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Opinion: Is ‘All-American Muslim’ begetting all-American bigotry?
One of the families on TLC's show "All-American Muslim."
December 13th, 2011
11:34 AM ET

Opinion: Is ‘All-American Muslim’ begetting all-American bigotry?

Editor's note: Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator and author of the book "Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era."

By Arsalan Iftikhar, Special to CNN

Imagine for a moment that a major American corporation decided to remove its commercials from a reality television show highlighting the everyday lives of Latinos, African-Americans, members of the LGBT community or Jewish Americans because of coordinated letter-writing campaigns from right-wing organizations.

If you think this kind of bigotry could not happen in modern-day America, you would be absolutely wrong.

The hardware and building supply chain Lowe’s has pulled its TV commercials from future episodes of TLC’s new reality show “All-American Muslim” after a letter-writing campaign by the Florida Family Association, a Christian group.

Read Arsalan Iftikhar's column on the Belief blog

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  1. MadDog

    Which person on this list was responsible for flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and tried to hit the Capitol, killing almost 3,000 Americans?

    1) Jose Fernandez
    2) Hyman Rabinowitz
    3) Anfronee Ga'Lawrnament Jackson
    4) Mohammed Atta

    Therein lies your answer. Or at least mine.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gina Prince

    Where in the world is the christianity in these Christians? What type of virtues were they taught in their church? I was taught to love, be kind, forgive, turn the other cheek and move through life trying to enrich th lives of others through christian behavior. And there are "groups" of them practicing (no they hae mastered) hate and bigotry.

    Here is a family trying to educate people about their lifestyle and Lowes bows down to the pressure and choses to leave people ignorant and in the dark. All because the Christians said so. Well, to the Christians that feel as these groups do, "what would Jesus do" and where is the Christ in your actions?

    December 13, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |