Monday, September 7, 2009

US Mayor Explodes Anti-Islam Sentiment over Stamps


"07/09/2009 American Muslims and non-Muslims are reacting angrily to an anti-Semite e-mail by Tennessee Mayor Johnny Piper protesting the issuance of stamps commemorating two Muslim feasts.
"The e-mail represents appalling ignorance of what Islam is, and who Muslims are,” Ahmed Joudah, president of the Islamic Center of Clarksville, Tennessee, told the Leaf-Chronicle last week.

In an e-mail circulated nationwide, Piper urged whom he called "patriotic Americans" to protest a US Postal Service stamp marking `Eid Al-Fitr and `Eid Al-Adha. “I was surprised at a stamp being developed, and would have thought others would be, too,” he said.

The stamp features the phrase ‘Eid mubarak or blessed feast in Islamic calligraphy. It was first issued in 2001, and was reissued in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Stereotyping the world's 1.5 billion Muslims, Piper said the Americans should not commemorate the holidays of those who attacked them, calling for a national boycott of the stamp which he described as a "slap in the face" to Americans......."

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