Reports of a recent lawsuit settled between McDonald's and a Dearborn resident with the former agreeing to pay about $700,000 has raised more questions than it has answered.

The story is about a man buying a chicken sandwich from McDonald's and later finding out (I don't know how) that the chicken was not halal. There's no way one can look at a piece of meat and say whether it is halal or not. Perhaps the man had heard the story of that particular McDonald's location selling non-halal meals when they ran out of the actual halal ones and decided to investigate the matter.

As long as McDonald's has been fined to pay the price because it lied about the meal and made people eat something that's against their faith, it's good. Faith is a very sensitive subject and people's religious beliefs must be respected.

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