Monday, September 25, 2006


So, just in case Muslims worldwide don't have something to feel offended about, we have this little nugget of news out of the U.S.:

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.

Offensive? - you think?

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.

I hope they have a segment on burkas ... oh wait! They will!

"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."

This is all so tiresome. Why must we resort to name-calling and mudslinging? Can't we just play nicely? - maybe start small and try not to do something nasty for 2 days in a row. Then graduate to performing non-negative acts for a whole week. And if all goes well, try to do something nice for a day or two. Take it slowly, see how it goes. Honestly, I mourn for a species that is so goddamn stupid. Why we're not still dragging our knuckles on the ground and picking nits out of our fur is beyond me.

*thank God it's Fatwa Friday

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