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McDonald’s settles lawsuit over Islamic diet rules

DEARBORN, Mich. — McDonald’s Corp. and a franchise owner have reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit alleging that food at a Detroit-area restaurant wasn’t prepared according to Islamic dietary laws as advertised.

McDonald’s and Finley’s Management Co. have agreed to pay $700,000. The money will be shared by Dearborn Heights resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and lawyers.

Ahmed’s attorney, Kassem Daklallah, tells The Associated Press that he’s “thrilled” with the deal. The lawsuit alleged that Ahmed bought a chicken sandwich in 2011 at a Dearborn McDonald’s but found it didn’t meet Islamic dietary requirements.

McDonald’s and Finley’s Management deny any liability but say the settlement is in their best interests. Final approval in Wayne County court is expected in March.

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  1. This your own fault McDonald’s. You thought you were going to try and do the politically correct thing by catering to these reticle bullies and so you got what you deserved. Normal American Muslim people are good Americans and don’t expect you to cater to them, If it is good food they will eat it and if not they, as Americans have the right to eat else ware and will. This is America and you are American, act like it. Freedom of choice in what to eat and what to serve.