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Ohio Car Dealership Runs Controversial Ads

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Ohio Car Dealership Runs Controversial Ads

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Ohio Car Dealership Runs Controversial Ads

Ohio Car Dealership Runs Controversial Ads

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A car dealership in Columbus, Ohio, has announced a "jihad" on the car market. "Our prices are lower than the evil-doers' every day," says their radio ad. "Just ask the Pope!" The local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has decried the ad campaign as disrespectful. But the president of the dealership disagrees. He says it's "fair game" to poke "a little fun at radical extremists." But perhaps not a great way to start the holy month of Ramadan.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A car dealership in Columbus, Ohio, has announced a jihad on the car market. Our prices are lower than the evildoers every day, says its radio ad; just ask the pope. The local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has decried the ad campaign as disrespectful. But the president of the dealership disagrees, saying it's fair game to poke a little fun at radical extremists, but perhaps not a great way to start the holy month of Ramadan.

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