Monday, September 19, 2005

Unhappy Meal

I've grown frustrated with the people in the West who repeatedly argue that if only we addressed the legitimate grievances of the Moslem world, jihadis would stop trying to kill us.

I think that anything short of our total submission to Islam and not anything as mundane as the status of US air bases in Saudi Arabia would be enough to stop jihadis from killing us. And even then, if you aren't the right type of Moslem you might just be lumped in with the Crusaders and Jews, anyway, so don't get complacent.

So here we have on Protein Wisdom (via Caerdroia), the latest drivel that sends the average run-of-the-mill jihadi into a frenzy of body shavin' and infidel killin'. The logo on top of Burger King ice cream cones can, if you squint, turn the lights low, and remove the higher thinking lobes of your brain, look kind of somewhat like the Arabic script for "Allah":

The fast-food chain, Burger King, is withdrawing its ice-cream cones after the lid of the dessert offended a Muslim.

The man claimed the design resembled the Arabic inscription for Allah, and branded it sacrilegious, threatening a “jihad”.

As I've asked repeatedly, just what won't offend them? At some point we as a society have to shout "Enough!" At least in civil cases you have the "reasonable person" standard, as much as that can be twisted. Can't we have a "reasonable Moslem" standard for when we consider surrender to claims of anti-Moslem bias? Heck, I'd be happy if we'd just stop to consider the demands that we alter our evil ways before rushing off to the printers to herald our latest surrenders.

It's a swirly ice cream design, people--not a stoning offense. Or rather, it should not be a stoning offense. But what do I know?