Live in the UK and forget to get someone a Christmas gift?

Posted by: Phineas on December 26, 2011 at 6:31 pm

**Posted by Phineas

No problem! Waterstone’s has the solution for you, a book it proclaimed to be the “perfect present.”

Mein Kampf:

Staff at Waterstone’s in Huddersfield used a festive point-of-sale sticker to promote the book as “the perfect present” with an accompanying personal recommendation message by a staff member trumpeting the book as “an essential read for anyone”.

Town-centre stores in Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire have been displaying front covers of multiple copies of the book, a sales technique designed to attract the attention of shoppers.

The trend was first spotted by Jewish travelling salesman Jonathan Levine, 44, from north Manchester. He has now received an apology from Waterstone’s, after he complained.

Mr Levine said: “I would be most obliged if Waterstone’s would explain what lies behind the apparent zeal on their part to promote this disgusting work. When challenging one of the staff in Manchester’s Deansgate branch, I was told that it was ‘a Christmas bestseller which sold really well’. A dubious justification indeed for selling this hateful work.”

I can imagine it sold well during the holidays, given Britain’s large and growing jihadist population and popularity of the book and its author around the Muslim world, for example in Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, and Bangladesh. I suppose we should be grateful Waterstone’s didn’t market it for Hanukkah.

What genius thought this was a bright idea, and didn’t any of the store personnel question it?

via Philip Klein

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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3 Responses to “Live in the UK and forget to get someone a Christmas gift?”


  1. Carlos says:

    No, they wouldn’t question it, Phineas. Like all good drones, the employees would do what they’re told without question, especially if they were raise in government education camps.

    And if they went to the local madrasa for their education, it would be required reading, with a minimum of a year spent on extolling the virtues found therein.

    Islam is, after all, the religion of PEACE, you know, and what could possibly be more peaceful than a Utopian socialist/NAZI world without Jews? (Except, of course, for a worldwide caliphate.)

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    It would not have surprised me to learn the book in question was written by Obhammud.

  3. Carlos says:

    Since Hitler hated “Obama’s people,” my guess is there will never be anything to tie the two together.

    Except, of course, political ideology, and neither is a bigger demagogue (or demigod) than the other…