Three years ago, Cetin and BeverleyAkciecek replaced the outdoor fan of their business, Beverley’s Snack Shack in Shaw Heath, with a new fan of exactly the same size and power. There were no complaints at the time. However, now, the couple’s external fans have been ordered to be shut off by the Stockport council after a neighbor, Graham Webb-Lee, complained that his Muslim friends wouldn’t visit because the smell of bacon made them physically sick. The deliciously offending smell of bacon got a cafe’s fans shut down.
Here’s how I know this Muslim bacon thing is just an excuse made up by the irritated neighbor Webb-Lee: the co-owner and head chef at Beverley’s Snack Shack, Cetin Akciecek, is a practicing Muslim. That’s right, the Muslim friends who may or may not actually visit the neighbors were offended, but actual Muslims who are in the restaurant around bacon every day, including Cetin’s friends and family, are completely not bothered by the smell and sight of pork.
Said an incredulous Beverley, “I just think it’s just crazy. Cetin’s friends actually visit the shop, they’re regular visitors, they’re Muslim people, the come in a couple of times a week. ‘I have Muslim people come in for cheese toasties. Cetin cooks the food himself, he cooks the bacon. When we go to a cafe my husband wouldn’t be offended by the smell of bacon. His friends are not offended by it, we have three visitors who come here for a sandwich, friends of my husband, and the smell doesn’t offend them at all. ‘My brother-in-law doesn’t flinch if he comes and we’ve just taken out three trays of bacon.”
I’m all for tolerance and all that crap, but let’s be serious. This guy doesn’t like that this restaurant is there, and he’s trying to run them out. That’s all this is. If Muslims are actually offended by bacon, then they need to move to the Middle East, or some other place where bacon is forbidden, because this is the West, we love our pork, and we’re not going to give it up. I’m offended by the texture and taste of cheese, but I’m not trying to get it banned, I just don’t eat it.
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