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Best Buy Has No Problem Wishing Muslims "Happy Eid al-Adha", But not Christmas!
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Posted on 11/24/2009 8:36:00 AM PST by Amerisrael

Boycott Best Buy! From IBA:

Three years ago, electronics retail giant Best Buy was in the middle of the "War on Christmas" controversy.

A company spokeswoman - Dawn Bryant - announced they would not use the word "Christmas" in their advertising: "We are going to continue to use the term holiday because there are several holidays throughout that time period, and we certainly need to be respectful of all of them."

Hmm... so mentioning "Christmas" in its advertising is somehow disrespectful of other holidays? They have since started using the word Christmas in some ads - but it's very limited. The American Family Association lists Best Buy as a company that "marginalizes Christmas" .

But this weekend, we learned a bit more about Best Buy's bizarre corporate logic toward Christmas and other holidays. Here is the advertising circular that was in Sunday newspapers all across the nation - including the Seattle Times.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibloga.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: best; boycott; buy; islam

1 posted on 11/24/2009 8:36:03 AM PST by Amerisrael
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To: Amerisrael

I have no problem with never spending another penny at Pest Pies.

But that’s nothing new.


2 posted on 11/24/2009 8:37:13 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus)
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To: Amerisrael

Just another excuse to avoid Best Buy like the plague.


3 posted on 11/24/2009 8:37:34 AM PST by C19fan
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To: Amerisrael

I believe Christmas is in the heart, not a newspaper circular.


4 posted on 11/24/2009 8:39:50 AM PST by Kleon
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To: Amerisrael

I believe Christmas is in the heart, not a newspaper circular.


5 posted on 11/24/2009 8:40:14 AM PST by Kleon
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To: Amerisrael

Happy DIE (spelled backwards)! You infidel fools.


6 posted on 11/24/2009 8:41:47 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Amerisrael
Is Best Buy going to honor Shria Law by not charging Muslim customers interest?
7 posted on 11/24/2009 8:41:48 AM PST by AU72
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To: Amerisrael

8 posted on 11/24/2009 8:42:43 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Amerisrael

Haven’t shopped at BB in years. Didn’t know they still sold stuff.


9 posted on 11/24/2009 8:49:29 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Amerisrael
Best Buy - the company that will not allow the words "Merry Christmas" in its advertising - has no problem wishing people a "Happy Eid al-Adha" - an important Muslim holiday.

That’s because they know Christians will not cut off your head if you offend them.

The Koran:

Sura (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution of Muslims is worse than slaughter of non-believers...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."

Sura (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward."

Sura (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…"

Sura (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"

Sura (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"

Sura (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah"

Sura (8:57) - "If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember."

Sura (9:14) - "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace..."

Sura (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."

Sura (9:30) - "And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!"

Sura (9:123) - "O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness."

Sura (47:4) - "So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make them prisoners,"

Sura (61:4) - "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way"

Sura (66:9) - "O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey's end

From the Hadith:

Muslim (1:33) - the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

Bukhari (8:387) - Allah's Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’”

Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, "Kill any Jew who falls under your power."

Ibn Ishaq: 327 - “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”

Ibn Ishaq: 992 - "Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah."

The Koran and hadiths are replete with examples of Muhammad's barbaric behavior. Robert Spencer does a good job here explaining Islam - Blogging the Qur’an Start at the bottom.

10 posted on 11/24/2009 8:50:39 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICATED. Barack OBORTION is a close second.)
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To: Amerisrael

It’s a free market, folks. Do what you think is right.


11 posted on 11/24/2009 8:52:01 AM PST by kittykat77
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To: Amerisrael
Taking back a camera I bought a few days ago from best buy "Jihad".

Its one thing to take a neutral policy on religion but to imbrace Islam OVER the dominant religion of the USA is insulting.
12 posted on 11/24/2009 8:54:09 AM PST by StolarStorm
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To: Amerisrael

Coca Cola is just as bad. On the 12-can box, 3 sides read “HOLIDAY 2009” and 1 side reads “FELIZ NAVIDAD”. Their assumption is that everyone who speaks Spanish celebrates Christmas, so no one would be offended, whereas not everyone who speaks English celebrates Christmas. It’s a shame you can’t even buy a carton of Coke without being kicked in the groin with political correctness.


13 posted on 11/24/2009 9:00:26 AM PST by historyrepeatz
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To: Dallas59

Pest Pie sells stuff generally at much higher prices than you can buy it on-line, cheaper alternatives to the “favored” brands are hidden, most of the employees are obnoxious and ignorant, they watch you like a hawk, and the constant throbbing of hip-hop blankets the entire store.

I recently needed a replacement DVD R/W drive, I checked their store and ended up buying one for half their price, no sales tax, and free shipping from NewEgg. Had it in less than 24 hrs.

On another occasion, I needed a cable to complete a friend’s HDTV installation, but the ones on display were too short, and were overpriced “Monster Cables”. I asked an employee if they had a longer one. He disappeared for a while and came back with what I wanted for half the price of the “Monster”.

Pest Pie sucks.


14 posted on 11/24/2009 9:03:28 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus)
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To: Amerisrael

Wishing Muslims “Happy Eid al-Adha”, But not Christmas!I se they received the memo from Obama.


15 posted on 11/24/2009 9:08:21 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Amerisrael
The holy day whose name they dare not speak.

We all know which day the season is about. We celebrate the "true light who enlightens all men coming into the world" (John 1:9).

16 posted on 11/24/2009 9:09:57 AM PST by nonsporting
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To: Fresh Wind

I went to buy a HDMI cable from them last year...A little girl sales rep talking on the phone asked me what I needed....I told here and she asked me what it was....I walked out.


17 posted on 11/24/2009 9:33:44 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Amerisrael

Hunh. The first “Retailer XXXX Hates Christmas so Boycott them!” FR thread of 2009. And it’s not even December, yet.


18 posted on 11/24/2009 10:23:07 AM PST by wbill
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To: Amerisrael

if you want to hear people say “merry christmas” visit a church instead of a store


19 posted on 11/24/2009 10:59:34 AM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: madamemayhem

So you are OK with anti-christian bigotry? Seems they are ok with promoting other religions....just not Christianity, the #1 religion of their customers.

I am thru doing business with them!


20 posted on 12/01/2009 7:29:38 PM PST by Gopher Broke (Stop Federalized Medicine!!)
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To: Gopher Broke

what i think is that people howl about the free market and capitalist ideas and then whine because a business tries to please all of their potential customers. it really is silly.


21 posted on 12/01/2009 7:56:01 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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