Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Best Buy Bans Christmas But Has No Problem Wishing Customers A Happy Eid al-Adha

Retail giant Best Buy has banned the words "Merry Christmas" from its advertising, but it apparently has no problem with wishing customers a "Happy Eid al-Adha" - an important Muslim holiday. In the picture to the left you can see this Islamic greeting circled in red in the lower left hand corner. This advertising circular was reportedly in Sunday newspapers all across the United States - including the Seattle Times. What in the world is going on when one of the biggest retailers can get away with banning "Merry Christmas" and yet still wish customers a "Happy Eid al-Adha"?

Wikipedia gives the following definition for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha....

"Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is a holiday celebrated by Muslims (including the Druze) worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God.

This coming from a company that has been right in the middle of the "war on Christmas" battle.

Back in 2006, Dawn Bryant, a spokeswoman for Best Buy, stated the following regarding Best Buy's decision to not use the word "Christmas" in its 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."

Since then they have decided that they can use the word "Christmas" but they are still banning all uses of the term "Merry Christmas".

And yet they have no problems with wishing all of America a Happy Eid al-Adha in their national advertising?

This is just yet another example of increasing discrimination against Christians in the western world. The truth is that someday this discrimination will one day lead to open persecution. We are living in the end times, and thus we should expect that these types of things are going to happen.

But it does not make them right.

3 comments:

Christine said...

WON'T BE SHOPPING BEST BUY!

JimiJames said...

Humm humm... It looks photoshopped. At least I hope it is.

SaraJean said...

This is the start of submission to Sharia.... Best Buy feels cowardice is the proper response to Muslim intimidation and that by acquising so readily, they will always be viewed favorably... I, too, will NOT be shopping at Best Buy.