Man Declares Jihad Against Burger King

The Scotsman: 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”.
The chain is being forced to spend thousands of pounds redesigning the lid with backing from The Muslim Council of Britain. It apologised and said: “The design simply represents a spinning ice-cream cone.”
The offending lid was spotted in a branch in Park Royal last week by business development manager Rashad Akhtar, 27, of High Wycombe.
He was not satisfied by the decision to withdraw the cones and has called on Muslims to boycott Burger King. He said: “This is my jihad. How can you say it is a spinning swirl? If you spin it one way to the right you are offending Muslims.”
A Muslim Council spokesman said: “We commend the sensitive and prompt action that Burger King has taken.”
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  1. Huh?

  2. Phil Gilmer says:

    Grow up, deal with it, and go stuff your jihad!

  3. Rashad Akhtar says:

    Phil, may a near-sighted camel mistake you for a giant stalk of celery. Allah akbar!

  4. Uhh they said it was an accident and they didnt even mean it c’mon i am 15 years old you dont need to hear it from me they said sorry and they are actually trying to fix this…..

  5. Rob Tanner says:

    This is scary, a perfect example of the dangers of fanaticism.