Jihad on Apple Computers!

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.”

powerbook_blowup.jpgMaybe Apple can give MEMRI some of those exploding apple laptop batteries!sonybatteryfire.jpeg

You know to beat Dell and Sony in the exploding battery business.

Battery belts!

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!

Hat-Tip LGF



  1. It was funny anyway.

    If you read my first sentence carefully you see that I say that “MEMRI is all in a tither”, thereby calling into question MEMRI credibility.

    (Yes I am always that obtuse, so keep up!)

    The store did look like the mosque in question while covered and under construction.

    Islamic groups have killed a couple of Priests and whacked a few Nuns over something the Pope said in a speech.

    Islamic groups have killed Buddhist Monks and destroyed Buddhist temples.

    Islamic groups declared a global boycott on Lego! (Actually Danish products, but calling it a Lego boycott is funnier) All because of some cartoons in the newspaper.

    Actually this is also funny.

    Lego Distances Itself From Use of Its Bricks in Muhammad Image

    It’s not like Islamic overreaction, seething, and calls for blood over just about anything in Western Culture, (yes we do have a culture . such as it is) or Far Eastern Culture is something new. I think there is some kind of monthly schedule where some innocuous thing is pronounced as “insulting to Islam” by Islamic leaders. The “not funny” part is when those leaders then provide (in Arabic) and simultaneously deny (in English, French, etc.) the incitements to violence.

    So what if this one incident isn’t as verifiable as the thousands of completely verifiable instances of Islamic seething?

    It was the funniest Islamic seething this month, and there are still two weeks left.

    And also funny is the fact that MEMRI took the article down. Do you think they Forgot?


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