January 19, 2019
Mr. Robert Iger
Chairman and CEO
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
I Would like to bring your attention to a program being aired on the A&E Networks, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, which seems very hateful, discriminatory, and Stereotypes several religions. Leah Remini Aftermath reality series. This is apparently the third season. The program has a dangerous impact on several religions and its adherents in our society. Scientology, Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other Christian denominations. It’s content has incited hate that led to violence and murder.
I am sure you and The Vission Of Disney is above this. But sir, the Church of Scientology has had hundreds of threats of death, violence and vandalism because of the show. Such as a church in Twin Cities being set on fire, another church having a car driven purposefully through their front window, etc. Since the Jehovah’s Witnesses episode was announced there have been five of their Kingdom Halls burned down.
In the Past 30 years I have been on many faith and community Advisory Boards To Law Eforcement. Sheriff, DHS, FBI, LAPD, City Attorney, DEA. Etc.
As Communty partners Many of our discussions and action items revolved around Preventing Violent Extremism. In Most cases if not all media played a big role in dehumanizing the other. Sadly Active shooter training by law enforcement is normal for institutions today.
The great legacy of Disney should not be apart of the research models of what leads To hate, violence and murder.
As a past cochair Of LAPD Muslim Forum I respectfully request that you look into this matter urgently . I look forward to hearing from you and will pass on your response to the community.
Mahomed Akbar Khan
American Muslim Strategies.
10866 Washington Blvd. 311
Culver City. CA. 90232