Many Muslim communities around the world are calling the killing of three young Muslims at Chapel Hill a hate crime. Others are calling it a parking dispute, a sort of road rage over space. According to his Facebook page, Craig Stephen Hicks, the alleged murderer was a supporter of gay rights, but didn't seem to extend the same warm feelings towards Muslims and Islam. Why tolerance is higher for one minority group and not another has complex roots.
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The Learning Channel's series All-American Muslim is the first commercial television program that presents a real look at Muslims in America in all their diversity. Who would not want this show on the air?
The Florida Family Association threw a fanatical hissy fit and complained that the TLC show All-American Muslim was "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values." The Lowes chain caved and pulled their ads from the show. Why?!