Friday, July 29, 2005

No Free Speech at Disney?

The Anti-CAIR site was recommended to me by Patrick at Clarity & Resolve. It has some very good information about CAIR.


Conservative talk-show host Michael Graham was suspended without pay today (June 28, edited by me) by ABC Disney after threats from the Council for American-Islamic Relations over his on-air comments regarding terrorism and Islam.

Despite repeated statements of support for Graham's free-speech rights by management at 630 WMAL in Washington, D.C. ----- the ABC-owned radio station where Grraham works as mid-morning host ---- he was summarily suspended pending an "investigation."

Graham has been harshly criticized by CAIR for public comments linking the current theology and structure of Islam to the repeated acts of terror in its name. CAIR sent mass e-mails to its members urging them to contact ABC and demand the company to punish Graham for his remarks.

The statements at the heart of the controversy reflect Graham's opinion that, as he puts it, "Because of the mix of Islamic theology that --- rightly or wrongly --- is interpreted to promote violence, added to an organizational structure that allows violent radicals to operate openly in Islam's name with impunity, Islam has, sadly, become a terrorist organization. It pains me to say it. But the good news is it doesn't have to stay this way, if the vast majority of Muslims who don't support terror will step forward and re-claim their religion." Anti-CAIR

Personally, I don't see anything offensive against Islam in his statement. Islamic terrorists base their murderous crimes on the Koran, Sunnah, and Hadith. Michael Graham says he will not back down and will not recant. Like he states, this is America and we have the right to free speech.

If you would like to express your opinion the article provides this link:
To contact ABC Radio in Washington and express your opinion about their decision to cave into pressure from CAIR, call the General Manager, Chris Berry, at 202-686-3100 or email

We have the right to criticize religions and anything else in this country. We can call our president any name in the book without fear of imprisonment. The very first amendment in the Constitution is the freedom of speech. The men who wrote it knew what a precious right it is. Don't let dhimmi change America by curtailing our most precious right.