Tuesday, September 26, 2006

"Fatwa Fridays" At The Car Lot

I don't know about you, but I cracked up when I heard a car dealership in Columbus, Ohio was declaring a "Jihad on the automotive market" and would be offering "Fatwa Fridays", where one could get great deals on new and used vehicles, and a free rubber sword for the kids!

Dennis Mitsubishi was all set to have "burqa-wearing representatives" selling vehicles that can "comfortably seat 12 jihadists in the back."

They also said that "Our prices are lower than the evildoers' every day... Just ask the Pope!"

OK, hilarious, but probably not such a great idea, huh?

Rather than let this promo succeed or fail on its own (and my kids would LOOOOVE a rubber sword), CAIR of Ohio had to get in on the action, naturally.

Despite the ad never being aired, CAIR leapt in to suppress and intimidate the dealership.

From CNN.com:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations Sunday had complained publicly about plans for a commercial it said would have proclaimed a "jihad" on the U.S. auto market, offering "Fatwa Fridays" with sales representatives giving play swords to children. Mirza said the Council would likely contact the dealer to "offer some kind of cultural or sensitivity awareness training."

Sensitivity training from CAIR? I wonder how to say "GO TO HELL" in Arabic?

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