Sunday, September 18, 2005

"I'll have the Buddha Blast, with Extra Fudge"

Via Protein Wisdom, I found this tasty tidbit in the Scotsman:

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."


Swirling Ice Cream cones resemble allah? The theological implications are mind-boggling...ly delicious! I especially like the portion, "The offending lid was spotted in a branch in Park Royal last week by business development manager Rashad Akhtar, 27, of High Wycombe." Did he apprehend the lid, perform a citizens arrest? Or did he just get all indignant and demand a free double-dipped strawberry ice cream cone? 'Cause I know which way I would go.

And, really, isn't this hilarious? A Jihad on Burger King? How much more can a religion parody itself?

See a graphic comparison here.

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