New Stamps Feature Islamic Holidays

March 19, 2001

Source: The Washington Times

On March 19, 2001, The Washington Times reported that "a postage stamp commemorating the Muslim community's two most important religious holidays will be issued this fall by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp, which is the first ever to bear a phrase in Arabic, will pay tribute to the Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr festivals...There are an estimated 7 million Muslims in the United States according to figures posted by the American Muslim Council in Washington. About 300,000 of them live in the Washington metropolitan area...Some say the stamp shows an acceptance of the Islamic faith."