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South Bay Senator To Call For Boycott After Lowe’s Pulls Ads From Muslim-American TV Show

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A state senator from South Bay says he’s outraged that the company Lowe’s pulled its advertising from a cable television show about Muslim Americans.

Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, said he may call for a boycott of the homebuilding supply chain unless it reverses its decision and apologizes for pulling its ads from the TLC Network broadcast “All-American Muslim.”

The Florida Family Association called the show “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”

The group sent three e-mails to its members, asking them to petition to Lowe’s to pull its advertising. It also published a letter from Lowe’s Cos., saying it agreed to stop advertising associated with the show.

Lieu called the move “bigoted, shameful and un-American.”

The company’s North Carolina headquarters issued a statement calling “All-American Muslim” a “lightning rod” for people who have “strong political and societal views on this topic,” and said it will pull its ads because it is “best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance.”

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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