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Old 26th Aug 2017, 10:23
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Been to a supermarket in an Islamic country,
where they had a minder to stop the locals buying alcohol.
She would advise on the wines etc, but "I havn't tried it".
Till workers, no problem.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 10:28
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At Luton Airport we asked for bacon butties. She smiled, took the order, and said someone else would serve it.

Finding non Muslims to work at Luton could be tricky.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 10:32
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Next will we have Hindu, European, Muslim and Kosher tills with two closed Fridays and one closed in daylight for 4 weeks poet year?

Would Methodists be welcome at the Muslim till?

I forgot, a French/Belgian/Spanish till a cheval
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 10:38
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I can understand a devout Muslim not wanting to handle unwrapped bacon, it's seen as unclean in the same way as devout Jews see it as unclean (bit odd, really, as pigs are very clean animals when kept in the right conditions - clean to the point of being fastidious about separating areas where they defecate from areas where they feed).

What I can't understand is a Muslim refusing to handle a sealed bottle containing an alcohol beverage, yet that same Muslim being prepared to handle sealed containers of shampoo, antiseptic lotions and creams, mouthwash etc, many of which also contain alcohol.

It smacks to me of two things. Firstly a "summer news" story, because there's little else of note to report in August, and secondly, someone who is either poorly informed with regard to the strictures in the Qur'an, or someone who has very fundamentalist views of Islam. I doubt it's the latter, and would guess that it's the former, and that the supermarket management didn't understand things properly.

Out of interest, how many other supermarkets have signs like this up at tills for other religious groups that have strictures upon certain food stuffs or beverages? I wouldn't mind betting this is a one-off, as a result of misinformation.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 10:59
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It's time to stop pandering in this ludicrous manner to "minorities" and their ridiculous beliefs.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 11:09
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It doesn't help the situation when the wine connoisseurs give raving reviews regarding the wines you can buy. Even the gin is supposed to come on top against the mainstream brands.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...t-budget-wines
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 11:17
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I occasionally buy breakfast in a Croydon McDonalds. One of the regular staff is a Muslim lass, she has no problem serving sausage or bacon, and with a very nice smile too.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 11:18
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Having shopped at both Aldi and Lidl, these days there are usually few checkouts open
It isn't specifically an Aldi or Lidl problem in UK; German supermarkets seem to delight in making customers wait in long queues for the check out, and in my experinece you rarely see self service checkouts in Germany, and I've yet to encounter one in a Lidl here in UK.

When I say German supermarkets, I've experienced the same (long queue and few checkouts open) at REWE, Norma and Edeka - german people for what ever reason don't appear to mind queuing to pay - it drivers me bonkers!
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 11:19
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The problem with Lidl and Aldi is that they keeping dropping your favourites. With crewmeals link the best wine on the list by Cimarosa hasn't been sold for months.

I used to by nearly all my wine from Lidl but now I go to Morrisons.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 11:21
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
I occasionally buy breakfast in a Croydon McDonalds. One of the regular staff is a Muslim lass, she has no problem serving sausage or bacon, and with a very nice smile too.
My niece's husband is also Muslim, he has no problem working in a middle management position at McDonalds, and came up through the ranks with them, from the bottom up. he won't however eat pork or drink alcohol.

There are plenty of pragmatic Muslims in the UK, the toxic Daily Mail just relishes in stories like this one, and stupid employers like Aldi in this case simply at fuel to the fire, and the DM's ire.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 11:24
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One position might be to plant yourself at the till and state to whoever - "You sell this product, you are obliged to check it out. I will wait until you get someone to do just that".
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 11:25
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What a lot of pathetic anti-Islam frothing going on here! The Aldi store has multiple check outs. The sign was placed well ahead of the cashier so a customer could quite easily join another queue.Is the issue here a "But, I don't want to join that queue. I want/demand the use of this particular till?"
Rubbish. This sort of pandering to Muslims proves that multiculturalism just does not work.

In this country I have a right to go into a shop open to the public and expect full service. It is either 'open' or 'closed', it can't be 'open - but with a limited service depending on the religion of the cashier'

When the Christian bakery in NI refused to make a particular cake due to their religious views they got absolutely crucified (pun intended) by the media, the gay activists and the courts. Why should Islam be excluded from this 'frothing'?
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 12:15
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
What a lot of pathetic anti-Islam frothing going on here! The Aldi store has multiple check outs. The sign was placed well ahead of the cashier so a customer could quite easily join another queue.Is the issue here a "But, I don't want to join that queue. I want/demand the use of this particular till?"
As you are clearly a big fan of Islam maybe you could offer a comment or two on their track record with women rights?

Or maybe a word or two to discuss the religions approach to LGBTetc folk?

Perhaps even a thought on the FGM issue?
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 13:14
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What next?
"This till is not available for purchasers of non organic food since our cashier would be offended."
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 13:22
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Originally Posted by wings folded View Post
What next?
"This till is not available for purchasers of non organic food since our cashier would be offended."
There are indeed entire shops like that. Guess what? - you can choose not to use them.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 13:23
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Rubbish. This sort of pandering to Muslims proves that multiculturalism just does not work.
Does it really?
So all the other examples quoted on this thread of Muslims working at McDonalds or in off sales without a problem are just made up are they?

Still, enjoy your 5 mins frothing over the latest Daily Heil piece of [email protected]
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 13:35
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How about "we will not serve menstruating or post partem or otherwise unclean women, on account of our weird dogmatic beliefs"?
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 13:37
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To be fair if I was working Aldi and had to put up with the pissed up jakes screwing around trying to buy a can of some super strength horse piss.

I reckon I would get creative as well so I didn't have to do it.

Pretty much every shop that sells meat in the UK is contaminated with pork. Every G reg aircraft will be as well.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 13:39
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I have Muslim friends who abstain from alcohol and pork.
But when they held a barbecue recently they served wine and beer for the guests. There were also pork sausages for those that wanted them.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 13:43
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
I have Muslim friends who abstain from alcohol and pork.
But when they held a barbecue recently they served wine and beer for the guests. There were also pork sausages for those that wanted them.
A prime example of a failed multicultural society. These Muslims just will not integrate...blah blah, foam, froth, Daily Mail, gibber, gibber.
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