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.

Who's signing

Brenda Lee Smith
Jarrod Baniqued
Bob Tripp
Sergei Kostin
Medea Benjamin
mr.g. west
Stephanie Bilenko
Janet maker
Seema Zeya
Ellen Sturtz
Keven Mundy
Sima Kahn
Anne Hall
susan Sammis
Ariel Gold
1,449 signatures

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  • Brenda Lee Smith
    signed 2019-03-24 16:28:50 -0400
  • Jarrod Baniqued
    signed 2019-03-24 16:28:48 -0400
    Rabbi Boteach is a bigot, plain and simple. Why are you allowing him to poison the renewed dialogue surrounding the future of the Democratic Party and the two-state solution?
  • Bob Tripp
    signed 2019-03-24 16:28:43 -0400
    I so very strongly agree that WAPO should apologize to Rep. Omar.

    Bob Tripp

    Reston, VA
  • Sergei Kostin
    signed 2019-03-24 16:28:41 -0400
  • Medea Benjamin
    signed 2019-03-24 16:28:19 -0400
    The Washington Post should be ashamed!!!
  • mr.g. west
    signed 2019-03-24 16:28:14 -0400
  • Stephanie Bilenko
    signed 2019-03-24 16:27:06 -0400
    Stephanie Bilenko
  • Janet maker
    signed 2019-03-24 16:27:01 -0400
    Dr. Janet Maker
  • Seema Zeya
    signed 2019-03-24 16:27:00 -0400
    Please stop selling ad space to propagators of hate speech. Congresswoman Omar also deserves an immediate apology from the Washington Post.
  • Ellen Sturtz
    signed 2019-03-24 16:26:57 -0400
  • Keven Mundy
    signed 2019-03-24 16:26:40 -0400
    Grow up.
  • Sima Kahn
    signed 2019-03-24 16:26:08 -0400
    Sima Kahn
  • Anne Hall
    signed 2019-03-24 16:25:27 -0400
  • susan Sammis
    signed 2019-03-24 16:24:48 -0400
  • Ariel Gold
    signed 2019-03-24 16:23:39 -0400

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