It took a fair bit of checking around to make sure that the following was not satire, in this modern age of victimhood it is often difficult to tell the difference.
Muslim groups in Malaysia are threatening a holy war and lawsuits against chocolate manufacturer, Cadburys over traces of pork found in their products; you just can’t make this stuff up. Apparently this is seen as likely to weaken Muslim bodies and lead to social ills and apostasy:
… “They have betrayed us Muslims by putting ‘haram’ elements through the foods we consume in our body, to weaken us Muslims. “That is why Muslims are weak, divided,” Perkasa Selangor chief Abu Bakar Yahya told reporters.
Perkid president Ustaz Masridzi Sat said most social ills and apostasy cases in the country involving Muslims stemmed from them consuming food which was not halal.
“Because the person eats pork it is difficult to guide him to the right path. When the day of judgment comes, that person will be wearing a pig-face because of what he has eaten,” he said.
“We need to unite, we must declare jihad!” said Masridzi to shouts of “Allahuakbar” (God is great!) from the others in attendance.
PPIM president Datuk Nadzim Johan said that they have begun discussing matters with Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) and other Malay NGOs on possible legal action. “But even RM1 billion in compensation won’t be enough.
“Will Cadbury wash away the tainted blood in our veins? I want to wash away the tainted blood of my children who have consumed the chocolates... how will money even compensate that?” a Malay woman present shouted hysterically. …
If we had made this one up, we could have claimed to have scooped the Onion as a quick check reveals that it hasn’t appeared there yet.
If Cadburys is trying to dispose of the offending products, I will send them my address, as I have no worries about a bit of pork in my food. Perhaps some of the more laid back Muslims will take it though; a number of Catholics have reported that meat always tasted that bit better on Fridays when it was forbidden.