asfandyar wrote:KoubaDZ wrote:http://www.itproportal.com/2011/06/02/amd-launches-israeli-rd-center-hints-closer-arm-partnership/
*washes hands* :)
But yes, I am aware that Intel holds a much deeper link with Israel than AMD does.
I am also aware that almost all of our daily purchases as well as our taxes (within a non-islamic country) go towards the funding of the military bases and technologies that are used against our brothers and sisters. Israel is not the only country destroying the lives of our muslim brothers and sisters, what about the funding of the USA products? or the British products? If you are going to boycott, you cannot pick and choose :P
At the end of it all, if we did boycott all products that contributed towards the funding of American, British or Israeli power then we would be left questioning why we are even in a non-islamic country. (mind you, this "funding" occurs even in islamic countries)
I don't think saying "well I can't stop all harm, so why should I stop doing any?" is really acceptable. It is an excuse to cop out. We should do what is easy for us, while choosing the least harmful option. Are Israeli goods the only option? OK, no choice so let's just buy what we need. Is there an acceptable alternative? Then we should take the alternative.
Also, I don't boycott Intel because they have offices within Israel: I boycott Intel because they have built a factory to manufacture processors on a demolished Palestinian village which the UN still recognises as Palestinian land.
Which is worse: a R&D office? Or a whole factory on a demolished village? You see? I chose the lesser evil :)
*washes hands a bit less than if he were using Intel products * :)
There is no punishment for not boycotting the companies, but inshallah those who go out of their way in support of their oppressed muslim brother and sisters will be rewarded.