According to a recent report in the U.K.,

a hard-working cafe owner has been ordered to tear down an extractor fan—because the smell of her frying bacon ‘offends’ Muslims. Mrs Akciecek and her husband Cetin, 50,—himself a Turkish Muslim—work more than 50 hours a week buying, preparing, and cooking hot and cold sandwiches and hot-pots for their customers . . . . She said: “I just think it’s crazy. Cetin’s friends actually visit the shop, they’re regular visitors, they’re Muslim people, they 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.”

Mmm . . . cheese toasties and bacon. I don’t even know what cheese toasties are, but they certainly sound good. I think we have to admit that it’s all a matter of perspective here. There are some people, comedian Jim Gaffigan for instance, who would pay a pretty penny for real estate in a bacon-smelling neighborhood:

Articles by Mary Rose Somarriba

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