World Cup brothel arouses Muslim passion
The city of Cologne is home of Europe’s largest brothel, Pascha (slogan: “Being a Pascha is very fine”). It is a seven-story apartment building, boasting 126 apartments, its own restaurant, beauty centre, boutique, laundrette, and tanning salon.
In the run up to the world cup, they decided to advertise themselves with a huge poster on the side of the building. The poster featured a friendly-looking lady with the words “A time to make girlfriends” written across her breasts, and the flags of all the World Cup qualifying nations. They also had real flags flying on the other side of the building.
Unfortunately, those flags included those of the strictly Islamic Saudi Arabia and Iran, provoking local Muslims to claim it was an “insult to the prophet Mohammed” for them to appear in such a context. Last Friday, 11 masked men arrived demanding that the Saudi flag be removed. Then on Saturday 20 more arrived armed with knives and sticks threatening violence unless the Iranian and Saudi flags on the poster were also blacked out. The brothel owner complied.
For some unexplained reason the Tunisian flag, which bears the crescent symbol of Islam, remains on the advert.