A few years ago, Burger King’s chocolate frosty swirl dessert made the mistake of disrespecting Allah. Now McDonald’s has committed the sin of putting Mohammed’s name in a Happy Meal toy and getting a Power Ranger to stamp on it:
According to a report appearing today (5/27/12) on the Arabic news website, Kermalkom.com, the McDonald’s fast food restaurant “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… 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…
Saudis, “demanding the strongest possible punishment for the restaurant” and insisting that “they will not be silent until this is realized,” further complained how such an obvious insult could pass the supervision of the management at McDonalds.
You can see for yourself the Power Ranger obviously insulting the Prophet here.
In response, McDonald’s issued a statement saying, “Get a life, you losers.” Whoops, I mean, of course, McDonald’s has immediately withdrawn the Islamophobic toy from all its restaurants.
Because in a multicultural world we should all be sensitive to the other fellow’s religion…
(Headline courtesy of my book America Alone, which has a chapter presciently called “Big Mo vs Big Mac”.)