‘Jihad’ auto dealer ad upsets U.S. Muslims

Is this for real?

A car commercial proclaiming a jihad on the U.S. auto market and offering “Fatwa Fridays” with free swords for the kids is offensive and should not be aired, Muslim leaders said on Sunday.

The radio advertisement for the Dennis Mitsubishi car dealership in Columbus, Ohio, has “a whole jihad theme,” said Adnan Mirza, director of the Columbus office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“They are planning on launching a jihad on the automotive market and their representatives would be wearing burqas … ,” Mirza said. “They mentioned the pope in there and also about giving rubber swords out to the kiddies — really just reprehensible-type comments.”

Several radio stations have already refused to run the ad and the dealership has apparently given up on this particular marketing campaign.


  1. So let me get this straight.. it’s OK to declare a real Jihad where people actually die, and have it broadcast on the news, but it’s not OK to make a joke about it?