received the following from a zionist relative…. apparently this is
what they do when ‘business’ is slow….. they will go to extreme lengths
to put a store out of business because it is managed by Muslims.
This is so “Unbelievable”….
In Houston Texas …
Harwin Central Mall: The very first store that you come to when you walk from the lobby of the building into the shopping area
Had this sign posted on their door. The shop is run by Muslims.
Feel free to share this with others.
story behind the sign, from the Manager of the store itself…..(which,
needless to say, was NOT in the original email I received)….
manager of the store in question in this thread. We were closed on last
Friday for the observance of the martyrdom of Imam Ali (A.S.).
We are closed every year on two religious holidays – Ramadan 21st
(martyrdom of Imam Ali A.S.) and Moharram 10th (martyrdom of Imam
Hussain A.S.). This year coincidently Ramadan 21st fell on September
11th. Muslims follow the lunar calendar and it moved forward by 10 days
every year as compared to the Gregorian calendar.
While the timing of the day was unfortunate, we still realize our
grave mistake with the sign that we put up. It was worded incorrectly
and we understand how it could have been misconstrued. We sincerely
apologize for any misunderstanding that this has caused. We have put up
an apology on our store stating all this and clarifying our position –
the text of which follows here:
September 14, 2009
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
This is in regards to the sign that was posted on our premises on
September 11, 2009 stating that “We will be closed on Friday, September
11, 2009 to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Ali (A.S.)”
Imam Ali is an important personality in Islam and his martyrdom took
place on Ramadan 21st in the year 661 A.D. Ramadan 21st is a religious
holiday for Muslims worldwide. Coincidently, Ramadan 21st this year was
on Friday, September 11.
Our store was closed to commemorate this important event in Islamic
history. We did not mean to offend anybody by our actions. We apologize
immensely for any offense that this might have caused. We are proud
Americans and deeply regret the events of September 11, 2001. Our
prayers and condolences are always with the families of the men and
women who lost their lives that day.
We once again apologize for any misunderstandings that might have been caused.
We spoke to local TV channels trying to clarify the situation earlier today as well – the news stories can be seen here:http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se…cal&id=7018149
We hope all
this clears up any misconceptions and misunderstandings that were
caused. If anybody has any questions, please feel free to contact me
and I will be more than glad to answer them. Once again, we sincerely
apologize for our actions.