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  1. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    quick! hide all the dice, post-it notepads and rubik's cubes! don't want to offend the muslims!
     
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    EFF political correctness. This offends them? I'm offended that you rarely see a Muslim condemn the radicals of their faith.
     
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    What "Islamic Website" do they speak of?

    Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. I don't know a single Muslim offended by the store's design, and those same Muslims told me they wish they could visit the store one day.

    EDIT: I would also presume that this "Islamic Website" is also offended by this? Which is located in Saudi Arabia?
     
  6. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That 1% Radical sect of Islam is who is offended

    Most Muslims are very reasonable (of course the news stations never publicize on those people)
     
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    Sacrilege!!!!

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    And, dare I show it? ... :confused:




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    Radicals or not, this is ridiculous. Wise up for crying out loud. :rolleyes:
     
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    Of course. However, I question how reasonable most muslims are. It's illegal for me, a gay man, to exist in most of the muslim world. How reasonable is that?

    I also disagree with your assertion that the media only focuses on the negative. Where are all the Muslim leaders who should be taking a stand, talking to communities about their faith and customs? I don't see that many in the US. The only way the media will take notice of the reasonable Muslims is if they stand up and be counted. If they don't, well....
     
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    I said the same once about moderate Christians vs. radical Christians. I was told moderates felt the media wouldn't want to print anything on them. I would like to think the media would though.
     
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    Which is also why it's so awesome to see it when their women get into porn. So taboo! :p
     
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    So you've got a burka fetish, eh?:p
     
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    I'm sorry, but this whole thing reeks of a website owner trying to get attention on the Net. What a load of rubbish. :rolleyes:
     
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    Dude, you can't even imagine... They do things that hustler would even be ashamed of. Did you see the last issue of Burka Bordello? THOSE ANKLES WERE AWESOME!
     
  15. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok im not sure exactly what your trying to say...

    1. The site is not mine.
    2. The news site (that i linked to) seems to have a lot of people that post news.
    3. The news site took everything from a muslim website


    If your talking about the muslim site, then you may be correct! Who knows... :rolleyes:
     
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    Please bring back the cube. Please! Muslims are allways angry so whats new? I just hope that this building has a new Cube in it so I can order one. Darn I was upset when Apple cancelled the cube just when I was ready to coff up for one.:( religions allways pushing the crap they spew on others. Enough is enough! Apple needs a new Cube and so do I:)
     
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    Yep, I'm accusing whoever owns the MEMRI site. They claim an "Islamist" website that has criticised Apple, yet there is no posted link. Also considering that MEMRI translate Arabic news into English and that most Mac users speak English, it all seems a bit suspect.

    I bet their web traffic stats are ten times their normal levels today.
     
  18. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    They have a follow-up:

    So they're basically saying, "Don't blame us...we just translate what we see." And if that's true, they have a point...that's what the Arabic-speaking folks are getting as news. A link to the original source would be nice though, even if I can't read it.
     
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    Nope, that's not what Arabs are getting as news. I know Arabic, and I know what the Arabic media talks about. As far as I've seen or read, this story hasn't been featured on any major news site or TV station.

    This kind of nonsense news usually comes from gossip Arab online forums. You wouldn't believe the amount of stupidity that circulates in these forums. I could actually find an Arabic forum post with this story if you want.
     
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    Sorry...didn't mean to imply that I thought this was big news in the Arab-speaking world.

    I'd hope that MEMRI, a well-known and well-funded organization (although the recipient of some criticism regarding their perceived lack of objectivity), wouldn't simply pass off a forum post as news...I assumed it had appeared in a blog at a minimum.
     
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    I searched around a bit for the source of the story. All I found was a bunch of forum posts on many different websites, none of them are even remotely "Islamic". All the posts are almost exactly the same and citing this particular page: http://news.com.com/2061-10793_3-6061531.html

    Cnet? :rolleyes:

    But also, I found many other Arabic posts saying how ridiculous the story is, and how stupid the people that actually believed that the Apple Store is meant to be a Ka'abh that serves alcoholic beverages :rolleyes:

    EDIT: Oh, I get it now. This is the origin of the story.
    and it got lost in translation on the way to so called "Islamic" websites.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    The register includes this link: http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD131506

    It appears that calling the store "Apple's Mecca" came about during construction while the cube was still obscured:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhaggs/124900112/

    http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/04/07/the_cube_reveal.php

    http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/apple/247-apple-store-in-manhattan-pics-166021.php (see 3rd comment)

    http://www.gawker.com/news/metro/apple-store-gives-mecca-a-run-for-its-money-175337.php

    Personally I'm rawther offended at the thought of thousands of Apple officionadoes milling around that thing as if it really were the Ka'ba.... (Benben)

    Imagine the fingerprints....:eek: :confused: :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    Ooh...thanks for tracking that down. Mark Morford loves to push people's buttons...looks like they really took it and ran with it this time.
     
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