Monday, December 19, 2011

Civil Rights Commissioner: Lowe’s Pulling Ads From ‘All-American Muslim’ Is ‘At Best Cowardly’ | TPMMuckraker

Civil Rights Commissioner: Lowe’s Pulling Ads From ‘All-American Muslim’ Is ‘At Best Cowardly’ | TPMMuckraker: A Democratic member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has written a letter to Lowe’s President Robert Niblock about his company’s controversial decision to pull advertising from the show ‘All-American Muslim’ following a campaign by a right-wing fringe group.

“Lowe’s appears to have decided to withdraw advertising support for ‘All-American Muslim’ in response to a letter-writing campaign by a group known as the Florida Family Association (FFA),” Commission Michael Yaki wrote in the letter, which was written in his individual capacity as a member of the commission.

“I am extremely disappointed in your company’s decision to withdraw advertising support based on the bigotry of a few. While Lowe’s and the FFA may be free to exercise speech rights in this manner, I believe Lowe’s’ actions in this case was at best cowardly and at worst complicit in a campaign of hate against Muslim Americans,” Yaki wrote.

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