Skip to comments.Five arrested for putting Bin Laden on advertisement
Posted on 07/21/2005 6:26:42 PM PDT by wagglebee
KANPUR: Five employees of the local branch of an insurance company have been arrested for putting up posters of terrorist Osama bin Laden to advertise a new scheme, police said on Wednesday.
The employees of ICICI Prudiential Life Insurance Company, in a bid to launch a new policy of the company named ``Mission Jehad'', had pasted posters of Laden and put up green flags at their office at Mall Road here, they said.
They had also exhibited hand-bills with inflammatory slogans saying ``Dear terrorist naya farman jaari (new order has been issued), ten maro milton ke saath branded shirt lejao (get a branded shirt with Milton after completing ten insurances) and ``Be best terrorist in the group win Reebock shoes''.
After a group of BJP activists raised a protest against the posters, the company employees tried to burn them down to avoid arrest, they said.
Police later took five of them into custody, including the branch head Sanjeev Bhatia on charges of breach of peace and anti-national activity.
Condemning the act and expressing regret, the ICICI Prudential said in a statement here it was an internal sales promotion activity adopted by its Kanpur team for which it had chosen an ``inappropriate'' theme.
It said the company had initiated an investigation into the matter and assured appropriate action against those involved.
...an ``inappropriate'' theme....
I hereby nominate for Understatement of the Year.
Why is this unbelievable? Rush Limbaugh sells coffee cups with the word Jihad on it and he thinks its a riot. As someone who hates seeing Americans killed during this Jihad I think its a pretty low class way to make a buck.
since Jun 21, 2005
LOL! I was thinking the same thing.
Newbie or not, my opinion remains unchanged.
You decide :^)
I have looked at nearly every post by USISRIGHT and there is no doubt in my mind he is a troll.
yeah...the president Rove one kind of gave him or her away
In this post, #17, he says that Halliburton is running the war.
looks like he's got fahrenheit 9/11 fever!
In #7 here, he says that Bush needs to "outsource" management of the war because Rumsfeld and Cheney don't know what they are doing.
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