Bogus Controversy Over Apple’s Building
Posted on Oct 14, 2006
Several high-profile blogs have been spreading a basically bogus report that Muslims are offended by Apple’s new building in NYC. Read about the fake controversy here.
Mea culpa: We’ve linked to stories that turned out to be bogus, too.
The website that originally “cited” the story about Muslims raging over the Apple Cube is the Middle East Media Research Institute, an oft-criticized group that supposedly translates Arabic media into english. Now MEMRI recently put out a republished/translated statement claiming that somebody in the Muslim community was offended by the Apple’s NYC Cube store, supposedly because it looks like the Ka’ba (the House of Abraham). Sites like ZDNet and TUAW soon followed suit, spreading the story-particularly in the Apple user community-that the Muslim community was offended by Apple’s NYC cube.
From Apple Gazette