Oh no. I’m embarrassed.
How ironic is this??!! They don’t even believe in Christ and they’re getting their own Christmas stamp, but don’t dream of posting the ten commandments on federal property?
USPS New Stamp
This one is impossible to believe. Scroll down for the text.
If there is only one thing you forward today…..let it be this!
Dear Fellow Patriotic Americans,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of PanAm Flight 103,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the military Barracks in Saudi Arabia,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE,
REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11/01.
REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks.
Now the United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class holiday postage stamp.
I strongly urge you to REMEMBER to adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp when purchasing your holiday stamps at the post office. To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors. I also strongly urge you to pass this along to every Patriotic AMERICAN you know, whether by email or otherwise.
First and foremost, they, the Muslims, are people too. People with religious beliefs. It was not every faithful (or unfaithful, for that matter!) Muslim that committed those acts of terrorism. Those Muslims were extremists. Let us at least be clear on this point.
Second, it’s part of a “HOLIDAY” series. Not a “Christmas” series. These Muslims I spoke of, in addition to being faithful people with religious beliefs, well, some of them are Americans too. *gasp* I know, unthinkable, huh? What is so wrong with the USPS issuing a stamp that represents two to six million Americans? I am not yet convinced there is anything wrong with that.
Third, I believe is is possible to REMEMBER the [extremist] MUSLIM attacks and purchase this stamp. But why would I? This stamp has no meaning to me. I am going to buy the stamp that I like, and my buddy Yassir will by the stamp that he likes. How does that dishonor the sacrifices made by so many brave Americans? It’s a stamp. Yes, actually I can appreciate the symbolism (I did get my BA in English Literature). But that does not mean I buy into it. So the American government issues a stamp celebrating a Muslim holiday. Let ’em celebrate. They let me celebrate. Yes, I am in the majority. But this is a principle our country was founded on: “Majority rule, Minority rights.” Remember that from waaay back in high school government class? It’s not “Majority rule, minority must act like it does not exist.”
Finally, can we cut it with the “You don’t support the war, you aren’t patriotic” and “You don’t hate Muslims, you aren’t patriotic” bullshit? My protests, should I choose to make them, actually make me as patriotic as you. I think you are forgetting that 200 years ago, many brave, “patriotic” (almost) Americans fought and died so that I might have the RIGHT to protest. Telling people that it is unpatriotic to disagree with the government or the political party in power is actually unpatriotic in itself.
I feel a little awkward posting something like this here, because I don’t usually like to declare my beliefs on touchy subjects to the world. If you disagree with me (please do–it’s your right), please do so respectfully. :)
Text quoted and some stats and ideas from http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/eidstamp.asp