Ok, so I needed just one stamp for a letter/final payment for a pup, so I went to our local post office where a friend of mine works. As we were talking about a BBQ that they are having this weekend, she hands me a stamp and I slap it on the letter and down the mail chute it goes. The stamp was pretty with what looked to be a Christmas tree made out of swirling gold ribbon and the word "Greetings" on the bottom. At the top of the stamp was the letters "EID". I asked Marion what the letters stood for since I figured it was some new postal code for the "forever" stamps. She leaned over the counter and whispered, "read it backwards". I thought about the letters and rearranged them in my head and was shocked. She then told me that it was a Muslim holiday stamp. They had stamps for Kawanza, The Virgin Mary and Child for Christians, plus 3 other religous sects. No where on the other stamps were any words or messages that could be taken negatively by any other religion. Marion stated that they were getting a lot of compliants and that I should go to the website for the US post office and complain about it as well.
I am sick and tired of hearing how we hate the muslim community. If this is the message that they want to portray and send out to the American people than they should reap what they sow. So thank you US Muslims. Thanks for relaying your message not only to me but also to any recipienents of my outgoing mail. Thanks for taking a joyous time of year and polluting it with words of terror. Oh, and a BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful goverment for helping further the Muslim cause.