LIDL has been accused of leaving off crosses from an Italian church poster to avoid offending its non-Christian customers.
The budget supermarket used a photo of the picturesque town of Dolceaqua on a promotional poster in its branch in nearby Camporosso.
But eagle-eyed locals were quick to spot that the poster didn’t have the two crosses normally on the church of Sant’Antonio Abate.
Furious mayor of Dolceaqua, Fulvio Gazzola, lodged a complaint with the supermarket, calling on them to display an unmodified poster.
I personally took the decision not to shop at Lidl (as well as Kaufland which is also part of the Schwarz-Gruppe) again after having written this letter (originally in German, here translated to English):
I have occasionally shopped in some of your branches. A thorn in my eye was always that you sell ”halal products”. One reason for this is the unethical butchering of animals. A cow often lives 10 minutes after her throat was cut through. Even worse though is the associated terrorist financing of which I have learned more recently, see below.
I have already thought of stopping to shop in Lidl before, but now when you started to also censor away crosses from product packaging and in your ads, that was for me the final straw. Mohammed / Islam does not stand for peace, Jesus / Christianity does. You say yes to Islam and no to Christianity?
I do not understand that and draw the consequences. I will no more buy at Lidl and will convince as many of my friends as possible to make the same move.
Zakat and terror financing (nothing forbids that also the Jizia tax, special tax for infidels, is used to finance terrorism resp. killing infidels):
The principle of Zakat in Islamic law makes it compulsory for all Muslims to give 2.5% of their income for charity – of course, only for Muslims.
Zakat must be divided between 8 categories of recipients, one is for jihadists who fight for Allah. According to Islamic law, Islamic organizations are not allowed to grant the Halal certification without paying the Zakat since according to Islamic law, it is compulsory for all Muslims.
What each of your customer should know is that if they buy one of your many halal-certified products, they will co-finance, without knowing it and probably against their will, Islamic terrorists.