Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Galveston restaurant owner closing business due to 'death threats,' anti-Muslim harassment, he says


A Galveston restaurant launched by a Muslim business owner is shutting down following months of alleged harassment. Late last year, Asad Khan said he arrived at his island establishment ZaZa Bar & Bites to find the front of the business was covered in bacon and bacon grease. Khan, who immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan in 1993, is Muslim. It's common practice for Muslims to abstain from pork. GUIDE: Where to find Galveston's best drinks He filed a report with the Galveston police immediately following the incident. Since the vandalism, he said the harassment intensified. Khan explained that he ultimately made the difficult decision to shut down his restaurant.

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