Boston Radio Host says Kill All Muslims
In its first “Hate Hurts America” action alert, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling for the termination of Jay Severin, a Boston-area radio talk show host, who allegedly said, “Let’s kill all Muslims” in his Thursday afternoon program.
WTKK-FM General Manager Matt Mills told CAIR that in a discussion about how Severin claims Muslims want to take over America, even if it takes centuries, Severin said, “I’ve got an idea, let’s kill all Muslims.”
While Mills said that he would speak to Severin to “make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he did acknowledge that if Severin had said the same thing about African-Americans that he would no longer be on the air.
“I have spoken to Jay Severin and he knows we take this seriously and do not condone offensive remarks toward any religious groups and he will be apologizing on his show Monday afternoon,” Mills said in an email. “He did not intend to offend anyone.”
CAIR Chairman Omar Ahmad said: “We believe a mere reprimand and apology is insufficient and demand that he be taken off the air as he would be if he had attacked any other religious or ethnic group.”
Ahmad added that such hateful rhetoric has a direct impact on the American Muslim community. He cited examples of anti-Muslim incidents that took place recently in Texas, such as a shooting at a Denton mosque, an e-mailed threat against the Islamic Center of El Paso (authorities have made an arrest in this case), arson attacks on Muslim businesses in San Antonio and racist graffiti scrawled on the interior of a Lubbock mosque.
Last week, CAIR announced a new campaign designed to counter anti-Muslim hate on radio talk shows. The campaign, called “Hate Hurts America,” is based on the premise that the increasing attacks on Islam by conservative talk show hosts harm the United States by creating a downward spiral of interfaith mistrust and hostility.
Immediate Action Requested: (As always, be firm but POLITE.)
Contact Matt Mills, WTKK-FM General Manager, to ask that he fire Jay Severin for his anti-Muslim remarks.
Mr. .Matt Mills
55 William T Morrissey Blvd.
Dorchester, MA 02125-3315
Phone: (617) 822-9600
Fax: (617) 822-6859
Contact Mr. Severin’s sponsors and make them aware of your concerns.
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(A complete list of Jay Severin’s sponsors may be located at: http://www.969fmtalk.com under FM Talk Advertisers.)
Join CAIR’s “Hate Hurts America” campaign by listening to radio talk shows and documenting any anti-Muslim content with exact quotes from the program. Record the show. Label and date your tapes, and indicate the time on the tape of the most offensive quotes. Report all incidents to CAIR by calling 202-488-8787, faxing 202-488-0833, or e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.