Friday, October 13, 2006

Apple's 'Mecca Project' Insults Islam ? The Next Riot?

On October 10, 2006, an Islamic website posted a message alerting Muslims to what it claims is a new insult to Islam. According to the message, the cube-shaped building which is being constructed in New York City, on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets in midtown Manhattan, is clearly meant to provoke Muslims. The fact that the building resembles the Ka'ba (see picture above), is called "Apple Mecca," is intended to be open 24 hours a day like the Ka'ba, and moreover, contains bars selling alcoholic beverages, constitutes a blatant insult to Islam. The message urges Muslims to spread this alert, in hope that "Muslims will be able to stop the project."

Hyscience reports: From The Register we learn that it's a bit late to stop the project since the store opened for business back in May (gee, too bad). However, the building is not called the "Apple Mecca", it "does not serve alcoholic beverages, and neither Jack Straw nor Salman Rushdie work behind the counter." So the outraged members of what many believe to be the religion of perpetual outrage should be able to breathe more easily, until they find some other ridiculous offense to become outraged over - again.

Jawa Report writes: "They claim they don't worship Idols. But replicate their cube and they get all hissy about it."
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  1. Although we'll disagree regarding military action against Islamic countries as a solution to the problems of today, I will always side with you on this kind of 'uproar' Joe, which is laughable. We should remind Muslims at this stage, that the Kaaba does not belong to them anyway. Islam occupied what was once a compound of Pagan idols and prior to that was said to have been begun by Abraham. Muhammad personally toppled all those idols when his armies took Mecca.

    Furthermore, the very idea of it goes against Islam which is strongly against idol worship. Many of the rituals which take place during the Haj (the stone throwing, and the walks in the surrounding hills) are of pre-Islamic pagan origin anyway. So as far as I am aware, Islam has no copyright on the Kaaba stone and New York is quite within its rights to build a black cube selling alcohol if it wants. If they are offended, then don't visit. Simple as that (it 'should' be,anyway).

  2. I have a suggestion, if the world just goes "insult islam" crazy, I mean all of us all over the world just slinging insults like mad. Everyone eating pork every day, we all have bobblehead mohammeds in our cars. We hire the Dutch to do the P.R.....Then maybe, after a while they'd just kill each other off during their rioting. Ya think?


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