Advertisers shun ‘All-American Muslim,’ yielding to pressure from Christian extremists

The Religion News Service reports: Lowe’s, the national hardware chain, has pulled commercials from future episodes of “All-American Muslim,” a TLC reality-TV show, after protests by Christian groups.

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.

“’All-American Muslim’ is propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law,” the Florida group asserts in a letter it asks members to send to TLC advertisers.

“The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to the liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish,” the FFA’s letter continues.

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2 thoughts on “Advertisers shun ‘All-American Muslim,’ yielding to pressure from Christian extremists

  1. dickerson3870

    RE: “Advertisers shun ‘All-American Muslim,’ yielding to pressure from Christian extremists”

    NOTE: Here’s a brilliant idea* on putting a stop to this madness that the Florida Family Association is spewing:
    Go to the website for the Florida Family Association, link is below. 
    http://www.florida-family.org/take_action_form.php?message=51
    They have a form message that gets sent to 50+ advertisers. You can change the language of the message. 
    1. Put your name and email. Don’t worry, you can unsubscribe from their email list at a later time. 
    2. Change subject to something positive [EXAMPLE: Please do not support the Florida Family Association’s rabid Islamophobia and their call for advertisers to boycott TLC’s excellent “All-American Muslim” series.]
    3. Change the message, example text below*
    4. Hit send
    5. Invite others to do it!
    *Example text — feel free to modify!
    “The Learning Channel’s new show All-American Muslim is a great step in the effort to counter the bias that exists against many Muslim families in the United States. We believe that programs which promote tolerance and family values should be given all the support they can get. Shows like All-American Muslim which show loving families, strong bonds between husband and wife, the affirmation of the nuclear family are few and far between. 
    I encourage you to support (or continue supporting) this show with your advertising dollars. You are our only hope for a better tomorrow for our families.”
    * SOURCE OF IDEA – Facebook: Boycott Lowe’s Home Improvementhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Lowes-Home-Improvement/196885343732232

  2. A Meshiea

    Thanks Dickerson,

    just did it with this:

    I am shocked that an Islamophobic group should be allowed to determine the direction of broadcasting, especially when it is clearly intended to inform and enlighten Americans about the diversity of American culture and to humanize a group that have become all too often victims of slanderous and scandelous invection.

    There are few programs that are more topical and important in opening a window into a world of Americans that are increasingly demonized than this one.

    How can one not recognize its value in toning down the debate about American muslims being some kind of enemy within?

    Kind regards

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