"danish pastries" news and stories
The confectioners' union in Iran ordered the change of the name of a popular breakfast pastry from "Danish pastry" to "Rose of Muhammad", reports Yahoo! News. Bakeries across the country were ordered to cover up signs advertising Danishes and only refer to them by their new name. One bakery owner said "This is a punishment for those who started misusing freedom of expression to insult the sanctities of Islam" though because the name "Danish" is not trademarked and no one receives royalties from its use, it is unlikely that anyone (except confused customers) is actually feeling punished by this change. Danish companies are feeling the pinch as some countries boycott other Danish products, however. This renaming is reminiscent of the attempted change of "French fries" to "freedom fries" in the United States in 2003 - a change which stuck in newspaper headlines longer than it did on menu boards.
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