To whom it concerns at Dell Canada,

I wanted to let you know that I was recently shopping for a Dell Laptop Machine and decided to not purchase your computer.
The reason for this is because you now exclusively use Intel based chips in your laptop computers.

Thus, I decided to buy an AMD based HP computer from FutureShop.

I hope you will reconsider your product line and offer AMD based laptops in the future.
I would recommend that in these difficult economic times, you consider what I am saying carefully as it will very much affect the bottom line of your business.

The reason for my deciding to not use Intel are outlined as follows:

  • Israel forced out the original inhabitants of Iraq Al-Manshiya and the near-by village of Al-Faluja after the 1948 war ended contrary to international law and an armistice agreement sponsored by the UN and which Israel signed.
  • Intel should not participate and allow Israel to have economic benefits from the illegal dispossession of Palestinians. Israel is denying Palestinian refugees their right of return to their lands and homes which it is occupying. This right is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Law, and is supported by numerous UN resolutions.
  • Given Israel’s apartheid policies, continuing abuses of fundamental human rights, and violations of International Law, Intel should divest from Israel forthwith.

CC’d, Executive Vice President, Intel, [email protected] (email no longer active)
Sent to: DELL Canada Sales Department, [email protected]

For more information, see the Boycott Intel page.

Here is a link to the almost exact Dell laptop I nearly bought.

By the way, is boycotting effective?

I would say, definitely, yes. Take a look at what Starbucks is doing now, in order to get back some of the lost sales.
http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/pressdesc.asp?id=971

http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/pressdesc.asp?id=976

Boycotting is a non-violent way for us to get our message across and to apply pressure on companies that are contributing to the harm of the Muslims. Think about it, we have given up jihad, what do we have left? We have to struggle and find ways to stand up and respond to those harming us.

What do you think? Thank you for your comments, even if you disagree, I appreciate the discussion and the chance to discuss and learn from each other.

Update March 25, 2009 – Dell responded
What follows is their response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for contacting Dell online customer care.

Thank you for your valuable information and we sincerely appreciate your feedback.

Thank you for choosing Dell.

Respectfully,

Kamal Akisetty
Canada Customer eCare
Dell Inc.
[email protected]

End of response

News Update Feb 2, 2010
Intel Israel Exports jump 145%

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s Israeli subsidiary said on Monday its exports surged 145 percent in 2009 to a record $3.4 billion and the company is hoping growth will continue with further expansion in the country.