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The Union Cooperative Society in Dubai has pulled all Danish products off its shelves in protest to the republishing of a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed with a bomb in his turban.From the[ Toronto ]Star.com:
Not giving a rat's ass about any of this, we buy whatever is really good... even if it is Danish.
AMSTERDAM–Muslim nations have condemned a film by a Dutch politician that accuses the Qur'an of inciting violence.
Islam critic Geert Wilders launched his short video on the Internet on Thursday evening. Titled Fitna [you can't watch it there because of intimidation, but you can watch it here], an Arabic term sometimes translated as "strife," it intersperses images of the 9/11 attacks on the United States and Islamist bombings with quotations from the Qur'an, Islam's holy book.
The film urges Muslims to tear out "hate-filled" Qur'anic verses and starts and ends with a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb under his turban, accompanied by the sound of ticking.
The cartoon, published in Danish newspapers in 2006, ignited violent protests around the world and a boycott of Danish products.
Many Muslims regard any depiction of the prophet as offensive.
"The film is solely intended to incite and provoke unrest and intolerance among people of different religious beliefs and to jeopardize world peace and stability," the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference said.Dutch Muslim leaders appealed for calm and called on Muslims worldwide not to target Dutch interests. The Netherlands is home to about 1 million Muslims out of a population of 16 million.
We do try to avoid cheap Chinese products such as the sandals that caused this:
It's not a religious thing, however.