Hitler is popular in Egypt. Mein Kampf is a perennial bestseller. What is odd, and good news, is that “a number of Egyptians visiting the area have openly rebuked him and spit at the store in protest. At least one tried to forcibly remove the Hitler sign.”
“‘Hitler’ Clothing Store Causes Stir in Cairo,” Israel Today, April 3, 2016 (thanks to Thomas):
A Egyptian store owner situated on a prestigious promenade often called the “Champs Elysées” of Cairo is defending naming his shop after Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
The front of the store bears Hitler’s name and even uses a swastika as its logo.
Store owner Osama Farouk insisted in remarks to Gulf News that his decision to use such symbolism was innocent. “I adore the name and the logo, and decided to put them on the front of my shop.”
To Farouk’s dismay, a number of Egyptians visiting the area have openly rebuked him and spit at the store in protest. At least one tried to forcibly remove the Hitler sign.
“It doesn’t deserve all this trouble,” Farouk maintained. “Why are people so angry? I don’t get involved in politics.”
But that’s only half the story. At least as many people have no problem with Farouk naming his store after one of history’s most notorious figures.
“Praise Allah, I have many clients who come to the store because of the quality of my goods,” he said….