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Complaints prompt Publix to remove calendar that omitted Pearl Harbor
Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2010 | Juan Ortega

Posted on 01/10/2010 6:16:07 PM PST by greatdefender

Responding to customers' complaints, Publix has stopped distributing a free 2010 calendar that marked Dec. 7 as the start of the Islamic New Year but excluded the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Joyce Kaufman, whose radio talk show on WFTL-AM 850 is broadcast from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties, criticized the supermarket chain on her show Wednesday, saying the company failed to include Pearl Harbor in a calendar that it had widely provided at supermarkets in recent weeks.

Kaufman, a Coconut Creek resident, said omitting the Pearl Harbor anniversary would disappoint World War II veterans. She told the Sun Sentinel she also considers some Muslims -- only those who are "radical and want to destroy Western civilization" -- as enemies of the United States.

She urged listeners to call Publix if the calendar offended them. The supermarket company received several complaints, mostly about the Pearl Harbor anniversary missing from the calendar, Publix officials said.

"We regret that the day of remembrance, Pearl Harbor, is not noted and as a result of customer feedback, we will add Pearl Harbor to next year's calendar," said Kimberly Jaeger, a Publix spokeswoman in Miami.

Since 2005, Publix has provided the free calendar, which has only marked holidays, including Independence Day and Veterans Day, Jaeger said.

The calendar also features holidays celebrated overseas, such as Puerto Rico Commonwealth Constitution Day and Haitian Flag Day.

Still, the calendar always has excluded days of observance and remembrance, including Pearl Harbor, "due to the number of holidays in a calendar year," Jaeger said.

Meanwhile, the date of the Islamic New Year varies each year, she said. In 2010, it "happens to fall on Dec. 7," Jaeger said.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: calendar; grocery; islam; muslimamericans; pearlharbor; publix

1 posted on 01/10/2010 6:16:08 PM PST by greatdefender
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To: greatdefender
Meanwhile, the date of the Islamic New Year varies each year, she said. In 2010, it "happens to fall on Dec. 7," Jaeger said.

Let's hope that's not prophetic.

2 posted on 01/10/2010 6:21:56 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("'Diversity' is one of those words designed to absolve you of the need to think." Mark Steyn)
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To: greatdefender

Anybody know where I can get an Islamic calender that has Pearl Harbor day on it?


3 posted on 01/10/2010 6:22:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Remember in November! Throw all of the bums out!)
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To: greatdefender
Culture Wars.

Destruction of America.

Multi culturalism.

What in the f were these idiots thinking in the FIRST PLACE.

We should NEVER forget Pearl Harbour, nor its many lessons.

4 posted on 01/10/2010 6:24:45 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Obama outsourcing his "Reichstag Fire" to foreign Islamoterrorists now on or heading to US soil?)
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