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Egyptian Sheikh: Chevrolet’s Logo Resembles Christian Cross, Issues Fatwa Forbidding Muslims from Buying or Driving Chevys


If the “Cross of Chevrolet” had anything to do with Christianity, then General Motors wouldn’t have needed to be saved by the Federal Government.  After all, the Cross is the only thing that can bail us out.  No word yet on whether or not a fatwa will be issued against Mercedes-Benz for being pro-Trinitarian. In the meantime, maybe the Sheikh will recommend a Lamborghini for all Muslims. He obviously has no problem with that logo

By Angie Nassar – “A Salafi sheikh in Egypt has reportedly issued a fatwa that buying [or driving] a Chevrolet vehicle is haram because the American brand’s logo looks like the Christian cross.

In the video below, prominent Egyptian TV presenter Amr Adeeb takes the sheikh’s joke-of-a-fatwa to task, saying, ‘We’ve reached a really strange place with this.’

‘The car’s been around [for a century] and only now did you notice there’s a cross on the car?’

Adeeb also notes that the car is not used or presented as a form of religious iconography: ‘Do we hold mass for it? Do we pray for it?’ And his guest chimes in with a comment about the self-centered nature of the fatwa itself: ‘As if the people who came up with the logo were thinking that we want to put this special logo on the car just to piss us [Muslims] off?’

The TV presenter concludes, ‘With all of the problems in Egypt, you’re concerned about the cross?… We’re calling for unity [in the country] and then you come up with [fatwas] like this?’

By the way, there’s actually a few theories going around about the symbolism behind the Chevrolet logo. One common story is that General Motors co-founder William C. Durant copied the design off some wallpaper he saw in a Parisian Hotel. But historian Ken Kaufmann says the logo is actually based on iconography used by the Southern Compressed Coal Company ad for its ‘Coalettes’ logo.

Either way, it’s usually referred to as a bowtie emblem, of which there are many examples in various corporate logos.

Knowledge is power, people. And I’m too annoyed to comment further.” Source – NOW Blog.

Flashback: Somalia: Islamist Group Bans Samosas After Deciding They’re Too ‘Christian’ Because … – “Apparently triangles are not halal in Somalia.  These exceptionally deep-thinking Islamists would rather see children starve to death than see them eat a three-sided snack food.  It might remind somebody of the Trinity.  Finally, I understand my addiction to Doritos.  And thank goodness it never snows in Somalia, otherwise Jack Handey bin Laden would have to issue a fatwa against Jack Frost bin Chillin, and we’d never enjoy a White Christmas ever again …” Read more.

  1. burkasrugly
    01/26/2012 at 7:43 PM

    This is just plain silly of them to think that. I have never thought that the Chevy symbol was a cross, nor have I ever heard anyone suggest that. Makes me want to fill the U.S. with nothing but Chevy’s so as to irritate the little boogers. You have a good blog. If you are so inclined, take a stroll over to mine. One of my latest blogs is about a British Muslim who punished young women for being out at night by themselves by raping them. Really a nice chap. http://actjonesboroar.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/devout-muslim-rapes-women-children-to-punish-them/

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  2. ICA
    01/26/2012 at 7:55 PM

    Hi burkasrugly, thank you for your comment. Yes, nice chap indeed. It’s perfectly fine for him in his mind to rape girls, but it’s an absolute horrendous sin if bacon touches his cheeseburger.

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  3. 01/27/2012 at 12:04 AM

    Its a bow tie.

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  4. Edmund
    01/28/2012 at 2:36 AM

    lol @ “that logo” — he’s perfectly OK with the “bull”

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