| Boycott Watch finds the sudden rage
toward Apple Computers after it announced a boycott of Indiana to be beyond
phony and completely disingenuous. It all started when Indiana passed their
'Religious Freedoms Act' which is a law that mirrors Federal law designed to
protect people from being forced to violate their deeply religious convictions.
Boycott Watch is not taking a stance on the law, but has pointed out that
boycotting a state is
un-American collective punishment. Others in the media have pointed out
that when states battle other states, it is by definition a civil war. As such,
Boycott Watch is against this boycott for several reasons explained in that
Meanwhile there is a new rage over Apple,
in this case after it announced it will boycott Indiana. While it has been
pointed out that Apple will be opening a store in Saudi Arabia, Boycott Watch
points out this store opening is not only nothing new, but complete false
indignation by the boycotters because Apple has been the key computer supplier
on the Arab world for decades, but people are only now bringing a small piece
of that to light and hiding the fact that Arab world predominately hates anyone
LGBT and commonly murders anyone who is discovered to be gay. Any Internet
search will reveal a plethora of people who have requested political asylum
after being revealed as gay in Arab countries.
There is reason why Apple has become the key computer supplier in the Arab
world - it is because the Intel microprocessor and other chips used in the PC
world are all developed in Israel, the country the Arab League was formed to
boycott, as detailed in Fred Taub's book
Boycotting Peace. As such, Apple
computers are desired in the Arab world and PC's ownership is sharply
criticized, to say the least, if it occurs.
Watch exposed how even a simple single battery made in Israel that was embedded
into an Apple computer and only found after a detailed inspection caused uproar
in the Arab world. The October 10, 2012 Boycott Watch article
Boycotts Israel, Silent as it Adopts Arab Position, Refuses to Recognize
Jerusalem, Israel exposed the extent of the Apple participation in the Arab
boycott of Israel. Our article linked to Apple's United Arab Emirates page
which at the time showed the company contacts in the Arab world but didn't even
recognize the existence of Israel despite it being on the same map.
In that article, Fred Taub, President of Boycott Watch
said "The Arab boycott of Israel is designed to prevent peace. As the opening
line of my book Boycotting Peace
states, you can't have peace with someone who will not sit down with you for a
cup of coffee. In this case, Apple's position means they are acting as
cheerleaders for terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as state
sponsors of terrorism like Iran which also boycott Israel."
That still rings true. Additionally, since these Arab
countries and Islamic terrorist groups openly condone violence against and even
the murder of gay people and the LGBT community in general, Boycott Watch
laughs at the sudden false indignation of Apple toward Indiana. It should also
be pointed out that Israel is the only country in the Middle East where safe
for the LGBT community.