August 9, 2011, - 4:15 pm

Anti-Israel Whole Foods “Caves” After Schlussel Ramadan Post, But Not Really

By Debbie Schlussel

The American Muslim world, the anti-Semitic and phony ADL, and left-wing media and blogosphere (including crackpot turncoat Charles Johnson) are upset that I posted about anti-Israel Whole Foods’ Ramadan promotion, and as a result of my post Whole Foods appears–appears!–to have caved.  But that’s not really what’s going on.  Don’t believe the hype.


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As I reported to you over a week ago, Whole Foods is the first national supermarket chain to do Ramadan promotions. But the promotions were never going to be in store promotions, only online.

No in-store promotions for the campaign are planned, instead, in an apparent attempt to test the waters, the promotion will start online. The “campaign focuses on reaching Muslim consumers online.

There were never going to be in-store promotions because Whole Foods is cowardly and wanted to hide its Ramadan celebration from even its liberal, progressive, wealthy White clientele, some of whom might (might!) be turned off because they are phonies and hypocrites just like Whole Foods execs are.

Now, a left-wing free newspaper (I call ’em “pimp and ho newspapers,” because they make most of their money from “escort” and strip club ads and classifieds), the Houston Press, is claiming that, because of my article, Whole Foods sent an e-mail to stores not to do in-store promotions.  While I’d love to take credit for Whole Foods allegedly “caving” on Ramadan, that’s simply not what happened.  Like I said, from the beginning Whole Foods never planned in-store Ramadan promotions, so there is no reason the chain would send this e-mail, other than to perpetrate a PR lie and more fiction.

Under pressure from right-wing bloggers who blindly associate Ramadan and Muslims with terrorism and burqas, Whole Foods has sent an email to its stores across the United States in which it specifically tells stores not to promote Ramadan this year.

Just last week, Whole Foods began its promotion of Saffron Road’s line of halal products throughout the holiday, which ends on August 29, via writer Yvonne Maffei’s blog, My Halal Kitchen. That promotion was waylaid by what seems like a very small amount of criticism, according to an internal email that the Houston Press obtained recently.

“It is probably best that we don’t specifically call out or ‘promote’ Ramadan,” reads a portion of that email. “We should not highlight Ramadan in signage in our stores as that could be considered ‘Celebrating or promoting’ Ramadan.”

Funny, since they were never gonna have signage in the store. Again, it was all going to be ONLINE only. For a reason.

What’s really happening here is that Whole Foods is upset that my articles on its anti-Israel Palestinian Terrorist Olive Oil promotion and partnership sending kids to HAMAS University (more here) have been gaining traction and making waves repeatedly in the two years since I posted them. And they are having a resurgence now.  Whole Foods is losing pro-Israel and anti-terrorism customers.  So, it’s making up this “bigot Schlussel made us cancel Ramadan in-store promotions we never planned in the first place” BS, in order to win sympathy and gloss over the real issue here, which is that Whole Foods is anti-Israel, helps fund terrorism through its Palestinian Olive Oil promotion.  Like I said, I’d love to say I made Whole Foods cave.  I did force the company’s hand.  But not in the way they are claiming.  Whole Foods officials are lying here, and they are cowards.  No shocker or news in that.

And contrary to claims by Muslims and left-wingers, the Ramadan promotions are far different than Passover, Christmas, and Thanksgiving promotions because Whole Foods is admittedly giving money from its Whole Planet charitable foundation to pay for online free halal foods and samples, giveaways, and prizes to Muslims during Ramadan via a Halal food supplier.  First of all, that’s not “charity,” and is apparently a fraudulent use of the Whole Foods foundation.  And second, they don’t do this for any other holiday.  They simply do not donate money from the Foundation to give away kosher or Christmas food to the non-poor the way they are doing with this Ramadan promotion.  Never before has the Whole Planet foundation spent money–money ostensibly for charity and subsidized by non-profit, tax deductible status–to promote religion and religious observances the way it’s doing for Islam and Ramadan.  It’s unprecedented.  It’s apparently fraud.  And it’s probably illegal.

[You should note that I’ve been looking into the Whole Planet Foundation, and it appears that the biggest donors are companies whose food products have the most prominent aisle spaces at Whole Foods. Looks illegal to me. And I’ll probably be exposing and maybe lodging complaints about Whole Foods and its foundation, soon, with the Federal Trade Commission.]

Given all this, it’s no surprise that the anti-Christian, pan-Muslim fraudulently-named Anti-Defamation League (ADL), headed by left-winger Abe Foxman, is taking Whole Foods’ side and lying for Whole Foods on its anti-Israel, Palestinian Terrorist Olive Oil and its Ramadan spending and promotions.  Don’t believe the lying ADL.  As I’ve told you in the past, the ADL sponsored and hosted a speech by Hezbollah supporter and terrorist lawyer Nabih Ayad at a “tolerance” event.  The event was put together by ADL Michigan bimbo-in-chief Betsy Kellman, who called Orthodox Jews “terrorists” and said that Orthodox Jews will commit terrorist attacks against Detroit Muslims.  Kellman also hosted events featuring anti-Israel films promoting Islam, which she co-sponsored with her close friend, immigration and marriage fraud perpetrator, FBI award revokee, and “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad, an open supporter of HAMAS and Hezbollah.

Yup, that’s who’s defending Whole Foods. But nobody reads the ADL site except fellow far-left, self-hating Jewish travelers. This site,, gets far more traffic and is far more popular . . . for a reason. We tell the truth here. We do our homework. And we don’t shill for Jew-haters and enemies of Israel.

Whole Foods, the Houston Press, Charles Johnson, and the ADL–they all make up something very obvious: Whole Fraud.

Not good for your body … or a healthy lifestyle.

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