Ad response to bombings in full swing

London_1The award for the most foolish response to the London bombings goes to Irish airline Ryanair, which is endeavoring to sell plane tickets on the back of the attacks with an image of Winston Churchill flashing the victory sign and the lines “London fights back” and “Let’s keep London flying.” Horrified readers complained in droves after the ad broke Friday in British newspapers; still, Ryanair is vowing not to voluntarily pull the ads. Meanwhile, American Muslims have fashioned a TV spot in an attempt to detach Islam from the “heinous” acts of a few Muslims. “Any effort by terrorists to hide their criminal activities under the mask of religious piety is being categorically and unequivocally rejected by mainstream Muslims,” says Parvez Ahmed, chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

—Posted by Tim Nudd