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Best Buy Wishes Us ‘Happy Eid Al-Adha!’

From Best Buy:

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Christmas can’t be mentioned, but Eid al-Adha can be?

Lest we forget, Eid al-Adha is that beautiful "Festival of Sacrifice" when Muslims celebrated by ritually slaughtering camels, bulls, sheep in the streets, by cutting their throats and letting the blood run out until they die.

Which of course makes it holiday much more worthy of mention than boring old Christmas.

And while we are asking questions. Why are people now saying ‘happy holidays’ instead of ‘happy Thanksgiving’?

Is Thanksgiving too religious now?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, November 23rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “Best Buy Wishes Us ‘Happy Eid Al-Adha!’”

  1. catie says:

    Great, we just spent over $600 there yesterday in Wii games, unit, etc.

  2. Right of the People says:

    They just lost my business.

    “And while we are asking questions. Why are people now saying ‘happy holidays’ instead of ‘happy Thanksgiving’?”
    Didn’t you get the memo, infidel? We’re no longer a Christian country, it’s not PC enough.

    I can’t believe they’d slaughter camels and sheep, what will use to keep them warm at night now?

    • proreason says:

      Best Buy

    • jobeth says:

      “Why are people now saying ‘happy holidays’ instead of ‘happy Thanksgiving’?”

      This person (me), not only will not send out a non-Christ focused Christmas card, but with each and every one, I sign it with “Happy HOLY Days!”

      Really tics off my atheistic, liberal cousins and other acquaintances! :-D

  3. VMAN says:

    Are Muslims really that big a share of Best Buy’s market?

    • proreason says:

      8/10th of 1% of the country.

      So it’s not about the money.

      It’s about staying on the good side of the fascists.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Where do you think they get their cell phones for those silly little IED presents they love to sew along the roads for our troops?

      “SCREW YOU BEST BUY!!!!”
      From another unhappy American.

      (where are the PETA punks)

    • BillK says:

      Where is Best Buy headquartered?

      Richfield, MN – the Minneapolis area.

      Home of, among others, the Somalis who “disappeared” and were found fighting for al Qaeda and twenty Muslims indicted on terror charges in July.

      Also, if you remember this story from 2007:

      MINNEAPOLIS — Some Muslim cab drivers are refusing service to a growing number of passengers with alcohol or dogs, and officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport are trying to fight it.

      “Our expectation is that if you’re going to be driving a taxi at the airport, you need to provide service to anybody who wants it,” said Patrick Hogan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Airport Commission.

      Each month, about 100 people are denied cab service at the airport. Refusals for religious reasons have grown in recent months, airport officials said. About three-quarters of the 900 taxi drivers at the airport are Somali, many of them Muslim.


      So in a very real way, Muslims are likely a huge part of everyday life for the folks at Best Buy headquarters. I’m sure they just felt they were being PC.

  4. ptat says:

    Best Buy must be positioning themselves for a gov bail out by driving away business (like the mainstream media has done) Next weeks flyer will say “We support the Fort Hood terrorist!”

  5. ThreeBus says:

    Bye bye Best Buy!

  6. sheehanjihad says:

    This extreme and slovenly cowardice exhibited by Best Buy will come back and bite them in the arse sooner than they think. To put that ad up right before Black Friday is ill timed, and one of the most ignorant things a company can do.

    They must not have gotten the memo that political correctness has run it’s course, and people are sick of companies that refuse to acknowledge that Christmas is indeed the celebration of the Birth of Christ…..and that no matter how hard they try to ignore that fact, it still remains .

    BUT…to glorify Islam at the beginning of a Christian Holiday shows that they are more interested in pandering to those who can blow up their stores and kill shoppers and employees as proof of how peaceful their religion is…than to admit that it’s Christmas…..not Mohammedas.

    And, regardless of how great their sales will be, and how late they will be open, and how many different things they will have on their shelves…they will no longer get my business, because their open support for Islam over Christianity puts them “with them”…..and not…”with us”.

    Say what you will…but the time has come for all citizens of this country to stop the disease of Political Correctness….recognize the enemy for what the enemy is….

    and remember too Best Buy…you will be depending on the revenue of the very people who will destroy your business….while you ignore the very population that would have supported you had you not chosen Islam over Christianity.

    You have taken your stand, and now, you can live with that decision. You will soon discover, to your horror….pandering to Islam will blow up in your face. Literally.

  7. agent5959 says:

    I don’t know if you guys have checked out a calendar, but it’s NOVEMBER 24th today. Christmas isn’t this week, and that’s a weekly ad you’re all checking out. This week, Americans and their freedom of religion are free to celebrate Thanksgiving (which was denoted in bigger, bolder letters yet you’re all pretending it’s not there) and Eid Al-Adha. I mean, if you hate America, disagree with the Constitution, and prefer religious rule like the Taliban, I suppose you’re free to feel that way, but I don’t think you’re going to be too happy in America if you hate freedom.

    Christmas will be acknowledged by Best Buy this year, as will Kwanzaa, Hannukah, and other religious holidays. You all can be angry at them for being inclusive and go shop at your “Happy Holidays” stores that don’t care enough to actually reach out to everyone, but instead just drop a generic, politically correct cop-out phrase. I, personally, find that to be the opposite of the values you pretend to believe in.

    • BillK says:

      Nice shot, but Kwanzaa is not only not a religious holiday it’s a completely fictional one made up in the 1960s that has no historical basis whatsoever.

      It’s also not “religious rule” to note that wishing people a happy blood-letting in the streets day goes just a little bit beyond the pale.

    • elvisjulep says:


      There is not one Thanksgiving greeting (e.g. “Happy Thanksgiving”) in the entire 12 page circular, while there is an explicit greeting to practitioners of a faith that represents less than 1% of the US population (some of whose followers, I might add, are openly at war with us, killing our soldiers daily). The next weekly ad is available online, and it fails to say “Happy Thanksgiving” or “Merry Christmas”, with the exception of some small writing on a photo of a gift card. Hardly sufficient deference to the holiday which fuels the majority of their yearly gift sales.

      The outrage, which you so willfully overlook, is based on the lack of acknowledgement of Christmas by Best Buy, among other major retailers. The Christmas tradition is deep in the roots and history of America. Not so Kwanzaa or Hanukkah (sorry, but it’s the truth), and certainly not Eid al-Adha. Also, most pratitioners of Kwanzaa also celebrate Christmas, so the assumption that Christmas greeting are offensive to them is ludicrous.

      Companies such as Best Buy spend millions of dollars on market research annually. They have studies that tell them things such as which aisle should hold CDs and how close to the front door the digital cameras should be. They mine data like crazy from all their stores, yet no one has provided hard market research thats shows explicit Christmas greetings harm their sales. In fact, the opposite can be found to be true.

      I am still waiting for Best Buy to provide a circular that has “Merry Christmas” in big, bold letters on the front page, since they have already completely ignored Thanksgiving (save mentioning it as a point of reference). Don’t worry, I’m sure well see ample Arba’een greetings from the folks at BB.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Agent Provocateur, (nitwit)
      These less than 1%ers are not happy unless they are killing “something” or blood letting and for Best Buy to wish them Happy El Producto while missing an important American Holiday is a slap in the face of the super majority of customers that keep them in business.

      Here is to wishing Best Buy a “Happy Black Friday” as the Inner City rabble cart off everything not bolted to the floor.
      “Best Buy …. You deserve it!”

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