Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I won't be making a purchase...

Have you seen this postage on your mail lately?

Tuesday's whine-o-gram focused on the USPS issuing this stamp that commemorates the two most important islamic festivals, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. On these days, muslims wish each other "Eid mubarak," the phrase featured in Islamic calligraphy on the stamp. "Eid mubarak" translates literally as "blessed festival."

The whining you hear comes from the internet campaign to boycott a holiday postage stamp in central Texas. Mustafaa Carroll representing the Texas chapter of CAIR (never let it be said that CAIR is one to miss an opportunity to play the victim). Carroll said, "I guess it's just become par for the course these days." Others from the islamic community claim a post 9/11 America hasn't been too friendly. (Ya think?) A retired postal worker had this to say, "From the little kids up, they're trained to be a terrorist and for us to honor. I'm sure there are good Muslims, but I just don't think it's appropriate for our country to honor their holidays. To honor a religion bent on our downfall, I don't think it's appropriate there are several websites calling for a boycott on the stamp."

Why all the whining now? The stamp was originally issued on 9/1/01, 10 days before America was attacked by 19 muslims. The internet campaign has been going on for years. When I first saw the stamp, I emailed the USPS and expressed my displeasure. To my utter shock I did get a reply, stating the need for diversity, that all Americans be represented and celebrated. Every year since the stamp was issued, CAIR creates a controversy, just before the "high holy days," forcing Americas attention is on the muslim religion. News sources will mention the holiday with a brief description on it's history. Bringing islam to the forefront of Americas psyche.

Carroll opined further, "I'm more concerned with the general community, and what it's going to look like in the years to come, because this war's going to pass and people aren't always going to be doing this and we have to get along after this is all said and done."

Sounds like CAIR has a long range plan for islam in America. That statement appears very confident in the outcome, pushing islam into the mainstream of American culture. This stamp is just another step towards dhimmitude.

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