Starbucks Redux

Well, thank you so very much, Mr. Safwat Higazi, for finding the time in the midst of your busy career as an Egyptian cleric and antisemitic nitwit to explain this to us.  I, for one, had no flipping clue that:

The girl in the Starbucks logo is Queen Esther. Do you know who Queen Esther was and what the crown on her head means? This is the crown of the Persian kingdom. This queen is the queen of the Jews. She is mentioned in the Torah, in the Book of Esther. The girl you see is Esther, the queen of the Jews in Persia.

And that, when it comes it no-no’s, buying coffee from the Queen of the Jews in Persia is definitely a biggie. Or even, you know, having her picture up in the neighborhood.

We want Starbucks to be shut down throughout the Arab and Islamic world. We want it to be shut down in Mecca and in Al-Madina. I implore King Abdallah bin Abd Al-‘Aziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques: It is inconceivable that in Mecca and Al-Madina, there will be a picture of Queen Esther, the queen of the Jews.

Inconceivable.

Yeah, that’s the word.

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