January 10, 2006, - 2:29 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Today, many media outlets are reporting on an explosive device found (and disabled by police) in the bathroom of a San Francisco Starbucks, Monday.
But what you didn’t read in any of these stories was the fact that, beginning in 2002, an extremist Muslim group tied to Al-Qaeda and HAMAS–and based RIGHT NEAR San Francisco–started an international Muslim boycott of Starbucks. I first reported the boycott in a New York Post column (a longer version of which appears here). I appeared on FOX News’ “O’Reilly Factor” and “Hardball with Chris Matthews” to debate the issue of the boycott.
The group, the falsely named American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice (AMGP&J), is based near San Francisco, and has an award lecture named after an Al-Qaeda fundraiser. Its spokesman, Raed Tayeh, who debated me on both O’Reilly and Hardball, was an employee of a HAMAS charity and an employee of Jihad Cindy #1 (nutcase far-left Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney).
The reasons for the boycott–and possible reasons for Monday’s explosive device–are that Starbuck founder and CEO, Howard Schultz, is Jewish, pro-Israel, and dared denounce anti-Semitism in a speech at a Seattle area synagogue. (What a crime!)
Since this group–which is still boycotting Starbucks–is based right near San Fran and is linked to two huge Islamic terrorist groups, it’s not far-fetched that Islamic terrorists had something to do with the explosive device inside Starbucks.
And there is another dynamic at play. Caribou Coffee, Starbuck’s top competitor, is largely Muslim-owned and has ties to Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist groups. It’s believed the AMGP&J boycott, which is ongoing, has something to do with Caribou’s desire to drive down Starbuck’s stock prices, increase its own stores and store sales, and prepare for last year’s Caribou IPO–another stock offering of which is expected this year.
When I first reported the Muslim boycott of Starbucks, Christopher Dickey–the far-left, pan-Islamist Newsweek Mid-East Bureau Chief–wrote about it in an article ridiculing me and my credentials, yet reporting my scoop on the boycott as a fact (which it is). The article is reprinted on the British Islamic Boycott Israel Campaign site (site of Islamic terrorist group Al-Muhajiroun) (sorry to link to them, but no other choice). Perhaps Dickey was jealous that a person living in Detroit scooped an ignorant, biased national weekly Mid-East bureau chief (based in Paris, which I suppose is now the West Bank of the Greater Mid-East).
Dickey’s resentment and ignoring the story, until he was forced to, mirrors the media silence on discussing the Muslim antagonism towards Starbucks and their possible connection to Monday’s explosive.
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