November 24, 2009, - 3:43 pm

Best Buy Extends Islamic (But NOT Thanksgiving) Greetings

By Debbie Schlussel

How do you know Muslims have reached critical mass . . . or at least the shrill whine level that gets them uber-pandering?  When giant retailers blatantly cater to them, despite whom it might piss off.  And when it ignores a major American holiday in favor of the Islamic one.  Best Buy has gone down that path, forsaking the American majority for the Islamic minority.

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If you’re planning on doing your post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping at Best Buy,  you might think twice about carrying any ham or bacon around or even wearing your pigskin boots.  In its latest weekly circular, Best Buy wishes you a Happy Eid Al-Adha .  But Best Buy pointedly does NOT wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. It only asks you to spend Thanksgiving shopping at the store.  Eid Al-Adha is the Islamic festival of sacrifice, one of the two major Islamic holidays.  The other is Eid Al-Fitr.

Eid Al-Adha is based on the Islamic fraud and revisionist history that Abraham took Ismael, not Isaac, to be sacrificed when commanded by G-d.  Complete baloney.  But, hey, it makes Muslims feel good.  Still, most Jews and Christians should be offended by this controversial holiday endorsement by Best Buy for that reason alone.  (The Koran has Isaac being the son of the maid and cursed by G-d to be a wild animal.  But we see the proof in the progeny about who got the wild savage curse.)

Yup, Best Buy wants non-Muslims to spend their Thanksgiving time–and, more important, dollars–at the store.  But it only extends holiday greetings to Muslims.  Normally, this whoring to Muslims is for dollars or votes.  But in this case, Best Buy is whoring to Muslims, yet expecting the Infidel dopes to pay the bills.  Nice.

Disgusting.  And a very dumb move, Best Buy. . .  especially just weeks after the Fort Hood Islamic massacre.

Sadly, I wish it were truly bad business for Best Buy to do this.  Unfortunately, most Americans are more concerned with getting the best deal on the latest laptop or widescreen than they are with letting Best Buy know where to go with its “holiday greeting.”

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I will never set foot in another Best Buy.

#1 Vato on November 24, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Bye bye Best Buy!

M C on November 24, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Thanks for the heads up Debbie – I will be forming my purchase decisions with this info in mind.

C on November 24, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Its a sign of the times that American businesses can engage in Islamopandering but can’t find it in themselves to wish Americans a “Happy Thanksgiving.”

So much for Best Buy’s respect for the holiday season.

NormanF on November 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm

It doesn’t stop with Best Buy. KFC in NY and IL, has sadly enough, gone Halal. Happy Eid Al Adha – and the PC thought police will make sure you don’t get Thanksgiving commemorated as it ought to be.

NormanF on November 24, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Norm F, KFC also has KOSHER restaurants here in Israel. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could find kosher food anywhere we wanted in the US? But we can’t, except some scrawny frozen chickens and packaged foods. I agree on the Best Buy thing but remember it’s a business decision when it comes to food. Don’t mix the two and dilute your arguments. The First Amendment still covers EVERYONE despite Mr. Jefferson’s reservations about the “Mohammedans.”

    MK750 on November 25, 2009 at 4:11 am

I think it’s a pretty good idea for Best Buy, they are welcoming a huge market into their stores. Good on them.

RK on November 24, 2009 at 4:58 pm

RK, Business and morality have nothing in common. As Debbie would add, “money has no conscience.” Its up to consumers to exercise due judgment in where they shop and from whom they choose to buy.

NormanF on November 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Norman F: Are you Norman Finkelstein?

RK on November 24, 2009 at 5:03 pm

No! I’m not related to Norman Finkelstein. We have absolutely nothing in common. He’s a Jewish anti-Semite, Holocaust Denier and a vocal supporter of Hezbollah and Hamas. I do use my real first name and first initial of my middle name as my handle. Debbie knows my last name from my e-mail address. I don’t hide my true identity from people.

NormanF on November 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

“But we see the proof in the progeny about who got the wild savage curse.”

Ain’t that the truth!

Best Buy, bye!

BB on November 24, 2009 at 5:36 pm

If it was just about the Arabs, then it would have only limited effects upon our life. But even non-Arab Muslims (and Muslim converts) succumb to the same pathology. Its not race that’s the issue; its Islam, period.

NormanF on November 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

In my next visit to US, I am going to Best Buy just to piss. Period. They should change their name to Best Dhimmis.

IndianTiger on November 24, 2009 at 6:15 pm

I think you’re over thinking this one Debbie. Sure you could draw that conclusion but I think it’s a little premature to say, “I’m never setting foot in another Best Buy.” You could also say they are anti-Amish because they sell new-fangled modern electronics. Or that they hate blond people because you never see blonds in their ads. In other words, I wouldn’t condemn them for wishing another group a happy holiday…regardless of how barbaric, hate-mongering or evil that group may be.

Odds are, there was some junior advertising assistant that was told to make sure they include a happy eid to show that “they aren’t racists” or something along those lines. And the junior ad person was probably more concerned about not mis-spelling it than including a Happy Thanksgiving. (Like your post says, who’s going to riot here over an omission like that?) Everyone is so sensitive about their holidays but I doubt the store or corp. HQ gives a flying fig about Jews, arabs or anyone else. Just their dollars.

Joe Schmo on November 24, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Added Best Buy to my boycott list.

IndianTiger: Their restrooms are not maintained well; its better to piss somewhere else.

Anonymous Twit on November 24, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Hey IndianTiger, You are very worried about your PISS, WHY DON’T YOU FOLLOW YOUR HINDU RELIGION THAT RECOMMENDS COW’S PISS TO DRINK & ALLOW YOU TO DRINK YOUR OWN PISS LIKE YOUR INDIAN PRIME MINISTER ADMITTED ON VOICE OF AMERICA THAT HE DIRNKS HIS OWN PISS FOR BETTER HEALTH.

    STOP SPREADIND HATE ABOUT OTHERS – THIS IS SICK MIND ACT

    LOVE FOR ALL HATE FOR NONE

    John on November 26, 2009 at 7:32 pm

      Your “love for all” is oozing from your comment, you moron! You don’t believe it yourself and from your comment it is clear that you are either a muslim hiding behind the name “john” or an islamic apologist. So, shove it mate!

      IndianTiger on November 26, 2009 at 10:14 pm

The Muslims deserve Best Buy. The few times I used to go in there they were rude and surly — fewer and fewer discriminating Americans go there anymore, so it sounds like its just right for the intolerant Muslims. I think Best Buy will go the way of Circuit City. While I condemn their disregarding of Western traditions, this may be a last-ditch marketing effort; hurt by the economy and reaching out to new victims. They deserve each other.

Little Al on November 24, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Called the two local stores where we usually shop, earlier today after seeing this info about Best Buy on another web site. I Complained and told them BYE!BYE!!

UNLESS I see MERRY CHRISTMAS within the next week on an ad.

Also called the kids this evening, all three and told them that IF they plan to buy that special big screen TV for their dad’s Christmas gift , as we discussed back in October… they BEST BUY IT AT SEARS OR at ANY store that says MERRY Christmas.

All of them heartly agreed!!!

Sewsalot on November 24, 2009 at 7:21 pm

That is why I read this blog… I never would have caught that.

sharon on November 24, 2009 at 7:43 pm

One piece of info that most people looking for a bargain don’t know.

Best Buy charges a RESTOCK fee if you refund an item. It’s not cheap either. People have been so irate they’ve been arrested by the police when they refuse to leave unless they get full refunds. They’ve been arrested a lot for that as well as just throwing a fit when they’re told of the fee. Best Buy is a customer service nightmare anyway. Screw them for this latest bad idea.

Joe on November 24, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Screw you best buy! Since when did the less than 1% of the total American population get this much servitude. I’m F-cking fed up with this crap. NO MERRY CHRISTMAS in stores but lets pander to the F-cking Muslim barbarians. This country was founded as one nation under G-d, no where in the constitution did that G-d resemble Allah.

This will make your day as well:

http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=18483

Obama Justice Department seeks to block enforcement of judgment against Iran for murder of 241 United States Marines
by Bill Levinson

In 1983, 241 United States Marines were murdered by a suicide bombing in which a Bush-era Federal court ruled that Iran was complicit. The court ordered Iran to pay the families of the murdered service members $2.65 billion. The Boston Globe reports that the Obama Justice Department has, in an effort to appease Iran, intervened to quash the judgment; in other words, Barack Obama has sided openly with terrorists who murder U.S. Marines.

Read the rest of the article. All’s right in the world of Islam, and BO

perception of truth on November 24, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Are you crazy? I mean, seriously-in-need-of-medication crazy? The sale STARTS on a hoiday, which purely by coincidence is a Muslim holiday. Best Buy didn’t write the Gregorian calendar. There’s no need at this time to wish a happy Thanksgiving – or Christmas – since the sale does NOT start on Thanksgiving or Christmas. If it fell on one of those days and they failed to acknowledge such, then this would be a legitimate complaint. Instead, this is like complaining no one wished you a happy birthday too on a day that is NOT your birthday.

DR: The person in need of medication is the idiot who makes absurd analogies and statements that are incorrect and fail. That means you. The circular was given out in newspapers and in stores on Sunday, which is well before Thanksgiving. And yet, they told people to shop there on Thanksgiving, but didn’t wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. Yet, it was okay to wish them a happy eid al-adha. Hmmm . . . I’ve wished dozens of people a Happy Thanksgiving over the last couple of days. By your “logic,” I am not allowed to do this and only to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving on the day? Hilarious. Get a frickin clue and go practice your failed quack medicine pop psychology on liberals who might actually be dumb enough to believe it. Dr. Phil and Oprah would be proud. People with minds are laughing at you. DS

Danko Ramone on November 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm

I’ll stop shopping at Best Buy. Even tho Circuit City went bust I’ll not do my Christmas shopping at Best Buy the rat finks.

Brian on November 24, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Instead, this is like complaining no one wished you a happy birthday too on a day that is NOT your birthday.

Danko Ramone on November 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Only a Muslim or a liberal could be as dense as you. So by your “logic,” one can only greet someone with “Merry Christmas” on December 25, not any time before.

No, what Best Buy is doing is pandering to Muslim barbarians, and I won’t shop there any more.

JM on November 24, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Myself, my family and about 60 families on my Facebook will never again set foot in Best Buy. This is disgusting…

NoObamaIn2012 on November 24, 2009 at 11:54 pm

I have never like Bestbuy. Went in there 5 different times and NO ONE ever asked if they could help me. Now this?? What in the hell is wrong with this country? They need to be boycotted.

VinceG on November 25, 2009 at 12:18 am

What happens if GOOGLE commemorates Eid Al-Adha this week?
I bet they will. Best Buy is easier to boycott than GOOGLE.

Just sayin’

Sylvia on November 25, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Sylvia,
    Google has huge offices in Tel Aviv. The stories about their anti-semitism are just not true. They contribute to our (Israeli) economy by paying a lot in taxes and hiring our Jewish brethren. That doesn’t mean they are Torah observant and do everything in a moral way but extreme emotional reactions based in untruth are not helpful to the cause.

    MK750 on November 25, 2009 at 4:20 am

Debbie, have you mentioned the book The Muslim Mafia? What are your thoughts on it, is it worth the purchase?

sharon on November 25, 2009 at 12:56 am

I’m done with Best Buy. How disrespectful.

Kracka on November 25, 2009 at 1:04 am

OMG–I am done with Best Buy–what jerks! I can’t believe they would do something so dumb and so pandering. Thank you, Deb for bringing this out. I will avoid them like the plague. They should get a clue–if the Muslims take over Best Buy won’t exist–Muslims don’t believe in listening to music for starters, and videos? Forget it–unless it is the night before the “go to Allah!” The it is no holds barred! Bring on the triple X! Hypocrites!

Libertasha on November 25, 2009 at 2:31 am

Just to clarify, I think it’s awful that BB gave Eid greetings and EXCLUDED Thanksgiving. I hope everyone non-muslim shops elsewhere this holiday season.

I do want to mentions to our Christian friends too, that while Jews don’t make a stink about these things, we are often hurt but being told “Merry Christmas.” It’s like a slap in the face. We just have learned to swallow the hurt and shame. With Chanukka coming always the same time of year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I really would prefer to be wished a “Happy Holiday.” If I see a cross around your neck, I will be sure to wish you a Merry Christmas because the holiday is significant to you.

MK750 on November 25, 2009 at 4:28 am

First of all, who shops at Best Buy these days anyhoo? I’ll shop online, wait a few days, pay the shipping and still save money, rather than go three miles down the road to the local Best Buy.

Don’t forget their other holiday which is practiced year round…Happy Terrorist Days!

NJBeachbum on November 25, 2009 at 6:41 am

Both MK750 and the NJBeachBum make good points. Thanks for taking time to post them. Well-taken.

Sylvia on November 25, 2009 at 7:21 am

I stopped shopping at Best Buy maybe five years ago they’re very rude disrespectful and overpriced. Shame on the Americans who don’t want to see this Muslim pandering for what it is, these are the people for whom won’t realize the danger being promoted here until the bombs land in they’re lap.

seahawker on November 25, 2009 at 8:07 am

I will miss the Best Buy in Beaumont, Texas; the staff have always been very helpful. I hope they find work with an ethical company.

Mack Hall on November 25, 2009 at 8:54 am

Good bye, Best Buy! We hardly knew you!

If you want even more unintentionally hilarious Muslim revision of Biblical stories to go along with the Abraham-sacrificing-Ishmael fabrication, check out what the Koran has to say about Moses, Solomon, and especially Jesus, if you want some chilling laughs. But hey, anything to make Jews look bad!

Anonymous on November 25, 2009 at 9:19 am

Best Buy released a statement saying, “We do use the word ‘holiday’ in some of our advertising because it is meant to be inclusive to everyone. However, just as we have in the past, we will also reference specific holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa in our weekly ads, store signage and other advertising vehicles.”

oh, so they just happened to forget to say “Happy Thanksgiving” in this ad. Pandering and double speak is a horrible way to do business.

ender on November 25, 2009 at 9:25 am

BTW, DON’T forget to wear a large cross in plain view while Christmas shopping for the benefit of our muslim neighbors. It was maybe 2 weeks ago that a store clerk attacked a woman that wore a cross around her neck. Exercise your rights.

Joe on November 25, 2009 at 9:44 am

Thanks for pointing this out, Debbie. I hear that Best Buy does not allow the use of the word Christmas in their ads, either. This makes me re-think my Best Buy shopping; I go there often, but will look for an alternative now.

Timothy on November 25, 2009 at 10:53 am

i heard last year best buy would not allow merry christmas to be said in the store to the customer only happy holiday. now they are specifically giving holiday greetings to a certain muslim holiday. i will never shop there again and to Danko please change yor name from Ramone. the Ranones were a great , proud to be American band, and if Johnny Ramone saw your last name was ramone he would die all over again.

slickwilliejihad on November 25, 2009 at 10:53 am

Eid al Adha celebrates Abraham (yes the same Abraham that Jews and Christians know about). This holiday is not something foreign to either of the three faiths.

Also, Christmas is a month away where this holiday happens to be the day after Thanksgiving. It seems impatience and intolerance go hand in hand.

Lastly, the store that put out the ad has already told REAL news outlets that it plans to have the following greetings in its upcoming weekly ads:

“In addition to Happy Eid, you will see greetings of Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa and Feliz Navidad in various Best Buy communications during the holiday season.”

Debbie, if you are going to blog about a topic please make sure to actually read the news sources you claim to get your information from.

The tolerant american on November 25, 2009 at 11:36 am

One thing you must give Best Buy credit for, they certainly have a good employee training program. Have any of you bought a computer from them? When you go to check out, they offer you every type of warrenty, upgrade, option and service agreement that jacks up the computer price by 50%. Then, when you question them why you really need it, they treat you like a second grader who knows nothing about computers. Most of those Geek Squad guys act like techno-elite snobs where no customer could possibly know as much as they do. People who know very little about computers get ripped off every day by these weasels who prey on the technology challenged.

Jarhead on November 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Jarhead, that’s why I use a Mac. The upfront cost winds up being less than all the add ons and tech support for a PC.

    mK750 on November 25, 2009 at 1:01 pm

zomg u guiz if u cant say merry christmas then the terrorists win!

zomgz on November 25, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I find it ironic that you are upset at Best Buy for their shout-out to Muslims and yet your website has a Google ad for Islamic Relief USA.org. I would comment we are allowing political correctness to get completely out of control and it’s time to stop being afraid of our own heritage and proudly declare Happy Thanksgiving! And no, I will not be at Best Buy at ANY time in the future.

Croneandbearit on November 25, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I have heretofore bought many things at Best Buy. They have just lost a good customer. There are many other Pro-American companies to do busisness with.

jOHN kING on November 25, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Just sent the following to Best Buy via their website (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=cat12104&type=page):

I am writing to express my concern over Best Buy’s decision to kowtow to the minority Muslim population with the inclusion of “Happy Eid Al-Adha” in your Thanksgiving ad.

The same ad exhorts us to “shop Thanksgiving Day” at your website but there is not so much as a generic “Happy Thanksgiving” message in your ad. This shallow attempt to curry favor with this minority is sure to be met with additional (and escalating) overtures by other businesses. Europe is being conquered in slow motion as its culture is subordinated to a more vocal, restrictive, militant and sometimes violent Muslim minority.

I believe strongly in the freedom of religion. I also believe strongly in the principles of free market capitalism. I do not wish the latter to become the unwitting enemy of the former. In the future, I will find myself thinking twice before shopping at my local Best Buy.

kmne68 on November 26, 2009 at 12:27 am

those who cannot even bear to see there are some meaningful holidays are being celebrated all over the world other than to celebrate some hypocritical, lame holidays like the one slaughtered weaponless indians after eating their foods have no idea what the islam is, what exactly Kur’an says, what you have done to the Muslims for centuries!

shame on you!

best buy is a company obviously run by some smart and open minded people, that’s all…

take it or not there 1,7 billion Muslims on the world and more than 5 million -maybe even more since quite a bit Muslims/like me are hiding their identitiy because of the pressure in the society- of them live in the U.S.

if some of the Muslims had to become violent it is because of the long term unjust actions of the Christian World, because Islam itself is the most important threat for the pagan Roman influences in the Christianity.

Sue on November 26, 2009 at 1:30 am

    islam is filth, period. The sooner you realize this, the better off you and mankind will be.

    IndianTiger on November 26, 2009 at 2:18 am

      Mr. IndianTiger, What do think about your HINDU religion that make you drink COW’S PISS for blessings & pray to hundreds of hand made gods,per your books even your shiva god drank his own piss,most hindus spread cow’s piss at their businesses & homes for blessings…. are these clean acts or filthy ones??

      your women pray to hand made penis & do sexual activities to get a blessed child- what is this???
      With all these acts along hundres others like thses are taking place everyday in India — thats fine, we respect that keep doing it good for you BUT PLEASE DO NOT SEND HATE TRASH TO USA FROM INDIA

      ONCE AGAIN HATE IS SICK MINDS ACT ** HATE MUST BE WITH WRONG ACTS, NOT WITH ACTORS**

      LOVE FOR ALL, HATE FOR NONE

      John Smith on November 27, 2009 at 2:11 am

Here’s the best part… do you think they’ll even THINK about saying Merry Christmas? No way. They’ll threaten their employees against saying Merry Christmas, because Christmas is a religious holiday.

Is anyone listening? Is this thing on? “Religion” means more than just Christian or Jewish. And the holiday mentioned in the post is most definitely religious. What would happen if we all said “Hey, we’re offended?”

A.J. on November 26, 2009 at 9:02 am

Obama is considered Muslim

We know he is a lier, is un impostor, etc, etc and is not doing any better for this country
In the laws of Muslims…. what could be his sentence?
To be lapidated? cut hands and legs?
Isnt he afraid of his own religion?

We Americans, we should give Obama to his Muslims camarades to take care of him per Muslim laws

SouthernLady on November 26, 2009 at 11:36 am

I wasn’t aware that Thanksgiving was a religious holiday.

alkh3myst on November 27, 2009 at 11:59 am

If Eid Al-Adha is based on the Islamic fraud, then I really wonder what is Christmas since we all know what Thanksgiving is (the start of Mass killing of Indian celebration).

xmark on November 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm

It’s not personal, it’s just business…Best Buy is just another money whore trying to get people to buy their junk…
Happy Eid al-Adha addicts have bucks to spend…’get their money’ is the motto…It’s got little to do with Islam, but everything to do with George Washington’s…

It’s crazy to stress so much on the small things, and not focus on the things that “really matter” in life. If we let ourselves get so worked up over a Best Buy ad, what’s next?

Major on November 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm

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