Tuesday, November 14, 2006

When even Paddle Pops are Religiously Insentitive

The PPIM (Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia) or Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association has lodged a police report against Unilever Malaysia and sent them a letter demanding an explanation why their Walls Paddle Pop ice cream depict crosses (salib) which they say is offensive to Muslims.

The pictures are from PPIM's website.

Here are links to PPIM's website where they detail their errr.... outrage.
ADUAN PILIHAN-WALLS AISKRIM!

PENJELASAN MENGENAI ISU AISKRIM WALL'S

LAPORAN POLIS BERHUBUNG AISKRIM WALL'S MOO

Outrage? Insulting the public's intelligence is more like it.

Does that even resemble a cross to you? And so what if it does?
Christians don't go making police reports against Proton for blatantly putting a non-Christian religious symbol (muslim crescent) on the nose of each and every car it sold for almost 20 years.

Rather than Unilever, I feel it is PPIM that is exhibiting thinly disguised religious-intolerance and anti-social behaviour.

2 comments:

Ed said...

Yet another case to reflect the intelligence and religiousness of certain people. Some were equally concerned when Chevrolet was launched locally, what with their "+" emblem- did this make Chevys haram in any way?

Hangmen said...

I guess its best for us Muslims to focus all of our attention on a silly piece of cookie and ignore ALL the big issues concerning Islam these days such as poverty in Muslim countries and Palestine.

Heh, I don't think that it'll be a big surprise that the Jews and the Westerners, our supposed 'immortal enemies' would have themselves one blast of a picnic conquering our economy because we're too distracted with issues that they probably have nothing to do with in the first place.