Taking the peace

Mason rapped over anti-Muslim remarks

America’s largest radio station is facing a probe by watchdogs after Jackie Mason made anti-Islamic remarks.

Muslims have demanded an apology after the Jewish comic called the whole Islamic religion a "murderous organisation" that teaches "hate, terrorism and murder”.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations lodged its complaint about the “hate-filled propaganda” with the FCC regulators over the comments, made while Mason was guest hosting the nationally-syndicated Jim Bohannon Show earlier this month.

He said: “In plain English, the whole Muslim religion is preaching and teaching hate, terrorism and murder, and nobody knows it, and its about time they found out about it.

“The Koran is 50 versions of hate, venom, hostility, and murder dedicated to terrorism. I don't know how we can call it a religion in the traditional sense. It should be called a murderous organisation that's out to kill people."

CAIR demanded a public apology saying: "It is this type of hate-filled propaganda that was used by the Nazis as justification for their persecution of the Jewish community in Germany."


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Published: 27 Jul 2004

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