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    Row over Hitler-themed restaurant

    Row over Hitler-themed restaurant

    By Monica Chadha
    BBC News, Mumbai

    The Jewish community in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) is outraged by a new restaurant named after Adolf Hitler.

    The restaurant, Hitler's Cross, opened last week in the city's outskirts, initially displaying a giant poster of Hitler at the entrance.

    The 5,000-strong Jewish community say they were insulted and want the owner to change the name of the restaurant.

    The restaurant owner says the poster has been taken down but he told the BBC that he would keep the name.

    The Chairman of the Indian Jewish Federation, Jonathan Solomon, said the community was outraged and insulted.

    "How can anybody think of naming a restaurant after a perpetrator of such heinous crimes against humanity?

    "We would be definitely explaining to him our hurt and the wrong of his action, and hoping that he would agree to change the name of his restaurant."

    'Very amused'

    The owner of the restaurant, Puneet Sabhlok told the BBC he was "very sorry" but he would not be changing the name of his restaurant.


    The owner says a guest put up the poster
    "My customers are not complaining about the name, they are very amused by it," he said.

    "Just like Hitler wanted to conquer the world, I want to conquer at least my area through the food served in my restaurant."

    Mr Sabhlok also said he was not promoting Hitler in any manner as he did not have any pictures of the German Nazi leader or decor related to him.

    When questioned about press photographs of a huge Hitler poster at the front door, Mr Sabhlok said it was put up by one of the 700 invitees who attended the opening. "We pulled it off later," he said.

    When asked about another photograph that appeared in the papers of a waiter lighting up a hookah in the restaurant with a gun-shaped lighter, he said the lighter belonged to a customer.

    "There are no posters or memorabilia or even names of items on the menu that promote Hitler. I've only named it Hitler's Cross."

    Members of the Jewish community are holding an urgent meeting on Wednesday to discuss the issue.

    If the restaurant owner did not agree to their demand, they would appeal to the authorities to cancel his restaurant licence and lodge a police complaint, Mr Solomon said.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5275866.stm

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    I wonder what's on the menu...

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    To what level people can go to make a buck!

    Mr Sablock is a freak.

    Sadly, there is no law which can prevent him from making an ass of himself.

    If I go to the restaurant, I will order a swine and demand that the dish be named Adolf Hitler!

    Heil Schwein!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray
    To what level people can go to make a buck!

    Mr Sablock is a freak.

    Sadly, there is no law which can prevent him from making an ass of himself.

    If I go to the restaurant, I will order a swine and demand that the dish be named Adolf Hitler!

    Heil Schwein!
    An entrepreneur would follow his idea.

    In fact I want to get a hot dog cart and start a franchise in Philly (just for you Snipe ) named after Saddam Hussein, known as "Saddam Dogs"!

    I could even fill a giant inflatable Saddam Hussein with helium and anchor it to the cart with a long rope. It'd make my place of business easier to find.

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    Your Saddam Dogs may turn out to be a hot seller in the US.

    But Hitler does not appear correct.

    I would not even support opening a Osama Pork Outlet.


    "Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatock
    An entrepreneur would follow his idea.

    In fact I want to get a hot dog cart and start a franchise in Philly (just for you Snipe ) named after Saddam Hussein, known as "Saddam Dogs"!

    I could even fill a giant inflatable Saddam Hussein with helium and anchor it to the cart with a long rope. It'd make my place of business easier to find.
    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray
    Your Saddam Dogs may turn out to be a hot seller in the US.

    But Hitler does not appear correct.

    I would not even support opening a Osama Pork Outlet.
    Since I like to avoid revisionist history, and Saddam's former mistress did disclose a few secrets about him...it might actually be "saddam's cocktail wieners", but "cocktails weiners" won't appeal to very many people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatock
    An entrepreneur would follow his idea.

    In fact I want to get a hot dog cart and start a franchise in Philly (just for you Snipe ) named after Saddam Hussein, known as "Saddam Dogs"!

    I could even fill a giant inflatable Saddam Hussein with helium and anchor it to the cart with a long rope. It'd make my place of business easier to find.
    How about something like Saddam's Fried Nuts......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    I wonder what's on the menu...
    Pizzas, shakes and flavoured hookahs. The owners plan to open outlets all over Bombay.

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    In today's world, no publicity is bad publicity. Looks like the owners of the restaurant got loads of free publicity. Now all he has to do is change the name and his location is already famous. Some guys can be so shamelessly unscrupulous.

    Cheers!...on the rocks!!

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    Mumbai too have jews!!!
    What's the difference between people who pray in church and those who pray in casinos?
    The ones in the casinos are serious.

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    ofcourse...
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    Kerala, Kolkata and Mumbai have Jews.

    Lt Gen Jacob is a Jew from Kolkata.

    One country that has not persecuted Jews is India.

    This Puneet man thus takes the cake!

    I bet the Indian govt would have slammed him into jail if he had opened "Osama's Pork Outlet"!
    Last edited by Ray; 23 Aug 06, at 13:03.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray
    Kerala, Kolkata and Mumbai have Jews.

    Lt Gen Jacob is a Jew from Kolkata.

    One country that has not persecuted Jews is India.

    This Puneet man thus takes the cake!

    I bet the Indian govt would have slammed him into jail if he had opened "Osama's Pork Outlet"!
    yet, Osama's Pork Outlet still seems less "evil" then Hitler's Cross...
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    It was the Maltese Cross.

    Hitler had no cross.

    However, the Jews are real cross and so am I.

    It is not good to cross swords with the sentiments of some.

    Poor Puneet Sablok must know.

    He will solely have to bear the Cross.

    http://www.netpages.free-online.co.uk/gms/sinister.htm
    Last edited by Ray; 23 Aug 06, at 19:38.


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