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Thursday, February 16, 2006

How About a Rose of the Prophet Mohammad with that Cup of Coffee?

Nah. Doesn't have quite the same ring to it as danish.

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

Bakeries across the capital were covering up their ads for Danish pastries today after the confectioners union ordered the name change in retaliation for cartoons of Islam's revered Prophet first published in a Danish newspaper.
Take that, you Danish danishes!

"Given the insults by Danish newspapers against the prophet, as of now the name of Danish pastries will give way to "Rose of Mohammad pastries," the confectioners 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.
Huh. And here I thought it was misusing freedom of expression to change the name from danish to "Rose of the Prophet Mohammad pastries."



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