Thursday, March 03, 2011

"Call Out" WMAL For Silencing Mr. & Mrs. Fred Grandy. Was This Another Scalp For Farid Suleiman?

As an update to my post last night, ACT for America sends the following message from Jim Lafferty and the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force.

Former Congressman Fred Grandy is no longer on WMAL Radio in Washington, DC because he and his wife told the truth about the threat which Shariah and Radical Islam pose to America. Fred Grandy and “Mrs. Fred” interviewed former FBI agents, experts on Shariah law and activists who are fighting radical Islamists in their communities. They told the truth about radical jihadists and their plans to gut the Constitution and destroy America.

On March 2, 2011, WMAL’s management told Grandy he needed to “tone down” any stories on radical Islam. They also told him his wife, an outspoken critic of Islamist infiltration, could not be included in future programs. Fred Grandy refused to accept those conditions and that was his last day on WMAL radio.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in the federal Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial, has complained about Grandy’s outspoken criticism of their organization and other radical groups.
WMAL has a record of yielding to CAIR demands. On two previous occasions, the station removed talk show hosts who had been targeted by CAIR.

Fred Grandy, the First Amendment and the Truth need your voice.

Monday (March 7) and Tuesday (March 8) are “Call Out WMAL Days.” From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each of those days, please call WMAL at (202) 895-2350 and (202) 686-3100 and tell them you will not listen to their station until Fred and Mrs. Fred Grandy return. America expects radio stations to be committed to free speech and the Truth. We expect WMAL to grow a backbone and stand up to CAIR and the other radicals. Call early and often.

Then at 10 a.m. Wednesday, we will meet at WMAL’s studios, 4400 Jenifer St. NW, Washington, DC 20015 with signs to demonstrate our support for Fred Grandy and his wife and their courageous stand against radical Islam.

WMAL Becomes America’s First Shariah-Compliant Radio Station —
No Criticism of Radical Islam and No Women.

WMAL is owned by Citadel Broadcasting Company, who also owns KSFO in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recall that, in about a two year span of time, Citadel fied the on air team of Melanie Morgan and Lee Rodgers.

Jane Jamison, who blogs at Uncoverage, wrote the following at American Thinker after Rodgers was fired last year.

What is most worrisome for the conservative movement is the unspoken reason behind the KSFO firings: It appears that the station ownership, Citadel Broadcasting, led by CEO Farid Suleiman, may be "bowing" to complaints from liberal activists and Muslim sympathizers. Rodgers would rant about "Mooslims" and radical Islam on his show, and he frequently mentioned that the Council on American Islamic Relations was complaining about his views. He hinted at this in a blog posting on Melanie Morgan's website this week after his termination:

I WILL tell you, in all candor, that thanks to Mr. Suleiman's Citadel management, I could no longer proudly say that the company had never told me what to say or what not to say. There was an obvious cave-in to some ultra-left and pro-Muslim groups, making it unlikely that I would have ever renewed my contract with the company, anyway.
Given this history from the former KSFO morning show, was Farid Suleiman calling the shots in telling the Grandys not to discuss radical Islam?

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