Wednesday, 7 October 2009

US Christmas Stamp


I kid you not.

33 comments:

Billy The Fish said...

It roughly translates as "We've spiked all your egg nog with Polonium, filty Western dogs!"

mc_nebula said...

You'd best be trollin'

scunnert said...

Dae they have a Santa Mohamed whose slay is pulled along by flying camels? Naw - they don't. Don't accept substitutes - demand the real thing.

Edgar said...

Ah, scunnert! When the Islamofundamentalist nutjobs say 'slay', they do not mean 'sleigh'.

Thunderflash said...

Christmas? Isn't Big Eid in November this year?

Gotta remmeber that the Islamic calendar moves forward each year.

Unless this is from a few years ago and hence old news.

dr cromarty said...

Fuck

Atheist Ranter said...

Promise me this is a joke! Surely it fuckin' has to be a joke?

alf stone said...

First issued in 2001 and nothing to do with Christmas or Obama. You should really check with Snopes first.

Gigits said...

Is that a Christmas tree on it or is it an arabic death threat shaped like a Christmas tree?

electro-kevin said...

It's far better than 'Happy Holidays' and a schmaltsy Coca Cola advert.

Billy Blofeld said...

Ha! Ha!

That is amusing - is the writing supposed to be in the shape of a Christmas Tree?

On a similar note - I'll be interested to see if the PPC for Bracknell - Iain Dale - is going to attend Bracknell's Diwali celebrations on October 16th

http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/news-and-events/news.htm?itemid=67388

Anonymous said...

Stamps should have the Star of David on it, because that's who truely owns the west...

Simian said...

Alf Stone is spot on. The stamp has been around since 2001 (though it obviously gets re-issued every time postage goes up) and has nothing to do with Christmas. It was for the Eid celebrations which come after Ramadan. Just to keep it balanced, there is also a Hanukkah stamp which started in 1996 and a Kwanzaa stamp from 1997, so the Eid one is a relative new comer to the holiday stamp group...

Not allowing figurative art seriously limits the design possibilities in my opinion, but whatever floats your boat.

alf stone said...

I hate anonymous commenters, especially ones who manage, in 16 words, to include two grammatical errors and one spelling error.

Freddie Mercury said...

People should put their real names, like I have.

Ivor Biggun said...

This is wonderful.
I am just about to order my Halal Xmas pudding and Halal mince pies.
Inshallah already

electro-kevin said...

Shouldn't it be IED and not EID ?

Dazed and Confused said...

The Yanks don't seem to believe this post is true, as they know absolutely nothing about the stamp. Is there any details about it antwhere?

bofl said...

according to islam wasnt jesus a false prophet?

why arent they in the streets rioting?

Anonymous said...

I think that the picture is meant to be in the shape of Mohammed's helmet - not a Christmas tree.

Anonymous said...

Completely O/T - have just bought my ticket to London for Nov 5th. See you there.

SteveR said...

Holby, I like that you're eager to bring these matters to the table, but as Mr. Stone suggested, it's worth researching things sometimes:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/stamps/eidstamp.asp

Otherwise, keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't it be DIE not EID?
Urban11

Anonymous said...

i CAN'T WAIT FOR kWANZAA

David Lammy

Bacon is Halal - Tuck in! said...

Looks like Mohammed's Buttplug to me.

caesars wife said...

mmm takes some lickin ! no pun intented

Eid Mubabrak said...

It's not a Christmas stamp. Eid comes after Ramadam and the date varies from year to year in the muslim calendar. It comes after the months fasting and is a time of feast and celebrations. Children do get presents though and it lasts a couple of weeks.
The writing is probably Arabic for Eid Mubarak. ( Happy Eid.)

Dark Lochnagar said...

Anonymous, it's in the shape of Mohammed's helmet. Funny cock he's got!

Anonymous said...

Who was talking about his cock ?

banned said...

Since the Americans want to make Christian symbols forbidden in schools and govt. buildings how come it is OK to plaster other faiths all over the postal system ?

Bofl, Muslims do not see Jesus as a false prophet, just another one on the way to Mohamed, the last one ( except The Mahdi ).

Faux Cu said...

alf stone said...

"I hate anonymous commenters, especially ones who manage, in 16 words, to include two grammatical errors and one spelling error."

I hate anonymous commentators, especially ones who manage, in sixteen words, to include two grammatical and one spelling errors.

I hate pedants!

LOL

Faux Cu!

Baby JC said...

Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Nowt new here like...
The EID postage stamp was introduced by the United States Postal Service (at the then current 34-cent rate) as part of their Holiday Celebrations Series on 1 September 2001, just ten days before the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The EID stamp has since been reissued at updated first-class postage rates in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, and most recently in September 2009.

As the USPS describes the EID stamp:

The Eid stamp commemorates the two most Important festivals — or eids—in the Islamic calendar: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. On these days, Musilms wish each other "Eid mubarak," the phrase featured in Islamic calligraphy on the stamp. "Eid mubarak" translates literally as "blessed festival," and can be paraphrased as "May your religious holiday be blessed." This phrase can be applied to both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Simples

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