From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Wed, 2006-09-27 07:55
A quote from Wim Uyttersprot, the CEO of the Brussels company U2U, in a message to an Israeli businessman:
I appreciate your interest in my company, but after the destructive and inhumane war crimes that Israel committed in Lebanon, and because of the apartheid regime that your government is enforcing in Palestine, U2U does not see it fit to connect itself with Israeli products. I hope the political situation in your country changes completely and will be based on peace and respect for non Jewish cultures. Warm regards, Wim Uyttersprot
Submitted by DO on Thu, 2006-09-28 17:43.
I have forwarded the quote and the relevant links to the Anti-Defamation League.
cogito is right
Submitted by JimMtnViewCaUSA on Thu, 2006-09-28 17:12.
If only Belgium had a vigorously free press, a lot of people who consider themselves well-informed on the issues would at least have easy exposure to conflicting viewpoints.
People! people! let's not
Submitted by kareljansens on Wed, 2006-09-27 16:39.
People! people! let's not forget that Uyttersprot is actually doing Israel a service here: his "company" provides .Net "training" after all...
Submitted by handlery on Wed, 2006-09-27 15:27.
Yes, Cogito is right. Anti-capitalism is anti-semitism, and as I try to argue in my current posting in TBJ, also anti-American. And a lot of other "anties," too. However, what u2u also demonstrates is that, these things are not only to be tagged with a negative. The attitude this champion of virtue (just ask him to get confirmation) manisfests is also positively as stupid as it is unfair.
One more thing from a retired altar boy! u2u seems to mean that a good Jew is one that submits. The problem: they are in short supply. Most of the cadidates died in the Shoa.
Don't defend yourself, Israel!!!!
Submitted by oiznop on Wed, 2006-09-27 12:59.
Yeah, I hope the political situation in your country changes so the Hizbollah scum bags can roll in and blow it off the map......This guy needs smacked!!!!.
Submitted by sprx on Wed, 2006-09-27 11:32.
Is this the new marketing strategy of Microsoft?
Gates will not like this.
And Iran ?
Submitted by Bruno on Wed, 2006-09-27 08:29.
I guess the same jerk will be happy to make business with Iran or Saudi Arabia to show his dhimmitude attitude with "the religion of peace".
When muslim rioters in Belgium get more organized and "hizbollah-ized" (a matter of years), he will not be spared the infidel status anyway...
Submitted by Paul Belien on Wed, 2006-09-27 08:29.
Will Mr Uyttersprot be prosecuted by the Belgian authorities (the government's Anti-Racism Centre CEOOR) on the basis of the 2003 Anti-Discrimination Act?
Submitted by Cogito on Wed, 2006-09-27 08:13.
This is where the misleading media in Belgium leads to. Even intelligent capitalists are misled by the media while forming opinions. Or, is he no capitalist? Like Ulrike Meinhoff (from the Baader-Meinhoff group) said: antisemitism is in fact anticapitalism. What confidence can shareholders have in an anticapitalist CEO?