Just a little bit of Shariah compliance - Saudi Arabia is a country ruled by Islamic Law (Shariah). It is seems natural and understandable for tolerant law abiding people to comply with the laws of another land when in that land. Therefore the fact that McDonald’s withdrew a toy from their happy meal line so as not to offend Muslims appears to make good business sense. The problem is we are in a battle for our western civilization with those who seek to bring it into submission to Islam. Every time we comply with, every time we submit to, a reasonable demand, we loose ground because we are practicing Islam (Islam means submission). Let me ask you, during pre-WWII, would we have required our Jewish Americans to wear a yellow star if in Germany on business?
Hat Tip: Gatestone Institue and Raymon Ibrahim
Saudis Demand Punishment for McDonald’s Toy They Say “Insults Muhammed”
by Raymond Ibrahim
May 28, 2012 at 9:19 am
According to the Saudis, the designs that appear all around the base, where the figure stomps its foot, is really the name “Muhammed” written several times in circles.
Saudi 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.’”
The toy consists of a blue superhero figurine (apparently a Power Ranger Samurai; click here for pictures). 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.
The 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.”
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.
In response, “Saudi McDonald’s” has withdrawn the toy from all its restaurants, “in order to safeguard against any accusations or misunderstandings.”