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Saudis Outraged by McDonald’s Toy They Believe to be Insulting to Muhammed


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Saudi Arabians are angry at a McDonald’s toy which they say mocks their prophet Muhammad. According to a report appearing Sunday, May 27th 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In response, “Saudi McDonald’s” has withdrawn the toy from all its restaurants, “in order to safeguard against any accusations or misunderstandings.”
Originally published by Gatestone Institute http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org

About the Author: Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum.


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2 Responses to “Saudis Outraged by McDonald’s Toy They Believe to be Insulting to Muhammed”

  1. Mary Ryan says:

    A child's toy – the Middle East is teetering on the brink of war & they are complaining about a toy. If Mohammad is such a powerful prophet & Allah such a powerful God then why can't they stand-up & defend themselves? Jesus said he could call down thousand upon ten thousand angels to defend him but chose not to instead he went to the cross. There's something definitely wrong with this picture..

  2. Joel Keller says:

    Seems that Muslims need very little to provoke them. It wouldn't surprise me if this "incident" caused someone to behead Ronald McDonald…

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