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India's Hitler clothing shop owners to choose new name
BBC ^ | Sep 4, 2012 | News

Posted on 09/04/2012 12:32:15 PM PDT by kevcol



The owners of a new Indian clothing store called Hitler say they will rename it after receiving complaints.
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His co-owner, Manish Chandani, told AFP news agency they had never intended to glorify Hitler.

"I was not aware of Hitler being responsible for the killings of six million people before the shop's inauguration. This time I will choose a non-controversial name."

Mr Chandani says the shop's name was a tribute to his grandfather who was nicknamed Hitler because he was "very strict".

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: hitler; india
follow-up to this artice posted last week, "The outlet, which sells Western men's wear, opened 10 days ago in Ahmedabad city in the western state of Gujarat with "Hitler" written in big letters over the front and with a Nazi swastika as the dot on the "i".
1 posted on 09/04/2012 12:32:20 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Nostradamus said his name was Hister.


2 posted on 09/04/2012 12:35:52 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: kevcol

I am sure he will fire his Marketing Manager first...


3 posted on 09/04/2012 12:38:25 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: kevcol

What about “Schickelgruber”?


4 posted on 09/04/2012 12:41:46 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: kevcol; Slings and Arrows; a fool in paradise
Suggestion: one letter change, that's all!


5 posted on 09/04/2012 12:42:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: kevcol

Change it to “Obama”. Much better.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 12:45:51 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: kevcol

check out my snappy new brown shirt!


7 posted on 09/04/2012 12:45:51 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: kevcol

They chose a Nazi symbol to dot the “i” and claim they didn’t know about Hitler? Yeah, good luck selling that spin.


8 posted on 09/04/2012 12:55:37 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Revolting cat!

Laz would


9 posted on 09/04/2012 12:58:32 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: kevcol

I’m calling BS. He’s an antisemite wiseass who thinks we’re all idiots.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 1:01:16 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: windcliff

Monty Python’s “Mr Hilter” sketch, was its usual funny self.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlmGknvr_Pg


11 posted on 09/04/2012 1:03:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: ari-freedom

Unfortunate name, but the quality is amazing! Guaranteed to last a thousand years!


12 posted on 09/04/2012 1:04:55 PM PDT by thanatz
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To: thanatz
And the clothing comes with accessories


13 posted on 09/04/2012 1:06:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: kevcol

> “I was not aware of Hitler being responsible for the
> killings of six million people...”

Ignorance exists everywhere.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 1:07:15 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: kevcol
"I was not aware of Hitler being responsible for the killings of six million people before the shop's inauguration.

Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

15 posted on 09/04/2012 1:09:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: rlmorel

"Hold it a minute folks, but are you familiar with a jam called Death Camp? That’s Death Camp! Just look for the barbed wire on the label. With a name like Death Camp it must be so good it’s incredible! Just amazingly good jam!"

16 posted on 09/04/2012 1:10:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: kevcol

“I was not aware of Hitler being responsible for the killings of six million people before the shop’s inauguration”

What are you 2?

No one could be this frigging stupid or not have anyone tell him before he printed up the bags.

Indians actually fought the Nazis for crying out loud!


17 posted on 09/04/2012 1:17:55 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: kevcol

18 posted on 09/04/2012 1:24:01 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: kevcol

HT or DK ...tough call.
LR NY


19 posted on 09/04/2012 1:31:39 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: windcliff

You go down past the Charles Manson delicatessen, make a left at the Stalin menswear shop, another right at Lizzie Borden Cutlery, and it’s there on the corner next to Victoria’s Secret...


20 posted on 09/04/2012 1:34:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kevcol

It’s entirely possible the guy had no idea about the meaning of the swastika, here in the west. The swastika is an ancient, and widespread symbol. It predates the Nazis by thousands of years. Swastikas are still a common Hindu and Buddhist symbol.

Similarly, it’s possible that he wasn’t aware that Hitler was a genocidal maniac. Consider how many in the west aren’t aware that Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc. etc were genocidal maniacs.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 1:39:57 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: dfwgator

OMG that about made me spit my drink!


22 posted on 09/04/2012 1:40:53 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: kevcol; thackney

> ...with a Nazi swastika as the dot on the “i”

The swastika is a Hindu symbol and is in widespread use. Native Americans also use the swastika. Nazis hijacked the symbol.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

> Consider how many in the west aren’t aware that Mao, Stalin,
> Pol Pot, etc. etc were genocidal maniacs.

Speaking of people not being aware of history, I recently met a 17-year-old who didn’t know who JFK was. She belongs on that Tonight Show skit where people are asked simple questions.


24 posted on 09/04/2012 1:55:16 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: kevcol

"They took out the Hitler Building! ...What's next? The Mussolini Mall?"

25 posted on 09/04/2012 2:03:38 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: kevcol
"I was not aware of Hitler being responsible for the killings of six million people before the shop's inauguration."

He wasn't. He was responsible for killing 12-14 million people.

26 posted on 09/04/2012 2:07:40 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Jyotishi

Are you really trying to claim they combined it with the name Hitler but do not know the history of Nazi’s and the Holocaust? Really?


27 posted on 09/04/2012 2:24:00 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

> Are you really trying to claim they combined it with the name Hitler but do not know the history of Nazi’s and the Holocaust? Really?

Are you making a claim that I am making a claim?


28 posted on 09/04/2012 2:31:16 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: kevcol

The Eurocentrists here are having a fit, I see. The so-called “World” Wars didn’t touch most of the countries on the planet, while our beloved Holocaust is, I would bet, unknown, and rightly so, to most Cambodians, about whose genocide we couldn’t care less (or for the usual suspects: we could care less!) Things and events we treasure in the West don’t resonate the same everywhere, if they resonate at all, D’UH!


29 posted on 09/04/2012 2:33:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: fishtank

30 posted on 09/04/2012 2:34:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: fishtank

31 posted on 09/04/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: fishtank
Oh no, cattle led to slaughter in Hilter!


32 posted on 09/04/2012 2:40:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Maybe this community will be asked to change its name:

Swastika, Ontario

Swastika is a small community founded in 1908 around a mining site in Northern Ontario, Canada, and today within the municipal boundaries of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.[1]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika,_Ontario


33 posted on 09/04/2012 2:40:10 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: thackney
They chose a Nazi symbol to dot the “i” and claim they didn’t know about Hitler? Yeah, good luck selling that spin.

They only sell the finest in girlymen's clothing...


34 posted on 09/04/2012 7:35:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Antisemitism is unknown in India. Jews haven’t been persecuted in the 2000 years that they have lived there.The Swastika is an Indian word as is “Aryan”, both from Sanskrit. “Swastika” is used as a religious symbol(of good luck) in 3 ancient Indian religions - Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism. (btw, one of India’s ancient names was Aryavarta - the abode of the Aryans)

This guy’s argument is plausible. Hitler does not evoke the same strong reaction in India as in the west. Also true that Hitler is used to describe anyone with a dictatorial attitude. It’s really stupid for Europeans & Americans jumping up & imposing their sense of their history onto Indians or anyone else outside the western/Islamic hemisphere especially considering that the normal refrain of antisemitism in such cases would be a laughable allegation on a Hindu as this man certainly is.


35 posted on 09/05/2012 7:50:19 AM PDT by cold start
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To: cold start

Codswallop.


36 posted on 09/06/2012 8:20:08 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: kevcol

37 posted on 09/06/2012 8:28:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Codswallop.”

What is? You have anything to back that up or merely don’t like facts interfering with your opinion?


38 posted on 09/07/2012 6:50:31 AM PDT by cold start
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To: cold start

The game’s not worth the candle.


39 posted on 09/07/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; cold start

cold start is right.


40 posted on 09/07/2012 11:57:55 AM PDT by ravager
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
You jump to conclusions too quickly. I could nearly guaranty you that this guy hardly knows what “semitism” or “anti-semitism” means. He probably lacks the historical sensitivity some people have toward Holocaust and sought to make a quick buck out of the interest and curiosity some people have for Hitler. Having said that....a lot more Hitler, neo-nazi, aryan nation merchandise sell in the western world then in India.
41 posted on 09/07/2012 12:11:36 PM PDT by ravager
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To: Buckeye McFrog
If you see the Giap store, you've gone too far.

I wonder if the employees share their off time by having a Pol Pot luck.

42 posted on 09/07/2012 12:15:34 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: ravager; cold start

Number 1: I have rarely met an Indian who did not an arrogant sense that all Americans were naifs who were painfully ignorant about the world, and Indians uniquely sensitive and informed. To big ignorant of the holocaust would be to

Number 2: I have rarely met an Indian who was not seething with resentment at the West and the industrialized “first world”. Those who resent the West especially resent Israel because it’s success is an affront to all their assumptions and alibis.

You have not in the least dented my view. I do not particularly care if I influence yours, you seem to immune to common sense, anyway. I’ve wasted more time on this conversation than it is worth.


43 posted on 09/07/2012 2:31:30 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Let me correct that...

First of all you have hardly met an Indian. That's it. End of story.

You may have met a few Indians in US, however there are over 1.3 billion Indians in the world. The few that make it to US happen to be among the educated affluent class which isn't at all representative of all 1.3 billion Indians.

Thirdly being an Indian myself I have lived in India and met far more Indians of all hues then you ever will in your entire lifetime. I know what they think and believe. And I know first hand that your generalization is utter nonsense.

Fourth... arrogance against Americans and anti-semitism are non-sequitur. Go figure!

Fifth... Indians “seething with resentment” at the industrialized West?..... What was that word again? Codswallop! Thats right.

You clearly have your own biases that you are projecting into a population you hardly know anything about. As for denting your view, its tough to dent the views of a blockhead. If you had been smarter you would be been more open to reason. Unfortunately since that isn't the case, you better not waste any more of your worthless time.

44 posted on 09/07/2012 4:16:52 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

You are factually wrong. Most of my friends in graduate school were from India. I work with people born in India every day. Not one of them was unaware of the holocaust. Not one.


45 posted on 09/08/2012 6:22:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
“Most of my friends in graduate school were from India. I work with people born in India every day. Not one of them was unaware of the holocaust. Not one.”

Really? And you have had in depth discussion on holocaust with every single Indian you studied or worked with to know that? Give us a damn break!

36% of Indian population is illiterate, the highest illiterate population anywhere in the world. Large population of Indian have not even head of the word holocaust.

And if you want to make some good use for your time, read what this old Jewish general has to say about India......

“The only place I encountered anti-Semitism was from the British in their army.....Among Indians it does not exist.”

“Besides, India has always been very good to us.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2915465/posts

There were dozens of genocides/mass murders that occurred around the world in the last century, some were FAR bigger then Jewish Holocaust.

Mao killed nearly 40 million Chinese and Nixon made him a cold war ally.

Leopold II of Belgium killed 8 million Africans and he mutilated children when they didn't meet the quota for rubber extraction.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/MutilatedChildrenFromCongo.jpg

Ismail Enver Pasha of Turkey killed 3 million Armenians and Greeks and US is yet to recognize this as a holocaust so as not to embarrass Turkey.

And then there is Stalin, Tojo, Pol Pot, Kim Il Sung, Menghistu and Saddam. I love the Jews but quite but honestly Americans display their fake sensitivity towards only the Jewish holocaust and hardly even aware of the dozen others.

46 posted on 09/08/2012 11:03:08 AM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

You’re an idiot.


47 posted on 09/08/2012 1:33:22 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
And what are you? You douchebag.
48 posted on 09/08/2012 3:30:10 PM PDT by ravager
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To: P.O.E.

Oh, man...”Invasion of the Neptune Men”...that movie is practically unwatchable, even with Mike and the Bots.


49 posted on 09/08/2012 3:34:03 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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