Tarry for the Nonce

February 21, 2006

Not All Danish Are From Denmark

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 7:27 pm

Such is the uproar over those silly cartoons that even Kuwaiti companies are feeling the burn:

It’s been 22 years since the Kuwaiti Danish Dairy Co. broke with its partners in Denmark, took Caroline the cow off its packaging and began importing raw materials for ice cream and cheese from other countries.

But when Arabs began boycotting all things Danish over the prophet cartoons, it was the company’s name that caused it big problems . . .

“In the first days, we (Muslims) were worked up and emotional,” [KDD chairman Mohammed] Jaafar said. “But now the time has come for using reason, and realizing that our behavior is harming national industries.”

Here’s a note to any potential boycotters reading this post: KDD is not Danish. Do your research.

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