and you thought "freedom fries" was dumb
Shit, I never thought anyone would ever do something dumber than when a US congressman with too much time on his hands renamed french fries into freedom fries in the US congres cafeteria. That was slated to remain on top of the "hollow stupid gestures" mountain for a long ass time. But lo and behold, the iranians have actually managed to knock it off its top spot with their newest idea: rename danish pasteries as “Roses of the Prophet Muhammad". Bakeries across the capital were covering up their ads for Danish pastries Thursday after the confectioners' union ordered the name change in retaliation for caricatures of the Muslim prophet published in a Danish newspaper.
"Given the insults by Danish newspapers against the prophet, as of now the name of Danish pastries will give way to 'Rose of Muhammad' pastries," the union said in its order.
"This is a punishment for those who started misusing freedom of expression to insult the sanctities of Islam," said Ahmad Mahmoudi, a cake shop owner in northern Tehran.Ohh yeah. That will show them. LOL...