Those wacky Indian restauranteurs

I understand that “The swastika has its roots in ancient Indian Hindu tradition and remains a sacred symbol for Hindus” but come on, how could anyone in the year 2006 in any country think naming their restaurant “Hitler’s Cross” would be a good idea?

Says the owner:

“We are not promoting Hitler. But we want to tell people we are different in the way he was different.”

I initially found this story at MSNBC but then found a better one at the India Times here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1906370.cms

This one has an even better quote from an Indian actor named Murli Sharma:

“I found the huge posters of Hitler at the restaurant amusing. That’s all I can say,” he told TOI over phone.

When asked if he felt disturbed by the name of the restaurant, Sharma said: “I am not really agitated as I have not read much about the man (Hitler). However, from what I know about Hitler, I find this name rather amusing.”

I guess that’s how someone could choose a name like that, if they never studied 20th century world history. I can’t believe that people from this guy’s country went off to war against Hitler and he doesn’t really have a clue why.

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