Boycott Watch
September 21, 2003
If You Want Credibility In Your Boycott Call,
Sign Your Name
   Summary: A non-verifiable email is circulating that calls for a boycott based on a news article. When the source information is not verifiable and there is no contact information for the boycotters, Boycott Watch must conclude that the boycott call is false and/or unfounded.
   An email is circulating calling for a boycott of products from many countries based upon the actions one country. In this case, on April 15, 2002 Israel National News ( reported that in response to a German government decision not to supply tank parts to Israel, Israel's Dan Bus Company canceled an $18 million order for 100 German buses.

    The email has been circulating but since it does not have any name claiming to be the sponsor of the boycott - nobody is taking responsibility for the boycott call. There is nobody to confirm the information with nor is there any way to tell if the email has been modified from the original boycott call by people who pare passing it around.

    The boycott call also goes way beyond the reasoning for the boycott. Boycott Watch must therefore conclude that the email has no credibility on several grounds. 1) No verifiable source of the boycott call. 2) Nobody taking responsibility for the boycott call. 3) No original contact source for the boycott call. 4) No way to verify if the email has been altered. 5) With no source information, there is no way to establish metrics to determine the success, if any, of the boycott. 6) The boycott email goes way beyond the boycott call intent, indicating possible modifications to the original email. 7) The news story that the boycott is based on already has a remedy. 8) There are no follow-up news reports regarding the original story.

   I'm sure Boycott Watch can find more problems with the email, but we will stop here because we not trying to turn it into a top-10 list.

    In summary, the email does not have enough information to warrant an investigation by Boycott Watch. We received a similar email a few months ago, but we didn't think the email would go far because of its inherent problems, but we now see it did, and that is why we are reporting it now.

    This is a good case lesson for boycotters - you lack credibility if you send anonymous emails. In a democracy, everyone has the right to confront their accusers in court. Newspapers require letters writers to sign their names to letters as well. If you can't put your name and the name of your sponsoring organization on your boycott call, you not only lack credibility, but you are a coward as well.

-------- Original report by Israel National News --------

Dan Halts Future Orders of German Buses
06:13 Apr. 15, '02 / 3 Iyar 5762

   ( In response to a German government decision not to supply parts for the Merkavah tank, the Dan Bus Company on Sunday announced it was canceling an $18 million order for 100 German produced MAN buses. Company officials have instructed those responsible for the annual replacement of buses to begin negotiations with firms in other countries.

-------- End of Original report by Israel National News --------

------ Start of boycott email (spelling errors are not ours) --------

   Several weeks ago, Germany announced its decision to stop all arms sales to Israel. Since then, other countries have followed suit. In retaliation, Israel has cancelled its annual multimillion dollar contract for its nationwide DAN buses which were manufactured in Germany. Israel is looking at other bus suppliers in the U.S., and Japan.

   The Europeans and their Muslim allies should understand boycotts work both ways. When we said NEVER AGAIN, we meant it. Europe is stuck in the mentality of 1933 and conditioned to thinking of Jews as defenseless entities. The reality is very different. As long as Europe adheres to and supports its primitive death cult of the Middle Ages, European products must be off limits.

   We continue to call for a complete boycott of travel and products from the following countries:

   France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, and China due to their support, sponsorship, and/or participation in global Islamic terror. The voting record of the above countries at the U.N. openly endorses Muslim terror.

   Remember, every time you buy a bottle of Evian, a Carlsberg product, a Spanish melon, a Godiva chocolate, a Dior lipstick, a Gucci bag, or a German kitchen, you are financing the next Muslim mass murderer.

   The European Union gives over $10 million per month to the Palestinian Authority, knowing fully the money is funnelled to buy, import, and train Muslim terrorists and their weapons of mass murder. We strongly encourage everyone to buy Canadian, American and Israeli products instead. If at all possible, make it a point to purchase at least one item per week that is made in Israel.

   Buy Estee Lauder instead of Chanel, Dior, and YSL. Tell the salespeople why. Educate the public when you shop.

   Please send this to at least 10 like minded people.

------ End of boycott email --------
Supporting Articles:
Boycott Watch Note:Some Boycott Watch staffers felt that we should not have published this report because the boycott call email had no credibility. Our decision to print this report is based upon our basic mission to inform people about the credibility issues regarding such boycott calls.

E-Mail This Page to a Friend
Enter the recipient's e-mail address:

(Click here to return to top of page)
 ©2003 Boycott Watch