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Muslim protest echoes the 1960s boycott of Coca-Cola and Israel
As Pamela Geller reported yesterday:
The ad can be seen on Atlas Shrugs and at YouTube here.
And as Billy Mays used to say, "But wait. There's more."
It seems the Muslim groups want to believe that everyone in the West has forgotten the 1960s, when the Middle East markets for American cola drinks were divided by the Arab boycott of Israel. In those parts, Coca-Cola was sold only in Israel. Pepsi Cola was sold only in the Middle Eastern countries that made war with Israel and the neighboring Arab countries who also participated in the boycott of any company trading with Israel. These were the real Cola Wars.
Much of this "one American cola per state religion" ended in the 1990s, but the Arabs never forgot the old days and who Coke's customers were during some Arab-Israeli wars. Now we are supposed to believe that this newfound Super Bowl "outrage" against Coca-Cola has no historical and political precedent in the Middle East. Even the Muslims themselves haven't forgotten, as this quote from a current U.K. website called "Boycott Israel" states:
If that weren't enough, one Muslim website which has comments dating from the fairly recent August of 2011 claims that the famous Coca-Cola logo reversed spells...well, let's hear it in their own words:
I contend that all this uproar and protest is not about some decent-looking Arab with a camel in a Super Bowl Coke ad; rather, it's an endless grievance against the West by Islam. Coke was the drink that Israeli soldiers drank after they took the Sinai, the Golan Heights, and the Old City of Jerusalem. Do you think that memory is lost on the Muslim Brotherhood? Lo Im Alef. That's the Hebrew equivalent of "No with a capital N."
What will it take to make the Muslim protests against Coke or other Western symbols stop? Let's put it this way: Ladbrokes is in London, and Las Vegas oddsmakers will not go broke betting against this happening anytime soon.