Muslims in India boycott Coke and Pepsi in silent protest against Gaza attacks

Members of the Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association have decided to take Coca-COla andPepsi off their shelves in a silent protest against Israel’s bombing of the Gaza Strip. Seen here is a street vendor selling Coca-Cola Co. products on a cart in New Delhi, Indiaa on July 28, 2012. Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

What’s his excuse, the evil traitorous street vendor? Not a Muslim, maybe…but he better watch out

NEW DELHI: A group of Muslim restaurant owners in Mumbai has boycotted American colas such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi, in protest against United States support of Israel during its recent attacks on the Gaza Strip.

The restaurateurs belong to the Chiliya community of Muslims, whose origins lie in the state of Gujarat and who run hundreds of eateries in Mumbai.

“We have taken a collective decision to boycott these products as a silent protest to the bombings that are killing so many innocent people, including children,” Omaer Sheikh, managing director of the Shalimar hotel, in Mumbai’s Muslim-dominated Bhendi Bazaar neighbourhood, told the Mumbai Mirror newspaper last week. “We will continue this protest until the bombings are stopped”…

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It would be nice to boycott something until the Hamas rockets and tunnels must stop.

But we cannot boycott things from Gaza since there is virtually nothing from Gaza to boycott.