|Now French Muslims can have it their way too|
|Subject||New fast-food restaurant caters to Muslims|
fast-food, halal, France, Muslim
Beurger King, a new fast-food restaurant in Paris, caters to the Muslim population there. In fact, the name is a play on the term "Beur," indicating a second generation North African in France. The food is standard fast-food; burgers, doughnut, and such, but all of the meat is halal - prepared according to Islamic dietary laws. Halal is the Arabic word for "lawful," and halal food comes from animals that have been slaughtered according to a specific procedure, just as Kosher food must be prepared in a particular manners overseen by Rabbis. "The procedure is as follows: the animal must be slaughtered by a Muslim (or a Jew or Christian). The animal should be put down on the ground (or held it if it is small) and its throat should be slit with a very sharp knife to make sure that the 3 main blood vessels are cut. While cutting the throat of the animal (without severing it), the person must pronounce the name of Allah or recite a blessing which contains the name of Allah, such as 'Bismillah Allah-u-Akbar'."
|Source||"New Beurger King caters to France's Muslim fast food consumers." The Associated Press. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 7 August 2005.|
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