Stonegate reports that McDonald’s has come up with a Happy Meal toy that consists of a superhero of some kind. You push a lever, a design appears on the caped figure’s base and the superhero stomps on it.
Except that some Saudis have decided that the design that appears on the base is actually the name of the prophet Muhammad, and the superhero’s act of stomping on it is actually an atrocious insult to the notoriously thin-skinned prophet.
Saudi Muslims have launched an attack on McDonald’s in “response to the savage attacks on the noble Prophet,” under banners like “Help your Prophet!” and “Together in support of the Prophet.” They demand “the strongest possible punishment for the restaurant” and insisting that “they will not be silent until this is realized.”
In response, “Saudi McDonald’s” has withdrawn the toy from all its restaurants, “in order to safeguard against any accusations or misunderstandings.”
Wow! Where can I get one of these toys? Anyone?