for letting us know . Now, we can avoid the offence by not buying their products.

    Its all about choice.

    • Geordie says

      It’s all about religious stupidity. Don’t be as bad as the muslims and quote mythical beings when choosing food. Next you will be eating fish on Fridays.

  8. Semeru says

    In response to Jaboo

    The bread at Subway is absolutly horrible; it has a peculiar after-taste that I have never noticed elsewhere.

    It must be made from Muhammad’s camel urine recipe.

    In reality it is far worse

    The 9 grain wheat bread might look and smell freshly baked but it contains close to 50 ingredients including refined flours, dough conditioners, hidden MSG, refined sugars, etc. Could bread this processed ever be real food? Certainly not, when it includes a chemical ingredient called azodicarbonamide, which is banned as a food additive in the U.K., Europe, and Australia, and if you get caught using it in Singapore you can get up to 15 years in prison and be fined $450,000. Azodicarbonamide is more commonly used in the production of foamed plastics, however, it is allowed in the United States as a food additive, a flour bleaching agent, and a dough conditioner that improves elasticity of bread. The U.K. has recognized this ingredient as a potential cause of asthma if inhaled, and advises against its use in people who have sensitivity to food dye allergies and other common allergies in food, because azodicarbonamide can exacerbate the symptoms. Let’s not forget it only takes 4 or 5 simple ingredients to make REAL whole-wheat bread including flour, yeast, salt, water, and maybe honey.

  9. Luke says

    for over 10 years i have been a loyal customer of Subway and spent thousands in this shop. Sadly the company i once admired in business case studies has betrayed Britain. I will no longer get my regular foot long Italian B.M.T at lunch time. I thought among all the foreign shops in London where i live, places like Subway was a sanctuary that i could rely on to get a standard sandwich. Among all the cheap chicken shops and halal butchers it was always somewhere i could go. Sadly this is no longer the case.

    I don’t take this lightly, I will not sponsor a illegal method of killing animals which puts them through extreme pain. I will also not be part of the Islamification of a Northern European Christian Country. This country is being force fed literally a new style of living to suit the rich and disregard the poor. We all need to boycott Subway! and pray this won’t start a trend with other highsteet multinationals such as Pret, Eat, McDonald etc. If it does, I will be forced to become a vegetarian when i no longer have nowhere to go which isn’t halal.

    • hoteldave says

      I heartily agree and I will not be supporting Subway with my order any more.
      There is enough Halal take away shops without forcing businesses like Subway to only have Halal killed meats.
      JUST WHO DO THESE FOREIGNERS THINK THEY ARE??
      Subway have given in to easily and this decision will come back to haunt them.
      This type of killing of animals should never have been allowed in this country anyway.
      EVERYBODY SHOULD BOYCOTT “SUBWAY STORES” IMMEDIATELY.

  10. Darren Cox says

    This is the exact reason I hate religion, I am an anti-theist but am not about to go on an anti religious campaign, not yet anyway, I am happy to ignore religion as long as it does not affect my life, but this just damn right pisses me off, I mean come on when are we going to stop cowtowing to the minority? If you don’t want to eat pork then don’t fucking order it, don’t ruin it for everyone else.

    • Geordie says

      Daren Cox wrote: “This is the exact reason I hate religion, I am an anti-theist but am not about to go on an anti religious campaign, not yet anyway, I am happy to ignore religion as long as it does not affect my life, but this just damn right pisses me off, I mean come on when are we going to stop cowtowing to the minority? If you don’t want to eat pork then don’t fucking order it, don’t ruin it for everyone else.”

      100% agree. I salute you Bro. Please keep posting on this forum.

  11. Arthur Dunga says

    Is there a list of the branches that have withdrawn the pork products? I have read most of the arguments on this thread, what everybody has failed to see is that this is profit driven. I think you might find the areas with the products withdrawn, are areas in the UK heavily populated with Muslims. Which = Larger profit for the parent company in the U.S.

  12. Jeff says

    [Re Islam, can anyone find the key word in this recently viewed web piece?]

    The Background Obama Can’t Cover Up !

    Islam, part of the Living River of History, affected even the 2012 US election!
    The “headwaters” of this River was Adam, according to Judaism, Christianity, Islam etc .
    In the OT (Deut. 28), “tributaries” wanting to join the River will be blessed while “distributaries” who want to flow away from it will be cursed. Those wishing to totally separate from the fresh Living River will end up as polluted, dying “oxbow lakes.”
    In the OT we see Israelites repeatedly flowing away from God, then repenting and returning to Him; we also see heathen “oxbow lakes” creating their own “gods” and being allowed by God to plunder and kill the erring Israelites.
    Then, at the right time, the Living River took on new life with the arrival of the Promised One who offers “living water.”
    In the 7th century Islam, drawing from both OT and NT, chose to be a distributary away from this River. Many scholars have viewed it as the final Antichrist: note “scourge” (Isa. 28), “Assyrian” (Mic. 5), “Euphrates” (Rev. 9) etc.
    God will allow this “scourge” to temporarily persecute and even kill apostate Jews (JINOs) and Christians (CINOs). Jews, especially in “entertainment,” seem more expert in apostasy than Christians since Jews have been at it 2000 years longer than Christians have (Google “jewishfaces.com/porn.html”) – but Christians apparently want to catch up to the Jews!
    It’s apparent that others will join Islam in its end-time inquisition; its great oil wealth can captivate many leaders and already we are seeing apostate American leaders being bribed into turning against true American patriots.
    Those who ignore (or try to dilute or destroy) the God-ordained Living River of History will be swept down it to an ocean made by their own never-ending tears of agony and despair.
    The good news is that American JINOs & CINOs can overcome the “scourge” discussed above. The secret is found by checking out “II Chronicles 7:14″ & “John 3:16″ on the web.
    There’s still time – and freedom – to Google or MSN “Obama Promotes Public Sex,” “Obama a Black-Slavery Avenger?,” “Dangerous Radicals of the Religious Right,” “Pretrib Rapture Politics,” “Mikey Weinstein, Jesus-Basher,” “Christ’s return is NOT imminent,” “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty,” “Pretrib Rapture Secrets,” and (for dessert) “Pretrib Rapture Pride.”
    In light of Matthew 7:2, if we tolerate Christian leaders who lie to us and steal from us, we shouldn’t be surprised if God allows us to have political leaders who lie to us and steal from us!

    • Geordie says

      Jeff, the key word in this recently viewed web piece is god. If like me you think that it’s the product of a delusional mind. The whole stinking edifice crumbles under it’s own weight.

      Picture a trailer load of manure being tipped on a vegetable patch.

  13. veggiedog says

    This does not change the fact that i will boycott US Subway stores, new information.

    Subway reports they do not offer and have no plans for Halal specific menu in the United States or Canada.

    Florida Family Association sent out an email alert at midnight on May 7, 2014 which reported Islamists pressure Subway to serve only Sharia approved Halal certified meats at 200 stores in the United Kingdom.

    From Florida Family Association

    Thousands of people sent emails to top Subway officials. These emails to Subway officials stated in part: Your no ham, no bacon, Halal only menu is offensive to me and would be unacceptable to millions of other American consumers even in communities with larger Muslim populations. Please remember that Freedom is the hallmark of the American way of life. Sharia compliant food for everyone is not Freedom.

  14. Bimbo says

    All these idiots getting their panties in a bunch over the business decision of a fast food franchise. You can blame muslims all you want, but in reality it was most likely a bunch of white British executives at headquarter who determined they could increase their profit margin by catering to a specific demographic (Muslims in this case).

    • Angemon says

      Bimbo posted:

      You can blame muslims all you want, but in reality it was most likely a bunch of white British executives at headquarter who determined they could increase their profit margin by catering to a specific demographic (Muslims in this case).

      Straight from the article:

      Around 200 branches of Subway have cut ham and bacon from their menus, serving halal meat in response to calls from their Muslim customers.

      The sandwich chain said ‘following a strong demand from our Muslim customers’, 185 stores in the UK and Ireland have introduced the meat, which is prepared under strict Islamic rules.

  15. St. Michael Defend Us says

    Whenever the subject of halal meat comes up in conversation (because I bring it up) I am amazed at the number of people (and people who have access to information and SHOULD know better) who think that “halal” means “top quality” as if it were a USDA classification.
    I try to fight misinformation at a grass-roots level. I do not know how successful I am in the short term, my hope is that in the long term, people might increase their understanding.

  16. Angemon says

    I think the brain of those people froze at the mention of the word “racist” and they pavlovianly condemned whatever was declared as being “racist”. God forbids anyone would think of them as being racists!