Tuesday, September 26, 2006

 

‘Jihad’ car commercial upsets US Muslims

`A car commercial proclaiming a jihad on the US auto market and offering “Fatwa Fridays” with free swords for the kids is offensive and should not be aired, Muslim leaders say.

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.”‘




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