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  •  I'm more worried about Caribou Coffee (1+ / 0-)
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    and Church's Chicken.

    You’d be surprised that your morning cup of coffee is tied to terrorism.

    But for Americans who buy coffee—or anything else—at Caribou Coffee, their “Cuppa Joe” is tied to the Muslim brotherhood, the Muslim boycott of the West, and a bunch of Saudi Sheiks.

    Caribou is closely tied to a prominent religious Muslim leader, Dr. Yusuf (a/k/a Youssef) Abdullah Al-Qaradawi, who said, “Now we see our brothers and children in Al-Aqsa and the blessed land of Palestine generously sacrificing their blood, giving their souls willingly in the way of Allah.  All Muslims must help them with whatever power they have.”

    Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., the large Minnesota-based chain of premium coffeehouses trying to compete with Starbucks, describes itself as “a classic American growth company” with “the look and feel of an Alaskan lodge.”  But, in fact, Caribou is not “classic American.”  It is owned by the Bahrain-based First Islamic Investment Bank—to the tune of 87.8%.

    First Islamic’s officers and Board of Directors consist primarily of Saudis, and its key religious advisor is Al-Qaradawi, spiritual advisor to the terrorist group, the Muslim Brotherhood, according to one of Daniel Pearl’s last Wall Street Journal articles.  Al-Qaradawi’s association with the Muslim Brotherhood—home to Mohammed Atta and Bin-Laden boss Ayman Al-Zawahiri--is the reason Al-Qaradawi was imprisoned for several years in Egypt and was banned from preaching in Cairo mosques.  In addition to praising homicide bombers, Al-Qaradawi has issued numerous anti-American and anti-Semitic fatwas, including a boycott of American and Israel products.- Political USA

    seems one of their "former advisors" had some not so nice things to say about things...such as America.

    We may be subject to adverse publicity resulting from alleged statements about Arcapita or complaints or questions from our customers arising from such adverse publicity.

    During 2002, we were subject to adverse publicity due to attempts to connect Arcapita with inflammatory and controversial statements made by one of its former outside advisors, in his individual capacity, regarding a variety of subjects, including events in the Middle East. We may be subject to similar adverse publicity in the future. Even if unfounded, such adverse publicity could divert our management's time and attention and adversely affect the way our customers perceive us, our net sales or results of operations, in the aggregate or at individual coffeehouses, or the market price for shares of our common stock.

    I'm not going anywhere. I'm standing up, which is how one speaks in opposition in a civilized world. - Ainsley Hayes

    by jillian on Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 01:07:19 PM PDT

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