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The Taliban likes Honda
They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but Honda can’t be too pleased with the rave review it received from “Azan,” a quarterly magazine published by the Taliban.
An English-language publication, “Azan” is radical propaganda intended to recruit disillusioned Muslims. The cover story for its third issue dealt with how to leave your life behind to join in the Jihad against the West.
But buried in the pages of the issue was a full page spread highlighting the virtues of a humble Honda CG125 as a vehicle of choice for the Mujahideen.
“All Praise is due to Allah Who has made the Crusaders flee with a humilating defeat at the hands of the Mujahideen who have so little resources compared to them. We, the Mujahidin, have won the war with HONDA 125s valued at around $700,” the magazine stated (with “humiliating” misspelt, by the by).
Making things even worse, from Honda’s perspective, is that news of the “Azan” review broke just as it revealed a new CG110 model for Africa.