Washington Post: don't allow hate and Islamophobia in your paper

IMG_9659.jpgOn Sunday March 24, 2019 edition of the Washington Post included a deplorable full-page ad falsely accusing Representative Ilhan Omar of anti-semitism. It intentionally misleads readers to believe Rep. Omar made statements she never uttered.

Send a message now to the Washington Post telling them that as a leading U.S. newspaper, they have an obligation not to participate in smear campaigns and incitements to hatred and Islamophobia. Ask the Washington Post to apologize to Rep. Omar and the Muslim community and commit to not selling misleading and hateful ads.

Sign our letter to the Washington Post!

Dear Washington Post:

I was extremely dismayed to see you print Rabbi Shmuley’s misleading and Islamophobic ad smearing Representative Ilhan Omar and inciting hatred against Muslims.

The ad begins with the words “Jews control the world with their money” next to Rep. Omar’s face, giving the false impression she said that. She did not.

Spreading Islamophobia and hatred is dangerous. The New Zealand mosque massacre just took the lives of 50 people and Rep. Omar is already facing serious death threats. Printing this ad contributes to the dangers the congresswoman and the world Muslim community face.

Please apologize to Rep. Omar and the Muslim community and commit to no longer selling space in your paper for ads that propagate any form of hatred.

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  • Maurice Vaughan
    signed 2019-03-24 17:49:45 -0400
  • David Morrow
    @MorrowWarrior tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-24 17:49:11 -0400
    Hey @WashingtonPost: why are you selling ad space in your paper for hatred & Islamophobia?The New Zealand mosque massacre just happened and @IlhanMN is facing death threats https://www.codepink.org/no_hate_ads?recruiter_id=741260
  • David Morrow
    signed 2019-03-24 17:49:01 -0400
    I completely stand with Ilhan Omar. She spoke truth to power mentioning the AIPAC lobbying group.
  • Kenneth Machere
    signed 2019-03-24 17:48:52 -0400
  • Daniel Pines
    signed 2019-03-24 17:48:44 -0400
  • Hosein Nahidian
    signed 2019-03-24 17:47:12 -0400
    Hosein Nahidian
  • Walter Weissinger
    signed 2019-03-24 17:47:10 -0400
    The hateful ad slandering Ilhan Omar in the Washington Post confirms my decision not to read the Post. Apparently, they will say anything for money. No reader can trust the Post.
  • Michael Brackney
    signed 2019-03-24 17:46:41 -0400
    Edited letter:


    I was extremely dismayed to see you print Rabbi Shmuley’s misleading and Islamophobic ad smearing Representative Ilhan Omar and inciting hatred against Muslims.


    The ad begins with the words “Jews control the world with their money” next to Rep. Omar’s face, giving the false impression she said that. She did not. She said that AIPAC funnels lots of money to U.S. legislators, which is true, critical of the Israel Lobby (and all big money lobbies), and not anti-Semitic at all.


    Spreading Islamophobia and hatred is dangerous. The New Zealand mosque massacre just took the lives of 50 people and Rep. Omar is already facing serious death threats. Printing this ad contributes to the dangers faced by the congresswoman and the world Muslim community.


    Please apologize to Rep. Omar and the Muslim community and commit to no longer selling space in your paper for ads that propagate lies and/or any form of hatred.
  • Linda Faste
    signed 2019-03-24 17:46:27 -0400
  • Felix Osei Owusu
    signed 2019-03-24 17:46:27 -0400
  • Kat Morey
    signed 2019-03-24 17:45:41 -0400
  • Robert Reed
    signed 2019-03-24 17:45:34 -0400
    Robert Reed
  • Sharon Kelly
    signed 2019-03-24 17:45:31 -0400
    This ad is shameful and WP should not have printed it.
  • Mimi Goldman
    signed 2019-03-24 17:45:29 -0400
    Shame on the Post. I call on them to issue an apology!!!!
  • Tim Wulling
    signed 2019-03-24 17:44:47 -0400
  • Terry Warkentine
    signed 2019-03-24 17:43:42 -0400
  • John Benoit
    signed 2019-03-24 17:43:25 -0400
  • AJ Peterson Peterson
    signed 2019-03-24 17:43:18 -0400
  • Virginia Iadicicco
    signed 2019-03-24 17:43:08 -0400
  • Mona Seredin
    signed 2019-03-24 17:42:59 -0400
  • Farahnaz Moazezi
    signed 2019-03-24 17:42:30 -0400
    Humans first, bigotry never
  • p bryer
    signed 2019-03-24 17:41:19 -0400
  • Martha Larsen
    signed 2019-03-24 17:41:15 -0400
  • Kenneth Chay
    signed 2019-03-24 17:41:03 -0400
  • Simon Vrouwe
    followed this page 2019-03-24 17:40:49 -0400
  • Allen Gunderson
    signed 2019-03-24 17:40:43 -0400
    Semitic is a linguistic term not an ethnic one. Arabic is a semitic language too…..Arabs can’t be anti-semitic. Israeli’s have usurped the term for their own use. The Washington Post is an illiterate news source. I am a retired journalist and anthropologist..specializing in the Middle East.
  • Tariq Ahsan
    signed 2019-03-24 17:40:22 -0400
  • Daniel Ward
    signed 2019-03-24 17:39:59 -0400
    Democracy Dies In Darkness
  • Simon Vrouwe
    signed 2019-03-24 17:38:49 -0400
  • Richard Halpern
    signed 2019-03-24 17:38:47 -0400
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