Sorry it's long!
One of DH's more distant relatives forwarded the following email (in italics). I guess it was BCC because I have no idea to whom it was sent other than myself. In all honesty, it pissed me off. Email forwards sometimes do. Usually I reply all with a link to Snopes and am done,but this one really got me, perhaps because I have had Muslim students in the past?
She doesn't know me well enough to send things like that in my opinion, not to mention it has several half-truths. My gut reaction is to reply all the response I have written. I can guess who the email was sent to though and I am betting my response would not be well received. Part of me thinks I should just let it go. My reply so far is in bold below the email. What would you do?
Apparently, the hearts and butterflies are intended to distract the American people who won?t question what the rest means.. . . who may NOT realize that it?s Arabic, and probably not something they would knowingly support. ? UGH!!!
New Stamp - the second one!!! 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 44-Cent First Class Postage Stamp.
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 AMERICANS who died at the hands of the people this stamp honors. Instead, please Honor the United States of America !
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!
If you are a Patriotic American please pass this along.
The stamp honoring the Muslim holiday of Eid has been out for several
years. The one shown below is not a USPS stamp, it is from a create
your own stamp website called Zazzle (it says Zazzle.com on it). You
can read more about what below is true and false here: http://www.snopes.com/politics/stamps/eidstamp.asp
I mean no offense, but I do believe it's important to remember that there are many Muslim Americans that have nothing to do with terrorism, have lost family members to terrorism, and even have fought, and lost their lives, for our country. I am a patriotic American, but I wouldn't boycott Christmas stamps for the acts of the "Christians" of Westboro Baptist Church who protest "in the name of God" at the funerals of our soldiers who were killed protecting our country. I also wouldn't boycott Eid stamps for the acts of terrorists who claim to act in the name their god.