Jan 7 2010
Explosive outrage as Publix Supermarket calendar features Dec. 7th commemorating a MUSLIM holiday instead of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
This must have gone over splendidly with all the Jewish residents in Florida. Explosive outrage is being unleashed on a popular supermarket chain after it published a 2010 calendar marking the date of Dec. 7 with the Islamic New Year, while eliminating any mention of Pearl Harbor Day, commemorating the 1941 attack on the U.S. by Japan.
Joyce Kaufman, a talk-show host on WFTL Radio in South Florida, made the “date which will live in infamy” the centerpiece of her broadcast today, expressing outrage at Publix Supermarkets for its calendar omission.
“We have guys that are fighting Islamic fundamentalists right now in Afghanistan and guarding them from ruining what little freedom they have achieved in Iraq,” said Kaufman. “And now I gotta celebrate their new year over here in my country when they’re getting on airplanes and trying to blow up planes out of the sky in Detroit? I gotta have their New Year’s Day on my calendar and not Pearl Harbor Day? We’ve lost our minds!”
Kaufman and many callers to her station called it a “slap in the face” to all those who fought for America’s freedoms over the years. “I’m done,” she said. “I’m not walking into a Publix until there’s a formal apology. I’m not walking into a Publix until the calendars have all been pulled. I’m not walking into a Publix until they reissue a calendar and re-evaluate what they put on their calendars. It’s a free country, but I don’t have to shop there.”
“That’s nice,” opined Kaufman’s fellow broadcaster Jeff Katz. “Don’t you find it odd, though, that in South Florida with such a large Jewish population, they don’t bother to mention Israeli Independence Day? WND