Sunday, September 24, 2006

Jihad on Wheels

Pimp my jihad!We’ve often said in this space that in ridicule is the most powerful weapon in the arsenal of the Counter-Jihad; it’s one that our enemies have no defense against.

Now there’s a car dealership in Ohio that gets it, according to yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch:

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Some Columbus radio stations have rejected as insensitive an advertisement for a car dealership that invokes Islamic references.

The general manager of the dealership, though, says the promotions — which he called “tongue-in-cheek” — will air on some stations beginning next week.

In the spot, Keith Dennis of Dennis Mitsubishi talks about “launching a jihad on the automotive market.”

Sales representatives “will be wearing burqas all weekend long,” the ad says. One of the vehicles on sale “can comfortably seat up to 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.”

Don’t you love it?

Readers who are in or near Columbus: if you’re in need of a car, please go down to Dennis Mitsubishi and look at what they’ve got. Those guys deserve as much business as they can get — the bodyguards and bullet-proof vests are cutting into their profits.

Not everyone in the radio business is free of the PC mindset, however:

Jeff Wilson, general manager of Radio One stations WCKX (107.5 FM), WJYD (106.3 FM) and WXMG (98.9 FM), doesn’t intend to air the spot.

“We won’t play that,” Wilson said. “With no disrespect to their creativity or their desire to build business, everything we’re about is promoting the values of diversity. To air things of that sort would go against our mission statement.”

Yup. Got it. Mission Statement. Diversity. All the key words are in place.

But the general manager of Dennis Auto Point, Aaron Masterson, doesn’t see the problem:

Calling the commercial aggressive, Masterson said, “This is one where we feel we’re taking a bull’s-eye on terrorists. After all the nonsense that the terrorists put the public through, they’re fair game.”

He must be doing something right, because the usual suspects are offended:

The president of the Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, doesn’t think terrorism is to be taken lightly.

Asma Mobin-Uddin said she is concerned the ad’s tone and imagery are “mocking and disrespectful to many different areas. One is Islamic faith and Islamic culture.”

This commercial spot was written in-house by the dealership. You know as well as I do that no advertising agency or marketing firm would ever put such an ad together. Change comes from the bottom up.

If the manager of a car dealership in Columbus gets it, then anyone can get it.

After all these years of being mau-maued by CAIR, after all the treacly propaganda ladled onto their viewers and readers by the MSM, after all the diversity training and multicultural outreach forced onto the public by the politically correct power structure — despite all this, ordinary people are getting the message.

Despite the efforts of their betters, they understand the Islamic world all too well.

Hat tip: Alexis.


In Russet Shadows said...

This period of elitist dominance of the media is the aberration in American politics, not the rule. I doubt that the PC police would have approved the trenchant political cartoons that were the norm in the Revolutionary period. I'm sure that the Tories didn't.

Fellow Peacekeeper said...

That dealership may well be in for trouble, brave lads, they deserve business. And plenty of vocal grass roots advocacy if government dhimmis try anything legal against them.

Thrasymachus, that is a capital idea.

"Inshallah" (God willing) can also be abused as irony for any low probabilty of success enterprise, as in : "The brakes are gone, but we may just be able to drive a couple of miles to the service station, inshallah."

Also "Allah akbar", as in a bar: "Allah akbar, its happy hour, a double Bacardi and coke please".

We could no longer diet, but observe ramadan out of season. As in "By the beard of the prophet, I am sick of being a overweight pig! Its ramadam for me, cut down on the pork rinds and I should lose 20 pounds by Christmas, inshallah."

Though it shouldn't be discounts for dhimmis. They should pay a surcharge. Discounts should be made for infidels, and even more for apostates.

Though speaking of "dhimmi", one could use that in conversation the same way black folks call each other "nigger". As in "Hey Dave! My Dhimmi! So hows it hanging dhimmi?" Or maybe in place of "hippy". As in southpark : "Screw you, dhimmi!"

Kiddo said...

I think that this just smacks of the sort of humor that people in the US used against Hitler during WWII (and even before entering the war, in fact). Remember Bill Maher's book of WWII inspired ads that were anti-jihadi? He had a good point with that. We need to be able to ridicule, and especially when our enemy goes so incredibly crazy at being ridiculed.

Ali Sina expressed this same idea in an interview earlier this year after the cartoonifada. The idea that ridicule is Islam's "Achilles' Heel" is quite appealing, and if everyone starts joining in, then even the threats will no longer work.

Anonymous said...

While this may currently be amusing, I fear that it is only a matter of time before this car dealership will have to deliver some sort of dhimmi-like apology for hurting Muslim's feelings. That is typically what happens every time, it seems.

Let's hope I'm wrong...

Thanos said...

unrelated, but you will probably be interested in this ABC story Baron:

Baron Bodissey said...

Thanos --

Yes, the ever-alert LN has already emailed me about that one. It's significant, and we may be posting on it later.

Epaminondas said...

Hey, if they can't take a joke.... well you know

Profitsbeard said...

And a complimentary vintage Pinto for every card-carrying member of al-Qaeda during Ramadan!

With free snacks (-daylight hours ONLY-) that whole month!

And be sure to sign up for the raffle to win the new Kosovo-built Yugo "Inshallah" model (that's what you have to say every time you turn its crescent-shaped key)!

Good work Dennis Auto!


Jeremayakovka said...

Reminds me of the ad a couple of years ago where the guy in a Pali keffiyeh blew himself up inside a compact VW.

Dan said...

Methinks the followers of Mohammed, piss be upon him, will go off the deep end worshiping the unholy grenade god as they are wont to do.