Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Some poor sod in the marketing department for Burger King is feeling the heat, after designing a swirly ice cream logo for the lid of a container.

I bet he sat there and thought yes! this is what I'll do today, I'll cause a Jihad because I'm bored with this shitty job and it's time someone noticed what a grand job I'm doing here. So, he got his copy of the Koran and searched for something in there that looked like a swirly ice cream, and lo and behold a Jihad. Job Done!

Mr. Akhatar, Burger King has apologised and spent lots of money pandering to your little tantrum. Get a life and move on for crying out loud. Oh, and I'd get my cholesterol levels checked if I were you.

THE fast-food chain, 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."



Blogger Kim Ayres said...

What's the chances of them replacing it with another swirly symbol, only this time it will uncannily resemble the yin-yang design?

Many thank for the birthday e-card, by the way :)

10:03 AM  
Blogger Lightning said...

Nobody forced the prat to eat at Burger King, tell him to try MacDonalds they might do a better lid in the design of a christian symbol

8:03 PM  
Blogger Jez said...

I've been on a 'jihad' against fast-food 'restaurants' for over a decade now. I only enter the premises in highly exceptional circumstances.Eg.extreme hunger/thirst.

10:49 AM  
Blogger kats said...

Jez - I take my hat off to you.- If I had one, I'm sure Kim will as I know he has one.


12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, after Burger King's decision to pander to this arsehole I'm boycoting them. I made the decision when I first heard about this on the Beeb and have no intention of changing my mind!

1:30 AM  

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