India's Hitler-themed restaurant draws fire (MSN)
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.Well I hope that it's not just India's minuscule Jewish community that is appalled. I mean how low can this lust of greed go? I can just see the chattering classes getting all aflutter and people lining up to see and be seen here .... UGH. I can see Balasaheb (with his professed admiration of Hitler) and his Shiv Sena thugs joining in.
“We wanted to be different. This is one name that will stay in people’s minds,” owner Punit Shablok told Reuters.
“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.
Want to ban something in ban-happy India? How about starting here? SHEESH! Please hold on while I throw up ...