CAIR Urges All Advertisers to Withdraw Ads After Islamophobic Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro’s Show Dropped

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/18/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, called on all advertisers to withdraw their ads from Fox News after that network apparently pulled the "Justice With Judge Jeanine" program because of "scheduling matters” following the host’s rhetorical attack on a Muslim congresswoman.  

CONTACT FOX to Ask That Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson Be Fired: https://www.votervoice.net/CAIR/campaigns/64436/respond

SEE: Fox News pulls 'Judge Jeanine' show one week after remarks on Rep. Ilhan Omar's hijab

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2019/03/17/fox-news-pulls-jeanine-pirro-show-after-remarks-ilhan-omar/3194197002/

Last week, CAIR’s New York chapter joined a coalition of groups at an event outside a meeting of Fox News advertisers in New York City to urge a boycott of the network until Jeanine Pirro and another Islamophobic Fox News host -- Tucker Carlson -- are fired.

The meeting with advertisers is reportedly designed to stem the flow of ad dollars from the network because of recent controversies involving the hosts.

“Fox News must clearly state that Jeanine Pirro will not be allowed back on the air after her long history of Islamophobic hate rhetoric and the network must also take similar action against other Islamophobic hosts like Tucker Carlson,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “All existing advertisers should drop their ads on Fox News to ensure that they are not associated with the promotion of hate.”

CAIR called for the firing of Pirro over her attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) decision to wear an Islamic head scarf, or hijab. Fox News “strongly” condemned Pirro’s Islamophobic comments but took no further action against her.

The Washington-based civil rights organization called for Carlson’s firing after audio was uncovered of him making racist, white supremacist and Islamophobic statements.

SEE: CAIR-NY to Join #DropFox! Event Outside Fox News Advertiser Meeting in NY, Call for Firing of Islamophobic Hosts Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro

https://www.cair.com/cair_ny_to_join_dropfox_event_outside_fox_news_advertiser_meeting_in_ny_call_for_firing_of_islamophobic_hosts_tucker_carlson_jeanine_pirro

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.  

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 


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  • Marlene Levash DeRonde
    commented 2019-03-23 23:58:18 -0400
    Don’t you dare fire Judge Jeanine nor Tucker Carlson-!!! They did nothing wrong. Where is it written that you follow threats of terrorist organizations-!!! We have Freedom of Speech and each of us is entitled by Law to speak our opinion-!!! By right, CAIR should be reprimanded to stop interfering with Our Freedom of Speech-!!! And, furthermore, the should be removed from our country as a Conflict of interest in Our Constitutional Laws.
  • Guy DeWitte
    commented 2019-03-23 21:51:41 -0400
    Cair is a disgraceful Islamist Jihad organization bent on the destruction of America. FU
  • Frank Livingston
    commented 2019-03-21 17:42:55 -0400
    Is the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) our friend or our foe?
    Fox News and Fox Nation: Why are you ignoring the Islamization of America? Why are you failing to report on this? This is a NATIONAL SECURITY issue!
    Why won’t the House and Senate hold hearings on the Muslim Brotherhood in America and their plan to destroy us by what they call their “Civilization-Jihad Process” plan? From the Explanatory Memorandum– the Muslim Brotherhood in America in its own words:

    “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2013/05/25/an-explanatory-memorandum-from-the-archives-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-in-america
  • Marlene Levash DeRonde
    commented 2019-03-21 16:38:40 -0400
    CAIR and obama get Out of Our Great USA-!!! You are the Intruders. Confirm to Our Constitution or go where you fit in. We will not change to your demands-!!!
  • Robin Kidwell
    commented 2019-03-21 11:46:03 -0400
    Oh yes I do know all about the 1st and the 2nd amendments. I can call you Muslims and Muslim lovers out any time I see fit and yes you creepers have the right to talk trash all you want to. Use this countries freedoms,(that you do know have in the shitholes where you came) Amazing that you want that here. Also if you try to push you unholy agenda here in this country there is that 2nd amendment thing that you brought up that will be putting an end to your trash. I am glad you understand about that 2nd amendment already and it will not come as a surprise to you all. That is part of the U.S.Constitution that you all think is not as important as your sharia law crap. Keep pushing you will find out just how wrong you are. The U.S. CITIZENS will only be pushed so far. You are nothing more than Terrorists and and we do not except your lies and propaganda. You arrogant jackasses might want to use a bit of math and look at your numbers in the states and the numbers of gun owners in the states and think hard on it before you keep trying to push your crap down our throats. From what I understand the wearing of those rags on your heads is supposed to stop you from molestation. They don’t seem to work so good from what I see on the news. So I would be praying to what ever demon you worship for a better idea if I were you. The rest of us will be cleaning, locking, and loading. Either you all need to shut it or leave for your happy place in the sand. Looks like Isis is gone so you have no reason not to go back where you belong. you can start a new group of terrorist there as you are not welcome here no matter what the minority had told you.
    Have a wonderful day killing and maiming your young.
  • Brian Clouser
    commented 2019-03-20 13:20:07 -0400
    We have something called FREE SPEECH and FREEDOM OF THE PRESS it’s called the 1st Amendment( it also allow you to pray to a child molester) in this country, meaning everyone including a terrorist funding group like CAIR has the RIGHT to say whatever they damn well pleased. Now, if you don’t like what is being said you have two options; 1 shut up and turn the channel or 2 shut up and leave the country for a shithole one in the Middle East. Oh! BTW we have an amendment to back up the 1st, it’s called the 2nd
  • Robin Kidwell
    commented 2019-03-20 12:43:15 -0400
    You as muslims feel entitled to spread your hate anywhere and onto anyone you so desire. You do not tolerate anyone or anything that does not get your stamp of approval. Well that was where ever you came from BUT you are no longer there since that seems to have you a bit confused. This is AMERICA. YOUR SHARIA LAW DOES NOT USURP THE CONSTITUTION. We have FREEDOMS here. They work both ways. FREEDOM OF SPEECH being one of them. That means you can say what you want to and that also means I can say what I want to. My rights don’t stop where your feelings begin. You people need to understand where you are at and why and if you don’t want what America has to offer(OTHER THAN ALL THE FREE TO YOU $$$) Then make us all happy and go back to what you love and stop irritating the F*€¥ out of the rest of us. YOUR OBJECTIVES ARE NOT A SECRET. YOUR PEOPLE ARE TO ANGRY AND EVIL TO SHUT THEIR MOUTHS TO KEEP YOUR SUPPOSED SECRETS.
    PREACH LOVE, PRACTICE HATE.
    I DON’T HATE ISLAM.
    I HATE LIARS AND HYPOCRITES
  • Jodi Arcega
    commented 2019-03-20 11:40:05 -0400
    Why is it acceptable for Ilhan Omar (a Muslim) to criticize Jews but not acceptable for a Jew to criticize Muslims? In case you forgot, we live in the USA. We have freedom of speech to criticize anyone we feel like, including a congresswoman or Muhammad. In fact, we even have the freedom to call the POTUS a “MF’r!” without repercussions. If Judge Piro deserved to be terminated, surely Ilhan Omar does, too!
  • Mary Kalaj
    commented 2019-03-20 09:08:44 -0400
    Most unfortunate that you would try to silence the speech of people in America! If any company agrees with your request to drop their advertising, those companies will face severe backlash for allowing you to silence freedom of speech in America!
  • Daniel Garnett
    commented 2019-03-19 21:10:16 -0400
    We aren’t under your Sharia law. And we ain’t never gonna be. There’s a reason why Freedom of Speech is the FIRST amendment.
  • Kimberly Toupin
    commented 2019-03-18 20:45:04 -0400
    Who the hell do you think you are, we stand with the judge not with you. This is our country, we don’t believe in what Islam stands for. Hell we don’t even want you here, why, we gave you another life and you are trying to change this country into the shithole you left. No thanks