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A Trip to Target and Islam

Our grandson has his second birthday coming up so we went to Target to scope out trikes. While there we noted a couple of things.

1. The Easter Cards. One card featured a little girl having a temper tantrum screaming for for more chocolate. On the inside it said something like “or I’ll have one helluva tantrum in church.”

2. A second card featured a well-dressed young boy. The cover posed a question. It said, “weren’t we just in church at Christmas?” On the inside it said “celebrate Easter any way you want.”

Other cards were equally disrespectful to Christianity varying only by degree.

3. We purchased a few small items but they were out of trikes. While approaching the check out line we heard a small child screaming at the top his lungs, “I want it. I want it, I want it.” As we got closer we could see a young mom with three kids in tow with the youngest who was doing the screaming looking to be about four-years-old. The check-outs were busy so all the people waiting to check out were treated to this screaming brat for at least ten minutes.

The kid never wavered from “I want it, I want it, I want it.” The mom from what we could hear tried to reason with him. She said something like, “how can you expect to get it when you act like this?” The kid continued to scream at the top of lungs “I want it, I want it.” I have no idea what “it” was but I have a good idea what the kid needed.

I was glad that the mom did not give in to the little tyrant’s demands. On the other hand she didn’t drag him out to the parking lot for a little discipline.

The witnesses to this parenting fiasco included a Moslem couple who had a young boy child about the same age as the screaming boy. As they started to depart the store just in front of the mom with the brat you could tell they were dragging their little one away from the screaming child. The scene spoke volumes.

I am no admirer of Islam by any means, but I highly doubt that any Moslem child would get away with a temper tantrum like that in a public place.

I’m also highly skeptical that Target would sell greeting cards that were in any way disrespectful to Islam in any way.

One comment on “A Trip to Target and Islam

  1. “I am no admirer of Islam by any means, but I highly doubt that any Moslem child would get away with a temper tantrum like that in a public place.

    I’m also highly skeptical that Target would sell greeting cards that were in any way disrespectful to Islam in any way.”

    -so true Bruce, so true! Ugh.

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