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