Monday, September 19, 2005

Hold The Pickles, Hold The Blasphemy

I guess it doesn't take much to offend Muslims these days. According to several items in the British press, one Rashad Akhtar of High Wycombe was offended when he noticed one day that the lid of an ice cream dessert from Burger King, when rotated ninety degrees, resembles the Arabic word for Allah. Apparently, it's a sacrilege when random swirls on a product's package design inadvertently spell "Allah".

So, Mr. Akhtar did what any sane, sensible person would have done and launched a "Jihad" against Burger King's blasphemy. Said Mr. Akhtar: "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." So, is he also offended by Burger King's Croissanwich's resemblance to an Islamic crescent? I guess he hasn't ordered one yet.

Burger King, of course, immediately and much to their discredit, pulled the tasty but blasphemous treats from its stores and issued an apology, and will have to spend thousands to redesign the packaging.

How about this, you twit: The very fact that you're offended offends ME!

Offensive or tasty? You be the judge:

1 comment:

Kensington said...

I'm going to go with offensively tasty.