Another Lie: President Obama Approves Muslim Stamp

eidstampAn e-mail is circulating which contends that President Obama has approved a new stamp which celebrates a Muslim holiday. While the stamp exists, it was approved during the reign of his predecessor, not by President Obama, and it was released as part of a series by the U.S. Postal Service, not by some vaguely ominous presidential order. This is clearly an attempt to imply that the president has Muslim sympathies, and no doubt comes from the same crowd who always refer to him as Barack Hussein Obama.

The stamp in question is the EID postage stamp, which was released on September 1, 2001 as part of the USPS Holiday Celebrations Series. It has nothing to do with Christmas, but commemorates the two most important celebrations on the Islamic calendar: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Needless to say, President Obama had nothing to do with a stamp that was released by the U.S. Postal Service in 2001.

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3 Responses to Another Lie: President Obama Approves Muslim Stamp

  1. Leora Danielle August 21, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    wow really you guys are so ignorant, google muslin and googe al-Qaida it totally different, does that mean we supported Hillier. Did we kill the jews, because he believed in Christianity, no wonder no one likes us Americans btw i ain’t muslim im a proud white american

  2. Wicasta Lovelace July 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    Sorry, kid. There’s no such stamp. And what moron told you that Obama runs the Postal Service? President Obama has never issued any directives forcing the USPS to issue any stamps. It’s all bulls**t.

  3. Saphy July 17, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    That’s not the stamp he approved he did approve one but that’s not the onethe one he approved was red fireworks and white backgrounds and Muslim writing on the bottom.

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