CAIR Trying To Silence Michael Savage
Subject: [CAIR PA] ACTION ALERT: Ask Advertisers to Pull Spots from Anti-Muslim Radio Program
ASK ADVERTISERS TO PULL SPOTS FROM ANTI-MUSLIM RADIO PROGRAM
Michael Savage tells Muslims 'take your religion and shove it up your behind'
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/1/2007) - CAIR today called on radio listeners of all faiths to contact companies that advertise on Michael Savage's nationally-syndicated radio program to express their concerns about the host's recent anti-Muslim tirade.
Savage, whose "The Savage Nation" airs on more than 300 radio stations nationwide, screamed attacks on Muslims, Islam and the Quran during his October 29, 2007, program. A number of concerned listeners contacted CAIR about Savage's attacks on Islam.
Savage's shouted anti-Muslim attacks included:
"I'm not gonna put my wife in a hijab. And I'm not gonna put my daughter in a burqa. And I'm not gettin on my all-fours and praying to Mecca. And you could drop dead if you don't like it. You can shove it up your pipe. I don't wanna hear anymore about Islam. I don't wanna hear one more word about Islam. Take your religion and shove it up your behind. I'm sick of you."
"What kind of religion is this? What kind of world are you living in when you let them in here with that throwback document in their hand, which is a book of hate. Don't tell me I need reeducation. They need deportation. I don't need reeducation. Deportation, not reeducation. You can take C-A-I-R and throw 'em out of my country. I'd raise the American flag and I'd get out my trumpet if you did it. Without due process. You can take your due process and shove it."
"What sane nation that worships the U.S. constitution, which is the greatest document of freedom ever written, would bring in people who worship a book that tells them the exact opposite. Make no mistake about it, the Quran is not a document of freedom. The Quran is a document of slavery and chattel. It teaches you that you are a slave."
To listen to these and other bigoted statements by Savage, click here.
"Michael Savage obviously cares little about the safety or civil rights of American Muslims, but the stations that carry his hate-filled rants do care about listeners' attitudes toward advertisers who pay to air commercials during his program," said CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin. "Americans of all faiths should take a few minutes to contact any local station that broadcasts Savage's inflammatory tirades to say they will not buy the goods or services of his advertisers."
Rubin added that hate-filled words can and do lead to violent actions against American Muslims.
IMMEDIATE ACTIONS REQUESTED: (As always, be POLITE. Hostile comments can and will be used by Savage to further defame Islam and Muslims.)
1. FIND OUT which station carries Michael Savage's program in your area. LISTEN to the program and write down the contact information for both local and national advertisers. CONTACT those advertisers to POLITELY inform them that you and your friends and family will not purchase their products or services as long as they continue to subsidize a hate-filled program.
For a partial listing of radio stations that air Michael Savage's program, click here.
2. CONTACT Talk Radio Network, Michael Savage's syndicator, to express your concerns about his hate-filled attacks on Muslims, Islam and the Quran.
Mr. Mark Masters
Chief Executive Officer
Talk Radio Network
P.O. Box 3755
Central Point OR 97502
Phone: 541-664-8827 or 541-474-2297
Fax: 541-664-6250 or 866-876-5075
E-Mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
3. SEND COPIES of all correspondence to CAIR. E-Mail email@example.com or fax to 202-488-0833.
4. ORGANIZE local coalitions with friends of the Muslim community to challenge Savage's hate rhetoric.
SEE ALSO: CAIR-PA hosts National 'Islamophobia Tour' Event
The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Pennsylvania (CAIR-PA) will host a seminar on the growing problem of Islamophobia and the ill effects of this hate-mongering upon American Muslims, their families and institutions on November 4 2007.
WHAT: Seminar on Islamophobia
WHEN: November 4, 2007, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
WHERE: UPenn Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia
Limited seating. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-592-0509.
CAIR Pennsylvania Philadelphia Office
1218 Chestnut Street; Suite 510
Philadelphia, PA 19107
CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.
CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
I am emailing, to the above referenced emails, my support of the First Amendment and Michael Savage's right to say whatever he wants to say about islam. I agree wholeheartedly with Michael Savage on the issue of islam. I am not a huge fan of Michael Savage but this is the United States of America. We have a right to say what we want about islam. We do not have to agree with CAIR - an organization that has been proven to be tied to known terrorist organizations. CAIR can kiss my ass.
The second part of their email gives information about a meeting they will be having in Philadelphia. I wonder if it will be anything like the LAST meeting that Troll and I were able to attend?? Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend this meeting. If anyone goes, we would love to hear about it.
Here is the email that I sent to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
To Whom it may concern,
Please be advised that we support freedom of speech in America, guaranteed by the 1st amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Michael Savage has the right to express his distaste for islam in the United States of America.
This email is to notify you that we will stop buying from any sponsor who pulls advertising from Michael Savage's show.
We will not be intimidated by the likes of CAIR - an organization that has proven ties to terrorist organizations.
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