At least two advertisers have withdrawn commercials from “All-American Muslim,” a new series on the TLC cable channel, since an activist organization called the Florida Family Association condemned the show.
...Among the other advertisers that the Florida Family Association listed as agreeing to leave the series was Wal-Mart Stores.
...Ted W. Lieu, a California state senator, went further, stating in a letter to Lowe’s on Saturday that “if Lowe’s continues its religious bigotry, I will encourage boycotts of Lowe’s and look into legislative remedies.”
Utah Birds Crash-Land At Wal-Mart Parking Lot, Thousands Die.
The following is addressed to those birds who are contemplating further actions against companies who withdrew or ostensibly withdrew their advertising dollars from the televison program.
First of all, Senator Lieu called for action through legislation, not through aviation.
Secondly, those who are calling for boycotts against the companies are asking for commitment to the cause, not kamikazes for the cause.
Finally, this is no laughing matter. I regret the loss of life of Hashem's creatures. One of the blessings in the morning prayers is blessing G-d who gives the rooster the ability to distinguish between morning and night. May the birds be able to distinguish between Wal-Mart parking lots and ponds and rivers.
And, in these trying times, may G-d give us the moral clarity to distinguish between what we are doing and what we should be doing. Speaking of which, here is a story about a man who did see the light titled Shyne-ing in Jerusalem: How One Rapper Saw the Light and Moved to Ultra-Orthodox Judaism.