Tuesday, January 23, 2007

For the Want of Civil Response

Wonder if CAIR is going to help blame this on the unreasonable American public.

MILWAUKEE -- An American GI in Iraq who e-mailed a Wisconsin company to ask for a shipment of some floor mats got a brusque reply: "We would NEVER ship to Iraq. If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out of Iraq."

The two-line e-mail response quickly circulated on the Internet and has led to threats against the Muslim-owned business and demands for a boycott.

Bargain Suppliers, an online retailer based in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, shut down its Web site Monday and fired the unidentified employee who sent the e-mail, WTMJ-TV reported.

Co-owner Faisal Khetani, a Muslim from Pakistan, has received threatening calls, the TV station said. An answering machine at a number listed for the business said the mailbox was full and would not accept a message Tuesday.

A civil response would have been fine. But that response is just amazing. No doubt this company is going to pay for the actions of this idiot. Too bad there are a lot of people going overboard with the threats though.

The article also points out that this was a soldier purchasing outside of the military purchase system. I'm constantly surprised to hear soldiers buying stuff like this out of pocket.

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