Lowe’s Supports Bigotry Against American Muslims: What You Can Do About It

Salam,

Before I lay the hammer down which I bought from home depot I want to make it clear that the action taken by Lowe’s obviously does not represent the views of every one of their employees so it’s important to keep it fair.

Anyways, the old Lowe’s slogan “Let’s build something together” is gone and recently they changed it to “Never stop improving”. Bad timing.

When I first read that the retail home improvement store Lowe’s pulled their ads from the TLC eight part series “All American Muslim” for the simple fact that they didn’t want to support the American Muslim community,  I asked myself what influenced this corporation to submit to such a low moral standard?

After investigating some more I discovered that a right wing christian organization known as the Florida family association put pressure on Lowe’s to stop showing the ads and they actually listened. So much for being kind during Christmas season, they might as well make the Grinch their CEO by being this mean.

Okay Lowe’s, before you help people rebuild homes, you need to rebuild your company values and ethics and live by them. All the fat-cats at Lowe’s need to practice what they preach. I mean come on, Why couldn’t you be chill like Best Buy and welcome the American Muslim community? Not a good idea, I mean after all, we’ll have an easier time going to home depot who have over 1,000 more stores nationwide anyways.

Lowe’s pulling ads shows how pathetic active islamophobia movements are but even more how weak corporations can be. Seriously, I mean what’s next Lowe’s? Are you going to have a sign outside each store saying “No Muslims Allowed”? Whatever happened to being a real American and following the values embedded in the United States declaration of independence….. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights”.

Now that Lowe’s has gotten themselves into this mess, it’s an important time for both American Muslims and non Muslims to speak up and take constructive action. By letting them simply move on like everything is all good then we are letting the ideas of religious discrimination and racism spread. In the words of Russell Simmons  This country is built on religious freedom. This is the kind of hate that tears this country apart.”

So what do we do from here? Below are some ways on how we all can help in an organized, productive and civilized fashion.

Five Quick Tips on How to Take Action Against Lowe’s:

  1. First thing we all need to do is stop buying at Lowe’s until their stance is fixed.
  2. Let them know that we won’t tolerate bigotry and religious discrimination. Call, email, blog, just send your message. Here is some info that can help: Lowe’s Customer Care P.O. Box 1111 North Wilkesboro, NC 28656, 1-800-445-6937, customercare@lowes.com . ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) has already made this email process easy, take action here
  3. Sign the petition on the signon.org
  4. Contact the CEO of Lowes! Here is his corporate contact info: email is robert.a.niblock@lowes.com, phone #: 704-758-2084
  5. Spread the word through your social networks, word of mouth is the most powerful tool in advertising.

One quote before I bounce,  It’s from Prophet Isa (peace be upon him) who said:

“In kindness, be like the earth beneath your feet. In generosity be like the flowing rivers and in mercy be like the sun and the moon for they rise and set on the good and the wicked”.Prophet Isa (peace be upon him)

After reading this , we should definitely give Lowe’s a chance to change for the better. But until they do, then Chill Yo, Don’t Shop at Lowe’s Yo!

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8 Responses to Lowe’s Supports Bigotry Against American Muslims: What You Can Do About It

  1. Annam C December 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    LOL at the grinch picture!! hialrious

  2. Annam C December 13, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    LOL at the grinch picture!! hilarious!

  3. mohammad December 13, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    Interesting question to make here is why are we making this a big deal when the show, All-American Muslim is not promoting the true teachings of Islam??

  4. Saad December 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    @mohammad, it’s a big deal because it goes against the whole Muslim community. Regardless of your views of the show, it’s racism and religious discrimination. So we need to stand up against it rather than keeping silent. And remember the Muslims in the show are just one family, there is definitely room for improvement in that sense but what can I say no is perfect. May Allah swt guide us all. Ameen.

    • mohammad December 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

      @saad yes you have a point. i wouldn’t disagree that it’s religious discrimination. but for me, because anyway the show isn’t conveying the true teachings of our religion, it’s promoting values that are not part of our religion, but rather against it, i am not bothered by their (lowe) move. Besides, the muslims on the show are shiites, and we know what shiites are.

      These are just my opinions. Allah knows best.

  5. :o) February 17, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    This is very disappointing…

    I've never watched the show but the fact that they would do such a thing is bad.

    and mohammad, your comment is discriminative itself. Shiites are muslims too. Instead of trying to break the muslim community apart, maybe we should try to strengthen it.

    ps. lol at the grinch haha :)

  6. http://www.readquran February 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    @saad You are very correct when saying the show only is of one family. That one family does not represent all Muslims or a whole community of Muslims.

    • Marcos February 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

      Islamist and leftist ggsanter ideology elbowing its way to the levers of power is hardly a spiritual challenge. It was the depraved rivalry inside ancient Rome that paved the way for its destruction by those outside.

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