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Muslim family's complaint over Christian toy giveaway provokes conservative backlash
by Katherine Glover
As prominent Christian conservatives decry the supposed "war on Christmas" and retailers grapple with whether to say "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas" to their customers, a small incident at the Mall of America has sparked right-wing attention in such high places as Sean Hannity's website.
When a recent kid's meal at Long John Silver's came with a small coloring notebook bearing Bible verses and the words "Build with Jesus," a Muslim family became upset.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wrote a letter to the the franchise owner and the parent company of the restaurant franchise on behalf of the family, earning ridicule and derision from a multitude of right-wing posts and anti-Islam sites.
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