Sunday, January 22, 2006
Europe continues to sink. Will this actually be allowed to happen, or will other Europeans do something about it? (H/T to the anonymous commenter)
The T-shirts have as logos the initials of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) or the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
The firm, Fighters and Lovers, says it will donate 5 euros (£3) for each T-shirt it sells.
The Colombian government has protested to the Danish authorities over the sale of the T-shirts.
"Financing terrorist groups is unacceptable and goes against all the international norms," Colombian Foreign Minister Carolina Barco told private Caracol Radio on Friday.
"Yesterday our ambassador contacted the Danish government, we sent a protest note and have demanded an explanation."
The designers say Palestianian militant Leila Khaled and Colombian rebel leader Jacobo Arenas were among their inspirations.
Money from the sale of the T-shirts will help finance Farc radio stations in Colombia and a graphics studio in the Palestinian territories...
See also: YNet: T-shirt firm funds terror groups
Before anyone says, "Oh, it's just for a graphics studio" -- that means propaganda, that means money freed up to be spent elsewhere. There is absolutely no legitimate reason for a group like the PFLP to exist, and no reason for it to get money from anyone for anything.
Leila Khaled used to hijack airplanes for the PFLP. Here is a worshipful article on her that apparently appeared in The Guardian five years ago: 'I made the ring from a bullet and the pin of a hand grenade'
Update: Daniel in Brookline has pictures of the shirts.
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Dear God in Heaven. They honestly believe that their donations will pay for "radio stations and graphics workshops"... and their T-shirts feature Kalashnikovs. (They even celebrate the image of the "classic stylish coolness" of Leila Khaled.) Cogniti... Read More