The Columbus Dispatch - Business:
"Some Columbus radio stations have rejected as insensitive an advertisement for a car dealership that invokes Islamic references.
The general manager of the dealership, though, says the promotions — which he called 'tongue-in-cheek' — will air on some stations beginning next week.
In the spot, 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.'"
The dealership was a little surprised by the hesitation to run the ad, Masterson said, although he noted, "According to the people who have heard it, it is the most controversial commercial they’ve heard in the last 15 years."
Calling the commercial aggressive, Masterson said, "This is one where we feel we’re taking a bull’s-eye on terrorists. After all the nonsense that the terrorists put the public through, they’re fair game."
The president of the Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, doesn’t think terrorism is to be taken lightly.
Asma Mobin-Uddin said she is concerned the ad’s tone and imagery are "mocking and disrespectful to many different areas. One is Islamic faith and Islamic culture."
"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. The timing is just amazing. Maybe that’s part of the shock value."
When Dennis previewed the commercial Wednesday for radio executives, Masterson said, "everybody in the room thought it was very funny, extremely aggressive."
Yet executives did have some concerns.
"We talk about the pope, fatwa, terrorists. You hear one of these words, and their minds froze on it," he said.
Can you believe there are people who actually care if muslims are offended by anything these days? Every year that goes by, the muslims keep coming up with crazier and crazier stuff. Atrocities, unimaginable brutality and cruelty. There will come a day when people just won't give a fuck anymore. Well, the media and academia will always be dhimmis, but everyone else will see the truth some day. I think we should already start creating special military units with a cell structure. Their mission? Terrorist attacks on muslim countries. Do the exact same stuff to them they do to us. Bomb blows up in Iran. Who did it? Not us, the U.S. explains. Maybe the UN should have a committee investigate? Oh, turns out it was some US soldiers? Well, they're rogues, we can't control them. What they are doing is contrary to American values. But maybe the muslims should try to understand why they're so angry. Terrorist bomb goes off in a Western nation? Next day 10 missles blow up 10 schools in muslims countries. Where did those missles come from? Who knows. Perhaps a video of masked men claiming responsiblity pops up on the internet the next day. Bush says that's terrible, he wishes it would stop, but he certainly didn't order it. See? Just play stupid, don't take responsibilty. No uniforms. No civilians. No military targets. Just blood for blood. It's terrible, but that's how our enemy fights. And they will win until we turn their own medicine on them, and fight fire with fire. I guess I should backtrack at this point and say I'm not honestly advocating attacks on civilians. I don't hate muslims, I just hate islam. But I'm so pissed off. You know, the damn Nazi's at least wore unifoms. They attacked military targets. In addition they committed unimaginable crimes. But at least they had the guts to put on a uniform and declare war and field an army, not like these sneaky jihadist pieces of garbage, who won't even admit they're fighting a war against us unless they cover their faces and release a video anonymously. The only reason the middle east isn't a sheet of glass is because we in the West have moral values. We don't always live up to that, but we have a sense of right and wrong, and there are rules of war. islam doesn't have any values other than "kill the infidels". allah the pagan desert moon god wants blood and doesn't care how he gets it. Stop jihading us!