There's a story going round that in Iran, danish pastries are being renamed 'Roses of the Prophet Mohammed'. Now I think this is probably nonsense, because for one thing I can't bring myself to believe Iranians actually called them 'danish pastries' in the first place. I don't know why, and I could of course be wrong, it just doesn't sound likely.
However I'm more than willing to start calling them 'Roses of the Prophet Mohammed', because it sounds brilliant, and will raise the level of my grocery shopping to an all-new spiritual high.
Also, I think cornish pasties should now be called 'Stuffed Meaty Shoes of Jesus'.
I wouldn't want anyone to mistake this for some kind of religious satire by the way, I genuinely really like the names. Also my take on the Middle East more or less boils down to 'ooh, those people in hot countries get a bit excitable, don't they?'*
Anyway, I have to go, I'm wanted on Question Time.
* And I still convinced that's as valid a political position as anything else. Although it doesn't explain Northern Ireland, which gets a bit grumpy, or Vikings, so it's not perfect, obviously.