Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas, and All's Not Well With the USPS

Postal Service Restricts Mail to Military Personnel

The next time you hear someone, be it a Muslim or non-Muslim, claim Islam is a “tolerant” faith, or that America is not being sufficiently “tolerant” of the Muslim faith, ask them this question:
Is it “tolerant” for Muslim countries to prohibit a U.S. citizen from mailing a Bible or a Star of David to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in those countries?

The information below was obtained from the “Dhimmi Watch” website. It includes U.S. Postal Service regulations that restrict the mailing of “any matter containing religious materials contrary to Islamic faith” to U.S. military personnel in stationed in selected Islamic countries. (Click on the Postal Service link to read the full list of restrictions).

One would assume the Postal Service has drafted these restrictions in response to demands from the Muslim countries. So, if you want to mail a Christmas or Hanukkah gift to a Marine in a “restricted” country, and that gift is “contrary to Islamic faith,” you can’t do it.

Now if a Muslim in Saudi Arabia wants to mail a Qur’an to a family member in the United States, do you think the same restrictions apply? Of course not.

As Brigitte Gabriel writes in her best-seller "They Must Be Stopped", when it comes to “infidels” and Muslims, “tolerance” is a one-way street. Every time a U.S. financial institution like AIG offers a Shariah-compliant finance product, or every time a British city recognizes shariah courts and law, we legitimize Shariah law and the oppressive intolerance that comes with it.

This is why stopping terrorism is not enough. We must oppose the doctrine of Shariah that animates terrorism and cultural Jihad and seeks to subvert the values and freedoms of Western civilization.

Sharia Alert from...the United States Postal Service:
"Overseas Military Mail," from the U.S. Postal Service

Want to send your brother-in-law in Iraq a Bible? An ikon? A kippah? Some joss sticks? Forget it. All that is "contrary to Islamic faith." Qur'ans and other Islamic articles only, please.

Mail addressed to military post offices overseas is subject to certain conditions or restrictions of mailing regarding content, preparation, and handling. The APO/FPO table below outlines these conditions by APO/FPO ZIP Codes through the use of footnoted mailing restrictions codes (see the Restrictions page following the table).

C. Cigarettes and other tobacco products are prohibited.
C1. Obscene articles, prints, paintings, cards, films, videotapes, etc., and horror comics and matrices are prohibited.
D. Coffee is prohibited.
E1. Medicines or vaccines not conforming to French laws are prohibited.
E2. Any matter containing religious materials contrary to Islamic faith or depicting nude or seminude persons, pornographic or sexual items, or nonauthorized political materials is prohibited. [...]

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Long Weekend Off
I will be taking the long Christmas weekend off from publishing the Academy Blogger, but not from writing it. Come Monday, Dec. 29 I'll have fresh pickin's from the metaphysical naturalist's point of view.

Until then, may your days be merry and bright. I don't need to wish that your Christmas also be white, at least not for most of the United States. Rain and warm temps may wash some of it away in some areas, but other areas are going to get hit hard. I don't see how "global warming" can be taken seriously, when this winter is already the coldest on record for the last decade--or did they say the last 12 years?

Last year was the coldest on record in 100 years for China. Washington and Colorado had snow on their peaks in June. And if it is true that much of the North Pole melted, well, let it be known that the South Pole is at least 17 inches thicker than last year--or in any year yet on record.

The seasons and the temps are merely changing, like the scene in Washington. Barak Obama never denied he was a Marxist, though Joe Biden was honestly taken aback when a Florida reporter asked him if Obama was a Marxist. After all, it was on everyone's lips after he told Joe the Plumber he wanted to "redistribute wealth." It seems he is going to be doing an awful lot of that, as we can see already by the proposals he has been throwing out there. It sure seems Marxist to me. But Obama gets away with it by neither admitting--nor denying it.

Joe the Plumber has a new book coming out in January, by the way, but you can buy it online now from his website. Good for you, Joe. Way to go. Merry Christmas.

As for the rest of you, live long and prosper, but not by letting other men live for your sake, as Marxism demands. In the world of Obama, that may be harder to do than it sounds, and it might be awfully hard not to be coerced to live for the sake of another. You can always legally opt out of your role as "citizen of the United States", though I don't know if you can legally opt out of being a "Citizen of one of the Several States". If anyone knows the answer to that, please fire off a comment, possibly with a link to where you found the info. Thanks.
And to all, a good night.
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