I got a forward last night that actually made me want to forward it on to people, but not for the reason in the e-mail. I wanted to forward it to people that would be just as shocked as I was at how incredibly narrow-minded some citizens of this country are.
The e-mail contains this picture:
This is, of course, a beautiful stamp that the US Postal Service released for Ramadan this year. It was originally issued in 2001 and has now been re-issued. The text of the email says, “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! Now the United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class Holiday postage stamp. Bull! 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!!!”
I immediately e-mailed my co-worker that sent this to me and said I would pretend that she hadn’t.
I did a little digging and found some other pictures of Holiday Stamps:
I think I’ll start an e-mail warning people against buying these, with slogans like, “REMEMBER the killing of tens of thousands over the last bazillion years in the name of God!”
Come on, people. Give me a break. Do you want to live in your own little bubbles where nothing but Toby Keith and your Southern Baptist preacher can tell you the truth about the world? Fine with me. Just think about who you’re sending that forward to next time and leave my name off it.