An alert Gates of Vienna reader sent us a link to the following important message:
These are the dangers facing Muslim women today.
To coin a phrase: You can’t make this stuff up.
Update — Snopes reports:
In May 2000, the Grand Mufti Sheik Nasser Farid Wassel, Egypt’s most senior religious figure, gave his opinion on the matter. The artwork was also closely scrutinized by researchers and linguists at the Ifta’a Institute, a scholarly authority on Islamic law. All found no harm.
“The trademark does not injure Islam or Muslims directly or indirectly,” the mufti ruled. In an official statement, he found that “the trademark was designed 114 years ago in the state of Georgia and was written in a foreign language, not in Arabic,” and that “no one had objected until now.”
(Hat tip: Slings and Arrows)