June 19, 2007, - 1:53 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
You may remember the Kuwaitis as the people who welcomed America to their defense in the first Gulf War. But as I’ve repeatedly written, that was then. The Kuwait of today is extremist, Islamist, anti-American, and extremely anti-Israel. Even Mike Wallace, no friend of America or Israel, did a piece exposing how the Kuwait of today hates America. And, as I’ve written, Kuwait abides by the Arab Boycott of Israel. Its travel apartheid policy prohibits Israeli Jews or those with Israel stamped on their passports to enter the country.
Now, Kuwait has provided us with yet another reason not to eat those fattening baked goods at Krispy Kreme. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing announces that Kuwait’s Mohamed Abdulmohsin Al Kharafi & Sons now owns 11.3%–or 7.3 million shares–of the Winston-Salem, NC doughnut retailer, making the Kharafi Family the company’s largest shareholder. Expect Halal doughnuts and food soon, if not already.
As you may have guessed, the Kharafi Family, which controls Krispy Kreme’s Middle East franchisee abides by the Arab boycott of Israel, pursuant to Kuwaiti law. Don’t eat there.
Like I remarked in a previous entry on Dubai acquiring Barney’s: Remember the good old days . . . when the Japanese owned everything in America.
Oh, and guess what?: There are no Krispy Kreme locations–kosher or not–in Israel. Gee, I wonder why.
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