Police Shutter French Restaurant in Pakistan That Refused to Serve Pakistanis

Escargot and get out of here.
Escargot and get out of here. Photo: Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock

Authorities raided an Islamabad restaurant called La Maison after hearing reports that the place only served foreigners. Owner Patrick Lafforgue says that because he serves alcohol and pork, and Muslims don’t consume either, he just decided to ban all Pakistanis entirely. “It’s not discrimination,” he insists, “it’s my respect to the people.” Police are now investigating whether or not Lafforgue has a criminal record elsewhere, but he is confident he “will be serving pâté in a week or two.” [NBC]