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Monday, May 28, 2012
Saudis Demand Punishment for McDonald's Toy They Say 'Insults Muhammad'
Raymond Ibrahim • May 28, 2012 Cross-posted from Originally published by theGatestone Institute
Arabians are angry at a McDonald's toy which they say mocks their
prophet Muhammad. 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.'"
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
toy had been distributed a few days before Saudi children and their
parents began to take note of the name. Soon thereafter, Saudi Muslims
launched several campaigns against McDonald's in "response to the savage
attacks on the noble Prophet," under banners like "Help your Prophet!"
and "Together in support of the Prophet."
"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.
response, "Saudi McDonald's" has withdrawn the toy from all its
restaurants, "in order to safeguard against any accusations or