Personally, I do not really watch television, much less so-called reality shows, but again it is show that certain groups would rather their preceded propaganda broadcasted around the world. It is obvious that those who oppose a certain portrayal of Muslims as as ‘normal’ as Christians and others prefer the more popular American characterization–murderous lunatics. And, their attempt at reasoning shows. They actually want a reality show that depicts Muslims as such.
As for the advertisers, they simply go where the money is. Either way American Muslims are painted is fine with them, just as long they can profit from it.
(RNS) Lowe’s, the national hardware chain, has pulled commercials from future episodes of “All-American Muslim,” a TLC reality-TV show, after protests by Christian groups.
“‘All-American Muslim’ is propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law,” the Florida group asserts in a letter it asks members to send to TLC advertisers.
Emails from Home Depot and Sweet’N Low posted on the Florida Family Association’s website suggest the companies had simply bought one commercial spot, and didn’t cancel any commercials.
“Shame on Lowe’s, and shame on every one of these companies if they really did cave in to such bigotry and hatred,” wrote Sheila Musaji, who blogs at theamericanmuslim.org. If the Florida Family Association and other reports are misrepresenting these companies, she added, “then they need to speak up.”
The first of eight weekly episodes of “All-American Muslim,” which follows five Lebanese families in Dearborn, Mich., premiered on Nov. 13.