Lowe’s Pulls Advertising From “All-American Muslim” Amid Protest Of Show

DEARBORN (WWJ) – It’s a show made right here in Dearborn, but TLC’s “All-American Muslim” has lost a top advertiser — Lowe’s Home Improvement.

A local organization is telling its constituents to boycott the major hardware store following what they’re calling a bad public relations move.

WWJ’s Kathryn Larson reports Lowe’s pulled their advertisements following complaints and emails from various groups, including at least one conservative Christian organization.

The Florida Family Association writes on its website that TLC’s “All-American Muslim” is propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”

Lowe’s reportedly told the Florida Family Association that the show doesn’t meet their advertising guidelines, and said Lowe’s will no longer be advertising on the TLC program.

Spokesman Dawud Walid, of CAIR-MI,  (Council on American Islamic Relations) said his organization is “utterly shocked by Lowe’s decision.”

“They don’t have a backbone as an organization and really how they depend more on the business of bigots than they do on civil and right-minded people and they’ll have to suffer the consequences for that,” said Walid.

Walid said it is likely his organization will hold some demonstrations and protests in front of area Lowe’s in the coming weeks — but says nothing has been planned as of yet.

WWJ left messages at Lowes and TLC seeking comment.

Lowe’s posted an expanded response on Facebook – read here.

  • Mary-Tom Plautz

    I have always loved Lowes and now they also have my respect. Thank you Lowes!!!

    • dieshard

      Lowe’s has more guts than many advertisers!!! Lowe’s DID THE RIGHT THING!! Why should the people in MY Dearbon kiss these muzzies behind??? Muzzies are dirty,nasty,filthy sand pounders!!! If you musslums don’t like it in MY U.S.A. then G T F O!!!!!! Your muzzslums are NOT welcome in MY DEARBORN!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HONUKAH to my friends. muzzies go home.

    • Jane

      I’m with you Mary Thanks Lowe’s!

  • detroit tony

    Lowes can and should be able to cancel any ad any time they want . Dawud is making silly threats , the show is propaganda . i support Lowes and any one else right to back away from propaganda.

  • richard

    Absolutly ridiculous — Caving in to such narrow minded people who know nothing about this Nations Freedoms — I am disgusted by Lowes and will make it known to them — PS: I’m a Christian and these people are nothing but bigots —

  • Michael

    I just cut my Lowes card into itsy bitsy pieces. Home Depot is my new source for home restoration and, that is no small amount of business. Take that Lowes, when you act like a corrupt congressman you lose my business. And, that’s the way it’s done. Lets see what your investors think in the coming months.

    • Tim Moores

      Why do u Muslims deal with everything and every one by cutting them up??

  • Mortimer Snerd

    I presume Mr. Walid’s response: “and they’ll have to suffer the consequences for that,” is a threat. Are you listening FBI? Are you listening Home Land Security? Don’t wait until it is too late! We all know how these people think and act!

  • Matt

    So, “Spokesman Dawud Walid, of CAIR-MI, (Council on American Islamic Relations) said his organization is “utterly shocked by Lowe’s decision.””

    Well Mr. Walid, I’m utterly shocked that ANYONE still gives any credence to CAIR since it was found to be a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terrorist financing trial.

    Can we please find a Muslim spokes organization that doesn’t have criminal terrorist connections?

  • knairn

    I agree with an earlier statement that Lowe’s (any company for that matter) can cut their advertising for any reason, at any time. HOWEVER, I’m just curious if they did their OWN homework or were they just taking the advice (maybe possible threats) from those “complaints and emails from various groups, including at least one conservative Christian organization.” Must do your own homework before taking such a strong stance, especially where you feel there is an injustice. Innocent until proven guilty…..

  • knairn

    One more thought comes to mind for the comments that are accusing and throwing around threats: Why stoop to a level of anger, deceit and the very hatred that we, as a nation are trying to secure ourselves against; and when you know what goes around comes around? Why feed the negative? Shouldn’t we be trying to change what is wrong by serving up some good and positive?! Before stoning Lowe’s to death for what you THINK is an atrocity, why not do your own homework instead of taking this article for face value? That’s what angers me about the news. How much background FACT finding and research did the author do BEFORE writing what I consider a “touch the surface article” to gain viewer / reader interest? In the meantime, its reader’s are stirring up so much negativity that it’s no wonder there is so much violence in comments and in people that feel the need to protest with such anger. Anger never gets anyone anywhere but dead. Make changes and suggest alternatives with a positive attitude… do your homework, PLEASE and thank you.

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    […] Dawud Walid, director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in metro Detroit, told WWJ Newsradio his organization is “utterly shocked by Lowe’s […]

  • erik

    Lowes made the right choice to back away from what was cetain to be an ongoing controversy. They have the right to do that. All these people who want to support this show, send in your dollars, they will take them. Lets stop with the PC deal that you have to do this and you have to say it like that to satisfy everyone. Lowes has my business sense they have what it takes to say no to all of it.

  • erik

    Instead of thinking about everything else that needs some work, lets all get caught up in a PC contorversy over a sponsorship on a show. A senator from calif. is grandstanding this, as he works on his relection.

  • Kate

    This makes me so sad. Everyone leaves comments supporting Lowe’s, which I agree, has a choice to advertise, but the reason they pulled support is ridiculous. You all obviously have never met a Muslim or are just completely ignorant when it comes to Islam. Should all Christians be defined by Westboro Baptist? They’re the same as extreme Muslims. Why define them by a small hate group? Do all Christians picket funerals of soldiers? No. So not all Muslims are the same. Get over yourself and get into the world. Learn something.

    • Tim

      I’ve learned that nothing the Westboro baptist does is directed by the bible….where as every vile and murderous thing the Muslims do is as directed by the Koran!

      • Tim

        Ur an intellectual idiot to generalize so, I suggest you go for that masters degree to bolster your credentials for stupidology.

      • Wanda Jackson

        I would be willing to bet that if you actually talked to someone from the Westboro Baptist Church they would quote you Bible and verse where the Bible DOES support what they’re doing. That’s what any quasi-religious group does, they pick out what’s good for them and leave the rest, just as Westboro has done.

  • The Truth!

    As a Christian American, you people make me sick! It sounds like your bigotry is a bigger threat to our society than anything these Muslim’s are doing. Hate like this makes me sick to even classify myself as Christian! I live in Chicago now but went to college at UofM Dearborn. The Muslim’s I met there were as American as they come. The fact that some of you people have so much hate makes me consider you extremists! In every race, religion and gender you have crazy people. Am I fair in assuming all White people are child molesting, serial killing, mass murdering bible thumping bigots/racists? No, because I’m not. It’s 2011! Act like it.

    • Allah

      I belive your correct…You are sick! Please join my sleeper cell. I need a few dumb liberals to cover for us.

  • The Truth!

    This comment is not even close to funny. I hope you get investigated because no person with common sense would write this for everyone to see. If CBS is smart, they will take your comment to the authorities to investigate. In Detroit, there is no room for error!

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  • Jan

    dieshard, why don’t you go back to where you came from, under your rock,, this is OUR USA and all muslims are welcome!!! All you bigots can get a life and then get lost… You people make me sick… I hope more muslims move here so all you white trash can leave!!!

  • Jan

    Truth, the white race is the most cold and evil race on this earth.. they complain about minorities having to many children and yet the white woman is having abortions,,hmmm, and the minority is willing to discuss and the white wants to fight..I feel sorry for these people cause their miserable souls.. they no nothing about love…and yet they want to shout out their hate, their good at that…take notice…

    • erik

      If your comments are not the most racist thing I have seen lately, I don’t know what is. Funny how if someone says something you disagree with, they are racist. But if you say something, it is supposed to be fact and not racist. Funny how that works. As ofr abortions, the bulk of those are low income and minorities. Doubt that, check it. As for your racists comments about me, I have had girlfriends who are black and have frineds who are black and I will stand with them any day of the week. So take the “you are a racist” out of the argument. Try looking in the mirror. I believe that when Lowes decided to sponsor the program, they did not anticipate the problems that were going to come later. It was going to grow in problems, and it did. They were not going to win, regardless of what they did. They cose to drop out of the program, and I support that. Everyone saying that they had to stay in it, had to be politically correct. They wanted to avoid a controversy and they had the courage to say good bye to it. The money they spend is theirs to do with as they want, but some people would tell them that they had to do this or had to do that. Doesn’t work that way. So many people that are so quick to spend other peoples money and time the way they believe the world should be, and I am tired of hearing it. As for fighting, fools come in all races and I have never seen it narrowed down to one race. I guess the bloods and crips and a few other gangs are just civic organizations. who would have thought. Will we find common ground, no. but thats ok, we dont have to.

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