NBC 5: CAIR-Chicago Criticizes Lowe’s for Pulling Ads from ‘All-American Muslim’
Lowe’s, the North Carolina-based home improvement giant has raised controversy by pulling their ads off a reality TV show called ‘All-American Muslim.’
Anti-Muslim groups, like the Florida Family Association, pressured advertisers to stop sponsoring the show which they call “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”
“We were really disappointed and stunned that Lowe’s, a major corporation, would take such a stupid decision to side with bigotry against communities,” said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago).
Rehab called the group’s action a step in the wrong direction and an insult to the Muslim community, “…to marginalize and dehumanize the Muslim community through the notion that the only form of portrayal that is acceptable would be for Muslims to come out as terrorists.”
Rehab is calling for consumers to boycott Lowe’s.
“Islam is a faith the preaches peace, coexistence, justice, tolerance, love, compassion. That’s what we stand for,” Rehab added.