Actually, he’s outraged over a pub named Medina. Get your priorities straight, willya? “Muslims’ fury at ‘holy city’ boozer,” by Kurt Bayer for the Scottish Sun, March 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A MUSLIM leader has blasted a pub for using the name of holy city Medina – branding it an insult to his religion.
The boozer in Dundee changed its name from Bar Rio to Medina Bar and Grill after a renovation.
But this has sparked outrage – as Saudi Arabian city Medina is the second-holiest site in Islam behind Mecca.
Medina is also a term used for a market or trading centre in north African cities.
But Mohammed Bashir Chohan, chairman of the Dundee Islamic Society, last night said: “People are upset about it because Medina is a holy city. It does hurt when somebody misuses the name, especially if they are going to sell liquor.”
The issue has been raised with local MP Jim McGovern.
His spokesman said he was working with councillors including Labour’s Mohammed Asif to “try to bring the parties together to reach a solution”.
Yesterday a spokesman for Medina said there was no offence intended – but added they were unlikely to change the bar’s new name….
Let’s hope not. And if you’re in the area, go hoist one at the Medina — in the name of all free people.