India's new "Hitler" restaurant shocks Jews!!

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    Mumbai: A new restaurant in Mumbai, named after Adolf Hitler and promoted with posters showing the German leader and Nazi swastikas, has infuriated India’s small Jewish community.

    'Hitler's Cross', which opened last week, serves up a wide range of continental fare and a big helping of controversy, thanks to a name the owners say they chose to stand out among hundreds of Mumbai eateries.

    "We wanted to be different. This is one name that will stay in people's minds," owner Punit Shablok said.

    "We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different."

    But India's remaining Jews -- most migrated to Israel and the West over the years -- say they are outraged by the gimmick.

    "This signifies a severe lack of awareness of the agony of millions of Jews caused by one man," said Jonathan Solomon, chairman of the Indian Jewish Federation, the community's umbrella organisation.

    "We are going to stop this deification of Hitler," he said without elaborating. The small restaurant, its interior done out in the Nazi colours of red, white and black, also has a lounge for smoking the exotic "hookah".

    Posters line the road leading up to it, featuring a red swastika carved in the name of the eatery.

    One slogan reads: "From Small Bites to Mega Joys". A huge portrait of a stern-looking Fuehrer greets visitors at the door.

    The cross in the restaurant's name refers to the swastika that symbolised the Nazi regime.

    "This place is not about wars or crimes, but where people come to relax and enjoy a meal," said restaurant manager Fatima Kabani, adding that they were planning to turn the eatery's name into a brand with more branches in Mumbai.

    The swastika has its roots in ancient Hindu tradition and remains a sacred symbol.

    Nazi theorists appropriated it to bolster their central hypothesis of the Aryan origins of the German people.

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    How much did you invest in the place sunni boy?
     
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    Hey, I just thought it was funny!!

    A real clash of cultures.

    The swastika to the Jews is a symbol of evil.

    And to the Hindus an ancient symbol of goodness.
     
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    I'm sure you thought it was HEILrious sunni boy...............
     
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    I wonder if they serve luftwaffles?
     
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    Best pun of the week, Anguille.

    Perhaps they also serve Blintz-Kriegs?
     
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    or Arbeit Macht Fries ;)
     
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    It`s probably owned by a Jew
     
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    :lol: Ain't that the Truth!!!! :lol:
     
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    Imagine if a murderous dictator had appropriated the cross a thousand years ago to "bolster the central hypothesis" of their regime, and as a result, Christians could not display the cross for fear they would upset someone. (The cross already upsets many atheists and agnostics.)
     

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