Monday, December 12, 2011

Sen. Ted Lieu demands Lowes advertises on Muslim show or face legislative action

If you really want to see what a knee jerk reaction is consider this idiot who is trying to force Lowes to back the All American Muslim show or he will try some vague legislative action of what exactly? Pay fines if they don't support the show?

You can protest Lowes actions but when you threaten a business in this manner it show that Lieu is clearly out of his depth as being a public official in America. This is the sort of talk you find in a third world banana republic.
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. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe's Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock.

"The show is about what it's like to be a Muslim in America, and it touches on the discrimination they sometimes face. And that kind of discrimination is exactly what's happening here with Lowe's," Lieu said.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Russell Simmons demands Lowes buy ad space on Muslim show.

So if you pull ad dollars from a show you are now unamerican? Interesting.
Hip-hop mogul and social activist Russell Simmons slammed hardware giant Lowe’s for its decision to pull its ads from TLC’s All-American Muslim reality show and warned the company could face outrage from civil rights groups beyond the Muslim community.

“This can’t happen in America; [Lowe's] needs to fix this immediately,” Simmons said, calling the move Islamophobic. “They can’t get away with that, it’s ridiculous. There are American principals at stake here. I can’t imagine the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Urban League, or any organization that fights for their own rights will allow this to happen to any other group because they know they’re next.”

The Def Jam founder is chairman of the The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, which promotes racial and inter-faith harmony — particularly among Muslim-Jewish relations. He notes his organization consists of “hundreds of imams and rabbis who work together to promote harmony around this country.”