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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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