Saturday, April 01, 2006

My Borders Waldenbooks Boycott

Friends of mine know I'm the boycott queen. I don't shop at Target, I don't buy Yoplait and I refuse to patronize Starbucks just to name a few of the causes that make me feel better. That being said, my new crusade is against Borders Waldenbooks. Bowing to the threat of islamic reprisals, Borders / Waldenbooks are electing not to stock a magazine that has published the dreaded mohammad cartoons. The Free Inquiry published four of the cartoons in the April / May edition and a Borders spokesman said "For us, the safety and security of our customers and employees is a top priority, and we believe that carrying this issue could challenge that priority" Translation, "we are afraid, very afraid!" This is not the only type of submission Borders engages in, and I challenge you to check for yourself, the koran is located on the top shelf in accordance to islamic law. Nice...

You would think a company that makes it's money off freedom of press wouldn't be actively censoring itself out of fear and the threat of violence. Who is going to stand up for free speech if we can't count on a book store? No other group commands more rights and tolerance, not out of past repression but out of fear. Boycotts, law suits and the threat of violence are the weapons muslims use to gain rights and respect. And businesses cave, who want bad press?

Where does this islamic activism stem? I have a theory. The muslim community has low self esteem. We all know the muslim faith is based on deeds, works and total obedience to the stringent laws in the koran. If allah commands it and I fail how can I ever be worthy to enter paradise? If it wasn't possible to achieve why would allah command it? In the eyes of allah I must be a horrible creature because I continue to fail in my obedience to his requirements. A muslims entire life is centered on gaining entrance to paradise. Everything I need to know in relation to ones life is based in the koran. How, where and when I pray, what I can wear, when I can have sex. You're even allowed to tell a lie, kill and take slaves. How's that for a moral compass? Is it any wonder they can't live up to those types of expectations? There is no saving grace, no forgiveness. You can't even have a personal relationship with the god of islam, it's blasphemy. If everthing you did was based on whether or not you went to heaven it would make one angry and insane. What muslims fail to see, or aren't allowed to believe, is that we are imperfect beings prone to temptation and failure. Where does a muslim go when they sin? Hell, Christians go to God and ask to be forgiven.


5 comments:

Malott said...

Great post, Janice.

It explains so many things about Islam.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

IS THIS PART 1 OF THE GREAT JANICE CRUSADE? I'M SURE YOU BOUGHT A LOT OF BOOKS AT BORDERS ANYHOW. YOU PROBABLY HAVE NO PROBLEM GOING TO WAL-MART!!TALK ABOUT A THREAT TO AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!

janice said...

Truth be told, I have never bought a single book from Borders. I by most, if not all my books from Amazon. As far as Wal-Mart goes, they are Americas largest employer and I can't wait until they open the in my area. How are they a threat to America? No one is forced to work there, unions are the greatest threat to America, just ask Ford & GM.

Anonymous said...

for the most part unions are powerless, the wal-marts of the world took care of that: they did what the unions were doing all along,STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. I MAY BE WRONG BUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS THE LARGEST EMPLOYER

jihadi tracker said...

You're wrong, Wal-Mart is employs more people. New thread, unions are riding both sides of this illegal alien debate. In the end they want to unionize the berry pickers.