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

Jacob Devaney
Karen L Phelps
Lazaro Mohamed
Martha Hubert
Arif Najmi
Jan Bauman
Carolfrances Likins
david walsh
Stephen Ruby
Lynn Krikorian
Ross Outten
Paul Grabenstein
Larry Lima
Erika Voss
Tammy Cook
Lorraine Nagy
sofia Okolowicz
patty guerrero
Ariän El-Taher
Erick Venden
Joanne Hardy
Bob Leppo
Patricia Marrone
John Van Eyck
Nicholas Schmader Schmader
Jared Lord
annette white-parks
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  • Jacob Devaney
    signed 2019-03-26 00:25:26 -0400
    Show some class Washington Post!
  • Jim
    @vetsf tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-26 00:16:09 -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=577446
  • Jim
    signed 2019-03-26 00:15:49 -0400
  • Karen L Phelps
    signed 2019-03-26 00:04:32 -0400
    @ofhominidae tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-26 00:02:50 -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=687773
  • Lazaro Mohamed
    signed 2019-03-25 23:59:10 -0400
  • Martha Hubert
    signed 2019-03-25 23:51:42 -0400
  • Arif Najmi
    signed 2019-03-25 23:46:48 -0400
    Few misguided Muslims don’t represent Islam. Islamophobia is greater threat than OBL
  • Jan Bauman
    signed 2019-03-25 23:37:51 -0400
    Ihlan Omar is not an anti-Semite. She told the truth that some people don’t want to hear. The ad placed by Shmuley Boteach who has designated himself as “America’s rabbi” is false and hateful. There should be no place in the Post for an ad such as that. I believe that the Post owes an apology to Ihlan Omar.
  • Carolfrances Likins
    signed 2019-03-25 23:34:41 -0400
    Do you bother investigating when people assert that someone said something??? There is no excuse for your spreading lies.

    Or Islamophobia.
  • david walsh
    signed 2019-03-25 23:23:29 -0400
  • Stephen Ruby
    signed 2019-03-25 23:15:12 -0400
    Shame on you! You Suck!
  • Lynn Krikorian
    signed 2019-03-25 22:57:51 -0400
  • Ross Outten
    signed 2019-03-25 22:51:34 -0400
    You should be embarresed to have allowed this to run in your pages.
  • Paul Grabenstein
    signed 2019-03-25 22:14:30 -0400
    A bit of a smear ad there, please do not incite hatred and bigotry thank you.
  • Larry Lima
    signed 2019-03-25 22:13:29 -0400
    The false equivalences in that ad were deplorable and should never have been allowed to see print. WAPO should take responsibility and publish an apology. #IStandWithIlhanOmar
  • Erika Voss
    signed 2019-03-25 22:10:26 -0400
  • Tammy Cook
    signed 2019-03-25 22:03:38 -0400
  • Lorraine Nagy
    signed 2019-03-25 21:30:13 -0400
    This is hate speech personified.
  • sofia Okolowicz
    signed 2019-03-25 21:29:33 -0400
  • patty guerrero
    signed 2019-03-25 21:18:19 -0400
    why did you allow that ad to appear in your paper? Don’t we have enough violence in our country? Guess you don’t care.
  • Ariän El-Taher
    signed 2019-03-25 21:09:39 -0400
  • Erick Venden
    signed 2019-03-25 21:05:20 -0400
  • Joanne Hardy
    signed 2019-03-25 20:50:05 -0400
    Joanne K Hardy
  • Bob Leppo
    signed 2019-03-25 20:50:00 -0400
    Bob Leppo
  • Patricia Marrone
    signed 2019-03-25 20:44:52 -0400
    The Washington Post must immediately apologize for allowing this and in their paper !!!!
  • John Van Eyck
    signed 2019-03-25 20:39:40 -0400
  • Nicholas Schmader Schmader
    signed 2019-03-25 20:22:27 -0400
  • Jared Lord
    signed 2019-03-25 20:18:45 -0400
  • annette white-parks
    signed 2019-03-25 20:14:24 -0400
    annette white-parks

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