Posted on January 26, 2012 by


What happens when the oldest Jewish bakery in New York City packs it in? As it happens, a couple of Pakistani Muslims take the business over – and keep it kosher.

For the bagels, that means high-gluten flour, brown sugar and liquid malt. It means making them by hand, not by machine, and boiling them, not steaming them, before they are baked.

As for keeping the bakery kosher, Ali says, “Kosher and halal is very, very close, like brother and sister, maybe twins.

On the other end of the tolerance spectrum, there’s a barbeque joint called Hillbilly Heaven on Upper James Street in Ontario, Canada. They specialize in Southern barbeque; in fact, that’s all they do. The owner had some trouble with some of the locals – one of whom pitched a fit because they don’t serve duck – so he put up a few helpful signs:

The restaurant has a big sign by the cash register that says halal, rice, kabob, shawarma, fries, wings, ¼ chicken, Mexican and burgers are “things we don’t have and never will.”

On the door it says “to better serve you, our staff speaks ENGLISH” and “What would make you think this was a Korean BBQ? Do you see any f’n ducks in the window?”

Naturally, the ever-so-tolerant PC crowd in Canada is celebrating diversity and freedom.

Just kidding – they’re pitching hissies over it: Evelyn Myrie, executive director of Hamilton’s Centre for Civic Inclusion, says the signs are “very offensive and against the principles of diversity and inclusion.”

She’s pushing him to remove the signs and apologize.

Here’s another idea: remove her and close her “Centre”.

MaxRedline: Tolerance.

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