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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Marina slams 'pretzel dog' name change

PETALING JAYA - Social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir slammed the Department of Islamic Development's (Jakim) request for pretzel store franchise Auntie Anne's to rename its "pretzel dog".

"Oh we poor easily confused Muslims who have never heard of hot dogs before," said Marina on her Facebook page Tuesday.

"And [Muslims] who will have no choice but to buy one [pretzel dog] if one was on the menu," she said.

Marina also wrote that Muslims "shouldn't be spending money on junk food anyway".

Auntie Anne's did not receive halal certification because of its "pretzel dog" menu item.

The franchise has been asked by Jakim to change the name of its "pretzel dog" to "pretzel sausage", because it cannot approve the word "dog".

By Victoria Brown

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