I recieved this email today and it bothered me. Maybe not in the same way that it bothers others. Before I go on, I want to tell you, I am a 30-something, red blooded American woman and mother, with lily white skin and no, I am not Muslim. I find this very racist. Muslims are a group of people of a particular religion. One of the freedoms of this counrty is religion. Saying that all Muslims believe that hate and killing are what their religion represents, is just wrong. Muslim TERRORISTS were responsible for the attacks mentioned in this email, NOT the entire religion of Muslims. To me this is no different than saying that all Catholics think it is ok for priests to play with little boys, because a few did. No more racist than saying all black people are on welfare, crack and will rob you at gunpoint because a few will. No more racist than saying all Germans are bad people because Hitler and his men were. Just because you are Muslim doesn't mean you condone this behavior. Many Muslims were born here in the United States. Grew up here. Wear Levi's and go to football games on Sunday and drink Budweiser. In my opinion, it is not fair to deny an entire religious group a stamp with our US Postal Service because a few assholes have made their religion look bad. Read the email below, with that in mind and tell me if you think I am wrong.
Subject: FW: Boycott this stamp
How ironic is this??!! They don't even believe in Christ and 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.
If there is only one thing you forward today.....let it be this!
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 9/11/2001!
REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!
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