2.17.2006

'Rose of the Prophet Muhammad' Is:
A] 'Sphincter' in Arabic Anal Porn
B] Rose That Burns Non-Roses
C] All That & a Bag of Freedom Fries

In Protest over Cartoons, Iran Renames Danish Pastries 'Roses of the Prophet Muhammad'

from The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians love Danish pastries, but when they look for the flaky dessert at the bakery they now have to ask for "Roses of the Prophet Muhammad."

Bakeries across the capital were covering up their ads for Danish pastries Thursday after the confectioners' union ordered the name change in retaliation for caricatures of the Muslim prophet published in a Danish newspaper.

"Given the insults by Danish newspapers against the prophet, as of now the name of Danish pastries will give way to 'Rose of Muhammad' pastries," the union said in its order.

"This is a punishment for those who started misusing freedom of expression to insult the sanctities of Islam," said Ahmad Mahmoudi, a cake shop owner in northern Tehran.

One of Tehran's most popular bakeries, "Danish Pastries," covered up the word "Danish" on its sign with a black banner emblazoned "Oh Hussein," a reference to a martyred saint of Shiite Islam. The banner is a traditional sign of mourning.

The shop owner declined to comment Thursday.

Some customers took immediately to the new name. But others were less enthusiastic about the protest.

Consumer boycotts of Danish goods, from Havarti cheese to Lego, are costing Denmark's companies millions in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Muslim countries.

Iran's Danish renaming wasn't the first time a food name has become a symbol of protest. A Republican congressman from North Carolina helped lead an effort to make sure Capitol Hill cafeterias changed their menus to advertise "freedom fries" instead of french fries after France opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.


Translation: Left: 'Danish Pastries.' Right: 'BalalalalalalalAmericalalalalaDevilslalalalaTramplelalalaLame.'

2 Comments:

Blogger Bruce said...

"This is a punishment for those who started misusing freedom of expression to insult the sanctities of Islam,"

Silly Danes. Don't they know they are not supposed to use the very freedoms they are entitled to.

February 17, 2006 4:59 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

To punish Iran for punishing Denmark, I have officially renamed the Flock of Seagulls song "I Expressed Myself Freely Through Velocity (So Far Away)."

Take that, barbarians!

February 18, 2006 3:55 PM  

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