Since Laya is Talking About Jesus Camp, Muffti will happily post this so-sad-it’s-funny story. Dennis Mitsubishi, a dealer in Columbus Ohio, produced a radio ad in which they proclaimed a ‘jihad’ on the American auto market, offering toy swords to kids who come with their parents to look at cars on ‘Fatwa’ fridays. Prior to airing, the Ohio branch of CAIR contacted them. The dealership relented claiming:
A large number of people have contacted us. Lots of them have seen the humor we were trying to convey, but far too many were clearly bothered by it. This was simply an attempt at humor that fell short.”
CAIR, for their part, handled things (apparently) fairly graciously. Spokesperson for the Ohio chapter, Andnan Mirza, said:
We appreciate the dealership’s constructive reaction to feedback about the proposed advertisements…We accept the apology… and hope that it and the decision not to air the spots will bring this incident to a close.
Muffti hopes so too. Of course, no doubt, the new ad reads:
‘Come to Jewy January and buy a Mitsubishi! We’re circumsizing the price on all our 2006s and including a gentile baby with each purchase for you to slaughter and make Matzah!’