CAIR: MN Radio Station Apologizes For Muslim Satire


MINNEAPOLIS RADIO STATION APOLOGIZES FOR MUSLIM SATIRE

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Top 40 radio station KDWB-FM has apologized for an on-air comedy skit called "Muslim Jeopardy."

The skit included an announcer using a fake South Asia accent introducing contest categories such as "infamous infidels" and "potent portables," according to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which said it had received complaints about the skit.

The skit also included a threat to behead a female host when she got an answer wrong, CAIR said.

On Monday, the station's Web site contained a short apology: "KDWB does not condone making light of Islam and Muslims. We regret that listeners found the Muslim Jeopardy comedy skit of one of our on-air hosts to be insensitive."

CAIR issued a statement on Monday applauding the station's response. . .

Gregg Swedberg, operations manager for Clear Channel's Minneapolis office, said it was against company policy to discuss whether any disciplinary action had been taken against morning host Dave Ryan. Ryan remains on the air, Swedberg said.

 


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