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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Arthur Riding
Randi Wickliff
Rhoda Burstein
Patricia Daugherty
Dorothy Anderson
Veronica Schweyen
Charles Byrne
Bruce Katz
Ellen Canavan
Marcy Newman
Amy Kelley
raquel rabinovich
Michelle Granas
Rev. Sandra Mackie
Benjamin Netanyahu
Salam Murtada
Karen Taberski
Dr. Steven Sallie
Robert Gibb
Kristine Moore
Allan Christensen
Syed Jafri
c s
Simine Tepper
Jamilah Elder
Brie Kermiet
Nick Scarim
Maureen Doyle
Ana Chou
Meg Carter
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  • Arthur Riding
    signed 2019-03-24 16:59:25 -0400
  • Randi Wickliff
    signed 2019-03-24 16:59:13 -0400
  • Rhoda Burstein
    signed 2019-03-24 16:59:08 -0400
    Rhoda L Burstein
  • Patricia Daugherty
    signed 2019-03-24 16:59:05 -0400
  • Dorothy Anderson
    signed 2019-03-24 16:58:59 -0400
    Dorothy Anderson
  • Veronica Schweyen
    signed 2019-03-24 16:58:10 -0400
  • Charles Byrne
    signed 2019-03-24 16:58:02 -0400
  • Bruce Katz
    signed 2019-03-24 16:57:35 -0400
    It is outrageous that the Washington Post has lent itself to a defamatory expression of hate-speech aimed at Ilhan Omar, an accusation which is blatantly untrue. The Washington Post owes Ilhan Omar a formal excuse. If that is not done, Ms. Omar should sue the Washington Post and Rabbi Shmuley for defamation.
  • Ellen Canavan
    signed 2019-03-24 16:57:31 -0400
    Think more before running ads of this type!
  • Marcy Newman
    signed 2019-03-24 16:57:31 -0400
  • Amy Kelley
    signed 2019-03-24 16:57:19 -0400
  • raquel rabinovich
    signed 2019-03-24 16:57:18 -0400
    raquel rabinovich
  • Michelle Granas
    signed 2019-03-24 16:57:12 -0400
  • Rev. Sandra Mackie
    signed 2019-03-24 16:56:52 -0400
    Publishing hate speech and lies that endanger the wellbeing of one of the few courageous elected officials we have is un-American and unacceptable.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu
    signed 2019-03-24 16:56:16 -0400
  • Salam Murtada
    signed 2019-03-24 16:56:10 -0400
  • Karen Taberski
    signed 2019-03-24 16:55:45 -0400
    I am appalled that you would carry this untrue, hateful ad. This type of lying, hateful ad is what incites the kind of violence that caused the massacre of Muslims in New Zealand. I am a subscriber and am cancelling my subscription. You should be ashamed.
  • Dr. Steven Sallie
    signed 2019-03-24 16:55:23 -0400
    Do the Jews control the major media? Yes or no? Well then, you prove it!
  • Robert Gibb
    signed 2019-03-24 16:55:01 -0400
  • Kristine Moore
    signed 2019-03-24 16:55:00 -0400
  • Allan Christensen
    signed 2019-03-24 16:54:53 -0400
    Allan Christensen
  • Syed Jafri
    signed 2019-03-24 16:54:48 -0400
    No place for hatred be it Islamaphobia or anti semitism. Shame on WP.
  • c s
    signed 2019-03-24 16:54:36 -0400
    Disgusting lies and hate! How dare the WP print this tripe from the arrogant, racist, hate-filled, liar Shumleyl!!
  • Simine Tepper
    signed 2019-03-24 16:54:29 -0400
  • Jamilah Elder
    signed 2019-03-24 16:54:22 -0400
    Jamilah Elder
  • Brie Kermiet
    signed 2019-03-24 16:54:05 -0400
  • Nick Scarim
    signed 2019-03-24 16:53:53 -0400
    Anything for a $ eh, WaPo?
  • Maureen Doyle
    signed 2019-03-24 16:53:33 -0400
  • Ana Chou
    signed 2019-03-24 16:53:15 -0400
    Ana Chou
  • Meg Carter
    signed 2019-03-24 16:52:59 -0400

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