Take Action Now: Don't Let Bigots Pressure TLC

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Washington, DC | www.adc.org | December 9, 2011 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) calls on its membership to take action and counter recent calls by fringe individuals and groups pressuring advertisers to drop spots on All-American Muslim, a new series airing on The Learning Channel (TLC).   

All-American Muslim takes a look at life in Dearborn, Michigan -- home to the largest mosque in the United States and the largest concentration of Arab Americans -- through the lens of five Arab American Muslim families. Each episode offers an intimate look at the customs and celebrations, misconceptions and conflicts these families face outside and within their own community.

According to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the calls for an advertiser boycott are coming from Internet hate sites like "Bare Naked Islam," which recently featured a number of threats of violence targeting U.S. and European mosques, and right-wing groups such as the Florida Family Association and American Decency. 

Sadly corporations, such as Lowe’s, have succumbed to the idiocracy of such garbage campaigns, which are orchestrated by groups and organizations which lack credibility, legitimacy, and are founded on the basic notions of bigotry and racism reminiscent of a shameful era in this country’s history.  

ADC Legal Director Abed Ayoub states, “The Muslim-American community has nearly $200 billion dollars in spending power -- one of the highest totals for any minority group in the United States. At a time when many corporations are courting the American-Muslim market, it makes absolutely no sense at all that any corporation, including Lowe’s -- that have multiple locations in metropolitan areas with high Arab and Muslim American populations -- would take such action”

Take Action Now!

ADC is asking you to contact Lowe’s and voice your concern!

Contact Lowe’s:

Email: execustservice@lowes.com

Mail: Lowe's Companies, Mail Code CON8, 1605 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non-profit, non-sectarian and non-partisan, is the largest grassroots Arab-American civil rights and civil liberties organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980 by former Senator James Ab