(ST. PAUL, MN, 11/2/2007) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today thanked three companies in that state that have agreed to drop their advertisements from Michael Savage’s nationally-syndicated radio program because of the host’s recent anti-Muslim tirade.
Yesterday, CAIR reported that Savage, whose “The Savage Nation” airs on more than 300 radio stations nationwide, screamed attacks on Muslims, Islam and the Quran, Islam’s revealed text, during his October 29, 2007, program.
The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group called on radio listeners of all faiths to contact companies that advertise on Savage’s program to express their concerns about the host’s recent anti-Muslim bigotry.
SEE: National Radio Host Goes on Anti-Muslim Tirade
Savage’s shouted anti-Muslim attacks included: “I don’t wanna hear anymore about Islam. I don’t wanna hear one more word about Islam. Take your religion and shove it up your behind. I’m sick of you.”
“What kind of religion is this? What kind of world are you living in when you let them in here with that throwback document in their hand, which is a book of hate. Don’t tell me I need reeducation. They need deportation. I don’t need reeducation. Deportation, not reeducation.”
“Make no mistake about it, the Quran is not a document of freedom. The Quran is a document of slavery and chattel. It teaches you that you are a slave.”
To listen to these and other bigoted statements by Savage, click here.
“We thank the Minnesota companies that refused to support Michael Savage’s bigotry and intolerance with their advertising dollars,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Omar Merhi. “We call on all the other companies running ads on his program nationwide to follow Minnesota’s example.”
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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