March 26, 2008, - 10:24 am
By Debbie Schlussel
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If you’re thinking of purchasing a new digital camera, you might want to forget about choosing an Olympus camera. Unless you are Muslim. Islam is apparently the scene Olympus wants you to see when you use their camera.
Reader “S”, an Arab Catholic who grew up in Iraq and came here to escape Islamic repression, writes that he was shocked to see the symbol of what he was trying to escape on the menu of an Olympus camera:
I was shopping for a digital camera with my son, who is considering getting one of the new weather-proof, crush-proof new-for-2008 models from Olympus camera.
To my surprise, when he pressed the “menu” button, we were presented a picture of the terrorist, devil-cult, symbol: “the crescent moon and star” as one of the “menu” selections.
Olympus’ “ignorant” engineers (or maybe Islamist engineers) must’ve thought nothing of it, but they could’ve chosen a different icon to represent the “Scene” menu item.
All I can say, if I could speak directly to whoever is doing this at Olympus is the following: Go ahead and do whatever you like, it’s your product, but keep in mind that I can choose NOT TO BUY your biased, in-my-face offensive product, it’s my money.
BTW, in case you need to verify the picture of the camera’s menu, it’s contained within the English User’s Instruction Manual that is posted in this PDF file at the Olympus site). The picture is on page 22 (you can magnify the page to get a good view of it).
I asked Minister of PhotoShop, Master David Lunde of Lundesigns, to remake the Olympus digital camera menu in ways to my liking. Here are a couple of versions. How do you think these would go over in, say, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, or HAMASastan?
Well, then, why should we accept an Islamic camera here?
Further, why is this so disturbing and offensive to Reader “S” (as it should be to us)? Well, this was the experience of Reader “S”–now a proud American and U.S. citizen–growing up in Islamic Iraq (where it is now even worse–Good luck being a Christian in George W. Bush’s “democratic,” “liberated” Iraq):
I lived among these Bedouins until the age of 23 in Iraq!! It was a miserable existence of a Catholic in Dhimmitude, as I experienced the full blast of hatred from these idiots who call themselves moo-slims (moo in Arabic means not, and salam means peace. Thus, mooslim means NOT-PEACEFUL!!).
I am a Roman Catholic . . . . In my high school (called Baghdad College ‚Äì Established by the New-England Jesuits 1932, and who were accused of spying and were kicked out in ~1968), we had to study Islamic (Arab) history, no World-History at all!!
When the (Muslim) teacher called on me to recite an event in the life of their “perfect human and prophet” [DS: Mohammed], I refused to repeat the lame obligatory expression “May Allah Pray Upon Him and Bless Him” EVERY TIME I had to mention his name! It was bad enough I had to say his name!!
Well, I ended up failing history, and b/c there was no such thing as summer school, I had to repeat my entire freshman year because of their “prophet”!!
Now, think of it, how did a 14 or 15 year old know that it was an evil and hate-filled religion that he was studying in “history class”? Actually that was an indoctrination class, not a history class.
I think it was the wisdom of God that inspired me to think that way, and I still do!!
Thank God there ARE people of FAITH like you who GET how these Islamo-nuts are slowly encroaching on our way of life.
If only all Americans were as vigilant as American-by-choice Reader “S” who saw the results of what happens when people are not vigilant about the takeover of the so-called “Religion of Peace”.
Bottom Line in that vigilance: Don’t buy an Olympus camera. Clearly, they made their camera for one religion and one religion only. Not yours.
If we are not vigilant about “the little things”–these early, “tiny” symptoms of the spread of the viral infection–the big things, the monumental changes in our way of life, will happen before we know it.
The enemy is vigilant about the little things, slowly encroaching further into the heart of America and American pop culture.
And we should be not equally vigilant, but more so. Today, separate hours for Muslim women at the Harvard Gym and a Muslim camera. Tomorrow, a whole lot more.
Remember, the Jihad–the holy war–is fought not just with weapons, but with technology, pop culture, and any tiny piece of propaganda that can win over American (and other) hearts and minds.
Even an Olympus camera.
**** UPDATE: To those commenters who claim this “coincidental” configuration of a crescent moon and star, just like the Islamic symbol, is me seeing things that aren’t there, sorry, but this is not coincidence. There are no “coincidences,” especially in things like these.
To contrast this, Reader Stephen R. send ths Nikon camera night-vision icon and writes:
The Nikon camera icon is far less offensive than the olympus version.
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