Riiko Sakkinen | A4 Drawings | Halal Hello Kitty Chicken Burger
Halal Hello Kitty Chicken Burger
11 June 2009, Cervera de los Montes

4 November 2009, Cervera de los Montes
A4 (29,7 x 21,0 cm)
Water color, acrylic color, pencil, color pencil, felt-tip pen and stickers on paper
i Halal is an Arabic term meaning legal, according to Sharia, the Islamic law. Halal is widely used to designate food seen as permissible. It is estimated that 70% of Muslims worldwide follow halal food standards, and that the global halal market is currently a $580 billion USD industry.

Alcohol, according to Sharia, is haram, forbidden.

The image is from a fast-food restaurant in Paris.

The picture on the catsuit of the chicken is Hello Kitty, a character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio.

Döner Kebab is a a Turkish dish developed in Germany and made with mutton.

Pepper spray is a lachrymatory agent that is used in riot control, crowd control, and personal self-defense.

Private collection, Damascus.
Tags: halal, sharia, döner kebab, burger, chicken, Hello Kitty