“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.”
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Ya3ni regardless of the fact that this is just a very cute linear drawing on an ice-cream swirl(Ghazi style)- why, why, why was it dubbed an “offensive sacriligeous dessert”?
And Jihad? Huh? Lahon wsilna o lahon wisil il jihad? Shu hal 7aki!
It reminds me when I was a kid and I had the coolest pair of Nike Air trainers- then, just like that, they became labelled 7aram and were withdrawn from the market. Kids, the teachers at school told us, don’t wear those shoes, they’re 7aram. WHY? Because, well, the new logo sorta looks like the Arabic word for Allah…
Ahhh! I’m in disbelief. This rampant logo paranoia is driving me fricking nuts- it is so silly!
And damn it, hold that cup straight and enjoy the delicious looking swirl of ice cream.