Tuesday, January 31, 2006
It's like being invaded by the Three Stooges
Egyptians are so offended by the cartoons of Mohammed that Egypt refuses to take money from Denmark; but not to be outdone, Saudi Arabians are refusing to take insulin. Boy, that'll show those Danes.
The Egyptian parliament's Economic Committee refused to discuss a $72.5 million loan from Denmark to Egypt, with newspapers quoting lawmakers as saying they do not want to cooperate with a country that has insulted the prophet.
Hardest hit by the boycott was Danish-Swedish dairy product maker Arla Foods, with annual sales of $487 million in the Middle East. The world's biggest maker of insulin, Novo Nordisk, also said it was affected.