Remembering Muslim Atrocities / USPS honouring Islam

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  • Hamas

    On Minimus post about venting your anger, I read this post by SpunkyChick:

    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.

    REMEMBER to pass this along to every patriotic AMERICAN you know.

    And this chick starts to go off on how this generalizes the Muslim faith and whoever started this e-mail should be ashamed. Then I got into it saying how disgusted I am of this religion; how they circumcise the women, make them cover there head, type of sex they may have...ect...I'm suprized she wasn't a JW...she was nasty and couldn't back up her beliefs

    You know, this e mail makes me sick. It is a shining example of American naivety and gullibility. Whilst it is right to remember the victims of so called Muslim attacks against the Americans, we should not forget the victims of American attacks on Muslims, of which America has a long and bloody history.

    • Palestine : Britain, with the help of America, gave Palestine to the Jews who have occupied it for more than 50 years, years full of oppression, crime, destruction and killing. America supports these outrages.
    • Somalia
    • Chechnya: America supported Russian attrocities
    • Kashmir : America supports Indian oppression against Islam
    • Lebanon
    • The theft of oil due to military threats from America
    • American invasion and corruption of Arab lands
    • Prior to the second Gulf war, American sanctions were the cause of 1.5 million men women and children being starved to death.
    • Iraq : The unjust killing of civilians in order to destroy 'weapons of mass destruction', weapons that have never been found. The main reason America attacked Iraq was to prevent Saddam Hussain's continued support of Palestinian freedom in Israel by means of sales from oil.
    • Afghanistan: The criminal killings of innocent civilians, under the scapegoat of 9/11.

    America have attacked and supported the attacks of Muslims for many years. If people are to generalize Islam, then they must apply the same rule to the Americans. America is just as guilty as Islam for bloodshed, if not more so.

  • City Fan
    City Fan

    To be honest Hamas, I'm sick of having to be tolerant of a religion which itself is very intolerant. There are 2 huge mosques being built in my home town. If I wanted to live in a muslim state I'd move to Pakistan!

    But you're right in a way. I'm also sick of Bush and his calls for a 'crusade' and prayers to god for the US and allied troops. In fact I'm sick of any religion that has its origin in the backward, barbaric cultic gods of Arabian nomadic tribesmen.

    Both sides are guilty of atrocities, and religion with its cultural differences is to blame.

  • Hamas

    You should come to Leicester mate.

  • berylblue
    America have attacked and supported the attacks of Muslims for many years

    I appreciated your post. I was not aware, though had my suspicions....

    I do no support attacking anyone. And I'm appalled at the actions of my government at times....don't really know what else to say, or to do about it. Attending peace rallies before the war did nothing...


  • avishai

    Who were we defending in kosovo, hamas?

  • Double Edge
    Double Edge
    I'm also sick of Bush and his calls for a 'crusade' and prayers to god for the US and allied troops.

    If you don't believe in God or prayers, that's fine.... whatever, but don't try and paint President Bush as some kind of renegade as regards to prayers for our countrymen ... that's part of the tradition of this country that goes back before the Constitution. Remember, some of the 'originals' in this country left England because they wanted religious freedom... that tradition has been carried down these four hundred years, in one form or another. Apparantly the ambivilance left on your side of the pond hasn't changed either, so what, just different ways of looking at things. Besides, Bush wasn't alone, a poll taken showed that over 70% of the public 'prayed' in one way or another for the safety of our young troops - right or wrong, at times like these, they are like family.

    'crusade' - cheap shot... the radical moslems tried to make using that un-p.c. word something bigger and badder than it was.... didn't work, didn't stick, the public thought it was really a stupid 'reach' was just a word, one that people use all of the time here without even thinking of Richard the Lionhearted or Moslems or Jerusalam or anything in particular other than "just a word".

  • gumby

    About 5 minutes before I read this thread I read my mail. This same e-mail was sent to me by my neighbor......who is going to be a pastor.

    I wrote him back and said I didn't think the stamp was to honor terrorist, but rather a Muslim holiday. I said not all Muslims are terrorists. I ended the mail by saying I thought it smacked of rasicm. I think I have heard more bigotted comments about muslims coming from Christians than anyone else. Sad


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