Best Buy Ads Feature Muslim Holiday Greeting
B: Happy Eid al-Adha. This Muslim holiday is tomorrow, and it marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Some people have complained on blogs that Best Buy is paying attention to a Muslim holiday instead of Christmas. Some Muslims are delighted.
IBRAHIM HOOPER: People have said that they're going to shop at Best Buy just because of this.
: That's Ibrahim Hooper. He's with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and he has our Last Word in Business today.
HOOPER: This is a good indication that we're included as ordinary people, as shoppers, as a marketing niche that needs to be targeted and it sends a good message.
: Best Buy says it is standing by its Muslim holiday greeting and it plans greetings for other faiths as well.
That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Happy Thanksgiving. I'm Steve Inskeep.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.