Monday, October 02, 2006

The award for the country with the biggest balls/next to see riots goes to: Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish villages are toning down traditional fiestas in which revelers blow up dummies representing the Prophet Mohammed for fear of offending Muslims, the newspaper El Pais reported on Monday.

One eastern Spanish village, Bocairent, decided to abandon the custom of packing the head of a dummy representing Mohammed with fireworks after seeing the angry response by Muslims to a Danish newspaper's publication last year of cartoons of him.

The village may not have blown up the wood-and-cardboard Mohammed dummy this year -- but it still threw it off a castle wall at the fiesta's climax in February.
After watching Muslim mobs riot over a few cartoons, I don't see how this little festival will cause any problems at all. Maybe they should have someone dressed as Jesus, eating bacon, lighting the explosive laden head of the Mohammed dummy while waiving an Israeli flag.

(Source - Reuters via Fark)