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Monday, September 25, 2006

"Jihad" car commercial upsets U.S. Muslims | Oddly Enough | Reuters.com

I also hear that the same car lot is planning on 'Pro-Choice Wednesdays' with ads targeted to "abort high finance charges".

"CINCINNATI (Reuters) - A car commercial proclaiming a jihad on the U.S. auto market and offering 'Fatwa Fridays' with free swords for the kids is offensive and should not be aired, Muslim leaders said on Sunday.

The radio advertisement for the Dennis Mitsubishi car dealership in Columbus, Ohio, has 'a whole jihad theme,' said Adnan Mirza, director of the Columbus office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

'They are planning on launching a jihad on the automotive market and their representatives would be wearing burqas ... ,' Mirza said. 'They mentioned the pope in there and also about giving rubber swords out to the kiddies -- really just reprehensible-type comments.'

Details of the radio ad, which has not yet been broadcast, have been reported in the local media, but officials at the dealership declined to comment about the content of the radio spot." (more dirka dirka at link) "Jihad" car commercial upsets U.S. Muslims | Oddly Enough | Reuters.com:

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