MEMRI is all in a tither over the Apple Store in New York!
Apple’s “Mecca Project” Provokes Muslim Reaction
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 below), 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.”
Maybe Apple can give MEMRI some of those exploding apple laptop batteries!
You know to beat Dell and Sony in the exploding battery business.
Actually I’m more offended by the Borg Cube-like appearance of the finished building…
More pictures of the Apple Store Fifth Ave here.
Truth is stranger than fiction. It’s just a box, a cube. six squares! What are the MEMRI activists getting worked up about?
Just too funny!