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Thread: Photo of Soldier with Muslim Girlfriend Stirs Controversey

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    Photo of Soldier with Muslim Girlfriend Stirs Controversey

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    SnoreStop billboard of soldier embracing Muslim woman causes controversy

    Say what? This is a "slap in the face" to our military how, exactly?
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    Geesh I'll never understand people who relate Muslim to terrorist...I run into it so much and the people are always talking about how I'm disrespecting our military members by being courteous and polite to a person of a different faith. I think it's a nice billboard and a good picture!


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    I'm more curious as to what that particular ad has to do with a sleeping aid... what does a soldier dating a muslim have to do with using something to help you sleep/help with snoring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishAFSpouse View Post
    I'm more curious as to what that particular ad has to do with a sleeping aid... what does a soldier dating a muslim have to do with using something to help you sleep/help with snoring?
    If the "keeping couples together" message is a bit of a stretch for an anti-snoring product/sleep aid, the choice of models was deliberate. "We want to show couples that you normally don't see in advertising," SnoreStop spokeswoman Melody
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    Yeah, I saw that, but I still don't see how that particular advertisement has anything to do with the product. To me, it seems they deliberately picked that pose or picture or did that ad just to cause controversy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishAFSpouse View Post
    I'm more curious as to what that particular ad has to do with a sleeping aid... what does a soldier dating a muslim have to do with using something to help you sleep/help with snoring?
    That's what I said when a saw this awhile back. LOL
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    They are an adorable couple, IMO.
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    Beautiful couple - but I thought there were all these policies about appearing in media in uniform. That puzzles me much more than the controversy over a soldier dating a Muslim.
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    I'm kind of confused how it relates to the advertisement but other than that I don't see where there shoudl be any issue with the photo.
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    Did they choose the couple just for the sake of controversy or "buzz"...yes.

    Is it "disgraceful" no. How many older GI's do you know with Korean or Japanese wives? Is that a slap in the face? Or is it because we didn't label them as terrorists?
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