It's been a while, and I'm sure there are many I've missed, but here's an update to the List of Things that offend Muslims.
A Muslim employee is refusing to wear a hat and bonnet that Disney provided in place of a head scarf, which she wants to leave on at work for religious reasons. Imane Boudlal, a restaurant hostess at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, last week in a press conference accused Disney of religious discrimination for refusing to let her wear a hijab, a head scarf, in public view. The job and costume options remain available to Boudlal, if she wants to come back to work.
The militia group al Shabaab, which controls most of south and central Somalia, has declared the World Cup un-Islamic and banned watching the games on television. By al Shabaab's logic, the World Cup interferes with the militant group's "jihad," to overthrow the government, because young Somalis are too busy watching the games to fight on their behalf.
Rape Victims and their "Satanic skirts"
Purwakarta, West Java. Clerics of the Indonesian Ulema Forum staged a mass demonstration outside the local administration’s office on Friday, demanding that they remove the district’s statue of Javanese puppetry figure Bima.
In a speech, KH Abdullah Joban, chairman of the forum’s Purwakarta chapter, urged the administration to demolish the statue, claiming “it is against the city’s Islamic identity”.
The demonstration comes less than two months after the Bekasi administration in West Java pulled down the 17-meter-tall “Tiga Mojang” (“Three Girls”) statue, which took a year and at least 50 people to build, at a cost of Rp 2.4 billion ($268,800).
In a speech on his website, Sheikh Feiz Mohammad described Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, as ''this Satan, this devil, this politician in Holland'' and said his head should be chopped off for denigrating Islam. Sheikh Feiz Mohammad gained notoriety for a speech in Bankstown in 2005 when he said a rape victim had no one to blame but herself for wearing ''satanic skirts''.
The inauguration of a discotheque called Mecca in Spain infuriated Muslims in the country and raised questions about the position of Muslim workers offered jobs in the controversial place.
A spokesman for the French government on Tuesday condemned recent comments by an Iranian government daily calling France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy "immoral" and a "prostitute" and claiming she "deserved to die."