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The company says it was an act of an individual, but the idea that it is wrong for Muslims to wish Christians Merry Christmas is widespread:
The management of Delizia, a Karachi-based bakery chain, has responded to an incident at a branch in DHA in which one of its workers refused to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on a cake.
The incident was reported on Facebook group Voice of Customer PK by a woman.
The post said she had visited the Khayaban-e-Jami branch of Delizia to buy a cake but when she asked them to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on it, the worker refused and said he was not allowed to as he had been given an “order” from the kitchen.
There was an uproar on social media following the post in which many people expressed their shock and anger.
Senior management at Delizia spoke to Images about the incident and said it was the act of an individual. “At the moment we are taking action against him. It was done in an individual capacity and is not company policy. It may have been done due to lack of education and awareness that ‘Merry Christmas’ means wishing someone a happy Christmas, nothing else.”
The senior management official said there is nothing wrong with wishing someone a merry Christmas and expressed their sorrow at the incident. The company plans on releasing a statement on social media “soon” to address the incident and clarify its stance….
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