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Pickets swarm Lowe's for pulling ads from Muslim show
MSNBC ^ | 17 Dec 2011 | JEFF KAROUB

Posted on 12/17/2011 5:58:25 PM PST by mandaladon

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Protesters descended on a Lowe's store in one of the country's largest Arab-American communities on Saturday, calling for a boycott after the home improvement chain pulled its ads from a reality television show about five Muslim families living in Michigan. About 100 people gathered outside the store in Allen Park, a Detroit suburb adjacent to the city where "All-American Muslim" is filmed. Lowe's said this week that the TLC show had become a "lightning rod" for complaints, following an email campaign by a conservative Christian group.

Protesters including Christian clergy and lawmakers called for unity and held signs that read "Boycott Bigotry" and chanted "God Bless America, shame on Lowe's" during the rally, which was organized by a coalition of Christian, Muslim and civil rights groups.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Detroit Democrat and the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature, said it was "disgusting" for Lowe's to stop supporting a show that reflects America — the conservatives, liberals and even "the Kim Kardashians" in the Muslim community, she said.

"We're asking the company to change their mind," said protester Ray Holman, a legislative liaison for a United Auto Workers local. He said he was dismayed that the retailer "pulled sponsorship of a positive program." A local rabbi extended his support to clergy at the protest and local Arab Americans, saying he and other Jews would have been at the protest had it not fallen during the Jewish Sabbath.

"I hope that they would likewise stand up and demonstrate should something outrageous like this take place against another religion," Rabbi Jason Miller said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: allamericanmuslim; dhimmitude; ibtz; islamofascism; lowes; lowesmuslims; muslim; newfallujah; taqiya; taqiyah; taqiyya; troll; trollsandlakebar; tuqyah
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Detroit Democrat and the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature, said it was "disgusting" for Lowe's to stop supporting a show that reflects America — the conservatives, liberals and even "the Kim Kardashians" in the Muslim community, she said...................I wonder how big an audience this show has.
1 posted on 12/17/2011 5:58:31 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

well yeah...new fallujah....what do you expect.


2 posted on 12/17/2011 6:05:56 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: mandaladon
Attorney Kardashian (is alleged) to be the man who helped OJ Simpson get away with murder by taking a bag with the the murder weapon in it from OJ (right in front of investigators) and disposing of it.
3 posted on 12/17/2011 6:06:16 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: mandaladon

Form what I have heard this show was failing and fixing to be pulled from the air waves


4 posted on 12/17/2011 6:07:09 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: mandaladon

“Protesters including Christian clergy and lawmakers “

Ok, ok, I get it, Christians and Jews are showing up. How many of the angry mob were Muslim? Seems to be missing from the article.


5 posted on 12/17/2011 6:07:25 PM PST by DBrow
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To: mandaladon

Well if there is a big variety of types of Muslims I would like to see this. It is after all America. The show will make or break it on their own. I just glanced over the article but I don get protesting a reality show about Muslims in America. It sounds initially intriguing.


6 posted on 12/17/2011 6:08:56 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: mandaladon

Well if there is a big variety of types of Muslims I would like to see this. It is after all America. The show will make or break it on their own. I just glanced over the article but I don’t get protesting a reality show about Muslims in America. It sounds initially intriguing.


7 posted on 12/17/2011 6:09:25 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

exactly. so if it had and it wasn’t compelling know one would have even heard about it . . . until now.


8 posted on 12/17/2011 6:10:28 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: mandaladon

Lowes don’t care since them sumbiches don’t know how to “build” anything; only how to tear stuff down.


9 posted on 12/17/2011 6:10:31 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: mandaladon
Other protesters:


10 posted on 12/17/2011 6:11:26 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mandaladon

Muzzies-—tell your cousins in Saudi Arabia to fund the show. Then you wouldn’t need any sponsors.

Besides, Lowe’s doesn’t carry camel bridles and tent repair supplies, so what do you care? Leave them be.


11 posted on 12/17/2011 6:11:26 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: mandaladon

100? A swarm..? ROTFLMAO!!!


12 posted on 12/17/2011 6:12:54 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mandaladon
"I hope that they would likewise stand up and demonstrate should something outrageous like this take place against another religion," Rabbi Jason Miller said in a statement.

“You will indeed fight against the Jews and you will kill them to the point where the rock and the tree will say: ‘O Muslim! O ‘Abdullaah (slave of Allaah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him.’ Except for al-Gharqad for it is from the trees of the Jews.” Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985

13 posted on 12/17/2011 6:13:24 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

“...fixing to be pulled from the air waves...”
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If you use “fixing to” in a sentence ... you just might be a redneck.
(my apologies, in advance, to Jeff Foxworthy)


14 posted on 12/17/2011 6:13:45 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: mandaladon

Next headline I want to see:

“Lowe’s closes stores in Detroit”


15 posted on 12/17/2011 6:13:45 PM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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To: mandaladon

See those pics. Read the signs. I volunteer to fly the F-15 and take them out.

Take them all out.

And bury them with rotten pork.


16 posted on 12/17/2011 6:16:47 PM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: GOP Poet

It is a pretty interesting show and I’m sorry Lowe’s pulled their ads.


17 posted on 12/17/2011 6:16:47 PM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Well, I am a redneck so “fixing is appropriate” in my case!


18 posted on 12/17/2011 6:17:48 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

For the sake of those in Rio Linda, let’s make it clear that you photos had nothing to do with the Allen Park protest.


19 posted on 12/17/2011 6:21:31 PM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: sand lake bar

It had pretty good ratings at Penn State, I understand...


20 posted on 12/17/2011 6:21:37 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BenLurkin
by taking a bag with the the murder weapon in it from OJ (right in front of investigators) and disposing of it.

Heck, the media filmed it and showed it happening on live TV.

21 posted on 12/17/2011 6:22:44 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Red_Devil 232; Repeal The 17th

Lowe’s was just fixin’ their priorities, doncha’ know?


22 posted on 12/17/2011 6:24:22 PM PST by SmithL (Proud Tennessee Volunteer)
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To: mandaladon
Sounds like the a bunch of Muzzies posing as Americans have got a huge load in their Huggies and are throwing a tantrum. They'll get over it. As I was driving into town last night, I saw the Lowe's sign and it reminded me about this Islamoboycott. It was then that I realized that Lowe's has a lot of the things I needed and had come into town to pick up. Lowe's is a great place to shop. Very helpful and knowledgeable employees. The Islamophiles can KMA.

BTW: IMHO, those "Christian clergy" morons aren't Christians and/or clergy. Just a bunch of liberal 'RAT activists.

23 posted on 12/17/2011 6:26:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Why aren’t they storming Wal-Mart, which pulled its sponsorship long before Lowe’s did?


24 posted on 12/17/2011 6:27:31 PM PST by Graybeard58 (No Obama, No Romney, No Paul, No Huntsman. We can do better than that!)
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To: sand lake bar; Slings and Arrows

Okey Dokey, sand lake.


25 posted on 12/17/2011 6:29:12 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Keep the CHRIST in Christmas!!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

26 posted on 12/17/2011 6:31:58 PM PST by Lazamataz (That's all.)
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To: mandaladon
the question is... what the hell was Lowe's thinking to run adds there in the first place???
27 posted on 12/17/2011 6:32:02 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Riiiiiiiiiiiight.... as "Christian" as the Fred Phelps Klan.
28 posted on 12/17/2011 6:38:10 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: who knows what evil?
100 is probably an over rated number too!

I bet Lowes gets more customers shopping at their store just because of this decision. I know I'll go to Lowes just because of this and silently boycott Home Depot!

Wonder if the Christian Clergy joined in any Muslim Boycott for Lowes selling Christmas Trees or Nativity scenes.

29 posted on 12/17/2011 6:45:57 PM PST by not2worry
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To: sand lake bar
It is a pretty interesting show and I’m sorry Lowe’s pulled their ads

interesting it might be, but if the show purports to show Muslims in America, it should tell the truth about what they teach. If they follow their "religion" as it is written, they are a threat to everyone in their community. Lowes certainly has the right to advertise when and where they please and the Muslims have a right to, within limits, practice their so called religion. A demonstration involving 100 people shouldn't even make even the local news. I'd say that with the changing of a traffic light, more than 100 people cross the street.....

30 posted on 12/17/2011 6:47:49 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: sand lake bar
It is a pretty interesting show and I’m sorry Lowe’s pulled their ads.

Show your support of the filthy animals and go protest with them then.

After that, go sign up on DU, they'll love you.

31 posted on 12/17/2011 6:51:13 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: mandaladon
Watched it for 5 minutes due to the brewhaha about the show...Based on what I saw, its a big loser and probably not worth the money the company paid for the advertising..that's a good reason to pull its ad, not getting their moneys worth. Low ratings = money being pulled...the threat of a boycott does work sometimes...people vote with their money and probably more non muslims purchase at Lowes than muslims...boycott by non muslims wins...
32 posted on 12/17/2011 6:52:06 PM PST by goat granny
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To: mandaladon

I hope this show bites the dust. We have enough propaganda as it is. And nobody can convince me or most people with a brain that Islam is compatible with Americanism.


33 posted on 12/17/2011 6:52:06 PM PST by KJC1
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To: sand lake bar

For Rio Linda residents and MSNBC viewers, those photos are from an unrelated protest.


34 posted on 12/17/2011 6:53:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lazamataz

Religion of peace, you betcha.


35 posted on 12/17/2011 6:55:01 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SmithL; Red_Devil 232

Well, I’m fixing to go to bed in a little while...
after I finish this Miller beer, and Josie Wales goes off.

You guys cracked me up!

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you.
I will turn three score on the 31st.
Tip a glass and light a fuse for me!


36 posted on 12/17/2011 6:57:08 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: sand lake bar
For the sake of those in Rio Linda, let’s make it clear that you photos had nothing to do with the Allen Park protest

Muslim protesters in the photos...

Muslim protesters in Allen Park...

Yep, no connection there.

37 posted on 12/17/2011 7:04:04 PM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: mandaladon

What kind of advertising idiot did Lowes hire? Buying time on a show with that title was business suicide. The only way they could be on the right side of this issue, is to avoid the issue in the first place. Good grief!


38 posted on 12/17/2011 7:05:55 PM PST by Fireone (Heating the tar and readying the feathers.)
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To: Fireone

“What kind of advertising idiot did Lowes hire? “

I am going to venture a guess and say Lowe’s uses an agency to buy air time and schedule their TV advertising.

It is quite possible they didn’t even know they were advertising during that show until it was brought to their attention.

They pulled the ads. That’s good enough for me.


39 posted on 12/17/2011 7:17:00 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Just watched Josie Wales and Pale Rider right before for it. Great movies. I will be glad to tip a glass of a Homebrewed Porter to you! Clink!


40 posted on 12/17/2011 7:18:50 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Fireone
The show is 100% propeganda. The people shown are about as non-typical as a Muslim can be. We're supposed to believe that a bleach-blond, scantily dressed gal who wants to open a nightclub is your run of the mill Muslim. Yeh, sure. They must have searched long and hard to find this cast of 100%-opposite-of Muslim characters.

Not only is Lowes dropping sponsorship, so are several other advertisers.

41 posted on 12/17/2011 7:24:51 PM PST by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: Fireone

Hopefully this will scare other corporations from supporting Islam lite coming to our living rooms.


42 posted on 12/17/2011 7:33:03 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: mandaladon

If the advertised on a Christian show these same morons would have been protesting against that


43 posted on 12/17/2011 7:35:31 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: mandaladon

Maybe the pickets can get jobs as day laborers.


44 posted on 12/17/2011 7:36:54 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: mandaladon

Maybe they can get Jimmy Dean’s PORK sausage to sponsor the show...


45 posted on 12/17/2011 7:45:06 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: mandaladon
Of course it's michigan. Dump of a state ceded to the ragheads long ago.

I was at Lowes today in Tulsa and didn't see any of those goat humpers. Or is it raghead humping goats? I forget.

Didn't see any messycans either.

46 posted on 12/17/2011 7:49:35 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: moovova

Use your head, man! The people in Allen Park were of all faiths.They were carrying an American flag. If you can’t see the difference then you have zero credibility.


47 posted on 12/17/2011 7:55:47 PM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: mandaladon
Protesters descended on a Lowe's store in one of the country's largest Arab-American communities on Saturday, calling for a boycott after the home improvement chain pulled its ads from a reality television show about five Muslim families living in Michigan. About 100 people gathered outside the store in Allen Park, a Detroit suburb adjacent to the city where "All-American Muslim" is filmed.

I believe the program has just found its alternate sponsors, in the form of these protestors. Let them put their own money where their rather loud mouths are.
48 posted on 12/17/2011 7:58:07 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: mountn man

Rabbi Miller would have made a great Sonderkommando.


49 posted on 12/17/2011 7:59:49 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Conservatives believe in the right to peaceful protest. Conservatives believe in religious freedom. Conservatives refuse to brand an entire group on the basis of a minority’s extremism. I’m more conservative than you! And I have more class.


50 posted on 12/17/2011 8:00:21 PM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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