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Babylon at full force...
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11/29/2004 10:24:14 PM
I would like to share this piece of information I have found on a german website www.rastafari.de. Someone has posted this there and started a reasoning. I believe InI started this discussion on a UK website. I see plenty of disrespect and irony in this action taken up by the manufacturer. If at least a background on the rasta movement would have been given....
"Greetings in the Name of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie & Empress Menen
Christian Dior is the latest multi-national company to steal aspects of I&I culture to sell their products. Please visit http://fashion.dior.com/fr-rasta/ to view the so-called "rasta" collection and use the contact link on the site to protest. (to view the collection: click your language preference, then click collections, then the rasta collection link)
I&I Ilders were imprisoned & died for this culture and now that Babylon has realised they cannot keep I&I down they are trying to dilute I&I faith by using it to sell their products. Things I&I would not wear or deal with..... such as mini bikinis and what looks like animal skin bags..... They wouldn't dare do this to Islam or Christianity. Even if they used the symbols they wouldn't use the name.......
Please protest .......... let's inundate them with email and ordinary mail and any other forms of contact we can."