Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has completely banned the words “Merry Christmas” from its advertising, but it apparently has absolutely no problem at all running a national ad which wishes their customers a “Happy Eid al-Adha” – an important Muslim holiday. A full size picture of this stunning advertisement is posted below. The message wishing their customers a “Happy Eid al-Adha” is circled in red in the lower left hand corner. This advertising circular was reportedly included in Sunday newspapers throughout the United States – including the Seattle Times. This truth is that Best Buy has been caught red-handed in a blatant form of politically-correct hypocrisy.
So just what is Eid al-Adha?
Well, Wikipedia defines the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha in this manner….
“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.
So Best Buy has no problem openly wish Muslims a Happy Eid al-Adha when they have been at the forefront of the war on Christmas?
If you will recall, way back in 2006, Dawn Bryant, a spokeswoman for Best Buy, made the following statement regarding Best Buy’s decision to ban the word “Christmas”….
“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 that time Best Buy has decided that they can use the word “Christmas” but they continue to ban all uses of the term “Merry Christmas”.
The truth is that Best Buy should feel free to acknowledge all holidays if they wish, but when they openly discriminate against Christian holidays that is not acceptable.
Please get this out to everyone that you know. Perhaps when thousands of people express their outrage Best Buy will reconsider their hypocritical approach to religious holidays.