Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Islamophobia a.k.a bigotry continues to run wild

Just wanted to share two stories of bigotry I've come across today.

So our Fox affiliate takes one bigot, interviews him and tries to turn this into a "news" story. Similar billboards have been up on the New Jersey Turnpike for months if not years. I'm sure I've seen billboards for Churches as well.

You can find out more about "Why Islam?" by going to their website or calling 877-WHY-ISLAM

In similar news Whole Foods has caved in to bigots as well.

UPDATE: Whole Foods has said via their Twitter account that the promotion is still on and it has not been cancelled. They do point out the mistake of one of their regions.
Hi everyone.....we'd like to address the many comments coming in regarding the promotion of halal products for the celebration of Ramadan. We are still carrying and promoting halal products for those that are celebrating Ramadan this month. We never sent a communication from our headquarters requesting stores take down signs or remove parts from this promotion. We have 12 different operating regions and unfortunately, one region reacted by sending out directions to promote halal and not specifically Ramadan after some negative online comments.We're extremely excited about offering halal products products for our shoppers and we stand behind them AND our promotion of them.
The company posted that on their twitter account earlier through several tweets.
Tweet 1
Tweet 2
Tweet 3
Tweet 4
Tweet 5
Tweet 6

As always you can leave a comment here, reach me by e-mail or Follow sahyder1 on Twitter.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...