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Muslim Family Disgusted After Finding What McDonald's Put In Their Sandwiches

A Muslim family has reported an incident that has left them disturbed and offended. The family, from New York, was traveling through Decatur, Alabama when they stopped at a McDonald's drive-thru window for some McChicken sandwiches. They say they were given their order and began eating it when they all noticed an unusual flavor that they had never detected before. Upon inspecting the sandwiches, the Muslims say that bits of bacon had been tucked in under the bun. Muslims are outraged, but a lot of people on the internet are calling it a hoax.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is backing the Muslim travelers, and calling for something to be done about the incident. Bacon, and all pork products, are strictly prohibited in the Muslim religion, and CAIR believes that the bacon was added by a McDonald's food preparer who knew that. The director of CAIR says the family was clearly being attacked.

"They started noticing it tasted different to them," says Khaula Hadeed of the Alabama chapter of the CAIR. "They eat McChicken all the time at McDonald's. They knew what they ordered -- they know what's in the sandwich."

"It doesn't sound like a mistake, especially on 14 sandwiches," Hadeed added, calling the incident 'an intentional act of religious and ethnic bigotry'.

Hadeed demands an investigation and an apology, noting that McDonald's should fire any employees responsible for the attack. According to Hadeed, one of the adults who consumed part of the sandwich vomited twice after eating it. She says the family is 'essentially disturbed'.

"McDonald's should investigate this incident, identify and terminate the employees responsible, and take proactive steps to satisfy this American family's concerns, starting with an apology."

A video released shows that several sandwiches had small bits of bacon broken off and placed on them. The McChicken sandwiches don’t include bacon in their toppings list.

Some feel bad for Muslims, believing Muslim Americans and immigrants to be victims of this kind of harassment on a regular basis. They say the hatred and harassment against Muslims has increased under President Donald Trump, who many believe is egging on such attacks. Some believe the president's policies and comments are openly anti-Islamic, and they have emboldened people with prejudices against Muslims to act out.

"I've certainly seen 'good Christians' doing some nasty things to those who are different," said one Al.com commenter. "I don't know what happened here, but I can believe that someone putting together the sandwiches in a way that they knew would be offensive."

Not everyone is buying it, however, since there have been a rise of hoaxes and false claims being reported over the past year.

"It's a scam," declared one commenter. "They probably picked an Alabama McDonald's because they figured it would draw more attention than say a McDonald's in NYC."

"Yeah, I don't believe this was done by any McDonald's employee," wrote another. "I'd say 99% of the time, the people working in the back aren't looking to see who their customers are," another commented. "Also recall that since Trump got elected, there have been numerous fake hate crimes that Muslims have created out of thin air."

The commenter is referring to a few different instances. In Ohio, an Arab man scrawled anti-Arab graffiti on an Arab family's home. Muslims at Concordia University received anti-Muslim threats from a Muslim man. A Muslim woman in New York reported a racist attack against her turned out to have been lying.

While real hate crimes do happen, it's getting harder and harder to distinguish between the real ones and the hoaxes meant to make other people look bad. Hoaxes are just as harmful to communities and minorities as the real crimes are.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: YouTube

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