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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  • Pam Tate
    signed 2019-03-25 20:09:10 -0400
  • Kathleen Holmes
    signed 2019-03-25 20:06:27 -0400
  • John Giusto
    signed 2019-03-25 20:04:01 -0400
    Enough is enough, shame on you.
  • Roberto Ristorucci
    signed 2019-03-25 20:01:56 -0400
  • Joel Barlow
    signed 2019-03-25 19:40:47 -0400
    Joel Barlow
  • Anthony Hintze
    signed 2019-03-25 19:28:15 -0400
  • Duncan Bond
    signed 2019-03-25 19:25:23 -0400
  • Patricia Carmeli
    signed 2019-03-25 19:05:28 -0400
  • Jill Michaels
    signed 2019-03-25 19:05:24 -0400
  • Nick Meek
    signed 2019-03-25 18:59:20 -0400
  • Ms. Carla Compton
    signed 2019-03-25 18:58:55 -0400
  • Dean Murville
    signed 2019-03-25 18:57:21 -0400
  • Kathleen Savage
    signed 2019-03-25 18:53:25 -0400
  • Logan Lee
    signed 2019-03-25 18:48:44 -0400
  • Melody Ward-Said
    signed 2019-03-25 18:45:43 -0400
  • Miriam Meir
    signed 2019-03-25 18:41:32 -0400
    I am Jewish and outraged by the publishing of your add. This is a falsehood and should be retracted. Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic.
  • Eileen Sponzo
    signed 2019-03-25 18:41:20 -0400
    Stop misleading with ads about Rep Omar
  • Phoenix Ray
    signed 2019-03-25 18:32:37 -0400
    As a longtime subscriber to the Washington Post, I am sickened by the paid ad on page A7 of the 3/24/19 paper. I would like to see the Post publish a full page apology to Ms Omar on Page 7 of the next Sunday paper, return any money to Rabbi Schmuley Boteach and take a firm position to no longer accept advertising from purveyors of hate.
  • Kourosh Karimi
    signed 2019-03-25 18:32:05 -0400
  • Chris Ferrio
    signed 2019-03-25 18:29:42 -0400
    Christopher Ferrio
  • Valeria Scordino
    signed 2019-03-25 18:28:01 -0400
  • Javier Diaz
    signed 2019-03-25 18:23:08 -0400
  • Marnie Vail
    signed 2019-03-25 18:18:39 -0400
  • Beverly Bowns
    signed 2019-03-25 18:14:59 -0400
  • Duncan Fowler
    signed 2019-03-25 18:01:24 -0400
  • Mike Painton
    signed 2019-03-25 17:59:14 -0400
    Love how Americans soak up the Washington Post and The New York Times, got to keep the hate going on both sides. Keep the two party Dictartorship rolling… Your site is awesome, just have to watch you say, no flags…
  • Susan Cheever
    signed 2019-03-25 17:55:15 -0400
  • Laurie McPherson
    signed 2019-03-25 17:55:10 -0400
    I am a Post subscriber and I am upset that you would publish something so misleading and that feeds islamophobia. Given the tensions in our prejudice-charged environment and given the violence that unstable people have already demonstrated they will wreak upon people of a particular faith or color, this kind of ad is an incitement to violence – which is not protected speech by the 1st amendment.


    Misrepresenting someone’s words, putting hateful words in someone’s mouth is wrong, and sometimes, as in this case, generates or feeds hate.


    Likewise, implying that “supporters of Israel” means Jews is disingenuous. Anyone with a modicum of sense and who is paying the slightest attention knows that the fundamentalist Christian community passionately supports Israel and turns a blind eye to Israel’s policies. All they care about is the rapture of the “end days” and converting Jews to Christianity or gloating in their belief that the unconverted will rot in hell.


    Their own love of Israel is based in a hateful belief about Jews.


    I respectfully urge you to discontinue publication of any and all ads that misrepresent the truth and that incite to violence.
  • Joseph Juarez
    signed 2019-03-25 17:54:32 -0400
  • Danielle Hammond
    signed 2019-03-25 17:48:44 -0400
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