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Apple's "Mecca Project" Provokes Muslim Reaction
MEMRI Middle East Research Institute ^ | October 11, 2006 | MEMRI

Posted on 10/10/2006 2:52:04 PM PDT by absalom01

Apple's "Mecca Project" Provokes Muslim Reaction

On October 10, 2006, an Islamic website posted a message alerting Muslims to what it claims is a new insult to Islam. According to the message, the cube-shaped building which is being constructed in New York City, on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets in midtown Manhattan, is clearly meant to provoke Muslims. The fact that the building resembles the Ka'ba (see picture below), is called "Apple Mecca," is intended to be open 24 hours a day like the Ka'ba, and moreover, contains bars selling alcoholic beverages, constitutes a blatant insult to Islam. The message urges Muslims to spread this alert, in hope that "Muslims will be able to stop the project."



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; Philosophy; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: givemeabreak; islam; muslims; offendedmuslimsagain; paranoidprimitives
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1 posted on 10/10/2006 2:52:04 PM PDT by absalom01
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To: absalom01

Put a pig on top. Then it wouldn't resemble anything islamic.


2 posted on 10/10/2006 2:55:17 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: absalom01

Oh I thought this was a project name from Apple Computer. These guys have made people mad before with a project codenamed "Sagan". Carl Sagan sued and they renamed it to project "BHA" for Butt Head Astronomer. So he sued again..


3 posted on 10/10/2006 2:55:21 PM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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To: absalom01

At least they're offended by it, and not using it as a symbol of conquered land.


4 posted on 10/10/2006 2:55:44 PM PDT by Squeako (ACLU: "Only Christians, Boy Scouts and War Memorials are too vile to defend.")
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To: absalom01

5 posted on 10/10/2006 2:56:19 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: absalom01

Why don't all these easily-offended Muslims just go back where they came from, where there aren't any buildings, stores, bars, coffee shops, technology, or anything else modern to "offend" them.


6 posted on 10/10/2006 2:56:57 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: absalom01

It also resembles a Rubik's Cube without the stickers.. Should nerds be insulted too?


7 posted on 10/10/2006 2:57:15 PM PDT by mnehring (http://abaraxas.blogspot.com/)
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To: absalom01
Yep, it's a plot. Non-Muslims all over the world sit around all day thinking up ways to insult them.
8 posted on 10/10/2006 2:57:21 PM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: absalom01

This is joke, right?


9 posted on 10/10/2006 2:57:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: absalom01

This is a building?


10 posted on 10/10/2006 2:57:57 PM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: absalom01

They look for reasons to get pis8ed off.


11 posted on 10/10/2006 2:58:08 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: absalom01
What the hell is it?

A black box where you buy booze and insult muslims?

Let's go Mets!


12 posted on 10/10/2006 2:58:20 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: absalom01
contains bars selling alcoholic beverages

Seems kind of small for that.

13 posted on 10/10/2006 2:58:23 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: absalom01
Hey, losers you're a little late. The store was finished being built a long time ago.

Here's a link:

Apple Store Fifth Avenue
Here's a picture:
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

14 posted on 10/10/2006 2:59:01 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: dead

Hey, Jack!
Which way's Mecca?



15 posted on 10/10/2006 2:59:32 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: absalom01

Is there anything that DOESN'T offend Muslims, other than murdering anybody who doesn't agree with them? (That was a rhetorical question)


16 posted on 10/10/2006 2:59:59 PM PDT by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: absalom01

IslamoFeces get enraged at ANYTHING.

Islam is not a religion. It is a form of institutionalized homicidal paranoid schizophrenia.


17 posted on 10/10/2006 3:00:40 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: absalom01

Mohameddans are offended?


I am shocked, truly and deeply shocked!







































....or it could be one of those days ending in "y".


18 posted on 10/10/2006 3:04:00 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (Borders. Language. Culture. AAA-0. Free Travis Mcgee.)
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To: absalom01

Apple's marketing has been the black box with a white apple for a number of years. At the trade shows, their area is walled off with black walls. I've worked with Apple at the shows and have never heard their marketing scheme called "mecca."


19 posted on 10/10/2006 3:06:35 PM PDT by debg
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To: avg_freeper

Well, it's pretty and bright, but what is it?


20 posted on 10/10/2006 3:07:29 PM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: absalom01
ohhh boy. what is every tattooed leftwing muslim sympathizing ipod wearing mac user in Park Slope gonna do now?

Holy Deeeeelemmas, Batman.

21 posted on 10/10/2006 3:08:25 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (* nuke * the * jihad *)
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To: DejaJude

It's the entrance to the store.


22 posted on 10/10/2006 3:08:28 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: avg_freeper

Is the store underground?


23 posted on 10/10/2006 3:09:54 PM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: BenLurkin

It's too easy to offend these folks. Sort of takes the fun out of it...


24 posted on 10/10/2006 3:10:45 PM PDT by absalom01 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: avg_freeper

So, the black wrap is during construction?


25 posted on 10/10/2006 3:10:50 PM PDT by debg
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To: absalom01

So now the Muslims have a copyright on the word "black box". We need to get used to the idea that Muslims are OFFENDED BY OUR VERY EXISTENCE. How are we gonna appease that?


26 posted on 10/10/2006 3:13:13 PM PDT by Lekker 1 (("...the world will be...eleven degrees colder by the year 2000" -- K. Watt, Earth Day, 1970)
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To: absalom01

Looks like a convenient urinal to me.


27 posted on 10/10/2006 3:13:25 PM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: Ben Mugged

It's the entry to the store, which is below grade.

Some members of the Religion Of The Easily Offended got ahold of a construction photo. The structure is all glass (low-iron at that, so it's ultra-clear).

I think it's beautiful, but that's just me.


28 posted on 10/10/2006 3:15:34 PM PDT by absalom01 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: absalom01
Won't your hair curled? READ. The life and religion of mohammed the prophet of arabia. Can be purchased from Human Events books. hebooks.com ,I think. This book is banned by CIAR. It will change every thing you think and here about islam.
29 posted on 10/10/2006 3:16:23 PM PDT by G-Man 1
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To: absalom01
According to the message, the cube-shaped building which is being constructed in New York City, on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets in midtown Manhattan, is clearly meant to provoke Muslims

As opposed to these buildings?


30 posted on 10/10/2006 3:16:52 PM PDT by LexBaird (Another member of the Bush/Halliburton/Zionist/CIA/NWO/Illuminati conspiracy for global domination!)
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To: absalom01


My own "creation"

Gabor
31 posted on 10/10/2006 3:17:36 PM PDT by Casio
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To: taxesareforever

To post#2 perfect.


32 posted on 10/10/2006 3:18:50 PM PDT by G-Man 1
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To: avg_freeper

What's odd is that certain folks were all bent out of shape last winter while it was under construction, and seem to have resurrected an old photo. Rather strange.

I reluctantly provide a link to an unpleasant thread at the SF gate blog from last spring...

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=3&entry_id=4203


33 posted on 10/10/2006 3:24:46 PM PDT by absalom01 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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34 posted on 10/10/2006 3:26:02 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: absalom01
Funny, it looks like a NeXTcube computer to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NeXTcube.jpg

35 posted on 10/10/2006 3:32:50 PM PDT by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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36 posted on 10/10/2006 3:36:34 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: KarinG1
Is there anything that DOESN'T offend Muslims, other than murdering anybody who doesn't agree with them? (That was a rhetorical question)

Once again GMTA.


So, I read the headline ("Apple's "Mecca Project" Provokes Muslim Reaction") and I think to myself, "So,like, this is news or something?"

37 posted on 10/10/2006 3:40:27 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: dead
You should see this on YouTube:
 
Comment by the author:
 
The hypocrisy exercised by those people who chose to act violently in opposition to those cartoons of Mohammed, and those companies that decided to distance themselves from the Danish are irresponsible and hypocritical.
 
This is not a hate video or an "arab-bashing" video. I have nothing against Arabic peoples. This video is purely to expose the hypocrisy in light of a particular event.

Please do not misinterpret this for your own racist causes.

Thank you,
The New Pragmatist.
 
Political Correctness: How To Avoid It.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZsgPVD0awk
This video blog explains my hatred for the hypocritical standards of many Islamic peoples in reference to the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed depicted in a Danish newspaper. It sparked riots in the Muslim world, yet their portrayal of Jews in their media is far worse and is rarely acknowledged. I will not accept the double-standards of the Arabic world.
 
Comment by viewers:
 
For years, Islam has satirised and parodied the Jewish and Christian deities and icons in much worse circumstances than the current cartoon displayed in that Danish newspaper. Nobody cared when it was Christians or Jews. Why? Because, it was in light heart and the Christians and the Jews were the ones laughing in reflection. Now, when the parody is reversed, parts of the Muslim world use it as another excuse to label us as "zionist infidels" and look for another reason to kill us all.
 
There is one rule for one and another set for others. We are always hearing from Muslims that there are the extremists that are casuing the problem for them - but those extremists are the 'leaders' of their religion. There are few extremists from other religions that we hear about. The world will get worse before it gets better.
 
A true eye opener.Thank you
 
This terrifies me. What terrifies me even more is that people excuse and cover up for Muslim hatred. Why? Makes me want to scream.

38 posted on 10/10/2006 4:02:27 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: absalom01
Apple's "Mecca Project" Provokes Muslim Reaction."

In a related story, "Sun Rises in the Morning, provokes Muslim Reaction".

It would be easier to list the things that don't provoke a muslim reaction (much shorter list).

39 posted on 10/10/2006 4:04:17 PM PDT by Pablo64 ("Everything I say is fully substantiated by my own opinion.")
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To: dead

LOL!!!


40 posted on 10/10/2006 4:06:00 PM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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To: dead; All

Correct link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZsgPVD0awk


41 posted on 10/10/2006 4:06:25 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: absalom01

Yo Muzzies! Resistance is futile!


42 posted on 10/10/2006 4:06:31 PM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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To: taxesareforever

Oh yes, all the appetizers are pork based ... pigs in blankets, etc.
And the waitresses in topless burkas.


43 posted on 10/10/2006 4:06:54 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Never Forget)
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To: dead

That one's a keeper.

Where DO you come up with these things? 8^)


44 posted on 10/10/2006 4:25:35 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: KarinG1

Things exist, muslims are offended, sun rises in the east....


45 posted on 10/10/2006 4:28:01 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Good heavens! What women these Christians have-----Libanus)
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To: hsalaw
You said it. I'm completely sick and tired of their asses.
46 posted on 10/10/2006 4:29:51 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: absalom01
Are there any MURDERERS inside the NY building praying to a meteor? Probably not.

Are there any MURDERER/TERRORISTS inside with weapons waiting to murderer more innocents? Probably not.

MOST LIKELY RESULT:
None-the-less, when the lawsuit gets to SCOTUS, the justices
will AGAIN get down on their knees to Mecca and rule for the terrorists.

47 posted on 10/10/2006 4:31:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: absalom01

I am not sure who is more foolish, the Muslims or Apple.


48 posted on 10/10/2006 4:38:36 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (History convinces me that bad government results from too much government. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: absalom01

How soon till a fartwa is passed against Ipods?


49 posted on 10/10/2006 4:49:40 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: BunnySlippers

LOL!


50 posted on 10/10/2006 4:53:05 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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