A demand for respect: “We demand you remove the crosses off the faÃ§ades of your pharmacies and to respect our religion.” Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Morocco: “Moroccan pharmacies threatened over cross symbols,” by Naoufel Cherkaoui for Magharebia, August 23 (thanks to Ray):
A recent web post warned Moroccan businesses against displaying signs in the shape of the cross.
A self-proclaimed “lover of al-Qaeda and Jihad” has given Moroccan pharmacy owners one month to remove cross symbols from storefronts or else face beheading.
“In 2009, crusade France lured owners of pharmacies with financial benefits and discounts in medications in return for placing the green cross along the green crescent,” said a letter published in late July by several online forums. “We demand you remove the crosses off the faÃ§ades of your pharmacies and to respect our religion,” the web threat continued.
“Forewarned is forearmed,” the unnamed writer said. “We give you and those who work with you an interval of one month to return to your true nature and nation.”
The deadline expires August 28th….