Muslim protest echoes the 1960s boycott of Coca-Cola and Israel
As Pamela Geller reported yesterday:
How do we know the man is an Arab or a Muslim? Maybe the fella in the desert is Druze or Zoroastrian...
Muslim Groups Call Coke Super Bowl Ad "Racist" Answering Muslims (thanks to David Wood)
Ever get the feeling that some people are so desperate to claim victim status, they'll complain about absolutely anything? Watch the following Coca Cola SuperBowl ad and see if you can spot the blatant racism against Arabs.
Did you miss the racism? So did every non-Muslim on the planet who watched the video. Does the ad discriminate against women by portraying them as dancers? Does it discriminate against me because a white biker gets hit by a bus? Why is it that one group is so much more sensitive than all other groups combined?
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:
From 1966 Coca-Cola has been a staunch supporter of Israel. In 1997 the Government of Israel Economic Mission honored Coca-Cola at the Israel Trade Award Dinner for its continued support of Israel for the last 30 years and for refusing to abide by the Arab League boycott of Israel.
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:
All my Muslim Brothers and sisters, today i discovered with my own eyes and verified it myself and finally come to the result that Coca Cola logo states in Arabic "No Muhammad, No Mecca". (NauzBillah) (GOD Forbid)
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.