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Old August 21st, 2006, 07:49 AM
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India’s Hitler-themed restaurant draws fire

MUMBAI, India - A new restaurant in India’s financial hub, named after Adolf Hitler and promoted with posters showing the German leader and Nazi swastikas, has infuriated the country’s small Jewish community.

Hitler’s Cross, which opened last week, serves up a wide range of continental fare and a big helping of controversy, thanks to a name the owners say they chose to stand out among hundreds of Mumbai eateries.

“We wanted to be different. This is one name that will stay in people’s minds,” owner Punit Shablok told Reuters.
“We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different.”

But India’s remaining Jews — most migrated to Israel and the West over the years — say they are outraged by the gimmick.

“This signifies a severe lack of awareness of the agony of millions of Jews caused by one man,” said Jonathan Solomon, chairman of the Indian Jewish Federation, the community’s umbrella organization.

“We are going to stop this deification of Hitler,” he said without elaborating.

The small restaurant, its interior done out in the Nazi colors of red, white and black, also has a lounge for smoking the Indian water pipe or “hookah.”

Posters line the road leading up to it, featuring a red swastika carved in the name of the eatery. One slogan reads: “From Small Bites to Mega Joys.”

A huge portrait of a stern-looking Füehrer greets visitors at the door. The cross in the restaurant’s name refers to the swastika that symbolized the Nazi regime.

“This place is not about wars or crimes, but where people come to relax and enjoy a meal,” said restaurant manager Fatima Kabani, adding that they were planning to turn the eatery’s name into a brand with more branches in Mumbai.

The swastika has its roots in ancient Indian Hindu tradition and remains a sacred symbol for Hindus. Nazi theorists appropriated it to bolster their central hypothesis of the Aryan origins of the German people.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 07:59 AM
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ofcourse, our pinko-liberal media will not cry foul over this! afterall it offends only jews! anything that offends hindus, jews or christains is not a news item but anything that is even remotely offending our peace-loving muslims is 'hot news'!

see rediculous news items like this:

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August 17, 2006 -- KATE Moss is offending Muslims in the Big Apple and she doesn't even know it. A big poster for Calvin Klein's new ad campaign showing a topless Moss in different poses, one in which she's holding onto a shirtless hunk, has popped up right across the street from the Madina Masjid Mosque on East 11th Street - a sorry sight for devout East Village Muslims who must pass it as many as five times a day to get to their prayer sessions. Animalnewyork.com, which first noticed the proximity, says, "It's only a matter of time before some action is taken, and we're dying to see what a hastily spray-painted burqa looks like on the young coke-sniffing crusader."

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Old August 21st, 2006, 08:42 AM
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Re: India’s Hitler-themed restaurant draws fire

zack.. welcome ot echarcha..

Please refer the Newbie Section for some reference.

As for breaking news section, please see this
http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20402
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Re: India’s Hitler-themed restaurant draws fire

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“We wanted to be different. This is one name that will stay in people’s minds,” owner Punit Shablok told Reuters.
“We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different.”
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“This place is not about wars or crimes, but where people come to relax and enjoy a meal,” said restaurant manager Fatima Kabani, adding that they were planning to turn the eatery’s name into a brand with more branches in Mumbai.
Maybe these Bozos need some lessons in history particularly on World war II & the Nazi holocaust. They sound so immature & ill-mannered in making such justifications to their so called themed restaurant.

Ignorant Idiots!!
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Old August 21st, 2006, 09:40 AM
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Re: India’s Hitler-themed restaurant draws fire

This remindes me of a Hiler ka chutkula, i heard s'where :

Hitler , despite being a dictator was a superstitious fellow. Once, he went to a palmist (jyotish) and showed his hand to him. The Palmist said looking into his hand, ’’ One thing is for sure that you will die on a Jewish Holiday’’. Hilter was puzzled, ’’Wat the hell does dat mean ...huh, a jewish holiday, i mean u got to be more precise - give me a fix date, time or s’mthg like that, ....’’

’’Dat i cant tell, but this is for sure - u gona die on a jewish hoiday...’’

’’n how can u b so sure abt that....’’

cause,’’ said the palmist’’ With all the ’good’ u ve don to those jewish fello, watever day u die, they gona automatically declare that very day as their national holiday’’!!!!!!!
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Old August 21st, 2006, 10:26 AM
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Thanks for the welcome Sunit
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Maybe these Bozos need some lessons in history particularly on World war II & the Nazi holocaust. They sound so immature & ill-mannered in making such justifications to their so called themed restaurant.

Ignorant Idiots!!
Coodoolo pai, they are not ignorants... this is pure islamism... they are following orders of the Iranian leader but since they cannot do it openly... they try it on the sly (typically cunning but not immature or ignorant). The guy's name sounds like a hindu name but it definitely has muslim roots (or has been influenced by the muslim female)... please investigate for us out there... thanks.

Wonder why only the jewish community is against this
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Re: India’s Hitler-themed restaurant draws fire

Can I have a restaurant with the name "Mohammads Pork BBQ" or "Hare Krishna Steak House".

Just becuase the Jews are a minority in mumbai and do not have a voice in the local government does not mean we have to be insensitive to them especially about the holocaust and what hitler did. Jews have not caused any problems in India even though they are a minority. To me its just a fukin cheap gimmick by the owners to rake up controvery and get business. Sad.
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I wonder... would people actually want to eat there If I ever visit such a restaurent, each spoonful would remind me of a queue of people being led into a incinerator...

Let's see... they plan on opening two more... India is a democratic country... I hope these restaurents will die a natural death... a major win for democracy
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Re: India’s Hitler-themed restaurant draws fire

Update.

Indian eatery drops Hitler from name.

Under fire, Indian eatery drops Hitler from name.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A restaurant in India's financial hub has agreed to change its name from "Hitler's Cross" following strong protests by the country's tiny Jewish community and pressure from Israel.

Germany and Israel joined the protests with the Israeli consul-general in Mumbai writing to city authorities urging them to take steps to get the restaurant's name changed.

"We acknowledge that the name adopted by us for our restaurant was most inappropriate," Satish Sabhlok, one of the owners of the multi-cuisine restaurant, said in a statement.
"Our intention was not to glorify Hitler or his atrocities or ideology in any way and we regret the anguish caused by the use of this name."

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Now we have to come up with a good name for this restaurent... how about "The Nazi Place" or "Mohammed's Paradise"
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