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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Not Analagous

From YNet:
A group of Danish Muslims is refusing to eat traditional “Jewish” cookies because they feel offended by the name.

According to the daily Danish newspaper B.T., Ole Poulsen, head of the public food consumer department said that the Muslim refusal to buy the cookies could have an effect on sales.

"If this will be the case, then we would be obliged to do something about it," he declared.

He added that changing the product name was a possibility, as had in the past been done with the “Negroes’ kiss” cakes, which were re-branded with a more neutral name.

The obvious difference being, that with the "Negroes' kiss cakes", the product name was changed because it risked offending the ethnic group it was named after. In this case, the title change is being considered because of another group's intolerance and anti-Semitism.

So in the first case, it was done to prevent prejudice, and in the second, it's being done to promote prejudice. Nice.


Blogger Jack's Shack said...

And the biggest problem with this is that someone out there will try and appease them and ignore why their complaints are so troubling.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Mirty said...

The link to Ynet doesn't seem to work....

Should we boycott danish? (Nah, I wouldn't survive.)

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have no heart? Would you deny a little muslim boy his milk and cookies before he goes to blow himself up?

10:05 AM  
Blogger orthomom said...

The link to Ynet doesn't seem to work....
Thanks Mirty, link fixed.

Should we boycott danish? (Nah, I wouldn't survive.)


10:17 AM  
Anonymous Willendorf said...

I thought it was funny that most Danish Jews don't eat the "Jewish cookies" either -- because they aren't kosher. And that they are a Christmas cookie.

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