Skip to comments.Saudis Demand Punishment for McDonald's Toy They Say "Insults Muhammed"
Posted on 05/29/2012 6:32:33 AM PDT by cartan
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In response, “Saudi McDonald’s” has withdrawn the toy from all its restaurants, “in order to safeguard against any accusations or misunderstandings.”
Geeze! I sometimes think the world has gone completely mad!
2. Can we buy these things in the millions and carpet bomb the Middle East with them?
Poor McDonald’s. The toys are my kids’ favorite part of going, and soon, there will be none. We only go about once a month, so it is a treat for them. I’m so tired of the PC crap!
These are the same people who riot over cartoons, they have been mad for a while now.
But they seem to be cool with the giant marihuana leaf planted on the figure’s face...
(I would have thought those scribbles would be lightning or sparks or something like that - but then I’m no Saudi.)
Guess the muzzieâs stepped in it this time. Why does line squiggles make them think it is mohammad is beyond any relational thought. They truely are mad.
“These are the same people who riot over cartoons, they have been mad for a while now.”
Since about 700 AD.
I think your thread is gonna get locked.
Problem? Dup, about 16 minutes ago.
That actually does look like the name Muhammad in common Arabic scrawl.
Stomps on the name of Mo?.........I GOTTA GET ME ONE OF THESE!!!!!!!!!............checking eBay..............
It’s not the world, it’s the Middle East and we seem to cater to them. All American companies should pull out of that area of the world and see if they survive in the worlds economy. I would doubt it very much. If they want to live in the 7th Century, let them.
That child-raping madman Mohammed was not a prophet.
I demand punishment for Saudis
Too much drama, Conrad. If you’re not Sam Elliott drinking sarsaparilla soda in a cult classic, calling someone out as “dude” is probably too much.
Oil soaked bloody savages!!