USA Today IS WRONG, American Citizens SUPPORT LOWES’ Right TO ADVERTISE or NOT!
California state Sen. Ted Lieu, a Democrat, has stepped into the debate, writing to Lowe’s Chief Executive Officer Robert Niblock that pulling the advertising was “bigoted, shameful and unAmerican.” Lieu demanded that the company reverse its action.
Lowe’s, the national home improvement chain, is on the hot seat tonight for pulling its ads from All American Muslim, a cable TV show that tracks the lives of five Muslim families in Dearborn, Mich.,
The Detroit News and other news organizations are reporting.
Muslims in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb that is home to one of the largest concentrations of Americans of Arab descent in the country, called the move involving the show on the TLC network an insult.
“I’m saddened that any place of business would succumb to bigots and people trying to perpetuate their negative views on an entire community,” cast member Suehaila Amen, 32, a judicial aide for Dearborn District Court and a community activist, told the News.
Dear USA Today, you have that WRONG … it is LOONY Lieu on the hot seat, NOT Lowes!! & Senator Lieu, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE POWER to DEMAND SQUAT !!!
Since when are American companies forced to back programs they disagree with, or just plain ‘ole don’t like ??? NEVER WILL BE… it is only a head fake …Pretty much agree with the letter to Lieu from the American Patriot Alliance PAC below as a matter of fact…
December 10, 2011
Senator Ted Lieu <<< BTW, this is the same goober that wants to remove term limits from Obrother!>>>
Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee
State Capitol, Room 4090
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Senator Lieu,
As Executive Director of The American Patriot Alliance, let me respond to your recent extortionist letter to Robert Niblock, CEO of Lowe’s, with regards to their decision to withdraw advertising from TLC’s hugely false premise and propagandist “unreality” show ‘American Muslim.’ You sir, are absolutely delusional to believe any of the details outlined in support of your letter.
First, Lowe’s has every RIGHT to decide with whom and where to commit their advertising efforts without fear of extortion or threats of legislative action on the part of a sitting state senator. Secondly, I personally, and as head of The American Patriot Alliance, applaud their decision, as do the majority of intelligent, realistic and Patriotic Americans who, refusing to watch such an obviously futile attempt to soft the image of Muslims living in America, have driven the RATINGS and marketability of the program to a desperate low for Discovery/TLC.
Secondly, in your letter you state that Lowe’s decision was based upon, and I quote…
“…complaints from the Florida Family Association that “All-American Muslim is propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.” Lowe’s action is bigoted, shameful, and un-American. I call on Lowe’s to rescind its action and apologize to Americans who are Muslim.” ~ Senator Ted Lieu
I would point out to you Mr. Lieu that your reasoning, examples and intelligence on this matter are flawed, to say the least. The Muslim communities in America have NO intention whatsoever of assimilating into a Nation founded as a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC (NOT an Islamic theocracy governed by the writings of a pedophiliac, murderous, false-God-worshiping prophet, and continuously try, through organizations such as The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as elements of Hamas and Hezbollah, to destroy the fabric of American society.
Let me remind you Senator, it was CAIR that was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation TERROR trials, the LARGEST in American history. Let me REMIND YOU it was Nidel Hasan, a MUSLIM, who murdered 13 U.S troops at Fort Hood; it was Richard Colvin Reid, also known as the Shoe Bomber, a MUSLIM and self-admitted member of al-Qaeda, who attempted to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 en route to Miami; it was ANOTHER MUSLIM, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (also known as Umar Abdul Mutallab and Omar Farooq al-Nigeri), and more POPULARLY referred to as the “UNDERWEAR BOMBER”, who attempted to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route to Detroit, Michigan, on December 25, 2009; it was yet ANOTHER MUSLIM, Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen, who tried to set off a car bomb in New York’s busy Times Square on May 1, 2010; and I am sure we can’t forgot Abdulhakim Muhammad, a MUSLIM, who opened fire on a Army Recruiting Station in Little Rock, Arkansas; Jose Pimentel, a Muslim convert manufacturing pipe bombs intended for post offices and police stations, and of course, the Marine Barracks, Beirut; USS Cole; Frankfurt Airport; London Subway; World Trade Center Garage; The World Trade Centers… do I REALLY need to continue, Mr. Lieu?
You honestly do NOT wanna challenge me on this point. There is documented proof of over 18,000 MUSLIM ACTS OF TERRORISM worldwide since 9/11. But let’s take a look at your WARPED interpretation and justifications. In your letter to Mr. Niblock, you make the following statement:
“The fact that some people commit murder or other extreme acts in the name of a peaceful religion—whether Christianity or Islam or Hinduism—does not somehow give that religion an “agenda” that would be a “danger” to “American liberties and traditional values.” In fact, it is Lowe’s bigotry that poses a danger to American liberties and values.
One of America’s main founding principles was religious freedom. Many early Americans fled Europe because of Europe’s religious intolerance at the time. Another principle that makes us Americans is the protection of minority rights, and the abhorrence of discrimination based on protected classes such as race, national origin, and religion. I find it unsettling that I need to remind Lowe’s of our nation’s deeply held principles.” ~ Sen. Ted Lieu
Are you SERIOUS? SOME people who commit “murder or other extreme acts in the name of a PEACEFUL religion…” Since I am quite certain you have NEVER read the Quar’an, let me enlighten you as to some its more PEACEFUL tenets:
- Qur’an (63:8) – “…might belongeth to Allah and to His messenger and to the believers;” i.e. not to anyone else.
- Qur’an (33:36) – “It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision.”
- Qur’an (5:49) – “So judge between them by that which Allah hath revealed, and follow not their desires, but beware of them lest they seduce thee from some part of that which Allah hath revealed unto thee”
- Qur’an (4:123) – “Not your desires, nor those of the People of the Book (can prevail): whoever works evil, will be requited accordingly. Nor will he find, besides Allah, any protector or helper.”
- Qur’an (4:59) – “O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you…”
- Qur’an (9:3) – “…Allah and his messenger are free from obligation to the unbelievers…” (Muhammad used this “revelation” to dissolve a standing treaty and chase non-Muslims from their homes if they wouldn’t accept Islam. This practice would be incompatible with democratic rule, in which everyone is considered equal.)
- ♦ From the Hadith: Muslim (19:4294) – “When you meet your enemies who are polytheists [Christians…], invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them … If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them” Non-Muslims are intended to be subordinate to Muslims.
- Bukhari (88:219) – “Never will succeed such a nation as makes a WOMAN their ruler.”
- Bukhari (89:251) – Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me.”
Mr. Lieu, let me ask you this… you claim that these people who commit acts of terrorism in the name of their RELIGION (which it is not) do NOT represent a DANGER to “American liberties and traditional values.” In fact, it is Lowe’s bigotry that poses a danger to American liberties and values.” WHERE, pray tell, are the Muslim leaders speaking out and SCREAMING against these “acts of terrorism?” Where are the MODERATES who appear on national TV condemning these actions? They’re NOT. By their silence they CONDONE the actions. But let’s see what they DO SAY, on both DEMOCRACY and American Liberties and Traditional Values…
- * Cleric, Sayyid Qutb, (Egyptian Cleric, author, educator, Islamist, poet, and the leading intellectual of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and ’60s), “It is Allah and not man who rules. Allah is the source of all authority, including legitimate political authority. Virtue, not freedom, is the highest value. Therefore, Allah’s law, not men, should govern the society.”
- * Cleric Sufi Muhammad, (founder of Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM), a Pakistani militant organization with Wahabi learnings): “True Islam permits neither elections, nor democracy.”
- * Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (Iranian religious leader and politician, and leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution): “Don’t listen to those who speak of democracy. They all are against Islam. They want to take the nation away from its mission. We will break all the poison pens of those who speak of nationalism, democracy, and such things.”
- * Abu Bakar Bashir (Godfather of Indonesian Terror Group Jemaah Islamiyah), “The west is trying to weaken Islam from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.”
- * Anjem Choudary (English born former solicitor and proscribed spokesman for the Islamist group Islam4UK): Nowadays, people worship idols which are more intellectual – like democracy, liberalism, freedom, and so on. So these need to be destroyed as well, and replaced with worshiping and obeying Allah.
- ♦ Islamic law is based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah, which are set and fixed. There is no need for addition or correction. Neither is there any room for the law of fallible man (particularly non-Muslims). Nor should it take the place of Allah’s perfect law, which tells a man everything he needs to know about daily life (down to which hand he should “hold it in” while urinating).
The law of one man, one vote is heretical to Islam. The testimony of a Muslim woman is worth only half that of a man. Jews and Christians are never to have equal standing with Muslims under the law (and certainly never in a position of authority over Muslims), and atheists are to be killed outright.
Muhammad ruled on Allah’s authority and did not submit his decisions to the will of the people. Even if the entire world became Muslim overnight, it is highly doubtful that democracy would last, since it would be applicable only to the most mundane of matters not already decided by Islamic law.
For your information Senator Lieu, I too am a veteran who lost 241 friends in the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut and I swore to protect and defend this country against ALL enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC, and I have NOT been discharged of that duty as a Marine OR as an American. YOU, Mr. Lieu, and your cohorts such as Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, et al, call ME the terrorist because I believe in the defense of the founding principles of this country, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Yes, you are correct– the First Amendment DOES guarantee the individual right to worship as one sees fit… up to the point it becomes a THREAT to the peace and security of America and Her interests. Islam is a THEOCRACY, NOT a religion. It controls every aspect of a person’s life including food, education, finance, worship, marriage (even if the child is SIX YEARS OLD). It is NOT compatible with a Constitutional Republic and through Terrorism, Legal Jihad, Threats, Intimidation and HONOR KILLINGS, focuses on destroying what you liberals haven’t so far.
You talk about religious tolerance. You are not QUALIFIED to talk about it Mr. Lieu. Your letter shows exactly how intolerant YOU ARE by demanding a company deny their CHRISTIAN beliefs and philosophies in favor of PC-ism because it might OFFEND someone. Well, guess what Senator, your use of the term “HOLIDAY SEASON” is an affront and disrespectful to CHRISTIANS during the CHRISTMAS season. Let me assure you Mr. Lieu… AMERICA stands with LOWE’S as well as the other companies who pulled their advertising from the show, and we WILL show our support and appreciation to a company who refuses to be intimidated by Islam, liberals and individuals such as yourself.
In closing, your ignorance on the subject of Islam and their stated objectives are a danger to this country. I would suggest you research the issues before issuing an uneducated, incorrect and alarming letter. I pray God gives you wisdom and discernment in the future and I remain,
Robert P. Dean
Executive Director and Founder
The American Patriot Alliance
Mr. Robert A. Niblock
1000 Lowes Blvd.
Mooresville, NC 28117
Oh Teddy is just playing more Alinsky, Cloward-Piven, Inside out, top down lessons learned in Nazi school!