Sunday, December 20, 2009
Ohio Mitsubishi Car Dealership gathers fire for it's "Jihad" themed Radio Add
A Mitsubishi car dealership in Ohio aired a radio advertisement which declared "a jihad on the automotive market". Jihad -the word actually meaning "Holy-war" can be interpreted in many ways but in this case has already offended some people.
Several stations rejected the Dennis Mitsubishi spot, which says sales representatives wearing "burqas"- head-to-toe traditional dress for Islamic women- will sell vehicles that can "comfortably seat 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". A fatwa is a religious edict. The owner of the dealership claims that it's all in innocent good humor, however, I can probably say this add may piss a few people off. He claims the add may provide a sort of tension reliever for the current situation with terrorism.
Sorry but I can't find an inch of humor in people that blow themselves up. And you know what? I don't think the guys who came up with this "grotesque" commercial do either. Just think about all the publicity the dealership has got till now...