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Hitler-Themed Restaurant Opens In India

Faux outrage from the famously anti-Semitic folks at Reuters:

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India’s Hitler-themed restaurant draws fire

Name will ‘stay in people’s minds,’ says Mumbai restaurateur

Aug 21, 2006

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…

Something tells me those objecting aren't Islamic.

  Update!

Here is a Reuters photograph of the actual establishment — assuming it hasn’t been photoshopped:

A security personnel stands guard outside a new restaurant, named after Adolf Hitler and decorated with posters showing the German leader and Nazi swastikas, on the outskirts of Mumbai August 21, 2006.

"I distinctly heard him say, ‘Jew wanna eat?’"

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