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Best Buy “Happy Eid al-Adha” makes Conservative Christians go crazy
Mujahideen Ryder ^ | MR

Posted on 11/23/2009 6:44:24 PM PST by libh8er

As you can see here (via TechCrunch) a few people are mad that BestBuy’s thanksgiving advertisement features a 14-letter phrase (or 15 if you count the hyphen). Who’s going to BestBuy this weekend?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: antichristmas; bestbuy; eid; eidaladha; retail

1 posted on 11/23/2009 6:44:24 PM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er

Screw Best Buy and Geek Squad. I will not shop there in the future.


2 posted on 11/23/2009 6:46:16 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: libh8er

Drudge has been silent on this. Wonder why.


3 posted on 11/23/2009 6:47:13 PM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er

They have a month to rectify this. If there is no front page “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukkah” on their future ads, they will be truly dead to me.

As it is, they didn’t even have a “Happy Thanksgiving,” just a “Shop Thanksgiving.” Thanksgiving is a much bigger holiday than Eid.


4 posted on 11/23/2009 6:50:06 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: libh8er

bump


5 posted on 11/23/2009 6:53:21 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: libh8er

Too bad. Best Buys was actually improving its lousy customer service, and it is the biggest electronics store around here.

But Best Buys should remember what country it’s in and what our holidays are (hint: this is NOT a “Muslim country”).


6 posted on 11/23/2009 6:57:22 PM PST by livius
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To: libh8er

Buh Bye


7 posted on 11/23/2009 6:57:27 PM PST by TruthBeforeAll (To liberals, if something is a complete and utter disaster, it's because there's not enough of it.)
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To: libh8er
What? No happy Advent Sunday?

Seriously, this is all part of an attempt to isolate Thanksgiving as some kind of Christian holiday like Christmas or Easter. At Christmas, out of our desire to feel inclusive we feel obligated to recognize the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

Leftists for some reason believe Thanksgiving is an inherently Christian holiday, so recognition of other religions is required to atone for the embarrassingly large number of Christians in America.

Conveniently, the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha falls close to Thanksgiving this year, so leftists can atone for the original American sin of Thanksgiving.

9 posted on 11/23/2009 7:04:51 PM PST by magellan
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To: magellan
Thanksgiving is an inherently Christian holiday

Actually it is...at least here in the U.S.

10 posted on 11/23/2009 7:09:12 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10
Should have written:

Leftists see Thanksgiving as an exclusively Christian holiday.

Regardless, Thanksgiving is in no Christian liturgical calendar. It is a holiday created by, and declared by, man.

11 posted on 11/23/2009 7:19:37 PM PST by magellan
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To: libh8er

Rat bastids. Just sent corporate one hell of a nasty-gram.


12 posted on 11/23/2009 7:22:27 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: libh8er

There was a thread on this same subject yesterday.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2392326/posts

I then started a thread about it on their website and it has blown up.

http://www.forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Weekly-Sales/bd-p/Sales

I encourage people to go there and let your voices be heard. We will never stop this without taken action where we see that America is being taken away and changed.


13 posted on 11/23/2009 7:27:46 PM PST by DataDink
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To: RightOnline
Rat bastids. Just sent corporate one hell of a nasty-gram.

I called the White House to complain and got, "Press 1 for English".

14 posted on 11/23/2009 7:29:06 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: DataDink

The Muzzies have gotten wind of that forum and there is one person out there (sounds like the same person) who is starting multiple threads under different aliases.


15 posted on 11/23/2009 7:31:27 PM PST by libh8er
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To: DataDink

Drudge’s silence is infuriating. Wonder if he is a whore to Best Buy. I don’t recall seeing BB banner ads on his site however. All he has to do is link to one of the any number of blogs carrying this story and BB will suffer a 10% drop in holiday sales. At least.


16 posted on 11/23/2009 7:35:00 PM PST by libh8er
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To: magellan
we feel obligated to recognize the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

What does that mean?

17 posted on 11/23/2009 7:39:33 PM PST by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: magellan
we feel obligated to recognize the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

What does that mean?

18 posted on 11/23/2009 7:39:42 PM PST by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: madison10

I’ve got some bad news for you sunshine, the US is the ONLY place the holiday is celebrated. So what’s your point?


19 posted on 11/23/2009 7:41:51 PM PST by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: magellan

“this is all part of an attempt to isolate Thanksgiving as some kind of Christian holiday like Christmas or Easter”.
You are exactly correct.
And, who the heck ever heard of Eid al-Adha for G-D’s sake before Obama!!
This ad by Best Buy is absurd.


20 posted on 11/23/2009 7:48:44 PM PST by mojo114
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To: libh8er

Misread the headline ... thought it said Happy IED-al adha
oops


21 posted on 11/23/2009 7:49:40 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: j_tull

Canada has a day of thanksgiving in October.


22 posted on 11/23/2009 7:51:38 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: libh8er
HAPPY EID!!!!!!!
...and Shop Thanksgiving
23 posted on 11/23/2009 7:58:14 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Keep your dog. Get rid of a Liberal.)
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To: libh8er

OOPS. Looks like Amazon’s getting some more business.


24 posted on 11/23/2009 8:18:44 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: magellan
Regardless, Thanksgiving is in no Christian liturgical calendar. It is a holiday created by, and declared by, man.

True, but if it weren't for Christianity there would be NO Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. They weren't exactly thanking Buddha for the blessings there in Plymouth.

25 posted on 11/23/2009 8:20:24 PM PST by madison10
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To: j_tull; magellan
I’ve got some bad news for you sunshine, the US is the ONLY place the holiday is celebrated. So what’s your point?

Don't call me sunshine, genius. As magellan pointed out the word should have been "exclusively" not "inherently." Changed the whole meaning of the sentence.

Thanksgiving is celebrated in Judaism as well and called Sukkot. Also in Canada...already passed for this year.

26 posted on 11/23/2009 8:26:50 PM PST by madison10
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To: libh8er

I was going to blow this off but went to Best Buy website and looky here:

http://bestbuy.shoplocal.com/bestbuy/default.aspx?action=entryflash&adref=header

Happy Conflated Day!


27 posted on 11/23/2009 9:53:25 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: madison10

“True, but if it weren’t for Christianity there would be NO Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. They weren’t exactly thanking Buddha for the blessings there in Plymouth.”

You are correct! It was begun by Christians giving thanks to the Lord.


28 posted on 11/23/2009 11:32:27 PM PST by Cedar
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To: libh8er; Salamander; Markos33
I wonder if they have a special - like, "Best to Buy an IED for EID"?
29 posted on 11/23/2009 11:42:40 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: libh8er

You know, looking at those “Black Friday” deals in this ad, the prices are about the same as you can get right now from other places for similar items.


30 posted on 11/23/2009 11:58:32 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Keep your dog. Get rid of a Liberal.)
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To: shibumi

How do they celebrate this “holiday”?

Impale a different infidel on a spike and set each one alight for 8 days?

Make little clay grenades for their kids to spin?


31 posted on 11/24/2009 5:00:12 AM PST by Salamander (I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.....)
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To: Salamander; Markos33; Slings and Arrows
I think this is the one where they have the annual "Running of the Jooos."


32 posted on 11/24/2009 6:08:53 AM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: libh8er

I often get large BestBuy gift cards for Christmas. Have told my family I’m boycotting BB from now on.

Don’t want to hear how fair BB plans to be concerning all ‘faiths’ etc. If we don’t take a stand against this death cult now, it will be too late. And I don’t even consider myself that strong a Christian ... but, I certainly consider it a blessing and a privlege to live in a Christian culture.


33 posted on 11/24/2009 10:41:38 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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