BOEING ABOUT NATIONAL REVIEW'S ATTACK ON
PROPHET MUHAMMAD (Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam)
Urge aerospace giant to withdraw ads from neocon magazine
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/28/05) - 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."
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."
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.
To view an article outlining Boeing's interests in the Middle East, go to:
ACTION REQUESTED: (As always, be POLITE. Hostile comments can and WILL be used
to further defame Muslims and Islam.)
CONTACT BOEING to request that it reconsider
advertising in a magazine that actively promotes
anti-Muslim hate and defames the Prophet Muhammad.
company executives that Boeing does, or hopes to do
billions of dollars worth of business with the Muslim
Mr. James A. Bell
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Boeing Company
100 North Riverside, Chicago IL 60606