Contact Boeing About National Review’s Attack On Prophet Muhammad

Council on American-Islamic Relations, Mar. 28

Urge aerospace giant to withdraw ads from neocon magazine

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—CAIR is calling on American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact aerospace giant Boeing Co. about its advertisements in a magazine that is actively promoting virulently anti-Muslim books that attack Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. Despite messages of outrage from hundreds of concerned Muslims, National Review magazine continues to promote “The Life and Religion of Mohammed” on its Internet store. The magazine claims the book exposes “the ugly truth about the founder of the world’s most violent religion.” SEE: http://www.nrbookservice.com/bookpage.asp?prod_cd=C6614&sour_cd=NRE039301 According to the promotional materials, the book is a “guide into the dark mind of [the Prophet] Mohammed.” The online review states: “[The author] explains why Mohammed couldn’t possibly be a true prophet, and reveals the true sources of his ‘revelations.’”

It quotes the author as claiming: “Mohammed posed as the apostle of God…while his life is marked by innumerable marriages; and great licentiousness, deeds of rapine, warfare, conquests, unmerciful butcheries, all the time invoking God’s holy name to sanction his evil deeds…Mohammed again and again justified his rapine and licentiousness with new ‘divine revelations.’” Another book being promoted by National Review, “The Sword of the Prophet,” is described as: “What Muslims, multiculturalists, and the media hope you never find out about Islam.” The magazine’s review claims that the book “gives us the unvarnished, ‘politically incorrect’ truth about Islam—including the shocking facts about its founder, Mohammed; its rise through bloody conquest; its sanctioning of theft, deceit, lust and murder.” SEE: http://www.nrbookservice.com/bookpage.asp?prod_cd=C6077

In a letter sent today to Boeing CEO James A. Bell, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote: “I would therefore respectfully request that Boeing address the concerns of Muslims worldwide by withdrawing its advertising support from a magazine that actively promotes anti-Muslim hate.” A copy of that letter will be sent to ambassadors of Muslim and Arab nations in Washington, D.C. (Boeing has a full back-page ad in the latest issue of National Review.) Awad noted that just today, Boeing announced the delivery of the first two Boeing 777-300ER airplanes to Emirates airlines. SEE: http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/q1/nr_050328g.html To view an article outlining Boeing’s interests in the Middle East, go to: http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2004/december/mainfeature.html

Council on American-Islamic Relations, Mar. 29

Hundreds contact Boeing to urge withdrawal of magazine ads

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/29/05)—The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that National Review magazine has apparently removed advertisements for two virulently anti-Muslim books attacking the Prophet Muhammad from its online store. The removal of the promotional materials for “The Life and Religion of Mohammed” and “The Sword of the Prophet” came after hundreds of concerned Muslims contacted the magazine and Boeing Co., one of the magazine’s advertisers, to express their concerns about the slamophobic views in both books. The previous links to each book, which were working as late as this afternoon, state “Record not found for product.”

SEE:

http://www.nrbookservice.com/bookpage.asp?prod_cd=C6614”

http://www.nrbookservice.com/bookpage.asp?prod_cd=C6077

Yesterday, CAIR issued an action alert calling on Muslims and other people of conscience to urge that Boeing withdraw advertising support from National Review because of its promotion of anti-Muslim hate. Boeing representatives say they were “inundated” with faxes, e-mails and calls.

SEE: “Contact Boeing About National Review’s Attack On Prophet Muhammad”

http://cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=224&theType=AA

“We would like to thank all those who took the time to contact both National Review and Boeing to defend Islam and the Prophet Muhammad from defamation,” said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and

mutual understanding

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