Ah, So Sweet, Chocolate Cake for Condi
According to the Saudi daily Asharq Al-Awsat, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was surprised with a chocolate cake adorned with ‘Happy Birthday Condi’ on Sunday while visiting Jeddah for talks with her Saudi counterpart Prince Saud Al-Faisal. After they were done discussing his country’s imminent decision to allow Saudi women greater freedoms such as driving and voting (…don’t get your hopes up, I made that up) Prince Saud said there was one more item on the agenda; seconds later, a chocolate cake bearing the flags of Saudi Arabia (minty flavor…?) and America (definitely raspberry-ish) was rolled out. Everyone sang along for Condi’s 51st, and then dived into carbohydrate heaven.
Go ahead, have some cake, infidel.
However…the Saudi flag has the Islamic creed ‘There is no God but God and Muhammed is His Messenger’ emblazoned on it. According to everything I have heard since childhood, the simple act of uttering that sentence makes you a Muslim. Now, what happens when you devour that sentence, say, as a piece of delicious chocolate cake? Does that make Condi a Muslim? Fatwas, anyone?