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Lowe’s pulls ads from TV show about US Muslims

December 13, 2011 • Entertainment


FILE – In this May 22, 2006 file photo, customers leave a Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse store in San Bruno, Calif. California State Sen. Ted Lieu , D-Torrance, is considering calling for a boycott of Lowe’s stores after the home improvement chain pulled its advertising from a reality show about Muslim-Americans. Calling the retail giant’s decision “naked religious bigotry,” Lieu said Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, he would also consider legislative action if Lowe’s doesn’t apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decision by retail giant Lowe’s Home Improvement to pull ads from a reality show about American Muslims following protests from an evangelical Christian group has sparked criticism and calls for a boycott against the chain.

The retailer stopped advertising on TLC’s “All-American Muslim” after a conservative group known as the Florida Family Association complained, saying the program was “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”

The show premiered last month and chronicles the lives of five Login to read more

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