Friday, October 01, 2004

GRRRRRRRR...

I just received this in my email:


>
>DON'T BUY IT!!
>
>How ironic is this??!! 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!
>
>
>
>
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>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 TwinTowerson 9/11/2001!
>
>REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were
>lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!
>
>
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>Now the United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the
>EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class
>holiday postage stamp.
>
>REMEMBER to adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp
>when purchasing your 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.
>
>REMEMBER to pass this along to every patriotic AMERICAN you know.


This is in reference to the USPS's stamp commemorating the muslim celebrations of Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha. For more info on the email circulating and the festivals, go to: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/eidstamp.asp

The thing that really chaps my hide about this is that it stirs up that good old american hatred and love of vengeance. I guess that by boycotting the use of the stamp, I'm somehow supposed to be showing my love of my country?

What about all the millions of peaceful, law abiding, US Citizen muslims in this country? They go on about their daily lives, contributing to the community, being productive, raising good kids, and, I might add, voting and paying taxes. Many have decried the extemist practices of the terrorists. Don't these people love their country, too? Don't they feel patriotic? How should they show their patriotism?

That's my Grrrr this week...

MRKH
Mark Hansen
http://markhansenmusic.com


1 comment:

  1. I follow your grrrrrrr with my own grrrrrrr. This is exactly the kind of stuff that frustrates me about how so many Americans view patriotism. I wish we could stop and think and ponder some things before we say them. It's kind of embarassing. Thanks for posting this Mark.

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