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Lowe's Chain Pulls Ads From Muslim Reality TV Show

DEARBORN, Mich. - The Lowe's home improvement chain says it's pulling ads from the new reality TV show "All-American Muslim" after protests from a conservative evangelical Christian
group.

"All-American Muslim" premiered last month on TLC and features five families from Dearborn, a Detroit suburb with a large Muslim and Arab-American population.

The Florida Family Association mounted a campaign against the show and claims victory after Lowe's announcement.

In a Facebook posting, Lowe's says it heard a wide range of comment on the show and remains committed to "diversity and inclusion."

But cast member Rana Abbas is unconvinced and says Lowe's appears to have made "a blatant bigoted decision."

In California, Democratic state Rep. Ted Lieu says he may call for a boycott against Lowe's for what he calls "naked religious bigotry."
      
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