Sell alcohol and pork or we will shut you down, French town tells halal supermarket

A halal supermarket in a Paris suburb has been told by local authorities it must start selling alcohol and pork or else it will be shut down.

Good Price discount mini-market in Colombes has been told by the local housing authority, from which it rents its premises, that it has not followed the conditions on the lease that stipulate that the shop must act as a “general food store.”

The authority argues that all members of the local community are not being served properly if there are no alcohol or pork products in the Good Price store, which is run as a franchise and which last year replaced another small supermarket.

  • G

    I’m hoping the muslims refuse the ultimatum. (Then they will be shut down).

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Terms of the lease means property rights not religious or sjw rights.

  • Maggat

    In France? Amazing.

  • Ken


  • Miss Trixie
  • Whatever happened to buying or not buying the things you wanted?

    • moraywatson

      It’s not about that. It’s about fulfilling the requirements for which the business was approved for licensing.

      • Did these guys even read the agreement?

        • moraywatson

          Supremacists don’t need no stinkin’ agreement !

  • V10_Rob

    Any other day, I’d tell these ‘authorities’ to f*** off, that it’s the shopkeeper’s innate right to sell whatever food he likes. I just can’t seem to muster the outrage, though.

    Probably something to do with the fact that if you go around trying to dictate to your hosts what food offends you, they are perfectly justified in turning the tables.

    • ismiselemeas

      True, but when its advertised as a “general store” serving the “general public” then it has no room to hide.

  • DaninVan

    Yeh, like V10_rob said.
    But I am going to play the Devil’s advocat here.
    What’s good for the goose etc. Does this now mean that a kosher deli has to sell pork?
    Bit of an oxymoron then. Does it also mean that it (the kosher deli) has to be open for business on Saturdays?
    Frankly I’d rather that the halal butcher remained exclusively for muslims. I certainly don’t want their meat being rammed down MY throat…or in the school cafeterias…or restaurants…or Seniors facilities.
    The thing about kosher meats is that they’re universally accepted as being generally better quality, thoroughly inspected, and safer cleanliness wise.

    • Ego

      I think the problem here is the (false) assumption that Islam is just another religion, and that consequently it should be treated as any other religion.
      But Islam is not just a religion. First and foremost, it is a declaration of war on all non-Muslims, and a script for executing that war.
      A halal store is not just like a kosher store—Jews have never tried to force their habits on others, let alone kill them for not complying.
      A halal store is a storefront of Islam and should be treated as such.
      So are all Muslim advocacy groups and all other Islamic institutions.

      • Will Quest

        Bingo , it’s about challenging the supremacy streak of this vile ideology.
        An ideology that mastered the art of being contrarian and unwilling to assimilate……let them work for their sacrificial meat…. The islamic shake-down is growing exponentially with the introduction of more and more halal abattoirs to satiate the hunger for sacrificial meats. In an halal abattoir only practicing muslim need apply for work, there is a fee for prayers by the imam on every cruelly sacrificed animal, prayers offered to the most benevolent the most merciful, and there are fees for halal certificates, all paid for by unsuspecting consumers……. quite a ludicrous ‘ Shake-Down ‘ for the islamic coffers !
        Islam is controlling our meat industry except pork of course….

      • moraywatson

        This is not about halal vs kosher. It is about a store that was approved to be operated as a “general store” that is failing to do so.

        • Ego

          Yes, what you say is the root cause.
          But you then started talking about kosher, and that is what I reacted to. A kosher deli is just that—a kosher deli. A halal shop, however, is way more than just a shop: in addition to what I wrote in my first reply, and apart from the barbarism of halal slaughter, the money collected from halal slaughter is at least partly used to finance terrorism.

          • moraywatson

            Try again.

          • Ego

            I’d say it does:
            A kosher deli is not a tool for proselytizing, while a halal shop is.
            Accepting Halal regulations is a significant step towards accepting dhimmi status; as non-Muslims under Muslim Law ( Sharia).

          • moraywatson

            You’ve lost the thread.

    • moraywatson

      Why do you assume that a “kosher deli” would be equivalent to a “general store” ? If a kosher deli applies for a license as a “kosher deli” and is approved, then as long as it sells what kosher delis sell then A-Okay. If licensing rules don’t allow for kosher delis at all, then so be it.

    • Exile1981

      I think your missing the issue. The landlord has a contract that says they have to be a specific type of store. They violated that by being halal. Thats grounds for eviction.

      Same as in most Canadian malls, if your lease says you are opening a candy store but you sell dvd’s instead they can evict you.

    • John

      I get your point, DinV. However, this store is in a state subsidized housing complex and the contract calls for a general store accommodating ALL tastes.

      A Kosher butcher would never sign a contract for a ‘general store’ ( ie a mini Sobey’s ) designed to serve all cultures and religions and then deceitfully set about offering only Kosher products.

      Jews never shove their food down the throats of non-Jews. They don’t care what’s on someone’s plate.

      Muslims…not so much. If they can’t eat it, then YOU can’t eat it.

      Your observations about kosher meats are spot on. I’ve spent decades working in the meat industry, and Kosher meat products are most CERTAINLY superior in quality and are generally safer.

  • Jay Currie

    What a silly way to proceed.

    Muslim guy wants to open a Halal store. He does. Now the state comes in and says, not so fast, booze and bacon or else.

    I am all for throwing the Muslims out but, if they are here, they should have the right to conduct business in their own way. The example of the kosher butcher below is a good one.

    The state has no business telling me or anyone else how to conduct our business.

    • Will Quest

      This halal store has not followed the conditions on the lease that stipulate that the shop must act as a “general food store.”
      An other example of the effrontery of islamist supremacy ….. laws for thee but not for me ….. time to instruct I-Slam they are not above the binding conditions of secular contracts and can do what they please…… and push their sharia-compliancy on the neighbourhood ……..
      Please see my reply to Ego… above .

    • moraywatson

      I don’t think so. These are local bylaws in Paris that are in accordance with French law.

  • Brenda

    The fact that this store rents premises from a local housing authority could mean it’s getting a discount on rent or some other form of financial assistance. If that’s the case, it’s perfectly legitimate to tell them what to sell.

  • moraywatson

    De-normalize and minimalize. That is the winning strategy against islam, and it is infinitely more effective when the political class is aiding and abetting the citizenry in implementing it.

  • Adam Romani

    is there a provision controlling pricing?
    if I was in their shoes, I’d offer pork for 5 million euros a pound, and beer for 6 million a bottle.