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).
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.
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”
Mail: Lowe's Companies, Mail Code CON8, 1605 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
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 Abourezk. ADC has a national network of chapters and members in all 50 states.