Thursday, December 8, 2011

Muslim TV series spurs backlash

The TLC series "All-American Muslim" is compelling complaints from right-wing extremist groups declaring they have effectively compelled marketers to drag from the program. One particular organization, Florida Family Association, published an e-mail on its website it alleges to possess received from national store Lowe's Home Centers showing that the organization has withdrawn advertisements. "You will find certain programs that don't meet Lowe's advertising recommendations, such as the demonstrate introduced to the attention." That letter consequently spurred reaction Thursday from Muslim civil-protections group Council on American-Islamic Relations decrying the withdrawal. "Some 'All-American Muslim' marketers have apparently secured towards the hate-filled sights from the boycott's marketers," read a CAIR pr release. Lowe's has yet to reply to a request comment. A TLC speaker rejected comment. "Muslim" is definitely an unscripted series that opened recently around the Discovery Systems-possessed cable funnel following a lives of several middle-class American Muslim families in Dearborn, Mich. FFA, which states its goal as "enhancing America's moral atmosphere" in the mission statement, has belittled the series to be "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's obvious and offer danger to American protections and traditional values." CAIR also calls out other groups which have websites inviting its site visitors to complete forms that send messages lamenting "Muslim" to taking part marketers. These orgs claim that they can have motivated numerous entrepreneurs to drag from the show, though in some instances messages from individuals companies published online don't suggest they're doing so in reaction to requires boycott. "The program's detractors are utilizing every stereotype within the book to defame American Muslims and also to demonize Islam," stated Nihad Awad, national executive direcor of CAIR inside a statement. Though Lowe's message has not yet been clarified by the organization, it's already inspired a backlash on Twitter from customers upset that the organization might have drawn from "Muslim" because of pressure from hate groups. "Dear @lowes you are able to hug my company farewell,Inch tweeted @ArabVoicesSpeak. Contact Andrew Wallenstein at

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