May 18 2012
But this time, CAIR FAILS!
Islamist Watch Despite thousands of protest emails, phone calls and petition signatures, Best Buy continues to hide behind diversity-speak in defense of their “platinum sponsorship” of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – support first documented by Islamist Watch. Best Buy should be in the business of selling televisions, computers and washing machines, rather than supporting radical groups tied to Hamas by the United States government. Their obstinacy is stunning.
Fox News Channel, The Jerusalem Post and The Daily Caller are the latest media outlets to cover the story, which went viral after activists on the Islamist Watch email subscriber list got the ball rolling
After the Fox News segment, PetitionBuzz.com was threatened with a lawsuit unless they removed the boycott Best Buy petition. In fact, the petition was removed for a number of hours. But when it was proven that the facts were true (truth is an absolute defense in defamation lawsuits), PetitionBuzz.com put the petition back up.
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Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a leading voice for moderate Muslims, appeared on the Fox News Channel, May 12, 2012, to discuss the growing protest movement against Best Buy and the problems with Islamist groups such as CAIR. “They [Best Buy] should have simply done a Google search,” said Dr. Jasser, “or maybe talked to the rest of the Muslim community.”
Please sign this boycott petition which has already garnered over 11,000 signatures. “Like” the petition link on Facebook and/or forward the address to friends and family.