July 29, 2005

WMAL Washington suspends Michael Graham for anti-Islamic comments

WMAL radio talk-show host Michael Graham has been "suspended indefinitely" by the Disney-owned radio station pending an "investigation" of comments critical of Islamic terrorists. The suspension apparently comes at the behest of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who vehemently protested Graham's on-air statements.

Graham's comments -- which were his opinion -- caught the ire of CAIR officials.

"Because of the mix of Islamic theology that -- rightly or wrongly -- is interpreted to promote violence, added to an organizational structure that allows violent radicals to operate openly in Islam's name with impunity, Islam has, sadly, become a terrorist organization. It pains me to say it. But the good news is it doesn't have to stay this way, if the vast majority of Muslims who don't support terror will step forward and re-claim their religion."
CAIR has issued multiple releases condemning Graham's opinions, and indicating that someone with those opinions shouldn't be employed by Disney. CAIR is orchestrating a concerted campaign of contacting WMAL's advertisers, in order to have them pressure WMAL to get Graham fired.

And apparently they have succeeded.

I guess Disney only believes in a talk show host having an opinion of his own when it doesn't piss off CAIR or some other group of hand-wringers.

Posted by mhking at July 29, 2005 08:36 AM | TrackBack

So peaceful Muslims SHOULDN'T "reclaim their religion"?

Posted by: Echo Zoe at July 29, 2005 10:26 AM

I question the seriousness of peaceful Muslims in that regard. Call me curmudgeonly, call my cynical, but if they were serious, we would have seen more efforts, as opposed to the bullying of Disney in a case like this.

Posted by: Michael at July 29, 2005 10:28 AM

Fact; "Christianity" As-Religion Lied Motiv of Most Worlds Violence Escape-Anyone? "Islam" By-Comparason, (And Body-Count) Peaceful!

Posted by: Ymir-Jule at July 30, 2005 10:35 AM

Call a spade a spade. The Koran condones and promotes killing "infidels". There is nothing peaceful about that religion. Put Michael Graham back on the air and quit pussy footing around with a terrorist sponsoring religion.

Posted by: Bill at August 22, 2005 05:37 PM

Are you crazy?? What have you done?

You have put a truth teller off the air!

Get him back on immediately and never Kow Tow to these terrorist bastards. They deserve to be offended.

Why have you folded? Dont hide behind bullshit policy.

Posted by: Lin Ronald at August 23, 2005 12:47 AM
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