May 27 2010
CAIR charges Texas Radio Host, Michael Berry, with inciting violence in calling for the bombing of the Ground Zero mosque. (Sounds like a good idea to me)
CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, hopes to intimidate anyone who disagrees with them. They have filed a complaint against the Michael Berry Show, because we had the audacity to suggest that a mosque should not be built on our near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
CAIR issued the statement below. They cut the audio down to play one line by Michael Berry, taking the comment out of context. THE ENTIRE PHONE CALL CAN BE HEARD here.
“I did NOT advocate bombing any mosque. First, the supposed mosque does not exist. It is just a proposal, and I oppose where they intend to put it. It is spitting in the face of those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attack to put it there,” Michael Berry said. “Second, the caller was belligerent, and pushed too far, suggesting that any family member of a victim who is offended is somehow a racist. I can’t abide someone dishonoring these families, who’ve been through so much, in this way.”
Berry concluded, “This is how CAIR intimidates people into silence. They want to scare people into believing that having differing opinions will cost you your job.” KTRH
PRESS RELEASE: CAIR: Muslim civil rights terrorist front group group files FCC complaint over incitement to violence.
WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today filed a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) complaint against a radio talk show host inTexas who yesterday advocated bombing a proposed New York City mosque. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Houston radio host Michael Berry (KTRH-AM 740) made that call to violence on his May 26 program. In his response to a caller named “Tony” who supported the right to build the planned mosque inNew York — an effort that has come under rhetorical attack by anti-Islam extremists — Berry said: “No, no, Tony, you can’t build a mosque at the site of 9/11. No, you can’t. No, you can’t. And I’ll tell you this — if you do build a mosque, I hope somebody blows it up. . .I hope the mosque isn’t built, and if it is, I hope it’s blown up, and I mean that.”
[Berry has in the past been a guest host for nationally-syndicated broadcasters like Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly.]
CAIR said Berry’s call to violence against an American mosque is of particular concern, coming as it does after a bombing at a mosque in Jacksonville, Fla., earlier this month. (Awwww…who’s cares?)