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    Thumbs down "Boy, this ****es me off!!", "This is SICK!!", "Prejudice/HATE are BAD

    I just got this email!!! How sick is this???? People have NO CLUE!!!!
    This is the way HATE AND PREJUDICE grows!!!! This is so unjustified!! People are SO STUPID!!! Look at the date that this stamp was issued!!! And to paint the entire Muslim world with the same brush is INSANE!!! Perhaps one of you could explain the difference between Islam and jihad in your reply.

    #1 - By now you all know that I support the war on terrorism, and that I support the war in Iraq because I believe it is a continuation of the war on terrorism.

    #2 - I don't really know any Muslims, except for the lady I just worked with at the City, otherwise I know very little of their culture.

    #3 - I don't think I'm a prejudiced person .....

    #4 - I'm absolutely disgusted that people would propagate hate against Muslims in America this way

    #5 - I tried to do some research to post some links about Eid holidays but got bogged down.

    #6 - http://www.usps.com/news/2001/philatelic/sr01_054.htm


    Subject: FW: Stamp

    This one is impossible to believe. Scroll down for the text for your reading pleasure.


    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 whn 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, whether by e-mail or otherwise.
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    i dont think that email is prejudice at all it is very justified and has a good point. i dont think it stating hatred just stating the oblivious.

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    This is an e-mail I received, whether you agree or disagree is your own personal feelings, you have to draw your own conclusions. But it does make you think. But please note the common denominator in all: EXTREMISTS

    Subject: A pattern

    Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following Multiple
    Choice test. These are actual events from past history. Do you remember?

    1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and
    massacred
    by:
    a. Olga Corbitt
    b. Sitting Bull
    c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    2. In 1979, the U.S.embassy in Iran was taken over by:
    a. Lost Norwegians
    b. Elvis
    c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and
    40.

    3. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in
    Lebanon by:
    a. John Dillinger
    b. The King of Sweden
    c. The Boy Scouts
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and
    40

    4. In 1983, 304 people were killed when both the U.S. Marine
    barracks and the U.S. embassy in Beirut were blown up by:
    a. A pizza delivery boy
    b. Pee Wee Herman
    c. Geraldo Rivera
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    5. In 1985 the cruise ship Achilles Lauro was hijacked and 70 year old American passenger Leon Klinghoffer was murdered and thrown
    overboard in his wheelchair by:
    a. The Smurfs
    b. Davy Jones
    c. The Little Mermaid
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    6. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and U.S. Navy
    diver Robert Stethem (traveling on R&R as a normal passenger) was
    executed and his body tossed from the plane onto the runway by:
    a. Captain Kidd
    b. Charles Lindbergh
    c. Mother Teresa
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    7. In 1988, 270 people, including 11 on the ground, where killed when Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland by:
    a. Scooby Doo
    b. The Tooth Fairy
    c. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and
    40

    8. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
    a. Richard Simmons
    b. Grandma Moses
    c. Michael Jordan
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    9. In 1996, nineteen U.S. servicemen were killed when the Khobar
    Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, were destroyed from an explosion
    detonated by:
    a. Barbra Streisand
    b. The boogieman
    c. Darth Vader
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    10. In 1998, 224 people were killed when the U.S.embassies in
    Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
    a. Mr. Rogers
    b. Hillary, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems
    c. The World Wrestling Federation
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    11. In 2000, seventeen U.S. sailors aboard the U.S.S. Cole were killed by an explosion from a small fiberglass boat loaded with high explosives detonated by:
    a. The ACLU
    b. A 70 year-old woman on her way to her granddaughter's birthday
    party.
    c. Martha Stewart
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    12. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Center of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted to a crash by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by: a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
    b. The Supreme Court of Florida
    c. Mr. Bean
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    13. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
    a. Enron
    b. The Lutheran Church
    c. The NFL
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    14. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
    a. Bonny and Clyde
    b. Captain Kangaroo
    c. Billy Graham
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

    And, since the litany above was written, add the explosion aboard the French tanker near Yemen, the bombing of the night club on the island of Bali, Indonesia, the killing of a Marine and wounding of a second on joint maneuvers in Kuwait, and 30 homicide bombings in Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India

    How come it's OK and fashionable to protest the U.S. Government which by the way represents all Americans and compare President Bush to Hitler and not protest Saddam Hussien "The Butcher of Bagdad" and IRAQ.
    Oh right, that would be profiling:
    d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and
    40.
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    Sheri, you just got that email? I got it a while ago. I felt the same way you do when I received it.

    EoneTiller, yeah "oblivious"...you are obviously oblivious to the history of America, Christianity, etc and think of the historical people we honor and what they really did. Lumping all muslims with these extremists is just total ignorance.

    Just remember, ignorance breeds ignorance. Grow a brain.
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    dont think that email is prejudice at all it is very justified and has a good point. i dont think it stating hatred just stating the oblivious.
    I was going to post here to blast your ignorance, but then again that would just be stating the obvious

    Buy a dictionary.

    Tiller, I wonder; Do you remember the CHRISTIAN who bombed the Oklahoma City federal building?

    What about the CHRISTIANS who abused their authority in the Catholic Church in order to molest children?

    Will you be boycotting easter and christmas?

    Put away your broad brush and educate yourself a little before you post.
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    Hey Duff,

    If you are going to bash spelling than check yours first.

    What the hell is bocotting

    Just jacking with ya
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    Sorry Mike, I can't resist

    If you are going to bash spelling than check yours first.
    When you bash someone for bashing someone else's spelling check yours first HAHAHAHA
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    I am missing it I guess.

    What is spelled wrong?

    It is probably right in my face, and to make it worse I checked it just so no one could say it to me. How embarassing.
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    Originally posted by MikeF25
    Hey Duff,

    If you are going to bash spelling than check yours first.

    What the hell is bocotting

    Just jacking with ya

    It's then , not than


    Interesting how this thread has morphed...kinda like the SARS virus!!!
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    Let's boycott the Martin Luther King stamp, since the DC-area sniper was black.

    Let's boycott the Chief Joseph stamp, since Custer's troop was slaughtered by Indians.

    Let's boycott the 4-stamp series of horse breeds, since Christopher Reeve's horse bucked him and he is now paralyzed.

    Let's boycott the aviation stamps, since airplanes can be used as manned missiles.

    Let's boycott the oil lantern stamp, since Mrs. O'Leary's cow used one to burn Chicago.

    SPFD, your post makes a good point, so long as people remember the extremist part (as you reminded us). Let's also remember that it's Christian extremists who kill abortion doctors and bomb their clinics (and rig them with secondary devices to injure us responders).

    We should ALL remind ourselves that it is the extremism, not the Islam, that is the problem here. A Muslim lawyer is responsible for notifying Marines of Jessica Lynch's whereabouts, and now she is homeward bound.

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    Thanks for catching that Mike. Although I made a typo, I think his problem was not knowing which word to use. He certainly spelled oblivious correctly.
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    Originally posted by Duffman
    Thanks for catching that Mike. Although I made a typo, I think his problem was not knowing which word to use. He certainly spelled oblivious correctly.
    It's "obvious" that he is "oblivious"....

    "Bocotting" is placing a martial arts weapon on a temporary sleeping surface.
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    I'm thinking about boycotting envelopes. One gave me a papercut on my TONGUE once!! If you didn't think that HURT!!!!!! Salt and vinegar potato chips were a LIVING HELL!!!!!!
    May we never forget our fallen, worldwide.

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    Default Re: Re: Oops

    Originally posted by Captain Gonzo
    "Bocotting" is placing a martial arts weapon on a temporary sleeping surface.
    LMAO
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    Not to be confused with "tae-bocotting", which is doing a martial-arts based exercise routine while sleeping.
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