Postage Stamp Causing Controversy

November 10, 2006

Source: KCEN-TV/NBC 6 News

An Internet campaign to boycott a holiday postage stamp is once again circulating around Central Texas.

The stamp in question commemorates the two biggest Muslim festivals of the year. Some residents say it's inappropriate.

An email message is all over the web, asking people to remember attacks on the U.S. done in the name of Islam when it's time to buy stamps, and not buy ones, commemorating Muslim celebrations Eidulfitr and Eid Uladha.

Retired postal worker Ron Smith said, "From the little kids up, they're trained to be a terrorist and for us to honor. I’m sure there are good Muslims, but I just don't think it's appropriate for our country to honor their holidays."

Mustafaa Carroll of the Council on American Islamic Relations said, "I guess it's just become par for the course these days."