I’m in the midst of working on a much larger project, but I had to take time off to report on this alarming — but all too predictable — trend in American advertising.
Egghead, a longtime Gates of Vienna reader and sometime contributor, sent us an email this morning quoting a comment posted at Patriot Update:
The days of shock and awe should be over and just when you think you’ve seen it all you find that it has only just begun. I’m referring now to something that not only shocks me but angers me to no end. Right now in LA and coming soon to major cities all over the U.S. are huge billboards being put up depicting a U.S. soldier in uniform with his arm embracing a Muslim woman (in full black attire) as his wife “advertising” togetherness for a mattress company. Her wedding ring is clear and they look like the happy couple celebrating cultural diversity for America. One question; are our troops killing the Islamic terrorists and then marrying their wives? Welcome to the new culture shock of Obama land.
I took a look around the web and found a photo of one of the billboards in question:
I think it’s important for all of us to remember that the soldier depicted on that billboard is a Muslim. No Muslim woman who wears the hijab and lives in one of the sandboxes where our soldiers are deployed would marry an American soldier unless he first said the shahada and publicly declared his submission to Allah. Her family would simply not permit it; they would kill her if she tried to.
That soldier is a Muslim.
He joined the military and swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Now he has sworn allegiance to Allah, whose commandments supersede anything written in the Constitution.
Like Major Nidal Hasan, he may torment himself over his divided allegiance, and perhaps someday come to a decision about where his loyalty lies.
In the meantime, he’s helping to sell mattresses.
Here’s the story from BizPac Review:
Billboard featuring US soldier, Muslim woman stirs controversy
A billboard in Los Angeles, Ca., is attracting attention for displaying a picture of a U.S. solder and a Muslim woman, but many don’t see the connection to what it is selling.
The SnoreStop ad is meant to promote its sleep aid products by implying that it can keep couples together. The billboard features the hashtag #betogether and the slogan, “Keeping you together.”
“We want to show couples that you normally don’t see in advertising,” SnoreStop spokeswoman Melody Devemark told TV station CBS Los Angeles. “People feel that we are trying to misuse the image of military servicemen. I think they don’t understand that there are couples like this that do exist.”
The ad has sparked positive and negative reaction on social media, and has caused U.S. soldier Paul Evans, who is pictured on the billboard, to speak out about the controversy. He wrote In a Facebook post, “I did this because I am no stranger to other people’s discrimination,” according to Fox 5.
The company is planning billboards in 20 more cities across the country, including Houston, Tex., Salt Lake City, Utah, and New York City, CBS Los Angeles reported.
There’s no doubt about it: America, via its government, its media, its educational institutions, and its major corporations, is being prepped for an Islamic future.