Muslims Force ‘Hotdogs’ be Renamed as ‘Hot Sausages’

Food outlets in Malaysia have to rename hotdogs or risk being refused halal certification, which is a certification that shows food has been prepared according to Islamic standards, which is free of pork products, alcohol and other things that Muslims can't eat. Of course the ruling has garnered criticism on social media, as it should.

Auntie Annie's Pretzel's are being forced to rename their pretzel dogs, but seem to have no qualms about doing so. There's that corporate bending that's happening all over the country.

“It’s a minor issue. We are fine with changing the name and are still working on it,” said Farhatul Kamilah Mohamed Sazali, an executive at Aunty Anne’s Malaysia.

Sirajuddin, who recommended pretzel dogs be called pretzel sausages, said Aunty Anne’s halal certification application is currently being considered.

Among the many critics on social media, one Facebook user remarked: “Please stick to religion… don’t be an English language adviser.”

Another posted: “Pet shops please rename ur dogs as sausages.”

Sirajuddin dismissed as “normal reaction” the online criticism. “We are doing our jobs, by the law,” he said.

Under the concept of halal — meaning “permissible” in Arabic — pork and its by-products, alcohol and animals not slaughtered according to Islamic procedures are all “haram” or forbidden.

The solution to this problem is quite simple: who cares! If Muslims are offended by the name of hotdogs, they can not eat places where they sell them. Changing something that's existed for years so somebody doesn't get offended is ridiculous. While people let this type of thing happen, many aren't taking into consideration that this could very well be a part of the greater plan for Islam to dominate the globe. Next they'll be demanding that everybody participate in prayer time.





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