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CAIR Asks Penn. Health System to Drop Islamophobic Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro as Awardee, Speaker

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/19/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on St. Barnabas Health System in Pennsylvania to drop Islamophobic Fox News host Jeanine Pirro as a speaker at an April St. Barnabas Charities event.

ACTION ALERT: Contact St. Barnabas Health System to Ask That Jeanine Pirro Be Dropped as an Awardee and Speaker at the “Founder’s Day” Celebration

Pirro is to be honored with an award at the health care provider’s “Founder’s Day” celebration on April 25 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North.

SEE: 2019 Hance Awardee and Guest Speaker

On Heels of Anti-Muslim Comments, Jeanine Pirro to Be Honored Here in April By St. Barnabas   

“An individual who promotes bigotry targeting a religious minority should not be honored or given a platform by any credible organization, let alone one that serves the health care needs of a diverse public,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

Hooper noted that Pirro has a long history of anti-Muslim bigotry.

SEE: Jeanine Pirro’s History of Anti-Muslim Attacks

Earlier this week, CAIR called on all advertisers to withdraw their ads from Fox News after that network apparently pulled the “Justice With Judge Jeanine” program following the host’s rhetorical attack on a Muslim congresswoman.  

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

American Muslim Group Calls for Advertisers to Drop Fox News Unless Jeanine Pirro, Tucker Carlson Are Fired

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.  


CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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