posted on Nov, 18 2003 @ 10:43 AM
I received this in my e-mail this morning and was curious to some of your thoughts on 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 the Twin Towers 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.
(end of e-mail)
After a search on this stamp, I found the following commentary:
The assertion that buying this stamp is "a slap in the face" to victims of terrorism is arguable, to say the least. While the specific
allegations are factually accurate all the terrorist acts listed in the email have been attributed to avowed Muslims it's rather a large leap
from there to blaming all Muslims and the Islamic faith in general for those atrocities. There are pundits, granted, who claim that violence and
terrorism are endemic to Islam (notably conservative Christians such as Jerry Falwell and Paul M. Weyrich), but theirs is a minority view staunchly
rejected by experts in comparative religion, not to mention the U.S. government and President George W. Bush himself. "The face of terror is not the
true faith of Islam," Bush has stated publicly. "That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace."
So what is your opinion??
[Edited on 18-11-2003 by ProudAmerican]