The extent to which the KFC Halal trial has stirred public interest, both online and in the streets shows how much of an issue this is…and how deep it goes.
Naturally for the Muslims, eating Halal is an identity issue, especially for those of us who live in a predominantly non-Muslim country. As a minority, holding to Halal foods re-enforces the sense of who we are, and nothing does that quite like food does. Food issues, as we can see, go deep for everyone.
Being able to eat the food of where we live is a big part of feeling at home in a particular place, so being able to eat in local fast food joints and take-away’s, even if they are not the best nutritional choices, undoubtedly have an appeal in that they give a sense of belonging.
And this may have added to the disappointment of