Anglican Samizdat

March 3, 2010

A pub called Medina

Filed under: Islam — David @ 10:54 pm
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Has provoked the ire of a Muslim – who really should get out more:

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.”

Medina is also the name of, among other things, a café in Vancouver, a food quality control company, a Rotary club, a board game, and a conspicuously burkaless singer.

And there’s at least one dog named Medina.

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2 Comments

  1. Perhaps on purpose you are omitting the most famous Medina of all. The alcoholic beverage itself, popularized in the 80’s by Young MC & Tone Loc. And I quote,
    “So I got up and strolled over to the other side of the cantina /
    I asked the guy, Why you so fly? he said, Funky Cold Medina”

    Comment by David — March 4, 2010 @ 2:04 am

  2. Perhaps it is because of the intollerance and bigotry practices by so many muslims that their religion is growing in numbers. Not compromising on their beliefs does convey a certain amount of integrity. An integrity which is clearly lacking in the ACoC.

    Comment by AMPisAgnlican — March 4, 2010 @ 11:11 am


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