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April 26, 2009

Arabs to boycott Starbucks

RELIGION - Starbucks, the Seattle-based cafe, has been active in the Middle East since 1999, but thanks Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi it is now facing a boycott.

Speaking on Egypt's Al-Nas TV in January, the grey-bearded imam issued a call for Arabs to boycott Starbucks, which operates a total of 280 coffee shops in nine Arab states, including Egypt.

"We want Starbucks to be shut down throughout the Arab world," declared Higazi.

Why? Because the Starbucks logo a long-maned naked mermaid wearing a crown vaguely resembles a Jewish Queen, revered by Jews for her cunning and reviled by Arabs for her trickery.

"The girl in the Starbucks logo is Queen Esther," insists Higazi. "This queen is Queen of the Jews." and "This is the crown of the Kingdom of Persia. This girl you see is Esther, Queen of the Jews in Persia."

The cleric's four-minute explanation is available on YouTube, summarizes the Old Testament story of Esther, a beautiful virgin who is manipulated by her cousin Mordecai to win the heart and hand of the Persian king Ahasuerus (also known as Xerxes I) without revealing to him that she is a Jew.

"Can you believe that in Mecca, Medina, Cairo, Damascus, Kuwait and all over the Islamic world hangs the picture of beautiful Queen Esther with a crown on her head and we buy her products?" says Higazi. "It is inconceivable."

Higazi cautions his viewers not to ransack Starbucks coffee shops or burn them down, but he exhorted everyone to boycott the offending premises.

"This is totally inaccurate," say Starbucks management. "This myth has been brought about by the similarity in looks on the cover of a children's book about Esther to the Starbucks logo." The figure in its trademark is actually taken from a 16th century Norse woodcut.

However this isn't the only ammunition against Starbucks. CEO Howard Schultz happens to be a Jew... and a 2006 hoax letter in which Schultz supposedly admits to bankrolling the Jewish state with hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

Starbucks does not even operate in Israel. Starbucks closed its six Tel Aviv coffee shops in 2003 due to unfavourable market conditions.

In January 2009 demonstrators in London England trashed two Starbucks coffee shops due to a rumour that the company provided two weeks' worth of revenues to fund January's bloody invasion of Gaza by Israeli forces – another rumour the company denies.

Other companies face obstacles in the Middle East. More than 120 familiar corporate brands (including Sara Lee, Nestlé, Marks & Spencer, Coca-Cola and Ralph Lauren) are also listed as targets by the international Boycott Israel campaign.

All these companies are accused of supporting Israel in one way or another.

NOTE: Frankly you'd think people could come up with a better excuse for boycotting Starbucks... ie. American imperialism, paying peanuts to third world countries who produce the coffee, paying only lip service to their workers' rights and environmental issues. Basing the boycott on a lame myth and a logo? Pfff.

2 comments:

  1. جایزه 10000000 ریالی کافی شاپهای زنجیره ای صدف و یکسال استفاده رایگان از کافی شاپ

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    ReplyDelete
  2. جایزه 10000000 ریالی کافی شاپهای زنجیره ای صدف و یکسال استفاده رایگان از کافی شاپ

    کافی شاپهای زنجیره ای صدف آری کافی شاپهای زنجیره ای استارباکس نه

    یا ثبت نام در همین صفحه ویا در قسمت عضویت وبسایت می توانید با نوشتن آری یا نه No Starbucks

    yes sadaf در قرعه کشی شرکت نمایید



    هاوورد شولز رییس استارباکس شدیدا از دست کافی شاپهای زنجیره ای صدف عصبانی شده است فرهاد زعفری هشجین در صدد است تا بزودی شعبات خود را در خارج ازکشور مخصوصا کشورهای اسلامی افتتاح نماید.


    ما میتوانیم چراکه نه.

    ما میتوانیم با استارباکس رقابت کنیم هم تجربه اش را داریم وهم دانش این صنعت را ما به کافی شاپ مثل یک صنعت نگاه میکنیم.
    استارباکس آپلو هوا نمی کند فروش قهوه و یا دیگر محصولات غذایی کار دشواری نیست. ما به مدیرعامل استارباکس آقای هاوورد شولز اعلام میکنیم با پشتیبانی ایرانیان و فارسی زبانان سراسرجهان کافی شاپهای صدف را جایگزین استارباکس خواهیم کرد.(رقابت سالم) نه با لابیهای ؟ و غیره

    دانش، تجربه، هنر، جسارت، کیفیت، کمیت، بهداشت، پرسنل و پشتیبانی ملت ایران و فارسی زبانان سراسر جهان و عنایت خداوند این امکان را به ما خواهد بخشید.

    Award sadaf coffee shop iran10000000 000000

    Yes Shaphay enough chain oyster Shaphay chain Starbucks, not enough

    Or register on the same page or website Date section you can write YES or NO

    Yes sadaf coffee shop Starbucks coffee shop company can not draw



    Schulz Havvrd the president of Starbucks strongly enough Shaphay chain is angry oyster Farhad zafari Hshjyn is sought soon its branches abroad, especially Islamic countries to open.


    Because we can not.

    We can compete with Starbucks we have the specter of his experience knowledge in this industry like a coffee shop, we look at the industry.
    Starbucks does not sell air Plv coffee and other food products is difficult. We Starbucks CEO Mr. Schulz announced Havvrd we Iranians and Farsi speaking with support Srasrjhan Shaphay enough Starbucks will replace the shell. (Competition), not Labyhay? Etc.

    Knowledge, experience, art, daring, quality, quantity, health, personnel and support the Iranian people and Farsi speakers worldwide attention and the possibility of God will give to us.

    ReplyDelete

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