Update 12/20: Opportunist Muslim female politician, proving that politicians are the same no matter what their race, creed or religion.
Original Story: Is this still the United States? Did you know that in the United States a private company is not allowed to pull an ad if Muslims are involved?
A Lowe’s in Florida is facing a boycott and possible lawsuits for pulling an ad from the new reality TV show, All-American Muslim.
Lowe’s received complaints because people felt the show supported Islamic ideas and agendas. Lowe’s was also facing pressure from the Florida Family Association which said the show fosters a subtle form of propaganda. Lowe’s pulled the ad. Kayak followed by pulling their ads.
The pulling of the ads has HuffPo upset to no end. I wonder if they’d care if a new Christian show lost ads? Just wondering.
The show is on its last legs and is described as boring by Jon Stewart. It is filmed in Dearborn, Michigan, which is being cited by some, such as Big Government, as pushing Shariah Law. There is a large Muslim-American population living in Dearborn.
The Muslim community involved is threatening a lawsuit against Lowe’s for dropping the ads. Godfather Politics
Worse yet, California State Sen. Ted Lieu , D-Torrance is calling it un-American and religious bigotry for Lowe’s to pull the ads. He is planning some legislative action against Lowe’s if they don’t apologize and reinstate the ads. He also wants Lowe’s to reach out to the Muslim community. AJC
Lowe’s explained that they are trying to respond to all their customers and issued the following statement, “Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lightning rod for many of those views,” the statement said. “As a result we did pull our advertising on this program. We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance.”
That is not good enough for Lieu, who wants to make a name for himself, and decided to call this religious discrimination.
Are we applying Shariah Law to businesses now? Shariah Law disallows slander and slander is defined as anything that a person finds insulting. That standard, as opposed to U.S. justice, would require Loew’s to keep purchasing the ads.