A Rose of Muhammad by Any Other Name

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…might get you stoned to death. Yes, in the proud tradition of "freedom fries," if you want to order a Danish for breakfast in Iran now, you've got to ask for a Rose of the Prophet Muhammad. (HT: Wonkette)

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  1. It’s good to know that middle-america idiot republican nationalists are on the same page as theocratic wacko jihadists in iran. Hell, if it weren’t for the towels and the beards, I doubt I could differentiate in a lineup.

  2. Hey, at least this was done by a private citizen’s organization rather than the government.

  3. Fine. I’ll just take a bite out of a croissant to teach those motherfuckers a lesson.

  4. What if I see a face in my Danish?

  5. What if I see a face in my Danish?

    Say it’s MoHamlet and sell it on ebay.

  6. There is a local change of Chicago-style hotdog resturants where the uber-Republican owner (The guy literally has a shrine to Ronald Reagan at his West Allis store.)has “freedom fries” on the menu.

    Still… His hot dogs are $.99 on Sundays. That’s an offer even this anti-nationalist can’t refuse.

  7. First you denounce all the embassy violence in the Middle East as excessive. Now the Iranians take a sensible approach to dealing with this problem by renaming danishes, and you mock them? Is there no pleasing you people?

  8. I can only hope that there are a bunch of smarmy-ass Gen X Iranians who will make a point of walking into this shop and announcing that they would like to order a cup of coffee and a Large Cheese Danish.

  9. Excuse me MediaGeek, but to be truly smarmy-ass they would be ordering a venti.

  10. Still… His hot dogs are $.99 on Sundays. That’s an offer even this anti-nationalist can’t refuse.

    My sense of value probably wouldn’t refuse it, but my digestive system might.

  11. Crazy:
    President ‘Just Fine’ With Cheney Explanation

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,185062,00.html

  12. Does this mean they’ll protest cartoon pastries now?

  13. I’ve had security concerns lately. ‘thinkin of getting me an Allah Shepard or maybe a Great Muhammad…

  14. I keep a list of Things Sensible People Never Do, which includes ordinary stuff like “don’t drive when you’re drunk,” and “always write a thank-you note.” I have now dediced to add “don’t rename food for political points.”

  15. I have never been to Iran or Denmark and I know next to zilch about either place, but I have some technical questions for anyone who might know. Wouldn’t an Iranian pastry shop’s sign be written in Farsi ? And do Danes really call their pastries “danishes” ?

  16. Stupid One,

    I think they originally come from Austria, but they are quite common in Scandavian countries.

  17. Coming soon to a theater near you, Hamlet, Prince of Arabia!

  18. Milton,

    He he he. 🙂

  19. Who could ever forget our beloved poster Prophet Moose?

    I like big dogs. If I ever have a big back yard I’ll get a Great Prophet.

  20. If I ever have a big back yard I’ll get a Great Prophet.

    Is Marmaduke a graven image of the Great Prophet?

  21. Rose of Muhammad?!?!

    Why don’t they just call it the vagina of Ayesha and be done with it

  22. thoreau,

    I like big dogs. If I ever have a big back yard I’ll get a Great Prophet.

    You do realize that dogs are considered vile by most Muslims (because Mohammed, according to various collected Hadiths, said some pretty nasty things about dogs)?

  23. Joshua Corning,

    They’ll eat them in the party that follows the regular habit of stoning women to death in Iran.

  24. What about acclaimed actress Claire Prophets?

  25. “dogs islam” is a fun string to type into google.

  26. (HT: Wonkette)

    Good to see the Wonkette tradition being upheld – reporting all the oldest, most common knowledge on the internet, but with a cute feisty girl’s picture on the page!

  27. You realize that dogs are considered vile by most Muslims

    So *that* is why Saddam keeps calling his accusers dogs? Do you realize that ‘dog’ is considered a term of friendship among hiphopsters?

  28. If I put baklava on the same plate with Danish pastries, would they annihilate each other?

  29. “dogs islam” is a fun string to type into google.

    Wow… strange, disturbing stuff. I had no idea.

  30. Stupid Dog,

    So *that* is why Saddam keeps calling his accusers dogs?

    Perhaps. He might also be intimating that they are the agents of the Jews, since many Muslims associate dogs with Jews. Yeah, I don’t get it either, but rabid anti-semitism is rampant amongst Muslims.

  31. I used to know an Irish girl whose grandpa always referred to turds as “Cromwells.” Is that the same sort of thing?

  32. Wow. Can’t they even invent their own little bits of cultural insanity — do they have to steal all of ours, too?

    Oh, right….praying to Mecca five times a day, refusing to eat pork, afraid to look at women who aren’t aren’t covered, head-to-toe in a sack.

  33. All,
    There is nothing in the Koran that says anything bad about dogs. However, in the hadith, there are injunctions about owning dogs. The question is then, how valid are the hadith. The way I was raised was the Koran in the primary source and only certain, validated hadiths can be used as a supplement. For some reason, I seem to remember being told, if it doesn’t say no in the Koran, it’s not technically a sin.

    P.S. Most of the crazy shit that goes on in Muslim law involves the hadith more than the Koran.

  34. “Dog Islam”

    Isn’t that the name of Kenue Reeves’ band? Or am I thinking Russel Crowe?

  35. since many Muslims associate dogs with Jews.

    What the hell are you talking about? I know tons of people from the ME and I never heard anything like that.

    As for dogs, they are considered filthy animals (at least the stray ones). They are mostly used for hunting or as guard dogs in the ME. Of course, aristocratic families have them as pets. It is used as an insult. If you call someone a ‘dog’ or a ‘son of a dog’, is similar to calling them filthy. If you call them ‘donkey,’ it is equivalent to calling them stupid.

  36. ‘son of a dog’

    If I rememeber my Herodotus correctly, Cyrus the Great was mistakenly thought to have had “a bitch” for a mother due to a misunderstanding of his mother’s name by the Meads.

    I know that doesn’t really have to do with anything. I just wanted everyone to know that I read something once..

  37. Dammit. Cyrus’ mother was a Mead. It was the persians or some other people who got her name wrong.

    My one big chance to look learned and I blew it 🙁

  38. Mede. Mead is a fermented honey drink. Unless his mom was a sweet alcoholic beverage and not a dog, after all.

  39. Well, if you are what you consume, and she drank nothing but Mead, it is possible…

  40. Stupid one:

    Wienerbr?d (“vienna bread”). the “d” is soft – kinda like the “th” in “father”.

    and: can Hamlet and Lawrence do some sort of “Brokeback Arabia”?

    MNG: Canoo-reves’s band is “Dog Star” 🙂

    happy friday!

  41. Alright, I didn’t “read” Herodotus’ Histories, I listened to the audio version in my car during my commutes, hence the misspelling. Happy?
    🙂

  42. Only if the audio book was unabridged. Can’t abide abridgements.

  43. Son, a woman is like a good mug of mead. . . .

  44. anon,

    What the hell are you talking about? I know tons of people from the ME and I never heard anything like that.

    I have.

  45. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!

  46. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!

  47. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!

  48. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!

  49. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!

  50. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!

  51. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!

  52. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!

  53. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!

  54. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!

  55. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!The Danish cartoonist rightly went after the pedophile Mohammed. Oh I am using presentism and ethnocentrism against that war-monger , for in his day and his country to bed down a 9 year old girl was the thing to do.Sam Harris in the End of Faith demonstrates that moderate religion has to answer for extremeism.I’m glad that GOLDWATER didn’t have any use for the Falwells.Libertarians should support the ACLU .

  56. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!The Danish cartoonist rightly went after the pedophile Mohammed. Oh I am using presentism and ethnocentrism against that war-monger , for in his day and his country to bed down a 9 year old girl was the thing to do.Sam Harris in the End of Faith demonstrates that moderate religion has to answer for extremeism.I’m glad that GOLDWATER didn’t have any use for the Falwells.Libertarians should support the ACLU .

  57. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!The Danish cartoonist rightly went after the pedophile Mohammed. Oh I am using presentism and ethnocentrism against that war-monger , for in his day and his country to bed down a 9 year old girl was the thing to do.Sam Harris in the End of Faith demonstrates that moderate religion has to answer for extremeism.I’m glad that GOLDWATER didn’t have any use for the Falwells.Libertarians should support the ACLU .

  58. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!The Danish cartoonist rightly went after the pedophile Mohammed. Oh I am using presentism and ethnocentrism against that war-monger , for in his day and his country to bed down a 9 year old girl was the thing to do.Sam Harris in the End of Faith demonstrates that moderate religion has to answer for extremeism.I’m glad that GOLDWATER didn’t have any use for the Falwells.Libertarians should support the ACLU .

  59. YOUR Ayn RAND was right about religion.Why would a god need billions of people in thousands of langua ges to worship him.Poor self-esteem!The Danish cartoonist rightly went after the pedophile Mohammed. Oh I am using presentism and ethnocentrism against that war-monger , for in his day and his country to bed down a 9 year old girl was the thing to do.Sam Harris in the End of Faith demonstrates that moderate religion has to answer for extremeism.I’m glad that GOLDWATER didn’t have any use for the Falwells.Libertarians should support the ACLU .

  60. sorry I didn’t realize I REPEATED.

  61. sorry I didn’t realize I REPEATED.

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