I have a habit (a good one, I think) of checking forwarded emails for accuracy before I hit the "forward" button - particularly if they evoke an unbecoming reaction in me. For those of you that email me these forwards (there are a million of you), you might save me some time by doing this yourself!
By the way, if I get one more email that Starbucks refused to send coffee to Iraq because they don't support the war or the troops, I'm going to scream. It's not true, people.
At any rate, I got the following email this morning, which really pissed me off:
This week, the UK removed the from it's school curriculum because it "offended" the Muslim population because they say it never occurred.
This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easy each country is giving into it.
It is now more than 60 years since the 2nd World War in ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, starved, burned and humiliated while German and Russian people looked the other way!
Now more than ever, with among others, claiming the to be a myth, it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide! Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.
Don't just delete this, it will only take a minute to pass it on...
Luckily, I checked out snopes.com before I went into a total rage. Seriously, I was getting ready to get in my truck with my collection of firearms and attack the mosque down the street.
There was only a tiny bit of truth that turned into this total exaggeration of a story. Read it for yourself.
And for the love of all that is holy, check snopes before you pass it on to me (or anyone else, for that matter). We have enough lies coming from the media to filter through; we shouldn't continue the trend by sending lies to each other.