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Islam bavarian style - BMW

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Feb 18, 2014 at 20:58


German paper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" portrays two muslims, one sort-of-turkish, one sort-of-persian. They opened a fast-food-restaurant in München which servers traditional Bavarian food. They are presented with the "Gretchenfrage" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goethe%27s_Faust:

I quote and translate:

Und warum gerade bayerisches Essen? Schweinsbraten und Muslim? Geht das zusammen?

Why in particular bavarian food? Roasted pork and muslim? Does that go together?

Deniz Sevengül: Ich bin Moslem und glaube an Gott, aber ich halte mich nicht an die Regeln. Ich trinke, feier – und ich esse gerne Schweinefleisch.

Deniz Sevengül: I am a Muslim and I believe in god, but I do not abide by the rules. I drink, I party - and I like eating pork.

Hamed Ghahremani: Als wir die Location sicher hatten, bin ich die Müllerstraße hoch und runter gelaufen und habe mir angeschaut, was es da alles gibt. Nichts wäre mir fremder gewesen, als noch eine weitere Dönerbude oder einen asiatischen Imbiss aufzumachen – kein Standard-Fastfood eben. Und weil ich eben absolut gerne bayerisch esse, kam mir dieser Einfall. Wir leben in München, aber noch niemand ist hier darauf gekommen, bayerisches Fastfood zu verkaufen.

Hamed Gharemani: When we were certain of the location, I walked up and down Müllerstrasse looking at what's out there. Nothing would be more remote to me than opening yet another Döner or an asian fast-food-place - simply no standard-fast-food . And because I absolutely enjoy eating bavarian food this thought struck me. We live in München, but nobody here has had the idea to sell bavarian fast-food.

Their solution is as good as a BMW. (B)avarian-(M)uslim-(W)orkaround would fit their understanding of Islam just fine.


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