Bakery made ‘shocking’ Hamas terrorist cake for four-year-old

Four-year-old Omar posing with the offending cake while dressed in similar clothing
Four-year-old Omar posing with the offending cake while dressed in similar clothing

Australian police are investigating a bakery in Sydney which made a cake featuring a Hamas terrorist and Palestinian flags for a four-year-old boy.

The cake, which featured an image of Abu Ubaida, a propagandist for the armed wing of Hamas, was made by a company called Oven Bakery by Fufu.

The bakery uploaded photos of its creation to social media but then removed them in the face of a furious backlash, shutting down its Facebook and Instagram pages.

Chris Minns, the premier of New South Wales state, called the images that adorned the cake “horrifying”.

The politician described Hamas as “an evil terrorist organisation” and said that “kids’ parties should be innocent and fun, not hateful”.

Mark Speakman, the leader of the opposition in New South Wales, described the cake as “truly shocking”.

“Instead of baked goods celebrating terrorists, we should be celebrating people in our community who are promoting a more cohesive society,” he said.

cakes adorned with the face of Abu Ubaida
The premier of New South Wales, Chris Minns, said it was 'horrifying' that there were cakes with the face of Abu Ubaida on them

Abu Ubaida is a nom de guerre for the longtime propagandist and spokesman of Hamas’ military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

After Hamas’s terror attack on October 7, when the group massacred around 1,200 people and took another 240 hostage, he appeared in propaganda videos, his face concealed by a red keffiyeh scarf. Little is known about him but his real name is thought to be Hudhayfah Kahlot.

When the Israelis launched their attacks in Gaza, he threatened the execution of a captive each time a home in Gaza was bombed without warning.

Photos showed the little boy, named Omar, standing beside the cake with his finger raised.

He was dressed in a red and white headscarf and a camouflaged jacket, just like the image of Abu Ubaida on the cake. The Hamas spokesman also appeared on a tray of cupcakes made for the birthday party.

“Dressing up a child as a terrorist, including with what appears to be a Hamas headband, is reprehensible and a form of child abuse,” said Robert Gregory, the chief executive of the Australian Jewish Association.

“Islamic extremism and radicalisation of youth is not just a problem for the Jewish community. It’s a threat to all Australians.

“Australia has seen several recent incidents of Muslim youth allegedly stabbing or plotting to attack other Australians. Indoctrination starts at a young age and is similar to what is seen across the Middle East.”

The Hamas birthday cake
The main birthday cake had two images of the Hamas spokesman on it, something that was described as 'truly shocking'

Alex Ryvchin, the co-chief executive of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, also condemned the images on the cake.

“It takes a rare kind of psychosis to want to teach infant children that Hamas terrorists are to be admired and emulated,” he said.

“Boys with normal parents will be celebrating with Batman or Real Madrid themes, which nurture an understanding of good versus evil, healthy role models and striving for excellence.

“If this is what is happening in some Sydney homes, we should prepare for a generation of violent extremists. The parents and the baker who thought it was acceptable to glorify proscribed terrorists should be ashamed. The authorities should be aware of this incident.”

The Australian Federal Police are investigating the bakery, located in western Sydney, a multicultural, sprawling part of the city.

The Telegraph has contacted the bakery for comment.