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Lowes Inc. Drops "All-American Muslim" TV ads

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    VUVUZELA JF-Expert Member

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) —By Christopher Webber
    Lowe's Home Improvement has found itself facing a backlash after the retail giant pulled ads from a reality show about American Muslims.
    The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a conservative group known as the Florida Family Association complained, saying the program was "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."
    The show premiered last month and chronicles the lives of five families from Dearborn, Mich., a Detroit suburb with a large Muslim and Arab-American population.
    A state senator from Southern California said Sunday he was considering calling for a boycott.
    Calling the Lowe's decision "un-American" and "naked religious bigotry," Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press he would also consider legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads.
    Suehaila Amen, whose family is featured on "All-American Muslim," said she was disappointed by the Lowe's decision.
    "I'm saddened that any place of business would succumb to bigots and people trying to perpetuate their negative views on an entire community," Amen, 32, told The Detroit News on Sunday.
    Dawud Walid, Michigan director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said his group felt "extreme disappointment" at Lowe's "capitulation to bigotry."

     
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    Ubaguzi huu sio mzuri kabisa
     
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    Probably Lowes wameng'amua walikuwa wanapoteza hela zao tu. Hakuna mtu mwenye akili timamu anaweza kufuatilia upuuzi huu wa Wamanga pekee yao kwenye Luninga eti wanajiita "All American Muslims". Hicho kitu kamwe hakipo, na hakitakuwapo. Kama si propanganda basi ni unafiki mtupu!
     
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