06 February 2006

Ice Cream Means War

Far be it from me to paint with a wide brush, so let me qualify this by saying that THIS ONE GUY is a Muslim freak. There may be others, but I'm confident this one is off the grid:
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 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."

Rashad may be devout, but he's also mixing stupid with blind and he clearly suffers from the inability to deal with real life. Hey, Rashad, you idiot, no one at Burger King was working from the Big Book of Islam when coming up with the logo. It's ice cream and nothing more.


flamer said...

You know, this kind of crap goes on every day. However, I just started to wonder if this isn't all being over-inflated in the run up to the Iran war. Much like things were for the Iraq war (1 and 2)

It's weird to me that this whole cartoon thing simmered all winter until now, where it has been thrust into the limelight and riled up the rileable.
It would be an interesting experiment to see how this was revived, and by whom.

OctaneBoy said...

If it is being overinflated as a run up to war with Iran, does it seem strange to have Denmark stirring the war pot? Is seemingly docile Scandahoovia doing W's bidding by dropping this load? It also seems Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia are fanning the flames in their own countries. Are these nations encouraging the United States to whack Iran? Bush is not going to war over cultural intolerance, no matter whose it is.