A discussion recently posted to a password-protected al-Qaeda affiliated message board concerns companies deemed ?suspicious? for conducting business within Muslim countries and allegedly supporting the ?American enemy in both direct and indirect ways.? Corporations are placed within specific categories based upon their ?citizenship,? their support for ?Zionists or are owned by people who support Zionism,? and native companies that have associations with these suspected companies. The corporations involved in the discussion are Dannon, Gillette and the umbrella company, Procter and Gamble, Pepsi-Cola, and Merriam-Webster.
The postings include each corporation?s founding history, current stock prices, and major business transactions or takeovers. For example, Al-Safi Dairy, owned by al-Faisalya al-Saudia Group, is stated to have a signed a contract with Dannon ?to buy about 10% of al-Safi Dairy. Dannon Group of products has invaded the Arab area. Regarding its? relationship with Israel, we have information on this that it is owned by the Jews.? Also, concerning the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the discussion indicates that there are ?phrases which are considered to be offensive to Islam that drives us to boycott this dictionary until the phrases are changed.?
A full translation of the discussion is provided to our Intel Service members.