by Yahya Birt
[The article reposted here from 2008 takes a look at the human conditions that underly the chicken shop proliferation, after all this is not a boycott campaign but one for justice between humans and chickens]
According to officialdom, 37% of working Muslim men are employed in distribution, hotel and the restaurant trades (and one in ten work as taxi drivers) — much more than any other group. What are the implications of such bare statistics, which are hardly ever the matter of sustained reflection among British Muslims? The key issues here are anti-social hours, stressful conditions, poor pay and overly-competitive and saturated markets (and saturated fats).