From The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Muslim community offended by Apple's Fifth Avenue NYC Cube
posted by Laurie A. Duncan
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports that the glass Cube Apple erected earlier this year on New York's tony Fifth Ave, dubbed Apple Mecca by many of the Mac faithful, is offensive to Muslims due to the Cube's resemblance to the Ka'bah (aka The House of Abraham). The report goes on to say that there's a genuine belief that the design of the store was specifically meant to provoke Muslims and cites other contributing insults such Apple housing "bars" that sell alcoholic beverages within the Cube structure and it being open 24/7
This is nothing short of stupidity ... and how do you like that last comment about Apple having bars that sell alchoholic beverages?
Not only does Apple not sell alchohol at ANY Apple Store but they stopped giving away free water a few years back!
Here is a link to the report that was just published but written in advance of the store's opeining:
* Note that some websites are regurgitating that MEMRI is an Islamic parody/agenda site like Landover Baptist for Christianity
* Although many definitions and descriptions in Wikipedia are bias and left leaning, the best history seems to be compiled in the Wikipedia description of MEMRI... so you decide.
* Memri.org has a very high page view ... around 80,000 per day. They also have a very far reach. Go to ALEXA.COM and type in "MEMRI.ORG" If the premise is that this website is purposely reporting false news reports and isn't claiming to be satire, then why don't we as Mac Users put an end to it?