There is nothing — and we mean nothing — that symbolizes oppression like the croissant. Sure, there are nationalist flags, weapons, bumper sticks and such, but do they really compare to a warm, fluffy pastry enjoyed with a cup of coffee?
Not in the mind of a Syrian religious committee, which has banned the crescent-shaped treats in the town of Aleppo, calling them symbols of colonial oppression.
The croissant’s shape apparently celebrates European victory over Mus-lims, according to the religious ruling.
Fine. Leaves more for the rest of us!
Kinna reminds ya of this eh?:
I give you: “The Danish”
“The Danish’s distinctive dough was first created in the 17th century by a French apprentice baker who forgot to add butter to the flour and tried to hide his mistake by folding lumps of it into the dough. It became known as “a thousand leaves” in France.
It was copied in Italy – where it is known as “folded pastry” – and Italian bakers took it to Austria. It journeyed from there to Denmark when Danish bakers went on strike and replacements imported from Austria brought along what became known in Denmark as “Viennese Bread.”
The pastry became the Danish to the rest of the world, probably, according to the Danish bakers’ union, because Danish bakers emigrated to so many countries.
History lesson courtesy My Way News.
But not anymoreeeeeeeeeeeeeee…ya know how Prince became the dude formerly known as Prince and then morphed into nothing but a mere symbol..
May I present the pastry “formerly known as the Danish”
“Iranians love Danish pastries, but when they look for the flaky dessert at the bakery they now have to ask for “Roses of the Prophet Mu-hammad.”
In Tehran bakeries across the capital covered up their ads for Danish pastries Thursday after the confectioners’ union ordered the name change in retaliation for caricatures of the Muzlim prophet published in a Danish newspaper.
Umm…a bit of perspective here.. At least 19 people had been killed in protests over the past several weeks..not to mention the ones wounded and the property burned and destroyed.
Iran, being the poster child for peace and good will has cut all commercial ties with Denmark in retaliation for the prophet cartoons.
Well if you ask me,it’s a bit of an alliteration or is it a tongue twister……
Ordering a “cheese- roses of the prophet Mu-hammad”, no make that a “prune – roses of the prophet Mu-hammad…
On second thought – never mind, I think I lost my appetite.