One hundred years ago, the religion of “peace” brought the joys of their religion to the happy Armenians blessed to live under Ottoman rule in the Ottoman Empire, in lands formerly Christian and which were largely the Byzantine Empire. That history shows the spread of islam by the
willing acceptance of the reasonably understood revelation through peaceful proselytism sword, the only way it has ever spread over a territory, and which we are witnessing still today in several places in the Mideast and Africa and the nascent efforts in Europe, Australia and North America. The last sultan of the Ottomans declared a jihad against Christians and the demon-inspired minions were unleashed, resulting in a million and a half Armenians being raped, starved, robbed, enslaved and slaughtered by the noble representatives of the religion of “peace”. Since then, the Turks and muslims have lied about and denied this when addressing the “infidels”, but which they no doubt celebrate amongst themselves. Armenians have not forgotten, and have refused to have this episode of despicable demonic destruction forgotten, nor denied by those who perpetrated it. Turkey, the modern Ottoman descendants have spent the last one hundred years trying to fool the reasoning world that this never happened.
Starbucks, the coffee merchants, have recently instituted an advertising campaign where posters show happy Armenian women holding Starbucks coffee cups beneath balloons that are the flag of Turkey. Here is the poster:
How is it that these two images are “innocently” combined for an advertising campaign, that executives of an advertising agency create this, that executives at Starbucks look at this and decide it’s a wonderful representation of their coffee, pay the creators for it, that the executives have the posters made and then displayed, and no one knew that this might cause disgust and consternation, to say the least, by many, many people who have not forgotten the history? It doesn’t happen by accident. A message was being sent, disguised as a coffee advertisement, but which had nothing to do with coffee sales. This was a celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of this glorious moment in islamic history.
Here’s how Starbucks responded when they started to get blowback from Armenians and others:
‘Serving as a place for the community to connect is core to our business and we strive to be locally relevant in all of our stores,’ a spokesman for Starbucks wrote. ‘We missed the mark here and we apologize for upsetting our customers and the community.’
Missed the mark? The company didn’t miss the mark if the mark was to get muslim customers, who appreciate this “triumph” over Christians.
They really could have generated better returns for their advertising dollars had they used a variety of pictures showing the happy Armenians taken in 1915-1918, like these below. They could have photoshopped the coffee cups into the photographs.
By all means, keep drinking your Starbucks and giving them your money.