Contact Boeing About National Review's Attack On Prophet Muhammad

Contact Boeing About National Review's Attack On Prophet Muhammad

(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.” 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

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. Remind company executives that Boeing does, or hopes to do billions of dollars worth of business with the Muslim world.

CONTACT: Mr. James A. Bell President and Chief Executive Officer
The Boeing Company
100 North Riverside, Chicago IL 60606

TEL: 312-544-2000
FAX: 312-544-2121

E-MAIL: James.A.Bell@boeing.com, john.dern@boeing.com, larry.mccracken@boeing.com, carol.l.waitse@boeing.com, wwwmail.boeing2@boeing.com, nonexecutivechair@boeing.com, govchair@boeing.com, shareholderservices@boeing.com, anne.f.eisele@boeing.com, john.craig@boeing.com, Brian.Walker@boeing.com


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