This Insurance Company Is Using 9/11 Hijacker Mohammed Atta In Its Facebook Campaign
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It seems like every insurance company is looking for a face to represent their company. Geico has the Gecko, Progressive has Flo, AllState has Mayhem, and now InsuranceSavings has ... <a class="fplink fp-846380" href="/Mohammed+Atta+1">Mohammed Atta</a>, September 11 hijacker.
Wait, that’s not right, is it?
The online insurance company used Atta's picture in a Facebook ad campaign to promote its “Newest Texas Policy.” Atta was the ringleader of the gang that flew two airliners into the World Trade Center in 2001, killing 3,000 people.
The ad was first noticed by Kenneth Depaw, a blogger at The College Conservative who was perusing Facebook last night when he noticed a familiar face staring back at him.
“Important: Drivers in Texas Who Drive Less than 35 Miles a Day Read This,” said the ad, which was accompanied by a picture of Atta, taken from his Wikipedia page, superimposed on a Texas drivers' license.
Insurance Savings pulled the ad from Facebook this morning. The compa
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