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Don't muscle unless Americans are fighting back against the decision by the retail chain blows to remove a -- from a reality show based.
And the Muslim community Dearborn Michigan.
Bill would -- -- he -- with us executive director of care Michigan the Council On American Islamic Relations welcome back and I would think if America on the program.
What what is -- this is really disgusting and sickening it's amazing to me.
That -- and -- the statements -- comes out with but we're really sorry we -- we had no idea that -- people might be offended -- -- what really thank him.
I don't think they were thinking at all and it's really amazing.
Cooperation which -- diversity.
Been around for -- -- what makes it's and he jerk decision from.
Bill and make -- this glam dot com and aid and other fringe group a Florida family association.
How big it is good to Eminem I'm other then I mean -- -- represent lot of people.
I mean I'm sure that they have a miniscule constituency but it seems that a few people who came.
You know -- -- that Lowe's was able to me in my capitulate to bigotry -- it's a very.
If it goes to show really howl.
Pervasive the -- -- -- is in our society that.
Become a few -- -- yelled at a major corporation would.
Pull up from backing me.
-- wholesome and infects some people say a very dole shuttle.
She says and I'm rather alone says we did polar ends we believe it's best to respectfully differ.
To respectfully deferred -- communities.
Individuals and groups to discuss and consider such ideas that this is important who would look who they're deferring to would you defer to the Ku Klux Klan.
Well they didn't have that opinion when -- first.
Advertising on the first few episodes of the show and they thought there that was.
Something noteworthy and I mean mind you -- The first week -- bit show.
Came morning his time but in cable TV yet built one of the top watched shows -- one point seven.
Mean you watch as well -- states of America and they had no problem with advertising on the show when those people were watching but.
-- -- it's really it's seeing the decal ordinance no lack of backbone.
That lows exhibited in this situation.
The Florida family association calls the show propaganda that risk the Lee hides the Islamic agenda is clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.
-- that that's justice.
And pure and -- now bigotry.
Well I mean we have elected officials here in this area who are muscles from judges to state representative we have people on the sheriff's department and police department we have Federal Bureau of Investigation officers here who are who are Muslims school -- so I don't really know.
Well when the world they're talking.
Amazon did on 9/11 to Muslims who are fighting in wars there have been -- -- -- fought wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and died for this country.
This I don't know.
Veteran of the domestic.
-- -- -- -- So I mean what do you do to combat that is.
Well I actually got awful play conference call with a number of activists throughout the country were discussing.
Next steps -- we were discussing about what.
Russell Simmons -- mission on the show and regarded.
And -- -- -- seen -- working with.
Jewish enclaves and Christian clergy trundle -- -- awareness about.
This issue their spin he as well as -- -- A couple of hours celebrity's actually.
Calling for a potential boycott.
Against -- I know that in this community and in in the metro Detroit and Dearborn Impreza one of the families.
That the the cumulative -- is based here.
In my backyard people.
Here are done speaking to various ethnic groups in the Muslim community -- well it's.
Sympathizers were Christians that Colton has been on the show up at -- -- loath to make some sort of meant.
Let's say we're not the only ones have pulled our hands or other advertisers -- -- I understand it though.
That loses the only one to -- -- -- specifically.
From this show.
That's correct in the -- -- family association is jamming up information to try to make -- look more influential but.
We -- communication with the producers as -- TLC.
And -- it's the only corporation.
Which had active advertising along with a contract that told.
If advertising and I think that the people immediate effect checked with the Florida family association -- it is -- that -- -- saying.
They called POC of -- You know -- David decade in the executive director of Florida family the good news website apparently there's an attack on his website which is terrible that shouldn't happen.
And he's complaining about no further -- no further proof is needed but the potential for vicious action.
Than what these folks trying to do this website and who did it.
-- that he goes on about how his free speech is being compromised you want to compromise of the people's free speech.
And he -- because of our real concern for the terrorism.
That's a way of life for some folks we ourselves of a conflict and now he's playing the victim -- terrorism -- a way of life for some folks.
What he's really saying is he believes that if you're Muslim.
If you way of life as terrorism that's what he's saying it's a very veiled or not so veiled way of saying that.
Yeah I want -- making ridiculous assertions but if he's listening right now since he wouldn't come on your show just that he -- the federal authorities and he'd.
Reports that cyber attack if he hasn't already and I hope the person prosecuted but it did that but he doesn't know mortal world.
Did not -- here so when he knows.
Sabotage but I mean it's completely predict with the third and to do is to talk about this in terrorism in the same breath as if he is talking about the world alluding to.
-- Muslims last time I checked in listeners please go and check this is well people on the FBI's web site.
statistics on domestic terrorism you'll see.
That's 98 at this time including the 9/11 that many 4% of domestic terrorism attacks in America were committed -- People who are not of the Islamic -- so.
But a majority of people commit terrorism attacks in America look nothing like me we don't -- my religion.
What are you doing about -- specifically -- I mean you are you contacting lows there what what -- do you think care can have on the outcome.
Well our national organization.
As simpler to -- seeking a meeting with some of its leadership.
For our organization as well other advocates.
And the young Muslim community -- the American community just sit down.
You -- so hopefully give some horrible clarification.
Told them our our grievances are issues and be.
If there can be some I mean to me or if there can be you know they have to be made.
And the main right you know at the end of the day from you know where people have forgiveness and mercy and we hope that.
We we won we want -- do the right thing we have.
Muslims all throughout the United States America ovals are.
-- of telling members who are Muslim who shop at Lowe's and we know we don't want to punish them -- at the same time we know that -- and there are board room or they're effective being made the decision.
Based upon economics and I guess they they value the customer.
World world's biggest down in Florida and -- -- -- -- -- -- more than the seven million Muslims who resides.
I don't just sit there are the only way sent -- message -- you you have to go after them economically from the other side and realized that they can stand more to lose.
By being in -- -- bigots.
Right right and it incorporates is our people up for those who think that corporate.
You have this agreement in principle well well what corporations are people and they have feelings their feelings are in their pocket -- Yeah these -- -- feelings.
All right do thank you so much it -- it was again -- free -- you -- program.
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