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Pledge “BurgerKing”

"I will Boycott Burger King for life! but only if 100 other anti-PC people will do the same."

— Matt Davies, Anti-PC bloke from Woking!

Deadline to sign up by: 1st January 2006
123 people signed up (23 over target)

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THE fast-food chain, Burger King, is withdrawing its ice-cream cones after the lid of the dessert offended a Muslim.

The man claimed the design resembled the Arabic inscription for Allah, and branded it sacrilegious, threatening a "jihad".
The chain is being forced to spend thousands of pounds redesigning the lid with backing from The Muslim Council of Britain. It apologised and said: "The design simply represents a spinning ice-cream cone."

SO WHY ARE YOU WASTING ALL THAT MONEY ON WITHDRAWING IT! This is PC pandering at it's worst and I am sick of it. If like me you think Burnger King need to learn a lesson, then please sign my pledge never to use their services again!

No more Whoppers for me!

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  • And another example of PC madness

    Under investigation: Police probed Anne's light-hearted comments

    One of Britain's most controversial police forces spent nearly £4,000 on an inquiry into "anti-Welsh" comments made by Anne Robinson, it has emerged.
    Four senior officers from North Wales Police were called on to investigate the remarks made by the TV presenter on the BBC show Room 101.

    During the programme, which asks celebrity guests to list their pet hates, she described the Welsh as "irritating and annoying", adding provocatively: "What are they for?"

    4K of tax payers cash, for what? Unbelievable.
  • I have never been offended by an icecream. To be so, particularly when no symbolic reference was even intended, is simply deranged. Why does the Muslim Council of Britain support this?

    I liked BK but if 100 people are prepared to sign against PC degradation of human life and insult to intelligence, then it is Macdaniels all the way.

    If the chap who instigated this jihad for icecream iconoclastism is reading, please think about what you are trying to do in life, and why you are being wrapped in cotton wool by others. Why not do something constructive for a change? And BK people. Get a backbone.
    T Collier
    Thomas Collier, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • With you in spirit, but I'm weak and like flame grilled burgers.
    Mark, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • FU:PC:BK
    Colin Rout, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Wouldn't be much of a boycott for me. I dislike their fries and don't have a big hankering for burgers.

    I do object to any company waving the white flag any time some Muslim says the word, "Jihad".
    PCD, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • "The man claimed the design resembled the Arabic inscription for Allah, and branded it sacrilegious, threatening a "jihad"."

    So...if I threaten a 'jihad' I can get exactly what I want too?
    Jenny, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I boycotted ALL fastfood chains two years ago and will happily join your pledge. Lets get rid of them.....and MacDonalds....egh what do people think they are eating...meat...?
    Abby Conolly, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • If we removed everything from the public gaze that offended anyone for any reason then we'd need to bulldoze Britain from John O'Groats to Lands End. I would however like to see 'Quarry House' in Leeds go though, as it looks like a bad replica of Battersea Power station without the chimneys, 'designed' by some idiot with a terminal mind altering drug problem and is a foul blot on the Leeds landscape.
    Mick Bolton, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Umm, yea... I signed this cause I thought it was like a PETA thing, but it is actually some weird conservative thingy... So can you take me off?
    Ben Hiller, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Conservative? How the hell do you work that out? I can't delete people once they have signed, so you will just have to learn the lesson to read something before you sign it in the future.
  • If this guy's such a good Muslim that an Ice-cream lid that happened to vaguely resemble the word 'Allah' in Arabic script, why was he in Burger King, which last time I looked wasn't halal, to start with?

    The expression 'political correctness gone mad' is overused, but I think it's appropriate in this case.
  • Did ya see "Super Size Me"? McDonalds, Burger King... same dif. That's why I'm boycotting. ALL of 'em!
    Lazarus Long, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I hate everything about PC! Besides BK fries are crap and the 99p bacon double cheese thing has ended so they can go to hell. Their overpriced, over PC and overly shite!
    Hywel Watts, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Well said Matt,time to take these PC Fools to account. Everyone needs to confront this PC Fever as often as they can. Onward and upward.
    TOM POOL., 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • The PC madness continues.

    British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.

    Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to scrap the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising, the Daily Express/Daily Star group reports here.

    Boycott Natwest. Boycott Halifax. They don't deserve any business, for they are PC mongers of the worst kind.
  • Burger King suck, Soon all our fast-food joints will have to have HALAL meat in all our burgers.
    Tareq Ashry (Cyburn), 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • What a stupid waste of money. This is PC gone crazy. I don't eat fast food anyway, it tastes disgusting and I would rather keep my figure. Anything anti-fast food sounds good to me!
    Renata Lindsey, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I'm happy to support you, I don't eat at places like that anyway being a vegan (please don't tell me that veganism is also part of PC, I am vegan because of animal suffering and not to be PC, I think these things out for myself and definitely do not always agree with PC views!).

    I actually agree that this particular situation you describe is ridiculous pandering to PC, a picture of a spinning ice cream is hurting no-one, and besides if the people at Murder King have so much respect for minority groups and their sensitivities why don't they just go all the way and redesign their ice-creams and burgers to be vegan so anyone can eat them (vegan food is even acceptable for halal Muslims)?? Now that would actually make some sense.
    Lesley Dove, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Let them keep the Jihadist customers at all costs, no self respecting British person should ever eat there again, if they love their country.
    IceDragon, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Hi,
    I hope you will have noticed that most of this pc drivel does not emanate from Muslims themselves. We are not offended by piggy banks, xmas trees, carol singers etc. This is a country with a Christian majority and as such, it is no concern of ours what you do, so long as you don't force us to join in. What was this ignoramus doing eating in a Burger King restaurant anyway, since meat slaughtered by Christians is not permissible for us? Unfortunately, the Muslim world has more than its fair share of people who compensate for not practising their religion by making fatuous protests, supposedly in support of Islam.
    Sameh Strauch, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Yes, I understand every group of society has it's morons. What really bugs me, is other morons then make decisions like this one!

    I have nothing against moderate Muslims, who just want to adhere to their religion in peace. I do have a problem with anyone who wants to impose their ways on me.

    That includes the fascist Neo-Labour party.
  • Another good reason to boycote them I saw this online.
    Kid gets hit by car, wants ice from Burger King,
    they charge him $1.04

    News Type: Event — Seeded on Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:47AM

    Read Article Source:
    odd-news, car, ice, charge, burger-king, hit, misers
    Seeded by Ansab

    John Michael Jasset staggered into the restaurant
    about 5 pm last Thursday after being hit by a car.
    He was thrown from his bike and also scraped his
    knee, arms and hands, his mother, Cheryl Jasset,
    said “But when he asked for some ice to put on his
    ankle,he was told he had to pay for it”.
    This is going to cost your branches throughout the world a lot more, I for one will never enter one of your shops again, I hope you feel really proud, it is the most disgusting lack of care I have ever heard of.
    Eric Heyward, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Boycott Burger King, Embrace McDonalds!
  • scott cochrane you are one racist bastard. you are living in a ethinic minority country where you are practically surrounded by muslims and theres nothing you can do bout it. Muslims will stay put here for as long as they want. its freedom of speech. Just because one stupid fool like you says lets kick muslims out, its not going to happen because the government wont allow. the economy will go down and ur silly country will go in to recession..and etc. so basically i would say muslims are the foundation of it all. i am sure that in your workplace somewhere there is a muslim person there who has a higher position than you. and if they were to leave the country then you may even lose you job depending on what position they were in. so i suggest you think carefully before you say something next time. anyway back to the actual pledge, i never have been to bk n my life because i prefer mcdonalds. This person is right to boycott Bk if it is offending his religion.
    jo, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Why on earth do have to change a slightest a bit just beaus it defends a Muslim person. There are many other people of various faiths in this country and do not change something when it defends them. Do we really give a dam about this issue?
    Mikin Pell, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • go Jo! go Jo! this issue supposed to be about the boycott of burger king or is their actually a race issue going on here?! Neway I am for boycotting B.K...they shud think about how they present images in the future, it will teach them a lesson to be more culturally aware and more reseach-wise, don't you think? It is unlikely the whole heirarchy of B.K would collapse anyway, so r we reli making a difference?! Btw do u not find it interesting to be living in such a multi-cultural city..we shud be trying to educate ourselves more about other cultures and religions rather than fearing them as this is the predominant reason for racism I believe..learn to live alongside each other and stamp hatred and fear out!
    Faz, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Quite right and that cuts both ways.

    So people moaning about a spinning ice cream should get a life and Burger King shouldn't encourage such intollerance.

    By doing so they encourage backlash racism, which is why I started this pledge.
    Matt Daviesm, 14 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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