June 14, 2007, - 11:47 am

Hate Islamism & Anti-Semitism? Don’t Shop @ Barney’s . . . Or Loehmann’s

By Debbie Schlussel
If you oppose the Arab Boycott of Israel; If you oppose Holocaust deniers; If you oppose conspiracy theories that America perpetrated 9/11 along with the CIA and the Mossad and the Jews . . .
THEN, DON’T SHOP AT BARNEY’S OR LOEHMANN’S.
Today’s Wall Street Journal finance section reports that Dubai’s government investment arm, Istithmar, is finalizing a purchase of Barney’s New York, the luxury goods retailer that was founded by Jews and has locations nationwide. The paper also notes that Loehmann’s, the designer clothing discounter also founded by Jews, is partially owned by Istithmar. As I’ve noted before, Loehmann’s was previously owned by Arcapita a/k/a First Islamic Investment Bank (the Saudi-owned, Bahraini-based extremist investment company which owns Caribou Coffee and about which I’ve written extensively).

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As I’ve noted on this site so many times, Dubai practices anti-Semitic apartheid. It officially and openly engages in the Arab Boycott of Israel. Israelis, those with a stamp from Israel on their passport, and most Jews cannot enter Dubai. And the governments of Dubai and its confederation–the United Arab Emirates–have openly sponsored speeches and books by Holocaust deniers and those who endorse anti-Semitic and anti-American conspiracy theories.
Just say no to Islamist hate. Just say not to anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, and anti-American hate.
And just say no to Barney’s and Loehmann’s.
Not that most of my readers shop at Barney’s anyway. I mean, who wants to spend $400 on a designer T-shirt? But Loehmann’s–which features a lot of designer bargains–should now be off-limits to your pocketbook, too.
What ever happened to the good old days . . . when the Japanese owned everything (including Barney’s)?

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6 Responses

I’m never again going to be polite and I will participate in boycotts. My finances limit me to things like boycotting Ben&Jerry’s. Had been doing that for so long I couldn’t remember why. About six months ago I had a craving for Cherry Garcia. I caved. Then the asshole of those two did something again so that got me back on board. Here in Philadelphia we have Bassett’s so we (I) don’t need your stinkin’ Cherry Garcia. Someday I’ll be rich then I can boycott Barney’s.

John Cunningham on June 16, 2007 at 7:02 am

Didn’t hitler ask the germans to boycott jewish establishments? That was wrong.

M: Terrible analogy. The Jews didn’t fly planes into buildings to mass murder Westerners. Their ideology, their religion never called for murdering and force converting everyone else. But, it seems, everyone (incl. apparently you), seems bent on their destruction. No reason I should advocate anything other than the boycott of those most vocal about wanting to kill the Jews. DS

M on March 6, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Don’t you think it is wrong to allow the actions of a statistically insignificant minority to represent the ideology of one billion people who call themselves muslim?

    M on March 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Is it fair to imply that I am anti-semetic because I disagree with attaching the ideology of a handful of people to some businessman in Dubai who decided to make an investment in retail outlets?

    M on March 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Isn’t the idea that First Islamic Bank being “extremist” just another conspiracy theory similar to those named in your article?

Don’t you think if First Islamic Bank actually supported terrorist activity, there would be some government crackdown?

Do you think that your resources for gathering intelligence are greater than that of our government agencies?

Do you truly believe that our government would allow terrorist funding organizations to sell discount designer apparel in our great nation?

M on March 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Didn’t hitler, in an attempt to battle the ambiguities surrounding jewish establishments, force jews to brand the star of David on jewish storefronts?

Do you think its ironic that you have just branded the islamic symbol on every Barney’s and Loehmann’s storefront?

M on March 10, 2010 at 7:07 pm

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