Saturday, September 17, 2005

Burger King Says It's Sorry For Offending Allah

Shades of the evil red crescent. Now, we expect moslems to bitch and moan, then bitch some more about pretty much anything that even comes close to insulting their crazy god of the head-chop, so what's a giant fast food company to do when, allah-forbid, an ice cream come wrapper resembles the sign of the great virgin dispenser in the sky. They cave, recall the offending labels, and beg forgiveness. Just like the architects HERE did when the Flight 93 Memorial looked far too much like the arabic Red Crescent. News - UK - Burger King recalls 'sacrilegious' desserts

THE fast-food chain, Burger King, is withdrawing its ice-cream cones after the lid of the dessert offended a Muslim.

The man claimed the design resembled the Arabic inscription for Allah, and branded it sacrilegious, threatening a "jihad".
The chain is being forced to spend thousands of pounds redesigning the lid with backing from The Muslim Council of Britain. It apologised and said: "The design simply represents a spinning ice-cream cone."
The offending lid was spotted in a branch in Park Royal last week by business development manager Rashad Akhtar, 27, of High Wycombe.
He was not satisfied by the decision to withdraw the cones and has called on Muslims to boycott Burger King. He said: "This is my jihad. How can you say it is a spinning swirl? If you spin it one way to the right you are offending Muslims."
A Muslim Council spokesman said: "We commend the sensitive and prompt action that Burger King has taken."

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