December 12, 2005, - 11:54 am

More on Target’s “Holiday” Shopping: A Preferred Religion?

By Debbie Schlussel
We’ve been detailing Target’s attempts to de-Christmas-ize the holiday season (here and here)–a season, which wouldn’t exist if there was not Christmas.
Now we see why. Target apparently has a preferred religion, which–you guessed it–is NOT Christianity. In Sunday newspapers across the country, Target featured a four-page color spread touting the $2 million per week the chain is “giving back” (we call it what it is: a pay-off) to “the community.”
The picture below illustrates what Target sees as “the community” and how to “give back” to it. We noted not a single Christian or Jewish group in the four full-page ad spread. Why? We don’t object to Target treating all religions equally, but this ad–and Target’s outrageous “holiday” season behavior–suggests otherwise, that Target prefers one religion over the others. Why is it Target’s official policy to de-Christmas-ize ads, but no problem making Islam front and central? Keep in mind that part of your Target purchase funds this, whatever it is:

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Is This Target’s Preferred Religion?

To recap, Target:
* Forbids employees from saying, “Merry Christmas”;
* Bans mention of Christmas in “holiday” ads and promotions;
* Bans Salvation Army bell-ringers; and
* Sells clothing made in terrorist-host state Syria and anti-American United Arab Emirates (and refuses to respond to inquiries regarding that)
Happy RamaKwanzukkah from your friends at Target!

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14 Responses

They are reacting to today’s Bush speech where he says, “Islam is a religion of peace”.

Thee_Bruno on December 12, 2005 at 12:50 pm

Growing up, x-mas, like Easter, was a time that WE were reminded that the Jews killed Jesus!!!
ONE of the most shameful moments of my past has been beating up a Jewish kid who couldn’t play guitar because HIS parents got him a Stratocaster for Hannukah…a bogus holiday…while MINE got me BS plastic guitar and told me “Don’t think you’re gonna be another Elvis”WTF!!!!
“Christianity” has PERSECUTED Jews for almost 2,000 years…and IF Amerikkka had answered the clarion call to Muslim radicalism that was sounded during the Yom Kippur war Islam would NOW be a forgotten footnote…

EminemsRevenge on December 12, 2005 at 1:11 pm

It’s nice to see that mental patients at Bellevue can use the Internet.

Thee_Bruno on December 12, 2005 at 1:19 pm

Is there anyone more ignorant than EminemsRevenge that responds to this website. Who turns his computer on for him?

Blayne on December 12, 2005 at 1:23 pm

“A community isn’t just something your a part of. It’s something that’s a part of you.”
How bloody horrible. What’s that supposed to mean? Interesting message for the “moderate” Moslems.

Grant on December 12, 2005 at 2:20 pm

Well, what do you expect when Target is based in Minneapolis/St.Paul, which now has one of the highest concentrations of Somalis in the U.S.?

northernvirginiastan on December 12, 2005 at 3:01 pm

I am a Christian, and Emininem’s Revenge, you are a complete goof. It must be nice to blame everybody else for your “problems” and neuroses. One day you need to look in the mirror and you’ll see your problem.
First of all, 99.9% of the mainstream Christians, the ones I know at least, never use Christmas, Easter, or any other holiday to remind anyone that the Jews killed Jesus. Anyone who says that in the name of Christianity is just plain wrong.
I am sure that the vast majority of conservative Christians like me are some of the strongest supporters of Israel in the world. I am not saying this because this is Debbie’s site or because I like her, I think it’s the truth. I have utmost respect for Debbie, Israel, and the Jewish faith.
I hope some day some Jewish kid from your past has grown up big and strong and takes a guitar and plays a sweet tune on your bone head.

The_Man on December 12, 2005 at 5:47 pm

Oh, another thing, ER you bozo. If America has persecuted Jews for 2,000 years, why did America fight against Germany in World War II? Why did America help free the Jews from the concentration camps? Why is America and Israel allies?
If America wanted to persecute Jews, we could side with the Muslim world, get cheaper oil, save soldier’s lives in Iraq, and get rid of the Jews all at the same time.
I’ve wasted enough time on you, freak.

The_Man on December 12, 2005 at 5:53 pm

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Camp Katrina on December 12, 2005 at 6:57 pm

Hey, that Jew-baiting works! Look at the results of these tactics at http://petrolatumrubsby.blogspot.com/2005/11/bernanke-name-change.html
I know of this personally since “I Was a Token Gentile” on an all-Jew softball team.

machsplanck on December 14, 2005 at 12:55 pm

My checker at Target wished me a Merry Christmas today. So much for policy.

Pandy on December 14, 2005 at 7:06 pm

["Christianity" has PERSECUTED Jews for almost 2,000 years]
What an irony …you just made a blood libel yourself!

murphyslaw on December 15, 2005 at 11:00 am

Has the whole world gone insane. These people attacked our country, our civilization, and we hold their hands? I seriously think someone like Tom Tancredo or Miss Schlussel needs to be president. Bush is not as bad as the liberals but he’s not strong enough on this and he’s not an exciting enough leader to sustain people’s attention on this. At the very least, give Debbie her own TV show. People really need to see what’s going on in this country.

KnightoftheImpaler on January 17, 2006 at 1:51 pm

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