(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/21/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging all Americans to take part in its action alert calling on:
1) Fox News to cancel its shows with Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson because of their long history of promoting Islamophobia and other forms of bigotry.
2) All corporations that advertise on Fox News to pull sponsorship from the network until programs featuring Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson have been canceled (not just suspended).
The Fox News network apparently pulled the “Justice With Judge Jeanine” program last week because of “scheduling matters” following the host’s rhetorical attack on a Muslim congresswoman. It is uncertain whether the program is just suspended or permanently canceled.
TAKE ACTION: EMAIL FOX AND ITS CORPORATE ADVERTISERS TODAY
CAIR’s action alert directly emails Fox News and the leadership of corporations that advertise on Fox News, including ADT, Allstate, Chevrolet, Dine Brands, Experian, HomeAdvisor, Office Depot, Procter & Gamble, and Progressive.
On March 13, 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 was reportedly designed to stem the flow of ad dollars from the network because of recent controversies involving the hosts.
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
CAIR is separately calling 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.
SEE: CAIR Asks Penn. Health System to Drop Islamophobic Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro as Awardee, Speaker
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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com