Apparently now Muslims have a natural right to have their businesses and enterprises patronized by non-Muslims, or else. And so now Clarke, Peters and Dingell, three Michigan (what a coincidence) Congressmen, are demanding that a private company be forced to advertise where it does not wish to.
“Hansen Clarke, Gary Peters and John Dingell sign letter to Lowe’s chairman,” by Ashley C. Woods for MLive.com, December 16 (thanks to Wimpy):
US Representatives Hansen Clarke (D-Detroit), Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and John Dingell (D-Dearborn) were among 32 congressmen who authored a letter asking Lowe’s chairman and chief executive to reconsider his advertising decision regarding “All-American Muslim.”
The home-improvement chain pulled its advertising from the TLC show, which examines the lives of five Muslim families in Dearborn, after pressure from right-wing groups.
Loew’s [sic] has said it does not plan to reconsider its decision, which hasn’t stifled nationwide outrage.
In an unrelated political move, California Senator Ted Lieu has said he is considering calling for a boycott of the corporation.
Dec. 15, Press & Guide: “I am concerned with Lowe’s decision to pull advertising on a show that depicts the lives of five Metro Detroit Muslim-American families,” said Peters, a Bloomfield Township Democrat. “This action is unacceptable and it appears the decision was made out of intolerance for Muslims. Metro Detroit is home to one of the largest Muslim communities in United States and I”m proud of our diverse culture.”…