CINCINNATI – A car commercial proclaiming a jihad on the U.S. auto market and offering Ã¢??Fatwa FridaysÃ¢?Â 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 Ã¢??a whole jihad theme,Ã¢?Â said Adnan Mirza, director of the Columbus office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Ã¢??They are planning on launching a jihad on the automotive market and their representatives would be wearing burqas … ,Ã¢?Â Mirza said. Ã¢??They mentioned the pope in there and also about giving rubber swords out to the kiddies — really just reprehensible-type comments.Ã¢?Â [source]
Great, just throw in the Prophet in to the mix and we’ll start boycotting Mitsubishi. I really don’t understand this obsessive need to antagonize Muslims. Is there an objective of some sort or is this just a passing fad? I understand (to an extent) the need to ridicule Islamic extremists but there’s a consistent failure to distinguish between ridiculing the group of people who represent extremism and ridiculing the Islamic tenants of faith or institutions that end up insulting all Muslims.