Koran-shaped cake baked with layers of trouble for religious class

Turkey's top religious authority is investigating school on allegations of preparing sanctimonious sweets.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 20, 2015 18:51
Quran shaped cake

Quran shaped cake. (photo credit: TURKISH MEDIA)

 
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An Islamic seminary class is the subject of a preliminary investigation by religious authorities in Turkey for allegedly baking a Koran-shaped cake in the Black Sea province of Tokat in 2013.  

Apparently outraged by the blasphemous babka, Turkey's top religious authority - the Diyanet - stated that the cake did not comply with the spirit of the Holy Birth of the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, according to Turkish daily Hurriyet.

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The providential pastry was baked within the scope of the Holy Birth Week in Turkey's north-central Zile district according to students.

However, they Diyanet's head cleric Mehmet Gormez said the Holy Birth was not a birthday celebration in the traditional sense.

The Diyanet denounced the cake as “unacceptable,” even if it had been prepared by Koran course students.



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