Monday, September 28, 2009

Does this bother you?

This is a replica of a stamp the U.S. Postal Service issued on Sept. 3. If the calligraphy on it looks a little funny, it's because it's a Muslim stamp.

The U.S. Postal Service has issued several Muslim stamps, starting with a 34 cent stamp in 2001 (remember what happened on Sept. 11, 2001?) and again in October 2002 as well as a 41-cent stamp in 2007.

According to, the stamp commemorates two important Islamic celebrations. They are Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. On these days Muslims greet one another with "Eid mubarak," which translates as "blessed festival."

Muslims are the fastest-growing segment of U.S. society. There are more than 200,000 alone in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. There are two factions of Muslims -- law-abiding peaceful Muslims and radical sect that are responsible for terrorist bombings on U.S. soil, a U.S. embassy and a U.S. Navy ship.

Have a problem with this?

1 comment:

Jynx said...

I don't have any more of a problem with this than with stamps celebrating Christmas. If we can have stamps featuring holidays from one religion, we should be able to showcase stamps featuring holidays from all religions.