Quran shaped cake.
(photo credit: TURKISH MEDIA)
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.
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.