Sunday, December 04, 2011

Virgin Megastore recommends Mein Kampf to its Arab customers

A Twitter user has a photo of a book display at a Virgin Megastore in Qatar:

Yes, that is Hitler's Mein Kampf prominently displayed as a recommendation for Virgin's Arabic-reading customers!

And it is not only in Qatar. This blog post from Bahrain shows that the Virgin store there also recommends Mein Kampf.

So this does not look like it was the decision of the local store manager, but of Virgin Megastores for the entire Arab region.

What does Richard Branson think?

You can tweet him at @richardbranson or you can complain to the Virgin Megastores Middle East at @VirginMegaME.

UPDATE: Virgin responds - with lies.