Apple’s ‘Mecca Project’ provokes Muslim reaction

“On October 10, 2006, an Islamic website posted a message alerting Muslims to what it claims is a new insult to Islam. According to the message, the cube-shaped building which is being constructed in New York City, on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets in midtown Manhattan, is clearly meant to provoke Muslims. The fact that the building resembles the Ka’ba, is called ‘Apple Mecca,’ is intended to be open 24 hours a day like the Ka’ba, and moreover, contains bars selling alcoholic beverages, constitutes a blatant insult to Islam. The message urges Muslims to spread this alert, in hope that ‘Muslims will be able to stop the project,'” The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports in an article dated October 11, 2006.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]
SJ on a popsicle st… This is a joke, right?

Apple Store Fifth Avenue opened as a destination, a “mecca,” if you will, meaning only “a place that attracts people of a particular group or with a particular interest” and we mean nothing else by the use of the word “mecca” — in fact, we’re sorry we used it already, but we did so only because the MEMRI story used the word and, oh, we used it once in a headline for the Apple Store Fifth Avenue. Let’s just forget about that one, okay?

As we were saying, the Apple Store Fifth Avenue opened as a destination on May 6, 2006, so it’s too late to “stop the project,” by which we mean no disrespect. The “Genius Bars” contained (below ground, not in the cube) within the retail store dispense Macintosh computer advice, when not being overrun with generally clueless iPod owners: NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE SERVED (to customers, that we know of, not including ourselves – don’t ask).

The Apple Store Fifth Avenue is not “a new insult to Islam” nor is it “clearly meant to provoke Muslims.” Instead, it is meant a paean to the cube, as the perfect form or whatever the hell, sorry… heck, Steve Jobs thinks it is – even though the perfect form is a sphere (again, we mean no disrespect to Islam; or Jobs for that matter; in fact, we’re probably wrong about the sphere… Yeah, we’re definitely wrong). You see, Jobs has a serious love of cubes (see NeXT Cube, Power Mac G4 Cube), you might even call it a cube fetish… uh… or not… um, never mind.) and it is clearly meant ONLY to provoke retail sales for Apple products (and those products from certain chosen ones, you know, like Belkin, Bose, etc.) to all people, including Muslims.

Jobs, we hope this is a joke, by which we mean no disrespect to anyone if it isn’t. No disrespect whatsoever.

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      1. Why you keep repeating yourself? You do know that if Islamic terrorist continue down the path they are on now the US, UK, Australia, Russia and others will eradicate every trace of Islam from the face of the earth. Look at modern history and each world war, the only people who can defeat white people in war are MORE white people lol now ask yourself what happens when every single one of these countries come together with a shared goal/cause.

        You think the West is going to risk a nuclear weapon falling into the hands of a Islamic state that isn’t under our own control? I bet we are already working on a genetically modified bacteria or virus that targets people of a specific ethnicity by looking for specific genes that are common in those people. They could make this virus or bacteria not “kill” but rather sterilize men or make the females infertile. I’m sure they could make a vaccine that gets delivered to people of our nations who might be “high risk” for having genes that may be effected by this weapon so they will be injected so they’re immune and won’t have to worry about this weapon.

        Not a single person will have to die with this weapon so people won’t really mind because it’s better than guns or bombs killing. We will just let nature take its course and you won’t be able to reproduce and you will fade off the face of this earth just like your religion lol it’s not “if” this happens or something similar it’s “when” so enjoy your time laughing because all we have to do is infect one Muslim on his way to Mecca and the thing will spread quicker that your mothers legs

    1. Piss be upon him and let it wash him like a true sinner. Give him a R-Kelly baptism lol

      Who can beat white people in war? Other white people… Muslims will be removed from this earth and it will make Hitlers agenda look like child’s play when it happens

    2. I curse you to the deepest part of hell.
      And burn you in the furious furnance.
      May Allah freeze your running blood in your vain…
      And u die and didn’t receive funeral.
      You invoked jesus god too…
      Curse on you.

    1. why every year millions of american cristian bastards are becoming MUSLIM but not a single muslim is changing his/her religion …. ??
      and what are you talking about … Jessus crist ???? ha ha ha lol! there is no man in this world called jessus crist. he is our prophet Hazrat Issa Allah-lahu-alaiusallam . u bastards named him jessus crist ….

  1. What’s with all of the apology and “no disrepect” crap? All they simply had to say was that it was not mocking Islam, as any sane, intelligent person would know. The part about the bars cracks me up, I guess that’s our confusing English language, haha. But why does MDN sound like they’re tyring to suck up?

  2. Lets go all you hackers, Target the Islam Websites and put pictures of the G4 cube on them and say ” YOU HAVE BEEN CUBED!!” or somthing retarded.

    i expect a news report about ilsam websites being hacked in 3 days….

      1. This is what Islam is
        Whom ever what ever want u do..we r never afraid of such things we just say they are fool who r foolig their self by doing all this shits..because they knw tht what ever we do there will me not at all a matter towards Islam…Islam is a religion of peace
        And insha allah apple will soo. Get distroy by his own foolishness….

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