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Quote robevander10 Replybullet Posted: 07 January 2011 at 7:18am
nice card i like it
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Quote uni379 Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2011 at 12:53am
Yes, this is nice... I would have never know this stamp existed until now... I love the art work....
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Salaam everyone, glad to be a member, am i allowed to give a link to a forum i found?
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Quote memyselfn Replybullet Posted: 13 July 2011 at 3:40pm
what differences are you talking about? please make it clear to all.
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Quote semar Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2012 at 4:13am
Originally posted by Larry

I wonder if any Islamic countries would follow the lead of the United States and issue stamps that commemorate Christmas or Hanukkah?
 
No Christian country, celebrate Eid or make Eid as national holiday including USA. But many "Muslim country" celebrate Christmas. One of them Indonesia, They have 3 Christian holiday as national holiday (easter, Christmas, new year), they also treat Hinduism holiday, Buddhism holiday, Confucian holiday as national holidays. And in every major mall during Christmas have Christmas tree and gospel song. Even if Christian less then 10%, Budhism, Hinduism, Confucian combine less then 5%.
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In the 2010 Indonesian census, 87.18% of Indonesians identified themselves as Muslim 6.96% Protestant, 2.91% Catholic, 1.69% Hindu, 0.72% Buddhist, 0.05% Khong Hu Chu, 0.13% other, and 0.38% unstated or not asked. (wikipedia)


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Quote Larry Replybullet Posted: 11 March 2012 at 8:52pm
Well, seeing that the United States Postal Service issued a stamp commemorating Eid I would not say that the U.S. doesn't celebrate or commemorate Eid. There are millions of Muslims in the United States that do celebrate Eid, as Jews here celebrate Passover and Hanukkah, As Christians celebrate Christmas and Easter, etc. with Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, even Zoroastraians. There are a majority of Christians in the United States, but that doesn't make it a "Christian country." Our Constitutional protection of Freedom of Religion, for all religions, or even no religion for atheists, means that all faiths are respected here and are free to practice their religions. The same thing cannot be said for many nations in the world today. Christmas is celebrated in more countries all the time, along with other holidays such as Halloween and Valentine's Day and the influence of Western products such as Coca Cola, Pepsi, Marlboro, etc. U.S. and Western influence is strong all over the world through films, television shows, etc. It doesn't mean the West is better, just popular with many people.

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Quote semar Replybullet Posted: 13 March 2012 at 12:14am
Salaam/Peace,
I think everybody agrees that "allowing to celebrate" is much less than "adopting it as national holiday".
 
Moreover in Bali island, the Hindus about 60%of the population there, the Indonesian government give them very special respect during Nyepi day (Silence day) that they believe it's not allowed to have fire and (artificial) light. It suppose to be not light, no running engine at all. So during the holiday the Indonesian government allow them to shutdown all airports in that island (including the international airports), shutdown all bus terminals, sea ports, traffic lights (signals), no car in the street, no light even in 5 stars hotel, etc, except minimal light in hospital and minimal police car on the street. This is  for the whole day (24 hours).
 
And one other things, in all regencies and provinces  in Indonesia that the majority of the population there are non muslim the head/leader of that regencies or provinces are non muslim (whatever the majority of religion there). But many regencies that majority of the population are muslims have non muslim leaders (including Christian, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucian).
 
Also the senate and house of representatives in muslim majority region even if the muslim in that region are over 80% but the percentage of muslim representatives much less than that. This also apply for the government position, both local and national. But in the regions that majority are non muslim, the percentage of the representatives and government jobs at least the same or more of the percentage of the repective religion there. 
 
Anyway, I just want to rectify the assumption that "Muslim majority countries/government" are not tolerant, that's all.


Edited by semar - 13 March 2012 at 12:45am
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The Prophet said: "Do not eat before you are hungry, and stop eating before you are full"
"1/3 of your stomach for food 1/3 for water, 1/3 for air"
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