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Michigan Muslims vs. McDonald’s: Final deal expected in lawsuit


DETROIT – A judge is expected to finalize a $700,000 settlement between McDonald’s and members of Michigan’s Muslim community over claims a Detroit-area restaurant falsely advertised food as prepared according to Islamic law.

The hearing is set for Wednesday before Wayne County Circuit Judge Kathleen Macdonald. She’s overseen the case and refereed objections from outside groups since a preliminary deal was announced in January.

Ahmed Ahmed, the Dearborn Heights man who represents plaintiffs in the class-action, claims he bought a chicken sandwich in September 2011 at a Dearborn McDonald’s but found it wasn’t halal.

The settlement calls for distributing the money to Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, Dearborn’s Arab American National Museum and Ahmed’s lawyers.

Dearborn attorney Majed Moughni is among the objectors. He says the settlement doesn’t help those most affected.

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Michigan Muslims vs. McDonald’s: Final deal expected in lawsuit

  1. It is my opinion the lawsuit is scandalous with respect to religious intrusion into non-religious business entities and products. If the business is mainstream public – it is pretty much – “what you see is what you get” versus serving food at a religious organization place of practice or worship.

    • Yea but if the man asked if food is halall tell him no or put up a sign that says that…. But to make people believe it is just to make profit is wrong. Imagine if it was an allergy…

  2. Those fucking muzzies don’t have to eat there. Can we expect tamales or pork chops at a muslim restuarent ? There are plenty of their restuarents – leave ours alone. They don’t want halal food – they want to set a precedent for all American food establishments IN THE WORDS OF Winston cHURCHILL, ” Never GIVEIN. Never GIVE INEVER GIVE IN. “. DO NOT GIVE IN TO THEse bozos.