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Ohio Muslims to Call on WLW-AM Advertisers to Pull Ads

(CINCINNATI, OH, 10/4/07) – On Friday, October 5, the Council on American-Islamic Relations Ohio Chapter (CAIR-Ohio) will hold a news conference in front of John Nolan Ford in Cincinnati to call on WLW-AM advertisers to pull their ads until the station agrees to take action against a talk show host who claimed the goal of Islam is “sex with children for eternity.”
WHAT: CAIR Calls on Advertisers to Hold WLW-AM Accountable
WHEN: Friday, October 5, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Outside John Nolan Ford, 3250 Highland Ave., Cincinnati, OH
CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, 513-604-4444, E-Mail: kdabdoub@cair.com; CAIR-Cincinnati Chairperson Zeinab Schwen, 513-205-6217, E-Mail: zschwen@cair.com
On Monday, host Bill “Willie” Cunningham said on air: “The great war of this generation’s time is the war against Islamic fascists. . .They do not live for life, they live for death. Only through death can they believe they can be with those 72 virgins in heaven and have sex with children for eternity, which is the goal of that religion.”
TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO CLIP, GO TO:
http://www.cair.com/audio/bill_cunningham.htm
Cunningham recently had to apologize for falsely claiming an athlete was “drunk” while playing in a game. The station was also involved in a controversy over an advertising campaign that resulted in the removal of billboards and on-air ads insulting to the Hispanic community.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. The CAIR-Ohio Chapter has three offices – Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. 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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