September 19, 2005

Sensitivity works in one direction

And that's only for "minority" groups. I commented on several other blogs that I thought the hub-bub about the recently revealed Flight 93 Memorial was way overnblown. But ever notice the criticism in cases such as this is either ignored or redirected back at ... the critics?

Contrast that to this, where Burger King is pulling ice cream off the shelves because some of its packaging resembles Arabic letters that mean ... "Allah."

The Corner notes:

Meanwhile, Inayat Bunglawala – the leader of the Muslim Council of Britain and a prominent member of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s task force to “tackle extremism,” praised the “sensitive and prompt action to prevent any hurt being caused to the religious sensibilities of others."

If both designs had remained, here's one difference of what might have happened: Some Americans would still be pissed off in the former case, but the debate would be centered in the media, old and new. In the latter, there would be a fatwa issued, some Burger King franchises bombed, and worse, some people killed.

Posted by Hube at September 19, 2005 07:28 PM | TrackBack

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