“We from Chocolicious Indonesia are not yet able to write ‘Merry Christmas’ or other similar expressions”

Indonesian bakery refuses orders wishing ‘Merry Christmas’ on cakes

JAKARTA — The annual debate over whether Muslims can say “Merry Christmas” to their Christian fellows took a new turn on Sunday after a Makassar-based bakery refused a customer’s request to write “Selamat hari Natal keluargaku” (Merry Christmas, my family) on top of a cake she had ordered.

Indonesian netizens, whether Muslim or Christian, are sharply divided over the company’s policy. If a Muslim believes that their faith prohibits them from saying “Merry Christmas” on the grounds it is akin to confirming the beliefs of Christians (an argument that has been widely refuted by top ulema), would they be considered intolerant if they denied a request of writing it on a cake?

  • Maurice Miner

    Mohammedans everywhere are mortified, embarrassed and threatened by Christmas.

    You have to show some empathy towards our guests. You do not rub your guest’s nose in things you know they despise through religious piety. That is simply racist and offensive to any right-thinking human being on Earth.

    Requiring Mohammedans to conform to Christian values is akin to the KKK stringing up those millions of freed slaves. Disgusting, insensitive, and above all racist. Happy Kwanzaa!

  • DMB
    • No gays ever do this for some reason.

      • Maurice Miner

        Well BCF (and Merry Christmas, by the bye!), an interesting experiment would be approaching photographers to video my daughter’s upcoming FGM…

  • Dana Garcia

    Indonesian bakery is not a winning concept in the food category.

    • Yup, sounds like bad baking ahead.

      • Martin B

        Try not to think about where the baker’s left hand has just been.

    • Exile1981

      A recipe for food poisoning. Hygene is an issue… hopefully they don’t bake with their left hand.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    So, Jesus ISN’T really a Muslim then?

  • Private business can do as they wish, even if one finds their rationale insulting.

    That said, there are not enough volcanoes going off in Indonesia.

    • Maurice Miner

      Not nearly enough volcanoes. How can we sacrifice virgins to the gods of Global Warming, as well as ensuring that Xenu has enough volcanoes to place all the Thetans from outer space? Enquiring minds want to know.