Lowe’s: Reinstate commercials on All-American Muslim

I am not a religionist.  I am an avowed atheist, who doesn’t like the anti-Muslim bigotry on display by the ultra right wing Christo-Fascists.  They act like a new version of the KKK.

Therefore I am urging people to sign the petition at:

Change.Org— Sign Petition

Why This Is Important

I have written about this at my blog, waitiseesomething.com:  Lowe’s Caves to Anti-Muslim Extremists

It includes a list of the other 64 companies who have reportedly pulled their ads as well.

Here is the original background via ThinkProgress.org:

The TLC reality TV show All-American Muslim chronicles the lives of a group of Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan. The show has been well-received for its fair and realistic portrayal of the Muslim American experience in the United States. Watch a trailer for the show here.

But a reality TV show that lets Americans relate to the lives of Muslims in the United States is an offensive idea to those who want to demonize Islam. The Florida Family Association (FFA) launched a campaign earlier this year to get companies to pull their advertising from the program. FFA claims that 65 of the 67 companies targeted have done this, including home improvement giant Lowe’s and megabank Bank of America:

“The Florida Family Association, a Tampa Bay group, has led a campaign urging companies to pull ads on ‘All-American Muslim.’ The FFA contends that 65 of 67 companies it has targeted have pulled their ads, including Bank of America, the Campbell Soup Co., Dell, Estee Lauder, General Motors, Goodyear, Green Mountain Coffee, McDonalds, Sears, and Wal-Mart.”

One of the companies that FFA claims pulled commercials, Amway, told the Washington Post that such reports were “misleading” and that it has done no such thing. Lowe’s told the paper that it did indeed pull advertising. “We understand the program raised concerns, complaints, or issues from multiple sides of the viewer spectrum, which we found after doing research of news articles and blogs covering the show,” said Katie Cody, a spokeswoman for Lowe’s.

The Islamic Circle of North America is urging concerned citizens to call Lowe’s and protest their withdrawal of advertising: “We urge the American Muslim community and our friends, family, neighbors and all people of conscience to call Lowe’s CEO Robert Niblock at (704) 758-2084 or Executive Support Mr. Andrew Kilby at (866) 900-4650 and respectfully complain about this decision.”

Lowe’s issued this statement on Facebook confirming that it pulled the ads: “Lowe’s has received a significant amount of communication on this program, from every perspective possible. Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lighting rod for many of those views. As a result we did pull our advertising on this program.”

5 Responses to “Lowe’s: Reinstate commercials on All-American Muslim”

  1. JinianVictoria Says:

    Politically and religiously correct run amuck. Today its Muslims. Yesterday it was the blacks before them the Irish. Tomorrow maybe the left handed glove wearing pink skinned albino worms. Unless these fools have somebody to hate they feel they are not true christians as they see themselves. This is simply the hate de jour. I am no fam of the Muslims but I have watched the show and found it quite interesting…just normal people doing normal things and trying to cope in a society they are new to. Why dont these wanna be Savronolas start their hounding of these people by hounding the citizens of the countries involved in the 30 and hundred years war? After all these were Christians who were being killed! Puleeeze! These people are nothing more than bigots and I am ashamed that they call themselves American and Christian.

  2. Marlene Says:

    These perverts and degenerates will *never* be happy until people like them are back ruling the country under the iron fist of a totalitarian “christian” theocracy, with blacks back in the chains of slavery, women are returned to being baby factories, and TLBGIs are either in the closet or are in insane asylums.

    Let’s not forget, Suzan that these Southern Baptist bigots are *still* largely Klansmen and women, it’s just that they aren’t as welcomed as they once were, thanks to the fact our country has evolved past their limited intelligence.

    • Suzan Says:

      I think it is a bit more complex than that.

      I put up Jimmy Carter’s “Crisis of Confidence” speech the other day because Carter was so right about so many things and spoke the truth, like Al Gore and others. They crucified him.

      We’ve hit the end of growth. Seven billion people when we have passed peak oil is an unmitigated disaster, especially having passed peak oil. Turns out the people with the best alternatives, the “dirty fucking hippies” have been reviled for forty years.

      The corporations need someone for the brainwashed masses to revile, hence racism, anti-Muslum, anti-Semitism, anti-feminism, anti-LGBT/T, anti-abortion anti-treehugger.

      Keep the masses focused on meaningless consuming and they won’t notice the impending disaster.

      We are at the threshold of absolutely too late. The last thing we need are more people, more growth and more consuming.

      Hating people is a distraction.

  3. waitiseesomething Says:

    Thank you for sharing my petition!! Much appreciated 🙂

  4. Marlene Says:

    I totally agree, Suzan.

    I see the parallels between the bigots trying to justify denying marriage equality and segregation for us today and the blacks in the 1950s and 60s, and I’m called all kinds of names by these imbeciles.

    Now we have the same kind of derision looked down by the Establishment between the hippies and youth movement of the 1960s and 70s and today’s Occupy movement, right down to the slurs of “Get a job!” and “Get a haircut!”! OMG have we devolved back into the Nixon era? What’s next, a second backlash against feminism and a demand for women to return to being nothing more than domestic slaves and babymakers?

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