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Best Buy holiday message, Happy Eid

DETROIT — A Thanksgiving ad by Best Buy that wished readers a Happy Eid has upset some critics but pleased American Muslims.

Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holiday, happened to fall this year on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest times of the year for retailers.

In the ad, Best Buy said to “Shop Thanksgiving Day at BestBuy.com,” according to a copy posted on Crunch Gear.

Right above in smaller print, it said “Happy Eid al-Adha.”

Some conservative blogs are angry over the ad, with a few calling for a boycott of the electronics retailer.

“I’ll . . . be spending my Christmas money elsewhere,” said a writer on RightPundits.com.

On Web forums at Best Buy’s Web site, some protested the ad.

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