Thursday, May 31, 2012

Saudi Accuse McDonald's of Blasphemy

Sensitive Saudis object to the base inscription on this toy

Sensitive Saudis think these lightning bolts look like their prophet's name

Muhammed's name in Arabic...does not look much like those lighting bolts above

Saudis Demand Punishment for McDonald's Toy They Say "Insults Muhammed"
-Raymond Ibrahim

Saudi Arabians are angry at a McDonald's toy which they say mocks their prophet Muhammad.

According to a report on the Arabic news website,, McDonald's "abused the Prophet Muhammad by placing his name at the base of a toy that is being distributed as part of the Happy Meal, a toy which steps on the name 'Muhammad.'"

The toy consists of a blue superhero figurine (apparently a Power Ranger Samurai). It stands on one leg, and, when the lever is pressed, it pounds on the base with the other leg. According to the Saudis, the designs that appear all around the base, where the figurine stomps its foot, is really the name "Muhammad" written several times in circles.

In response, "Saudi McDonald's" has withdrawn the toy from all its restaurants, "in order to safeguard against any accusations or misunderstandings."
(Gatestone Institute)

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