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The Mohammed cartoon thing gets sillier... [Feb. 17th, 2006|05:31 pm]
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...as the Iranian confectioner's union takes a page from the "freedom fries" book.

That's right. In Iran, Danish pastries are now to be known as "Roses of the Prophet Muhammed".

I am highly amused.

Anyway, one of the other things that struck me in the article is the fact that Lego is among the Danish products being boycotted in the Middle East.

And I started thinking about how the boycott is really the most responsible thing the Muslim world has done to protest the cartoons, and one person's idea of supporting the Danish papers' right to publish freely by buying Danish goods to offset the Muslim boycott...

Lego, huh? Well, that settles it. I'm gonna strike a blow for freedom right now. :D
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2006-02-18 02:20 am (UTC)
Ah, yes. I had forgotten. That was on NPR this morning on my way to work.

I think the best summarization of the whole thing came from a coworker/fellow vanpool rider: "this just proves that human stupidity is universal". :)
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[User Picture]From: rianeva
2006-02-18 03:02 am (UTC)
"Roses of the Prophet Muhammed" <-- hahahaha. That's hilarious. Though Im not sure how they got roses from pastry. Heh...
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[User Picture]From: iurbina
2006-02-18 03:49 am (UTC)
Well. Danishes are kinda rose-shaped.
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[User Picture]From: kinkyprude
2006-02-18 04:18 am (UTC)
That is funny. But not Cheney shooting a 78 year old man in the face funny, but still funny.
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[User Picture]From: guttregirl
2006-02-18 04:00 pm (UTC)
"In other news, Sara Lee's Iranian subsidiary has changed its corporate slogan to “Nobody Doesn't Like 72 Virgins.”" -wonkette
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