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rugbymatt Aug 20th 2012 3:14 pm

Welcome to the future.
 
Well, its been said a thousand times that we are doomed to a muslim future so here you go.... the proof!


The rise of the affluent Muslim traveller



We're doomed, doomed I tells ya!

cricketman Aug 20th 2012 4:29 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 
I couldnt care less

Muslim, Christian, Hindu whatever, same old rubbish. As long as it keeps them happy, I prefer football :)

rugbymatt Aug 20th 2012 4:33 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 

Originally Posted by cricketman (Post 10236644)
I couldnt care less

Muslim, Christian, Hindu whatever, same old rubbish. As long as it keeps them happy, I prefer football :)

Tells me all I could ever wish to know about you to be fair.

cricketman Aug 20th 2012 5:10 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 

Originally Posted by rugbymatt (Post 10236651)
Tells me all I could ever wish to know about you to be fair.

Hey dont be so sport-ist. At least the people I idolise, no sorry, watch exist

:D

Pocaloca Aug 20th 2012 5:54 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 
When you choose a holiday destination, you should be aware of that country's customs and food and be prepared to be flexible. If you are a strict vegetarian, for example, Spain is probably not the place for you. Similarly a Muslim shouldn't expect to find halal food readily available in a non Muslim country.

JLFS Aug 20th 2012 6:14 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 

Originally Posted by Pocaloca (Post 10236803)
When you choose a holiday destination, you should be aware of that country's customs and food and be prepared to be flexible. If you are a strict vegetarian, for example, Spain is probably not the place for you. Similarly a Muslim shouldn't expect to find halal food readily available in a non Muslim country.

How right you are............:)

stuboy Aug 20th 2012 6:54 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 

Originally Posted by cricketman (Post 10236644)
I couldnt care less

Muslim, Christian, Hindu whatever, same old rubbish. As long as it keeps them happy, I prefer football :)

Me neither, I'm settling down to watch Man Utd v Everton kick off in 5 mins and a huge rack of spicy ribs,jacket potato and salad will be ready at half time. Isn't life grand

rugbymatt Aug 20th 2012 7:07 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 

Originally Posted by Pocaloca (Post 10236803)
When you choose a holiday destination, you should be aware of that country's customs and food and be prepared to be flexible. If you are a strict vegetarian, for example, Spain is probably not the place for you. Similarly a Muslim shouldn't expect to find halal food readily available in a non Muslim country.

What about if it restricts the amount of money you can earn from tourists? Is their money not good enough?

Not giving Muslims and Jew halal and kosher meat is surely an infringement of their human rights? No?

JLFS Aug 20th 2012 7:14 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 
I smell another lecture about intolerance and isms coming on, .........I for one cant be arsed to point out the obvious,

See y'all.

rugbymatt Aug 20th 2012 7:30 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 

Originally Posted by JLFS (Post 10236940)
I smell another lecture about intolerance and isms coming on, .........I for one cant be arsed to point out the obvious,

See y'all.

Hold on, my point is valid.

Spain is in a mess financially, it needs money, why wouldn't someone want the obvious surge in cash Muslim tourists could offer. Have you read the article? Some of the figures are amazing and Spain is definitely a popular destination for obvious reasons. I have quite a few Gulf Arab friends and many look at Spain as a former colony and their interest is strong for all the cultural gems it has to offer, why not capitalise on that? If I had a bar/restaurant out in Spain I would definitely offer halal and kosher, just like I would vegetarian.

jimenato Aug 20th 2012 8:33 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 
It would be incredibly boring though wouldn't it? No drink and all?

stuboy Aug 20th 2012 9:03 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 

Originally Posted by rugbymatt (Post 10236969)
Hold on, my point is valid.

Spain is in a mess financially, it needs money, why wouldn't someone want the obvious surge in cash Muslim tourists could offer. Have you read the article? Some of the figures are amazing and Spain is definitely a popular destination for obvious reasons. I have quite a few Gulf Arab friends and many look at Spain as a former colony and their interest is strong for all the cultural gems it has to offer, why not capitalise on that? If I had a bar/restaurant out in Spain I would definitely offer halal and kosher, just like I would vegetarian.

But very often the two don't mix. Stricter Muslims would certainly not want alcohol served on the premises and insist that all meat is kosher. To do it properly I think you have to be one or the other. The numbers are impressive I don't think it will be long before someone does open this type of establishment.

rugbymatt Aug 20th 2012 9:05 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 

Originally Posted by stuboy (Post 10237090)
But very often the two don't mix. Stricter Muslims would certainly not want alcohol served on the premises and insist that all meat is kosher. To do it properly I think you have to be one or the other. The numbers are impressive I don't think it will be long before someone does open this type of establishment.

You and I both know the return on soft drinks and coffee is far greater than alcohol....

jackytoo Aug 20th 2012 9:08 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 
I know of a halal butcher in marbella, there are probably more. The Muslims who stay there don't seem to mind places that sell booze, the clubs and Casinos are full of muslims in the summer. There are a few mosques too.

Domino Aug 20th 2012 10:01 pm

Re: Welcome to the future.
 

Originally Posted by rugbymatt (Post 10236969)
Hold on, my point is valid.

Spain is in a mess financially, it needs money, why wouldn't someone want the obvious surge in cash Muslim tourists could offer. Have you read the article? Some of the figures are amazing and Spain is definitely a popular destination for obvious reasons. I have quite a few Gulf Arab friends and many look at Spain as a former colony and their interest is strong for all the cultural gems it has to offer, why not capitalise on that? If I had a bar/restaurant out in Spain I would definitely offer halal and kosher, just like I would vegetarian.

ah well, the token friends again so thats alright
:banghead:

if i had a bar/restaurant I would cater for the people who came in every day, not those who pop in to create a fuss because they haven't been catered for.
and I wouldnt serve anyone hidden under a head dress in the same way as I wouldnt serve someone not wearing a shirt or tee-shirt.
I would at least make a profit, unlike you unless you started serving halal to those who wouldnt touch it, without telling them

I see Gulf states as former colonies where men lost their lives needlessly due to the religious intolerance of people who would rather throw a hand grenade than sit down and talk.

as JLFS has the rightness of it all, this is just poking things with a stick to see what opportunities there are to..........
oh sod it
:getcoat:


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