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

Timothy Beyer
Simon Caplan
Steven Gottschalk
Elisabeta Revencu
Debbie Wagstaff
Nicole Baker
Aly Mohamed
Mohideen Abdul Kader
Ann Kelly Kelly
Glen Anderson
John Mason
Susan Davies
robert loos
Miko Peled
Aly Zein
Catherine Strout
Sabiha Kazi
Judy Nakadegawa
Barbara Chasin
Mary Lucchese
Shelley Gilchrist
Lib Briscoe
Mahammad Hanif Shaikh
Scott Johnston
Mohei Elmasri
Shirley Steele
Charles Britz
Jasmine Hunter
1,449 signatures

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  • Timothy Beyer
    signed 2019-03-27 05:57:41 -0400
  • Simon Caplan
    signed 2019-03-27 05:34:56 -0400
    Simon Caplan
  • Steven Gottschalk
    signed 2019-03-27 04:26:50 -0400
    This ad is false, hateful and disgusting. I’m Jewish and I stand with Ilhan Omar,
  • Elisabeta Revencu
    signed 2019-03-27 02:13:16 -0400
  • Debbie Wagstaff
    signed 2019-03-27 01:38:28 -0400
  • Nicole Baker
    signed 2019-03-27 01:00:28 -0400
  • Ali Salah
    @AbuBishrr tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-27 00:03:01 -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=639271
  • Aly Mohamed
    signed 2019-03-27 00:02:15 -0400
  • Mohideen Abdul Kader
    signed 2019-03-26 23:20:09 -0400
    Disgraceful for a major newspaper in the US to publish an advert spewing lies about Representative Ilham Omar and promoting Islamophobia.
  • Ann Kelly Kelly
    @Ak1234_5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-26 22:19:28 -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=763727
  • Ann Kelly Kelly
    signed 2019-03-26 22:19:15 -0400
    This is akin to hate speech! I stand with Representative Omar!
  • Glen Anderson
    signed 2019-03-26 22:06:46 -0400
    SHAME ON YOU for PROMOTING HATRED for advertising revenue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John Mason
    signed 2019-03-26 22:01:11 -0400
    Nowhere NEAR “the truth as nearly as the truth may be ascertained”
  • Susan Davies
    signed 2019-03-26 21:52:03 -0400
  • robert loos
    signed 2019-03-26 21:48:35 -0400
  • Miko Peled
    signed 2019-03-26 21:43:29 -0400
    Shameful ads filled with hate mustn’t not be aired.
  • Aly Zein
    signed 2019-03-26 21:29:49 -0400
    WP should be ashamed that it allowed lies to be promoted on it newspaper. And for what? For some $$$.
  • Catherine Strout
    signed 2019-03-26 21:19:20 -0400
    Catherine Strout
  • Sabiha Kazi
    signed 2019-03-26 20:55:55 -0400
  • Judy Nakadegawa
    signed 2019-03-26 20:48:08 -0400
  • Barbara Chasin
    signed 2019-03-26 20:05:01 -0400
    I am Jewish-American, a social scientist, an academic. I knowo the difference between being critical of Israeli policies and being antisemitic. Representative Omar is not the latter, though she is the former and justifiably so.
  • Mary Lucchese
    signed 2019-03-26 19:05:05 -0400
    Shame on WaPo!!!

    Not only is the ad untruthful,

    it is libel as well as hate speech.

    Publish a retraction.
  • Shelley Gilchrist
    signed 2019-03-26 18:26:03 -0400
    We celebrate the voice of Rep. Ilhan Omar. The publication of this ad is irresponsible journalism.
  • Lib Briscoe
    signed 2019-03-26 17:15:41 -0400
    It is the job of the journalist to speak truth. With this kind of race-baiting slander, you are exacerbating an already dangerous climate of racial, religious and ethnic hatred. Do your homework! Do not put words into people’s mouths to support your agenda! Find your journalistic Integrity by publicly retracting this page and apologizing to Rep. Ilhan Omar!!!
  • Mahammad Hanif Shaikh
    signed 2019-03-26 17:13:46 -0400
    I think what ilhan Omar say about Benjamin baby that’s right and we should proud of our constitution why do people need to remind law maker about our constitution freedom of speech 1st amendment
  • Scott Johnston
    signed 2019-03-26 17:03:40 -0400
  • Mohei Elmasri
    signed 2019-03-26 17:01:03 -0400
  • Shirley Steele
    signed 2019-03-26 16:48:14 -0400
  • Charles Britz
    signed 2019-03-26 16:47:22 -0400
  • Jasmine Hunter
    signed 2019-03-26 16:36:56 -0400
    We are watching you from New Zealand. You are promoting white supremacy. Are you white supremacists? It appears you are.

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