The Hebraic Roots of Starbucks?
Coffee & Counter-Insurgency: Analyzing the anti-Starbucks Jihad
By Aaron Mannes
The invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute recently posted a video from al-Nas TV in Egypt. A cleric named Safwat Higazi calls for a boycott against Starbucks because the Starbucks logo is Queen Esther (the heroine of Purim, a Jewish holiday celebrating a foiled plot to murder the Jews of ancient Persia.)
Higazi is not alone, another Egyptian cleric on another channel, citing the Protocols of the Elders of Zion cites detergents, soft drinks, as well as several chain fast food restaurants (including Little Ceasars along with Starbucks) as being Jewish-Zionist products that are part of a plot “to erase Islamic identity.”
This is, of course, like so much in the Arab media, simply ridiculous – feverish conspiracy theories intended to distract from a squalid reality. Hopefully recent Islamist calls to boycott Starbucks will not lead to violence. But the anti-Starbucks campaign has historic resonance and speaks to the root of frustrations in the greater Middle East.
Found at http://counterterrorismblog.org/
Does that explain this?
NEW YORK, May 25 (UPI) — No one was injured Monday when a bomb damaged a closed Starbucks coffee shop on New York’s Upper East Side, police said.