July 20, 2012, - 5:18 pm

As Sugar Prices Rise, Wall St. Journal Whines: “Muslims Hardest Hit”

By Debbie Schlussel

I’ve repeated the trite, old joke on this site a million times. G-d tells the world’s leaders he will destroy the world in two days. The next day, all of the liberal newspapers have headlines like, “World to End Tomorrow. Women, Children, and Minorities Hardest Hit.” Sadly, the joke isn’t really a joke. Some newspapers actually custom-fit their reporting to accommodate the “Muslims Hardest Hit” BS. And so it goes with the Wall Street Journal and the price of sugar.


Sugar prices are going up. And while the whole world uses sugar, the Wall Street Journal reports that it affects Muslims and only Muslims. We are supposed to shed a tear for them because they eat sweet things to break their fasts during Ramadan. Uh, since when are Muslims the only sugar consumers in the world? Since the Wall Street Journal–owned in significant part by Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal decided that fact and his Islamo-pandering “reporters” massaged the story to make Muslims the victims, yet again. On Tuesday, this was the paper’s headline:

Things Get Sticky Before Ramadan: Price of Sugar, in Demand for Holiday Treats, Soars as Rains Damage Brazil’s Cane-Crop Output

What?–Christians and Jews and Hindus and Wiccans and Zoroastrians and Buddhists and Daoists don’t use sugar??? They aren’t affected by rising sugar prices? Not, apparently, according to the Wall Street Journal and reporter Leslie Josephs. It’s like saying, “Toilet Paper Prices Up. Muslims Victimized! Everyone Else Can Use Scratchy Leaves & Poison Ivy.” And the article reads the same absurd way.

Sugar traders find themselves in a sticky situation as a combination of higher demand from the Muslim world ahead of an important holiday and surprisingly low supplies from Brazil is sending prices sharply higher.

Market participants expect prices to remain high in coming months because unseasonable rains in Brazil, the world’s biggest sugar producer, have continued to ravage the harvest there as potential supply problems crop up in other key sugar-producing regions of the world.

While Ramadan, considered the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, begins in most places after sunset on Thursday, a flurry of sugar purchases by wholesalers, bakeries and food companies in the Mideast and elsewhere already has started in earnest. Market participants usually expect an uptick in consumption ahead of the Muslim holy month because it is a tradition for hundreds of millions of observers to eat lots of sugary treats after fasting all day. . . .

Raw-sugar prices have rallied 21% since early June and ended Tuesday at 22.79 cents a pound. Traders who were anticipating huge sugar deliveries out of Brazil have been caught off guard. And analysts and market experts say that the deteriorating supply picture there sets the stage for further price gains, especially as weather concerns begin to emerge over the sugar-cane crop in other parts of the world. . . .

The unusually heavy rainfall in Brazil has kept farm machinery out of the fields and damaged sugar cane—too much water dilutes the cane juice, which then yields less sugar. Last week, Brazil’s main sugar industry group, Unica, reported that the amount of sugar cane that has been cut and processed in the main Center-South growing region is down 28% year-over-year due to the excessive rain.

Usually, seasonal rains peter out in June, allowing the harvest to go into full swing.

“In terms of fresh sugar supplies, there is very little to put out on the world market,” said Leonardo Bichara Rocha, a senior economist at the International Sugar Organization in London. . . .

And buyers in the latest pre-Ramadan rush snapped up the sugar that was available.

Ah, so while they paint Muslims as the only victims of rising sugar prices, it’s actually the opposite. Muslims are the perpetrators. They’ve raised demand and driven the prices up for everyone. The rest of us–the non-Muslims, the infidels–are the victims of the rising prices caused by Muslims who’ve bought up the world’s smaller sugar supply rather than sharing with everyone else. (Since sugar, especially in large quantities, isn’t healthy, they can have it.)

But, hey, according to Muslims and Islam, the rest of us aren’t first-class human beings or citizens of the world anyway. So we don’t count. And, lucky them, the Wall Street Journal reporting staff feels the same way.

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29 Responses

Muslims don’t believe in sharing… isn’t that what three year olds always do?

Hilarious – its ALWAYS about them!

They’re adult toddlers with a perpetual bad temper tantrum and hey – if they want to hoard all the world’s sugar for themselves, its like with everything else they do.

The rest of the world be damned. Happy Ramadan!

NormanF on July 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Exactly! From after the Saudi Prince 0of sheets bought a part of Foxnews, their coverage of Muslim atrocities has become muted.

The ONLY TV channel in North America that tells the WHOLE truth about Muslims and Arabs in Canadian news channel – Sun News.

bob on July 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

The WSJ is also biased in its photography. They printed a picture of Romney yesterday that made him look like he was 80. Had to be deliberate. When they show Tea Party rallies or rallies against illegal aliens, they manage to feature photos of the most unattractive, obese participants they can find.

But you mentioned the unhealthy aspect of sugar. This seems to pose a dilemma for Mrs. Obama. After all, she is sympathetic to Muslims, but at the same time, she has campaigned for healthy eating, and in that regard, should be happy the price of sugar is rising, and that it is becoming harder to obtain.

What will she do?

Little Al on July 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I would agree. The strange Islamic slant of the sugar shortage article was very noticeable. Also, even the article notes that the Muslims are in fact hording existing sugar stocks, and thus creating an artificial shortage. I would suspect that the Muslim community suffers greatly from diabetes.

Worry on July 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

“Bomb prices go up. Muslims hardest hit.”

pat on July 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Debbie I’ve had enough. When I was driving the Turnpike the other day there were dozens of anti-abortion billboards. Whatever crazy people paying for that should spend their money on billboards with pertinent quotes from the Koran. That would educate people who don’t know what’s in there. I’d do it myself but all my discretionary income goes to general Chassidus and pet care products. And the WSJ isn’t bad compared to any other major paper. They have an editorial online now calling for regime change in Iran, B’H.

A1 on July 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I would believe a soap and deodorant shortage….

Rectum J. McSmelly on July 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm


1. The article focuses on Ramadan because “Market participants usually expect an uptick in consumption ahead of the Muslim holy month because it is a tradition for hundreds of millions of observers to eat lots of sugary treats after fasting all day”

Translation: every year, there is an increase in sugar consumption around Ramadan and now with sugar prices going up, this is going to increase sugar prices even more.

The article was probably written to give a new spin on the issue of increasing sugar prices. There are already many articles out there about how sugar prices are higher. This is a new angle.

2. With regards to Debbie’s comment “But, hey, according to Muslims and Islam, the rest of us aren’t first-class human beings or citizens of the world anyway. So we don’t count. And, lucky them, the Wall Street Journal reporting staff feels the same way”

The Quran literally states “Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in God and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.

That exact statement is actually in the Quran twice. There are numerous other examples of religious tolerance in the Quran but since most of the people reading this are Jewish or Christian, I chose that one.

For those of you who don’t know, just as Christians believe in Moses, Muslims believe in Jesus and Moses.

3. With regards to “Muslims who’ve bought up the world’s smaller sugar supply rather than sharing with everyone else”

Increasing sugar prices in general will not affect families like Debbie Schlussel’s, they will affect small businesses that purchase sugar and use them to make their products. Since Muslims’ demand for sugary goods is higher right now, Muslims will actually be the one supporting these small businesses while prices are high, whereas those who are deterred by the higher costs (Debbie’s “infidels”) would have left the small businesses to fall into economic instability.

All in all, the sugar prices wont affect anyone reading this comment, they’re going to affect less developed countries and small businesses.

This is a pretty weak argument Debbie. I hope God gives you the strength to focus on spreading love and peace instead of inciting hatred for absolutely no reason.

God bless

GodBlessYourHeart on July 21, 2012 at 12:18 am

    What would you know of anything divine? Lying for Allah as well, I see. Christians consider Jesus as the Son of God. Muslims merely consider that person to be a subordinate prophet or predecessor to Mohammad. Finally, spare us your exegesis of the Qur’an. It is not a work that impresses here. It is an inferior and garbled imitation of what came before it. I can see why Mohammad had his seizures, if he had to listen to the Qur’an recited at any length by the creature he assumed was the Archangel.

    As for your sugar arguments, they are just as odious. Muslims get to indulge their vulgar tastes at the expense of the poor who do not happen to be Muslims. How vile! Also dim one, sugar is a component of many products, and an increase in its price will affect the prices of the products it is in.

    Worry on July 21, 2012 at 1:18 am


    I’m inclined to share your perspective that Debbie overreached on this one. I read the WSJ article, and nowhere does it say or even imply that “is affects Muslims and only Muslims.” You are correct that the article addresses what many expect to be a temporary increase in the price of sugar as a result of conditions in Brazil and a seasonal increase in sugar demand by the Muslim world. While Debbie might not think that readers would take her literally when she says, “…Muslims and only Muslims”, she needs to realize how her words can be reasonably understood.

    However, you present a highly misleading version of Islamic religious tolerance. I suspect the passage you cited was from early in Mohammad’s career, when he was weak (the organization of the Koran does not make it easy to determine when his various recitations were made). As his military strength grew, he became notably less tolerant.

    Let’s try Koran 5:12-16 (Pickthall translation):

    “And with those who say: “Lo! we are Christians,” We made a covenant, but they forgot a part of that whereof they were admonished. Therefor We have stirred up enmity and hatred among them till the Day of Resurrection, when Allah will inform them of their handiwork.”

    Or how about al-Bukhari’s “reliable hadith”, which is quoted in the Charter of Hamas:

    “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews(killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. Thestones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me,come and kill him. Only the Gharkad would not do that because it is one of the trees of the
    Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim).”

    So, while I conclude that Debbie overstated the case, I also find that you are highly misleading, to the extent that it calls your motives and even honesty into question.

    Larry S. on July 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm


      I respect your educated answer to my post instead of childish namecalling.

      In response to the first verse that you quoted, it refers to Christians who lost their way and stopped worshipping God and fell into sin. It states that those Christians will be judged on the day of judgment. I realize that there are different interpretations of this quotation, many stemming from different translations of the quotation.

      With respect to the Hadith, I could not find that line anywhere with a simple google search. Do you have a volume reference?

      GodBlessYourHeart4 on August 6, 2012 at 1:21 am

    You are cherry picking versus from the koranic book of satan – you have also neglected to mention that the peaceful earlier passages of the koran are rendered moot by the later more violent passages regarding killing the jews and christians. Nice try but we have been educated about taqiya and the korans doctrine of abrogation. Muslims do not recognize Jesus as the Son of God – go back and read your koran – muslims don’t believe the fake god allah has a son at all. They do not see their fake god as a father. You need to educate yourself further on this pedophile worshipping cult. However, I do pray that our head banging brothers and sisters wise up and welcome Jesus Christ (the Son of God) into their hearts before it is to late.

    MRobs on July 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

    The question is do they believe in Jesus as Savior. A large number of people all over the world may believe that Jesus actually walked the Earth, but if they do not believe He is God Incarnate, and died to fulfill the Law, and that anyone that accepts Him as Savior will be saved, then they are bound for Hell. This is what the Christians believe. The Jewish people, generally, do not believe Jesus is their Messiah, and are still waiting for their Messiah.

    If the Muslims believe in Jesus, then why do they wage war against Jews and Christians? Please explain,GODBLESSYOURHEART.

    Joel-Confederate Son on July 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      “The Muslims” are not at war with anyone just as “The Christians” are not at war with anyone. “The Jews” are a different story because they are united as a religion whereas Christians and Muslims are composed of many different sects.

      I understand why after terrorist attacks, people wanted answers and wanted to avenge the tragic deaths, however MUSLIMS (as a general population) were not responsible for it. A small group of terrorists (yes they happened to be muslims) killed Americans (of many faiths).

      You have to realize that all of this hatred from Americans such as yourself gets relayed back to the Middle East. Imagine living in the middle east, growing up hearing about how much the Americans hate you and wish you and everyone who was the same religion as you were dead. Imagine living under circumstances of poverty and a terrorist recruiter offers you a large sum of money to fight against these Americans that hate you so much. It’s exactly like what Ron Paul has been trying to explain all along but Americans are too uneducated to listen. This hatred that you guys keep perpetuating, is what has caused and will cause terrorist attacks.

      Only Peace and Love can stop the violence but some people can’t stop the hate. That’s why America will never be war-free.

      GodBlessYourHeart4 on August 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

What, no link? The line might come from Mort Sahl:

“World Ends: Women and Minorities Hardest Hit.”

Barry Popik on July 21, 2012 at 1:53 am

Debbie, sugar is one thing that ain’t native to any Islamic country that I know of. Mainly in South & SouthEast Asia, Caribbean and northern parts of South America and Hawaii. Looks like something that could be traded for oil.

‘allah bless’, nice exercise in taquiyya. When was the last time an article speculated about the effect of rising sugar prices on Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Daoists or anyone else? Also, the Jesus and the Moses that Muslims ‘admire’ are not the Jesus and Moses of the Christians or Jews. The Islamic ‘Isa’, for instance, is a prophet, not the son of God, and he’s supposed to arrive w/ the Mahdi and force all Christians to be converted on pain of death, or get slaughtered. No Christian would ever accept that claim about Jesus. And all Jews would be scratching their heads @ the Quranic claim that Jews regard Ezra as the son of God.

At any rate, food items generally have a higher price elasticity, and a hike in the prices of sugar ain’t gonna impact sugar consumption outside the ummah. As Worry noted, sugar goes into a lot of other things as well. But I agree w/ Debbie – since sugar, particularly in large quantities, is unhealthy, Muslims can have it.

Infidel on July 21, 2012 at 2:14 am

Cancelled my WSJ sub a couple of months ago (had it for more than 20 years).

adam on July 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Let them eat high fructose corn syrup! Wait, that’ll cause corn prices here to spike even higher. Never mind.

CornCoLeo on July 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    @CornCoLeo on July 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    Let them eat corn syrup. I’ll take the cane sugar.
    Corn syrup is the work of the devil anyway. Just look at all the lardassians out there. Just makes folks fat and lazy, which might not be such a bad thing for all the muslims out there.

    theShadow on July 21, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Dear CornCoLeo: Why not maple sugar or beet sugar? Honey?

    Miranda Rose Smith on July 22, 2012 at 4:15 am

It really does remind one of the old joke about how idfferent newspapers handled the news that the world was coming to an end: The Wall Street Journal-STOCK MARKET CLOSES EARLY; The Los Anglese Times-NO TRAFFIC ON FREEWAY TONIGHT; The Racing Form-ALL BETS OFF; The Amsterdam News-REAL ESTATE VALUES IN HARLEM PLUMMET.

Let the Moslems break their fast with WATERMELON. Nothing goes down pleasanter or more easily after a fast.

Miranda Rose Smith on July 22, 2012 at 3:22 am

    CORRECTION: different newspapers

    Miranda Rose Smith on July 22, 2012 at 4:22 am

Not, apparently, according to the Wall Street Journal and reporter Leslie Josephs. It’s like saying, “Toilet Paper Prices Up. Muslims Victimized! Everyone Else Can Use Scratchy Leaves & Poison Ivy.”

Well, that would be a surprise, since Muslims don’t use toilet paper. They are expected to use their left hand in combination w/ an odd #stones.

Maybe they got a heads up on the 3 seashells long before ‘Demolition Man’ did.

Infidel on July 22, 2012 at 6:59 am

Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down
the medicine go doowwnn
medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down
in the most shariah way

CornCoLeo on July 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm


sugar must be a major ingredient in TATP

artie on July 23, 2012 at 12:52 am

Oh my. I am so deeply saddened by this catastrophy. Next we’ll hear that the muslim use of sugar is a Zionist plot to spread diabetes….or, maybe it’s all George Bush’s fault. The leftist state run media now has a wonderful excuse for the next terrorist bombing, honor killing, beheading, etc………SUGAR! Lawyers will flock to this as a defense – better than the Twinkie defense of year’s past. Obama will make a speech apologizing to the muslim world for sugar, stating that it’s all the Domino Company’s fault – greedy capitalists. Bloomberg will want to ban sugar from New York City in respect to muslim sensibilities. A new artificial sweetener will be manufactured called “Shariasugar.” The possibilities are endless!

herbster on July 23, 2012 at 10:33 am

Let’um eat corn syrup.

myother on July 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

FUCK U !!!!!!!!!!!
You know even the difference between Arab and terrorists?!!!!!!!!


The Muslims are Arabic and the Islamists are terrorists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thus stop speaking if you do not know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I saw somewhere that you would Be Jewish, HAVE I TO JUDGE YOUR RELIGION?!!!!!!!!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


MAROKiNA on July 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

FROM…. in this point of time in saudi arabia …TO…. way into the future this judo blue-belted masculine looking slightly mongloid woman who took part in the 2012 Olympics will be hailed as the first saudi freedom-from-islam fighter pin-up girl….at this rate of progress one can easily surmise that the saudis will actually be the first muslims to hang their own evil mullahs in about seven years time. There is no good mullah on the planet.
Actually the revolution against islam has started in saudi-arabia….just watch….. we live in interesting times…that is if some devout muslim doesn’t get us first !! Deadly…..we live in Deadly times.
islam is on the way out…..there is no other way ….it is resisting death…..while multiplying like mad ….and mullahs are not scientists and mohammad was an illiterate swine of a man who thought the sun sets in a puddle everyday…what would mohammad have known ? ….nothing !! ….so they are actually exploding into each other’s faces…. muslims are showing us humans how dangerous and illiterate over population actually is. All we have to do is watch this violent cult make space for each other over each other’s dead bodies. islam….the cult of the semi-retarded and illiterates. But the point is the idiotic crossfire that surrounds islam. Not-healthy to be in or around islam .
If you look at a muslim’s forehead you’ll see dark scar tissue from constant literal head banging on the floor. 5 times a day they bang their heads many times repeatedly on the floor. Can you imagine the self-inflicted brain trauma. Medically and literally muslims are retarding themselves. It is dangerous to be around such brain damaged people.
MoBoy was an absolute idiot so we can surmise that the first muslims must have been absolute cowards. Muslims act proud and they kill others because of shame.
Shame is a muslim’s drawback because he knows islam is twisted and warped but he can’t do anything about it or change it because cult-leader Mo said questioning anything is BLASPHEMY. Muslims are finished.
And in this fight to the finish within islam will take away so much of our planet’s varied culture and science. Every dead non-muslim person is a lost resource and every dead muslim is good-riddance for our planet. It’s not politically correct to say it but It’s a fact.
Islam cannot be modern or elevate women ….just these 2 two simple observations and those scar-tissues on muslim heads can tell us where islam is going to take us as a modern species. In the dust-bin.
All your space rockets will not work under islam. If it’s not in the koran it’s useless knowledge. A mad-rassa is not a university…..a mad-rassa is a toilet for knowledge. Read the koran…it’s pure trash. Pure. An Islamic scholar is not a man of knowledge…he’s man of No-ledge. An Islamic scholar only knows the Koran by heart. Nothing else. An Islamic scholar does not know any history except idiotic Saudi history…an Islamic scholar does not know any geography or science or mathamatics or ethics or anything …he only knows the stupid Koran by heart. WOW…illiteracy at it’s best ….. An Islamic scholar is actually an oxymoron. Muslims are finished…and so are we.

If a book is not Arabic..burn it….is the muslim motto.
I’M not a Christian but what the world needs today is a tough pope to smash islam.
What will happen to us as a species? How far will we progress before islam bombs our science? How long will islam last ? How many muslims will there be on the planet in the next 10 ten years ? Deadly…. what will happen when islam is everything. Only arab history will be taught and then what ? End of our lovely civilisation. Will islam ever be defeated? Will islam ever be cleansed from our planet ? What will happen to us ? Why can’t we bomb mecca to smithereens and say it was allah’s will.
In and on the Georgia Guidestones…why is arabic included ? If any culling has to be done ..islam and the arabs and muslims will be the first to be culled. There is no better option. Gas will be cheaper and science will flourish and there will be no strife with the islam monster smashed and canned. Culling is a good tool…..do the arabs and muslims even know what a great planet EARTH will be if they and islam were not in or on it ? EARTH WITHOUT ISLAM AND MUSLIMS. …sounds so cool.

dr.music on August 16, 2012 at 7:54 am

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