Saturday, April 3, 2010

Muslim Stamps

Once again, I have to part ways with some of my conservative peers.

I have gotten several emails like the one here:

Muslim Stamps

Apparently they think that putting hearts and butterflies on will
make most people not realize that the rest is Arabic and probably
not something we want to support.

New Stamp - the second one!!!

This image is a larger version of the Eid Custom Postage product.
USPS New 44-Cent Stamp Celebrates a Muslim holiday.
If there is only ONE thing you forward today... let it be this!

President Obama has directed the United States Postal Service to REMEMBER and HONOR the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a new commemorative 44-Cent First Class Holiday Postage Stamp.

REMEMBER to adamantly & vocally BOYCOTT this stamp, when you are purchasing your stamps at the post office.
All you have to say is "No thank you, I do not want that Muslim Stamp on my letters!"
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.
REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of Pan Am 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 9/11/2001 !

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!

Pass this along to every Patriotic American that you know and get the word out!
Honor the United States of America !

For cryin' out loud, we are not having problems with ALL Muslims, just the ones that like to blow up civilians (you know as in "man made disasters," formerly known by its correct name "terrorism").
These stamps have nothing to do with terrorism.

Yes, the Koran (Quran?) does teach that all non believers must be eliminated, so yes you could say that we are at war with all of Islam and that this would be rather like having had an Obon stamp during WWII. But only a tiny fraction of Muslims adhere to this particular teaching. We don't kill our kids for disobedience as the Bible dicates either (Deuteronomy 21:18-21). Sadly, the fraction that do follow the children of peace vs children of war idiocy are the ones who wield the most power in the Islamic world, but we still must not punish or hate the entire religion for that.

The stamp celebrates a religious holiday, not terrorists or the actions of terrorists. Of course, if you are a practicing Christian or Jew, you have every right to avoid use of the stamp. But to be upset that it exists, and to try and persuade others to deny it, is to ignore this country's freedom of religion.

Now if you're ticked that our government is using religion on stamps, well yeah I can see your point. But you'll also have to be ticked at any Christian or Jewish stamps too, unless you're a stinking hypocrite.

Being a true believer in the Constitution and individual freedoms, you wouldn't want to deny religious freedom right?

Also, Obama had nothing to do with these stamps, they've been around since 2001 or so. I don't like The One even a little, but folks, let's not lie about this kind of stuff, it does no one any good.

Oops, almost forgot, see that "Zazzle" on the stamps. Here you go:

Muslim Custom Postage

Before you go all medieval on Zazzle, look up Christian Custom Postage and Jewish Custom Postage. They are there too.

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