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February 09, 2006

I'll have a coffee and a cheese Mohammedan, please

Michelle Malkin alerts us to a new front in the cartoon wars: Iran's Commerce Ministry is calling for changing the name of Danish pastry to "the name of a flower that is named after Prophet Muhammad."

(Here is a permalink to the NYT article proving that Malkin didn't make this up.)

February 9, 2006 at 06:55 AM | Permalink


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A little defensive. I never said she made it up. I said she was snookered by a fake story. The AKI did not report this. AKI is an Italian press agency. The link did not work.
Look, if bloggers are going to play citizen-journalist, how about learning the rules? Check the sources. Be skeptical.
How ironic that you defend Mrs. Malkin by citing a paragraph in a New York Times story. It cited something called the Iranian Student News Agency.
Hey, why not ask Dan Rather if he got a memo on this?

Posted by: donsurber | Feb 9, 2006 8:01:03 AM

Relax, Don.

My comment about "proving she wasn't making this up," was meant as a response to potential objections that this is so rediculous it had to have been made up. Also, on Michelle's website, she only used a temporary NYT link, not a permanent link that will continue working after this article expires from the NYT's free 7-day window, so I wanted people to have a place to find the article in the future. (For a great tool for that, take a look here: http://nytimes.blogspace.com/genlink)

And, by the way, I really liked your headline about biting into a fake danish. (As well as your taste in cars... those new Mustangs look great!)

Of course, you were right to be skeptical about something referenced with a dead link. In fact, as I commented on your blog, I looked at the ISNA web site and did not find any reference to renaming danish on their english language page. Maybe the NYT was snookered as well. Then again, the Iranian government is pretty wacky these days. We need someone who reads Farsi to give us the definitive answer.


Posted by: Spart | Feb 9, 2006 8:54:22 AM

I prefer my red 2005 Mustang convertible over the neighbor's Vette

Posted by: donsurber | Feb 9, 2006 11:07:04 AM

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