Here it is, right here! See!
I rolled my eyes a little and then wondered why she'd sent that to me, since she's not usually on the "THIS IS AMURRICA WE MUST NEVER SPEAK OF NO MOOSLIMS HURR" bandwagon. Actually, she never is. I also love her because she loves everyone.
Then I read what she'd written at the top of the e-mail. I hope she doesn't get mad at me for quoting her without permission. Here's what she said:
I never heard of the holiday that Best-buy was well wishing, so did a little research on wikipedia:I cracked up so hard. My best friend, she is magical.
Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īdu l-’Aḍḥā) "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is a holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. Eid is also about spending time with family and enjoying the fact that we all have food and a roof over our heads.
And this year it was celebrated Nov. 29, only a few days after Thanksgiving. ( And if you look at the ad, it obviously was a Thanksgiving period ad due to the words "SHOP THANKSGIVING DAY...") It was not Chirstmas yet!
So please, do not discontinue shopping at Bestbuy because of their attempt to gain more business by extending well wishes to the Muslim community, but becuase they have HIIIIGH prices! (Seriously, that place is EXPENSIVE!!)
In the meantime,
Folks, Muslims exist. They exist in our country. They celebrate holidays. Best Buy, being a giant retailer, is smart enough to recognize this and do their darndest to try to cull Muslim favor by wishing them a happy holiday. THIS IS NOT A BAD FREAKING THING.
I would stop hanging out with someone because they boycotted Best Buy over this before I stopped shopping at Best Buy for being inclusive of religions other than my own. I cannot stand bigots, for real. I love seeing them straight up OWNED.
*Applause* for my BFF.