Sunday, March 16, 2008

Muscat Love: O Man, no Dutch treats?

It's not hardly a laughing matter that the Omanis are going to boycott the Netherlands and Denmark's fine products at al Jadeeda Stores, leaving the populations of all three nations facing either bankruptcy or starvation, maybe both, I don't know. And ain't this a shame? It is, friend. Look at all the money the Sheik of Oman has, just like Karen Carpenter; and like her, he too will likely just waste away to nothing but skin and bone because there's nothing to eat. I'm just sick over it. I was in favor until recently of Geert Wilders and the Danish cartoonists, but this kind of Human tragedy is too much even for me to bear. God help us all.

Al Jadeeda Stores to boycott items from Denmark, Netherlands

By Saif bin Sulaiman Al Mezaini
Sunday, March 16, 2008 12:26:05 AM Oman Time

MUSCAT — Al Jadeeda Stores and all its branches in the Sultanate's governorates and regions will boycott all products from Denmark and the Netherlands, effective from today.

The boycott comes in retaliation for the recent publication of caricatures insulting Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Danish papers.

Mukhtar bin Abulridha bin Mukhtar Al Lawati, director-general of public relations, said all suppliers dealing with Al Jadeeda Stores were notified with the decision last week. The notification stipulated non-supply of products from Denmark and the Netherlands to all branches of Al Jadeeda Stores.

"We have no intention to suspend the decision at least in the near future," he said, adding that the decision would continue as long as the insulting caricatures continue to be published. "We have agreed to import commodities with high-quality specifications from other countries," he said. Al Jadeeda Stores has a network of six branches in Ruwi, Al Khuwair, Seeb, Widam, Saham and Sohar.

[Photo above: Typical Omani during boycott and before boycott.]

In light of the Omani boycott the last eurythmic survivor, Captain Toni Tennille said the Omanis might survive by "nibblin' on bacon, chewin' on cheese. Sami says to Siddiquie: Habbibi, would you please be my Mrs.? Siddiquie says, yes, with his kisses. Now, he's ticklin' his fancy, rubbin' his toes; Muzzlem to Muzzlem, now anything goes as they wriggle. Siddiquie starts to giggle. And they whirled and they twirled and they tango; singin' and jinglin' a jangle; floatin' like Paradise above. Looks like Muscat love."

I just hope the Omanis can live on oil. I hear it's not bad with camel hair. Maybe a dash of sand and some sea-water....

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