Friday, February 17, 2006

Iran Embraces Western Values

Finally, some good news from the Muslim world. All that burning and looting about a bunch of stupid cartoons was so last millennium. Now, all you "Samuel Huntingtonians" out there can breathe a sigh of relief because the Muslim world is starting to embrace Western values after all, and in Iran of all places.
Bakeries across [Tehran] were covering up their ads for Danish pastries Thursday after the confectioners' union ordered the name change in retaliation for caricatures of the Muslim prophet published in a Danish newspaper. "Given the insults by Danish newspapers against the prophet, as of now the name of Danish pastries will give way to 'Rose of Muhammad' pastries," the union said in its order.
Yes, in the proud Western tradition of "freedom fries", "victory cabbage" and the British pronunciation of "lieutenant", the Iranians have chosen semantics over silly antics—and not a moment too soon.

Now all they have to do is rename their ICBMs "Peacekeeper" missiles and they'll be home free.
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