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Coca-Cola celebrates Ramadan
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 19, 2008

Posted on 08/20/2008 3:26:39 AM PDT by Man50D

Coca-Cola plans to celebrate Ramadan this year by decorating cans with a crescent moon and star – a widely recognized Islamic symbol.

Coca-Cola has hired a company named ATTIK to handle packaging, Brand Republic reports. Its Christmas cans are usually decorated with secular-themed images of Santa Claus, but McCartney asked the company whether it planned to introduce Christian symbols as well.

"When I learned the symbol of the Islamic faith will appear on Coca-Cola packaging during Ramadan 2008, I found myself wondering whether or not the Atlanta-based soft drink maker will soon include the Christian cross and Jewish star of David in future holiday packaging designs targeting people of those faiths," he wrote.

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"In a globalizing world, Ramadan presents an opportunity to showcase the true values of Islam and what it stands for," it said.

The following articel reveals what Islam represents.

Islamic Scholar Warns U.S. of 'Two-Faced' Muslims

You can contact Coca Cola at the following link.

www.CokeFeedback.com
1 posted on 08/20/2008 3:26:39 AM PDT by Man50D
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To: Man50D

I’m addicted to Coke. Damn them!


2 posted on 08/20/2008 3:30:17 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: Man50D

Will they also have a can where the 51-year-old mad mo marries the 6-year-old girl?


3 posted on 08/20/2008 3:30:24 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle

How about Turban Bomb Mohammed? Sort of the Santa Claus of our time.


4 posted on 08/20/2008 3:33:26 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: Man50D

I feel the need for some Pepsi.


5 posted on 08/20/2008 3:35:32 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: F15Eagle
Will they also have a can where the 51-year-old mad mo marries the 6-year-old girl?

... or where the mad muzzie commits an "honor" killing because his daughter got a job outside the home at Dunkin' Donuts?

or where the savages are holding up the dismembered head of some innocent "infidel"?

or maybe they could have a can decorated with the images of commercial aircraft plowing into building full of innocent, unsuspecting people. That might be a good one.

coca-cola must be infiltrated with the bastards, or...

hand-wringing, bed-wetting muzzie-loving/fearing liberals.

6 posted on 08/20/2008 3:37:31 AM PDT by DocH (hussein and juan - what kind of choice is THAT? God help us.)
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To: Roy Tucker

Maybe they’ll do one where the 54-year-old mad mo has sex with the 9-year-old Aisha. Of course, they’d been married 3 years at that time (seriously).


Mohammed was about 51 years old when he married a 6-year-old girl. 3 years later when
Mohammed was about 54 years old, he consummated his marriage to the 9-year-old girl

HADITH Sahih Bukhari [5:58:234] Narrated Aisha:
The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became Allright, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, “Best wishes and Allah’s Blessing and a good luck.” Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah’s Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age.

HADITH Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 58, Number 235: Narrated ‘Aisha:
That the Prophet said to her, “You have been shown to me twice in my dream. I saw you pictured on a piece of silk and some-one said (to me). ‘This is your wife.’ When I uncovered the picture, I saw that it was yours. I said, ‘If this is from Allah, it will be done.”

HADITH Sahih Bukhari [7:62:64] Narrated ‘Aisha:
that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).


7 posted on 08/20/2008 3:38:52 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Roy Tucker
How about Turban Bomb Mohammed? Sort of the Santa Claus of our time..

I like it! Conserva-Cola, Freeper-Up?

8 posted on 08/20/2008 3:41:04 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Obama the Messiai----uh, er, um, uh, uh.)
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To: Man50D

Where is the graphic artist when you need one...

Change ‘Coca-Cola’ on the can to ‘Camel Pee’


9 posted on 08/20/2008 3:41:49 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Man50D
The following is adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat:

Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components. Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights'.

When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to ‘the reasonable’ Muslim demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table. Here’s how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).

As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

Nation % Muslim
United States 1.0%
Australia 1.5%
Italy 1.5%
Norway 1.8%
Canada 1.9%
China 2.0%



At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

Nation % Muslim
Denmark 2.0%
United Kingdom 2.7%
Germany 3.7%
Spain 4.0%
Thailand 4.6%



From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States).

Nation % Muslim
Switzerland 4.3%
Philippines 5.0%
Sweden 5.0%
The Netherlands 5.5%
Trinida and Tabago 5.8%
France 8.0%



At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world. When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris –car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam - Mohammed cartoons).

Nation % Muslim
Guyana 10.0%
India 13.4%
Israel 16.0%
Kenya 10.0%
Russia 15.0%



After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

Nation % Muslim
Ethiopia 32.8%



At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

Nation % Muslim
Bosnia 40.0%
Chad 50.1%
Lebanon 59.7%



From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

Nation % Muslim
Albania 70.0%
Malaysia 60.4%
Qatar 77.5%
Sudan 70.0%



After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

Nation % Muslim
Bangladesh 83.0%
Egypt 90.0%
Gaza 98.7%
Indonesia 86.1%
Iran 98.0%
Iraq 97.0%
Jordan 92.0%
Morocco 98.7%
Pakistan 97.0%
Syria 90.0%
Tajikistan 90.0%
Turkey 99.8%
United Arab Emirates 96.0%



100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

Nation % Muslim
Yemen 99.9%
Afghanistan 100.0%
Saudi Arabia 100.0%
Somalia 100.0%




Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

"Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel."

– Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’.


It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.


10 posted on 08/20/2008 3:42:39 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Man50D

All we get is Santa taking it to his transportation on a Pepsi can.

11 posted on 08/20/2008 3:42:53 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: Man50D

I contacted them and told them I will no longer be purchasing their product.


12 posted on 08/20/2008 3:43:16 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Man50D

"Have a Coke and a Smile"


13 posted on 08/20/2008 3:43:23 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Man50D

Thanks for the link. I informed them that they will lose a lifelong customer the day they go ahead with this idea.


14 posted on 08/20/2008 3:45:30 AM PDT by Into the Vortex
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To: bonfire

Go Pepsi!


15 posted on 08/20/2008 3:45:38 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: bonfire

Drink Pepsi - Pride of the Carolinas


16 posted on 08/20/2008 3:47:26 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Keeping an eye on the Frying Pan Shoals Buoy)
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To: Vanders9

Pepsi just doesn’t cut it. Guess I’ll have to adjust my taste buds and suck it up. :(


17 posted on 08/20/2008 3:47:42 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: Man50D

Not that I drink soda but a boycott is in order...especially if I see any of these in vending machines here at work. Diversity my a$$


18 posted on 08/20/2008 3:48:40 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Man50D

You can contact Coca Cola at the following link.

www.CokeFeedback.com

Thanks. I left them an earful. Such a shame; I do prefer Coke.


19 posted on 08/20/2008 3:48:45 AM PDT by toddlintown (Morons; all of 'em.)
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To: billorites

As a Christian I will no longer be buying their products if I see this logo of evil on their cans. As my dad always said, you can always vote with your wallet.


20 posted on 08/20/2008 3:49:23 AM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: Man50D

Hold on, hold on...how stupid is it of Coca-cola (and how insulting) to be introducing artwork on their product that commemorates a religous festival that is basically a fast period, when devout Muslims are not supposed to be drinking or eating anything anyway?

Wheres the logic in that?


21 posted on 08/20/2008 3:49:51 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: bonfire

Pepsi rules over cola :)


22 posted on 08/20/2008 3:50:41 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: bonfire

You can always try RC Cola.

Personally, I prefer Pepsi. Must be because I’m originally from eastern NC.


23 posted on 08/20/2008 3:51:44 AM PDT by fredhead (4-cylinder, air cooled, horizontally opposed......THE REAL VW!!!)
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To: DemonDeac

I switched from pepsi to coke after they started pumping money into gun control groups. argh i may have to quit drinking it all together.


24 posted on 08/20/2008 3:55:29 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: F15Eagle
she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).

I was told that young stuff could be deadly.

25 posted on 08/20/2008 3:55:56 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: Man50D

I prefer Red, White ‘n’ Blue Pepsi!


26 posted on 08/20/2008 3:56:12 AM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: Man50D

thanks for the link, message sent.


27 posted on 08/20/2008 3:59:14 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: Man50D

28 posted on 08/20/2008 4:02:37 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: verga
yep, unless they unveil the Cross and Star can I will be drinking....crap I boycotted Pepsi a few years back after their CEO was overseas bad mouthing the USA. So I guess Ill find some other cola to satisfy my 4-6 20oz/ day habit. And if I cant ill find something else.
29 posted on 08/20/2008 4:02:45 AM PDT by Archon of the East (Universal Executive Power of the Law of Nature)
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To: billorites; dennisw; Alouette; Lijahsbubbe; sheik yerbouty
"Have a Coke and a Smile"

Perhaps, after being burnt to a crisp.

"Sabira Sultana, 30, is seen reflected in a mirror as she makes up at her home in Jhelum, Pakistan Wednesday, July 24, 2008. While being pregnant Sabira was burnt with gasoline by her husband for not giving enough dowry upon their marriage. ..."

"Saira Liaqat, 26, poses for the camera as she holds a portrait of herself before being burnt, at her home in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 9, 2008. When she was 15, Saira was married to her relative who would later attack her after insistently demanding her to live with him, although the families had agreed she wouldn't join him until she finished school..."

"Shameem Akhter, 18, poses for a photograph at her home in Jhang, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 10, 2008. Three years ago three boys threw acid on her...."

"Attiya Khalil, 16, poses for a photograph at her home in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Attiya's face was burnt with acid thrown by relatives of a neighbor boy whom she rejected for marriage around 3 years ago...."

Are those Slavic names? Swedish? Plenty more at...

http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/search?p=Smileagain+&c=news_photos

30 posted on 08/20/2008 4:03:25 AM PDT by Ezekiel (Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.)
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To: Man50D

It’s a huge market. Maybe it will work out for the stockholders.


31 posted on 08/20/2008 4:05:20 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Man50D
Quite frankly, I don't care............they are doing this in select middle eastern countries to sell more of their product.

It's just a marketing strategy.

The stuff isn't healthy anyway.

32 posted on 08/20/2008 4:05:31 AM PDT by cerberus
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To: Man50D

Coke has had Ramadan cans for years. Why is this suddenly news?


33 posted on 08/20/2008 4:08:38 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Man50D

Just another reason I drink Pepsi.


34 posted on 08/20/2008 4:15:04 AM PDT by DownInFlames (C)
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To: cerberus
It's just a marketing strategy.

If that's true then Coca Cola may have just created a big muzzie no no. The symbol is not to be used for profit. If Islam doesn't react then it could very well be they are using as the first step to promote Islam worldwide.
35 posted on 08/20/2008 4:15:50 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D

LOL, its all about $$$$$$$$$, not religion.


36 posted on 08/20/2008 4:18:07 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (If everyone stays home and no one votes will Congress disappear?)
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To: DemonDeac
Coke is dead to me... Screw the anti-American company. Either they put the Star of David and the Cross on their cans or I will never buy another Coke as long as I live.

LLS

37 posted on 08/20/2008 4:18:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( REAGANISM not communism)
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To: Man50D
In a globalizing world, Ramadan presents an opportunity to showcase the true values of Islam and what it stands for," it said.

There's an idea. Probably won't sell a lot of soda, however.


38 posted on 08/20/2008 4:19:13 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: bonfire
I’m addicted to Coke. Damn them!

I'm addicted to diet coke and still will drink it. I actually am hoping that this will allow them to use Christian type cans along with Ramadan. I have no issue with them using it as long as it is fair across the board. A nice menorah might be pretty nice.

39 posted on 08/20/2008 4:19:45 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: cerberus

“Quite frankly, I don’t care............they are doing this in select middle eastern countries to sell more of their product.”

So why don’t they do it here? Are we to support companies that appease Muslims. Muslims who will kill us just for not being muslim?

“The stuff isn’t healthy anyway.”

That is true.


40 posted on 08/20/2008 4:21:08 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: bonfire
I’m addicted to Coke. Damn them!

Oh another thing, my Grandfather worked for Coca-cola for gosh knows how many years. I bet he would be upset with this but I can't be sure because he died in 1998 way before Muslims came to our country.

41 posted on 08/20/2008 4:21:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Vanders9
” ...Hold on, hold on...how stupid is it of Coca-cola (and how insulting) to be introducing artwork on their product that commemorates a religious festival that is basically a fast period, when devout Muslims are not supposed to be drinking or eating anything anyway?

Wheres the logic in that? ...”

After sundown, they break the fast and party all night. That's probably what appealed to Coke.

Friends of mine who worked in the middle east said because of the fasting and partying, everyone is massively foul-tempered and there's a lot more family violence. They were always glad when it was over.

Something to commemorate, right? /sarc

42 posted on 08/20/2008 4:22:02 AM PDT by Cloverfarm (Children are a blessing ...)
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To: Man50D

Time to start drinking non-coke drinks.
Hey Mooselimbs, screw you and your religion of “peace”.
Can you say Royal Crown Cola?


43 posted on 08/20/2008 4:23:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: napscoordinator

‘I have no issue with them using it as long as it is fair across the board”

yeah muslims are known for being fair.

keep in mind the people making these “marketing” decisions may very well be muslim. spreading the word about this “peaceful” religion is not Coke’s mission. It is the mission of a muslim though.


44 posted on 08/20/2008 4:23:50 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: Man50D
If Islam doesn't react then it could very well be they are using as the first step to promote Islam worldwide.

Islam is promoted worldwide anyway......so is Christianity. If someone is going follow a religion because of something they saw on a soft drink can, well that's just pretty laughable IMO.

45 posted on 08/20/2008 4:24:45 AM PDT by cerberus
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To: driftdiver

I emailed them that I won’t be buying their products any longer.


46 posted on 08/20/2008 4:25:44 AM PDT by nobama08
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To: Roy Tucker

47 posted on 08/20/2008 4:26:25 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
LOL, its all about $$$$$$$$$, not religion.

To the muslims it's all about religion. The laughs on you.
48 posted on 08/20/2008 4:26:46 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D
I stopped drinking Cokes back when the price was still a nickel. Switched to RC in the bigger bottle.

It just don't quit at Coke.

How about doing the Pledge of Allegiance at your stockholders meetings, Coke?

"[We're ] an 'international company,' Coca-Cola said, 'If a share owner were to propose that we pledge allegiance, we would certainly consider it in the context of our global business.'

Screw you too.

49 posted on 08/20/2008 4:33:30 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: cerberus
Islam is promoted worldwide anyway......so is Christianity. If someone is going follow a religion because of something they saw on a soft drink can, well that's just pretty laughable IMO.

Did you read the article? To quote the article: ""In a globalizing world, Ramadan presents an opportunity to showcase the true values of Islam and what it stands for," it said."

The operative word is globalizing.
50 posted on 08/20/2008 4:34:31 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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