Sunday, September 24, 2006

Adding Fat to the Fire

I do point out a lot in this blog what is really being talked about in circles of those who do not wish the West well, and point out how those with the Salafi Jihadiya viewpoint manipulate their own fellow believers, and that there are serious problems between the two cultures that have to be bridged, otherwise we are fooling ourselves. I do not stand with those who want to condemn either Israel for existing or Islam for existing. Peace comes from not deluding oneself to what is actually happening, finding commonality to truly resolve problems, and creating win-win situations for all parties involved - anything else is just a temporary pause in an ongoing struggle that creates more real problems.

This story I found below, I believe, is NOT a way to respond:

...Keith Dennis of Dennis Mitsubishi talks about "launching a jihad on the automotive market."

Sales representatives "will be wearing burqas all weekend long," the ad says. One of the vehicles on sale "can comfortably seat up to 12 jihadists in the back."

"Our prices are lower than the evildoers’ every day. Just ask the pope! " the ad says. "Friday is fatwa Friday, with free rubber swords for the kiddies." (source)

The spokesperson from CAIR notes:

"Using that as a promotional pitch when so many are dying from the criminal activity of suicide bombers, that’s not funny," Mobin-Uddin said. "I don’t think it’s appropriate when it causes real pain. It exploits or promotes misunderstanding in terms already misunderstood or misused. That type of ad does nothing but promote discord in a very difficult time.

This is one time I do agree.


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