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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Smadar Carmon
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Lawrence Montgomery
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  • Smadar Carmon
    signed 2019-03-24 17:28:26 -0400
  • Lisa Mann
    signed 2019-03-24 17:28:16 -0400
    Lisa Mann
  • Seth Lovett
    signed 2019-03-24 17:28:12 -0400
  • Judith Allen
    signed 2019-03-24 17:28:06 -0400
  • Seth Lovett
    @KandaIvan tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-24 17:28:05 -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=709656
  • Bill Appledorf
    signed 2019-03-24 17:28:04 -0400
    Bill Appledorf
  • Moe Bali
    signed 2019-03-24 17:28:02 -0400
  • Theo Giesy
    signed 2019-03-24 17:27:44 -0400
    Theo Giesy
  • Ivan Fuentes
    signed 2019-03-24 17:27:15 -0400
  • Shellee Billings
    signed 2019-03-24 17:26:38 -0400
  • Tibor Gacs
    signed 2019-03-24 17:26:25 -0400
  • Lawrence Montgomery
    signed 2019-03-24 17:26:10 -0400
    LAWRENCE MONTGOMERY
  • Jim Posakony
    signed 2019-03-24 17:25:50 -0400
  • Anissa Nain
    @AnissaNain tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-24 17:25:42 -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=777600
  • Sandra Fulton
    signed 2019-03-24 17:25:39 -0400
    The disgusting slanders of Jews were NOT the words of Rep. Omar, a humane Muslim. They were obviously invented by the person who hoped to slander her! But we know better.
  • Raegan Davis
    signed 2019-03-24 17:25:36 -0400
    Let’s break this down:

    - her first statement about Israel hypnotizing the world was poorly phrased but she clearly meant it in the coloquial sense. Nobody actually thinks a geopolitical entity is capable of hypnotizing people. She’s talking about the propagandizing of it’s foreign policy, which strategically is painted as “oppressed Israel vs the world” the same way the US paints it’s foreign policy as “spreading democracy.” Political narratives are everywhere. The word hypnotized is bad, sure, however I doubt she knew about it’s supposed connection to this obscure Elders of Zion quotation and she definitely meant it as a rhetorical device, not a literal one.

    - It’s all about the Benjamin’s baby references not Jewish people but a lobbying organization. AIPAC does lobby elected officials. It also is not a Jewish organization— most Zionists in the US are Christians, after all. We can’t keep conflating Jewish people with Israel or the pro-Israel lobby.

    - she wasn’t saying “Jewish people have allegiance to another country.” She was saying “the (multifaith) pro-Israel lobby pushes (multifaith) lawmakers to pledge allegiance to another country in their policymaking.” The literal first bill the Senate passed this session was empowering states to punish BDS, curtailing Americans’ first amendment rights to support Israel. That’s what she’s complaining about.
  • Christine Engblom Engblom
    signed 2019-03-24 17:25:22 -0400
  • Sherrie Burson
    signed 2019-03-24 17:25:08 -0400
  • Anissa Nain
    signed 2019-03-24 17:25:03 -0400
  • Adam Izak-Sunna
    @Epsilonm tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-24 17:24:58 -0400
  • Richard Berkson
    signed 2019-03-24 17:24:39 -0400
  • Peter Nielsen
    signed 2019-03-24 17:24:16 -0400
  • Mahnaz Harrison
    signed 2019-03-24 17:23:33 -0400
  • adrianne hess
    signed 2019-03-24 17:23:09 -0400
  • gunnar sievert
    signed 2019-03-24 17:22:25 -0400
  • gloria Graber
    signed 2019-03-24 17:22:21 -0400
  • lee martin martin
    signed 2019-03-24 17:22:12 -0400
  • Richard Creswell
    signed 2019-03-24 17:22:09 -0400
  • Nancy Farrell
    @Harriet100 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-24 17:21:54 -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=346805
  • Nancy Farrell
    signed 2019-03-24 17:21:29 -0400
    You didn’t have to do this.
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