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Qur’an-shaped cake has Turks irked, say bakers should have shirked

Don’t smirk. Here come Görmez’s clerks. For these students, trouble lurks.

“There is no fun in Islam.” — Ayatollah Khomeini

“Turkey fumes over Quran-shaped cake,” by Judah Ari Gross, Times of Israel, April 21, 2015:

Turkish religious authorities have opened an investigation against Anatolian students for baking a cake in the shape of the Quran, Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported Monday.

According to the report, in 2013 a religious study group in the northern Tokat province of Turkey made the Quran-shaped dessert as part of their religious celebrations.

When photographs of the cake emerged on social media recently, the Diyanet — Turkeys top religious authority — denounced the cake last week as “unacceptable,” even if it had been made by the seminary’s Quran-course students.


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