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Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:12 AM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


Now this is the kind of action I can get behind. No one gets hurt and the pastry business gets a boost from the devout. Non-violent protest and yummy goodness all in one package.

Quote:

Iranians rename Danish pastries

Iranians wishing to buy Danish pastries will now have to ask for "Roses of the Prophet Muhammad".
Bakeries across the capital, Tehran, are covering up signs advertising the pastries and replacing them with ones bearing the dessert's new name.

The confectioners' union ordered the name change in retaliation for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4724656.stm




"Keep the Shiny side up"

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Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:18 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Guess that's better than naming them 'Mohammad Muffins'

People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy. - Joss

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:28 AM

DREAMTROVE


Lol,

I saw that. Well, for once I guess they're connecting the perceived offense to its source. I did find it curious that the overall response to a danish cartoon series was to:

1. Burn American Flags.
2. Decide to attack jews.

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Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:39 AM

KHYRON


I don't get it. 'Roses of the Prophet Muhammad' isn't blasphemous? So the pastries invented by the unholy, evil, heathen infidels, the ones who brought about all this chaos and destruction because of their wretched cartoons and freedom of expression, are likened to the roses of the holy Prophet? Aren't roses of the holy Prophet themselves holy? So... uhm... huh?

And if the pastries are roses, doesn't that mean the Danish are the Prophet Muhammad?

It's like Osama bringing out a deodorant and Americans calling it 'Jesus Smell' to make it okay to wear it.

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Sunday, February 19, 2006 10:04 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Guess that's better than naming them 'Mohammad Muffins'


Two things:
1)That was gorram funny.
2)You may now have a price on your head.

Chrisisall

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Sunday, February 19, 2006 11:36 AM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


Quote:

Originally posted by dreamtrove:
Lol,

I saw that. Well, for once I guess they're connecting the perceived offense to its source. I did find it curious that the overall response to a danish cartoon series was to:

1. Burn American Flags.
2. Decide to attack jews.



Don't forget kill Christians and burn churches in Nigeria.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4728616.stm

Sometimes you just have to laugh, or you'll cry.

"Keep the Shiny side up"

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Sunday, February 19, 2006 4:44 PM

DREAMTROVE


Thanks, Geezer, I knew I was forgetting something.

Here's what I don't get. Why doesn't the news report the role of the Al Qaeda Communication network in all of these muslim shenanigans. I read about this in smaller papers, but the MSM ignores it, just as it ignores the activities of Al Qaeda in Darfur.

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Sunday, February 19, 2006 5:14 PM

KHYRON


Quote:

Originally posted by dreamtrove:
Here's what I don't get. Why doesn't the news report the role of the Al Qaeda Communication network in all of these muslim shenanigans. I read about this in smaller papers, but the MSM ignores it, just as it ignores the activities of Al Qaeda in Darfur.



What!? And take away valuable airtime from the Cheney shooting accident!? Al Qaeda'a activities don't concern the safety of the American people, the VP's firearm mishaps do.

PS: I don't think my dry sense of humour comes across as humour on these message boards, so I'll resort to using >shudder< emoticons to communicate humour (<-and other emotions). Oh, how Moliere is turning in his grave...

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Sunday, February 19, 2006 5:17 PM

RIVER6213


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Guess that's better than naming them 'Mohammad Muffins'

People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy. - Joss

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "



*laughter*

And I thought I was mean...

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Monday, February 20, 2006 3:10 PM

MISSTRESSAHARA


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Guess that's better than naming them 'Mohammad Muffins'

People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy. - Joss

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "



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Or Prophet Pastry..... ooo, I think I just got on the hitlist.

If I'm a bitch, then life just got interesting

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Monday, February 20, 2006 3:53 PM

FINN MAC CUMHAL


This morning I stopped at Starbucks to order a Grande Cappuccino and a blueberry Roses of the Prophet Mohammad with those little sprinkle things. Also there may have been nuts.

I think we have an opportunity to help enact real change in the Muslim world. If we all band together and act like renaming the Danish is the worst, most egregious offense they could have ever inflicted on the Western world, I think we might start a new trend in terrorism that we can all live with. This way when some Islamic fruitcake gets a hankering to burn down an embassy or blow up a school bus, he’ll stop and think about all the fuse that Danish renaming thing caused and instead he will rename a fruit or something. To which we will have to respond in kind with some collective haul of bogus agony and anguish like something alien just jumped out of our chests. It might get old after a while with the shear number of fruitcakes, but is that really any more difficult then invading a country?




Oh, he's so full of manure, that man! We could lay him in the dirt and grow another one just like him.
-- Ruby

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Monday, February 20, 2006 5:30 PM

DREAMTROVE


Finn,

As usual, you're thinking on your feet. We can't let them kill free speech, but maybe we can work something out where papers can print retractions, apologies to allah, disclaimers, or something that allows them to say stuff with free speech, but not offend to the point where it sparks a war.

But I have Fatwa-envy, so I need to say this:

Jihad Jellydonut.

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Monday, February 20, 2006 6:01 PM

SEVENPERCENT


Quote:

Originally posted by Finn mac Cumhal:
This morning I stopped at Starbucks ... Also there may have been nuts.




In a Starbucks? I'm sure there were lots of nuts. Look for the guy ordering a "triple mocha decaf latte anything with foam and sprinkles." That's the type.

...oh you meant actual nuts. My bad.

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Monday, February 20, 2006 7:08 PM

DREAMTROVE


Welcome back 7%, long time no see.

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Monday, February 20, 2006 7:40 PM

KHYRON


Glad you're back, 7%. Hopefully you'll be actively posting for a longer time period than the last time.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 12:48 AM

CITIZEN


Quote:

Originally posted by SevenPercent:
In a Starbucks? I'm sure there were lots of nuts. Look for the guy ordering a "triple mocha decaf latte anything with foam and sprinkles." That's the type.

...oh you meant actual nuts. My bad.


Personally, I think your all a Roses of the Prophet Muhammad short of a bakery...

Works in any Circumstance, CitizenIsA Pastry.



More insane ramblings by the people who brought you beeeer milkshakes!
You should never give powers to a leader you like that you’d hate to have given to a leader you fear

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 4:32 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Hmmm.... maybe we should rename all of our pastries in honor of Allah? Mohammed-cakes (cupcakes), Fringes of Allah's robe (bear claws), Leaves of Koran (Napoleans), 100-Virgins (donuts). Or do you think the irony would be lost?

I'm beginning to understand the reaction to the "Koran flushed down the toilet" story. At first I thought it was an unexpected abberation- you know, a stand-in for invasion, torture prisons, needless civilian death, occupation. Now I see it's just sheer nutty fundamentalism.

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I now have a fatwa on me.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 3:19 PM

DREAMTROVE


Quote:

Hmmm.... maybe we should rename all of our pastries in honor of Allah? Mohammed-cakes (cupcakes), Fringes of Allah's robe (bear claws), Leaves of Koran (Napoleans), 100-Virgins (donuts). Or do you think the irony would be lost?


Signy are you nuts?!!?!?!??

You're robbing us of all of our Jihad subsitutes! It's important we compile the list, and then feed them one pastry rename for every act of insolent western pig imperialism.

Quote:

I'm beginning to understand the reaction to the "Koran flushed down the toilet" story. At first I thought it was an unexpected abberation- you know, a stand-in for invasion, torture prisons, needless civilian death, occupation. Now I see it's just sheer nutty fundamentalism.


Yep, exactly what it is. The argument that they did this because of our invasion of Iraq would hold a lot more water if they weren't already doing it.


Quote:

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I now have a fatwa on me.



So don't we all.

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Friday, February 24, 2006 11:27 AM

THEINCOMPARABLENOTION


"Roses of the prophet Muhammed," what a silly name for a pastry.

Couldn't they be a bit more imaginative in the naming of our dear and beloved pastries?

I would find this Muhammed cartoon incident remarkably hilarious, barring, of course, the chaos and violence that ensued.






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Friday, February 24, 2006 11:58 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by Khyron:
I don't get it. 'Roses of the Prophet Muhammad' isn't blasphemous? So the pastries invented by the unholy, evil, heathen infidels, the ones who brought about all this chaos and destruction because of their wretched cartoons and freedom of expression, are likened to the roses of the holy Prophet? Aren't roses of the holy Prophet themselves holy? So... uhm... huh?



Except, by that rationelle, calling French Fries "Freedom Fries" would imply that France is the foremost bastion of freedom.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Sunday, April 21, 2024 3:45 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


the 'Freedom Fries' thing was dumbb

Rushdie's new book is out

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