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    re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    Sorry, should have looked at the photos. My apologies.

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    re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

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    Well to be fair the swastika is a symbol used by the Hindus and other religions and has been around for thousands of years.
    Okay, before you say ridiculous things like the above:

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    Now in what way is the Swastika on that sign orientated?

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    Sorry, should have looked at the photos. My apologies.
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    MISTAKE: Wake was right, the correct swastika is flat. Only the Hindus would have it inverted, though.
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    re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    He did it on purpose. He's going to make mad bank on the controversy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    He did it on purpose. He's going to make mad bank on the controversy.
    I don't know man. Nazism is a tough fashion sell. The most I've ever seen is the Iron Cross and Storm Troopers. One is used here and there on leather jackets, the other is either a running joke or a nerd niche. Neither has broken out into mainstream fashion.
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    re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't know man. Nazism is a tough fashion sell. The most I've ever seen is the Iron Cross and Storm Troopers. One is used here and there on leather jackets, the other is either a running joke or a nerd niche. Neither has broken out into mainstream fashion.
    Iron Cross is carryover from 19th century.
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    re: 'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in India [W:25]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
    Well to be fair the swastika is a symbol used by the Hindus and other religions and has been around for thousands of years.
    True, however, you have to take a look at the direction the arms of the swastika point.

    The swastika that the Native Americans used was the Big Dipper in four different directions ... opposite of the Nazi swastika.

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    I take a look at this guy. He is in business to make a profit. He chose a theme that would garner attention....publicity that would have cost him a great deal of money.....Hence he is full of baloney and he is one smart cookie!!!!

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    India’s Jewish community condemn 'Hitler’ clothes shop

    India’s Jewish community have denounced a shopkeeper who opened a new clothes shop called 'Hitler’ and called on him to rename it.



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    Rajesh Shah claimed he had not named his store after the most reviled dictator in modern history but his partner’s grandfather who was known as 'Hitler’ for his strict manner.



    He had only become aware of the Nazi leader after searching the name on the internet. But critics say his use of the German National Socialists’ Swastika symbol on his 'Hitler’ shop sign contradicts his claim and said they believe he is cashing in on the late Fuhrer’s curious popularity in India.



    The Nazi Swastika symbol was taken from Hindu culture in which it is regarded as an auspicious sign. Mein Kampf, in which Hitler set out his racist theories, remains a bestseller in India where more than 10,000 copies are sold each year to students.



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    10,000 copies of Mein Kampf sold in India each year? That just staggers the mind. You also have to ask why it is bought in such numbers.

    In the case of the shop - I think the guy is doing a "Benneton" and deliberately courting controversy to raise the profile of his shop. The Swastika / Svastika originates in India so does not carry the same connotations that it does in the West however going a step further and naming his shop Hitler raises serious questions -

    He's demanding the equivalent of £500 to rebrand his shop however - I'd happily contribute towards that.

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    Re: India’s Jewish community condemn 'Hitler’ clothes shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    10,000 copies of Mein Kampf sold in India each year? That just staggers the mind. You also have to ask why it is bought in such numbers.

    In the case of the shop - I think the guy is doing a "Benneton" and deliberately courting controversy to raise the profile of his shop. The Swastika / Svastika originates in India so does not carry the same connotations that it does in the West however going a step further and naming his shop Hitler raises serious questions -

    He's demanding the equivalent of £500 to rebrand his shop however - I'd happily contribute towards that.

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    It never ceases to amaze the depths some people go too, to make money. I did a quick search on how well Mein Kampf sell in that region, and it seems Bangladesh street vendors sell a few

    "Adolf Hitler's autobiography manifesto Mein Kampf is selling as well as Dan Brown's latest novel, The Lost Symbol" (....)

    "I think it's because many people have seen Hitler in films and want to know more about him." (....)

    BBC News - Mein Kampf a hit on Dhaka streets

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