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Getting the Lowe Down

© Henry Payne

Lowe’s home improvement stores pulled their advertising from the TLC network’s show “All-American Muslim” after the conservative Christian group “Florida Family Association” mounted an email campaign against the show, saying that it was “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values“. I guess it is now unacceptable to show Muslim people as normal and happy.

UPDATE: The description of this YouTube video says that this is the commercial that Lowe’s was going to air on “All-American Muslim” before they decided to pull it:

Too bad they weren’t able to show this excellent commercial.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    As I’ve said before, we were supposed to hate the Japanese and Germans when I was growing up. There are more people claiming German heritage in this country than any other heritage. Wonder who we are supposed to hate after we get done hating the Muslims? I’ve had one experience with Lowes, the first and last.
    Is it “South Pacific” that addresses the subject of hating other races and Religions “You’ve got to be carefully taught?”

    Friday, December 16, 2011 at 6:20 am | Permalink
  2. idyll wrote:

    Hmmm.. All-American Atheist would probably get a similar reaction. We are living through a theocratic surge here and I think it’s getting worse.

    Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  3. Jeff wrote:

    Lowes’s excuse for pulling their advertising was that the show “is not what was pitched” to them. I wonder what they were expecting from a show called “All-American Muslim”? And that guy from the FFA who originally started the whole thing said that the show was bad because, instead of confirming his stereotypes about Muslims, the show wsa challenging his belief that all Muslims were extremists and terrorists. Such terrible Islamo-phobia, and Lowes decides to acquiesce to this guy? Really?

    I think that if this its a scandal for an advertiser to be on a show that depicts religious extremists, “19 Kids and Counting” should see their advertising diminish. Is anyong from the FFA going to speak out against that? I don’t think so.

    Friday, December 16, 2011 at 11:20 am | Permalink
  4. PatriotSGT wrote:

    I agree this is too much. We should stand for religious freedom for all not religious freedom for the favored some. Shame on Lowe’s. I’ll be doing my business at Home Depot, they are less expensive then Lowe’s anyway. I wish there was as much outrage at the darn viagra commercials that permeate every program. Why should I have to answer my 6 year olds question of “whats erectile disfunction Daddy”. (Opinion – the most over diagnosed psuedo condition for males in America)

    Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Permalink
  5. David Freeman wrote:

    Wow, thanks for showing this wonderful commercial. I loved it. If it had shown, then there would have been an even bigger fuss from Fox since the commercial ends with Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. It would have been billed as Lowe’s Jihad on Christmas.

    Friday, December 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Permalink