Update: Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace Calls on Radio Station to Repudiate Hate Programming

February 1, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News/CAIR Press Release


On February 1, 2006 a Council on American Islamic Relations Press Release reported, "On Thursday, February 2, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP) will hold a news conference outside KFI-AM 640 radio [in Burbank] to urge that station officials repudiate anti-Muslim hate programming... ICUJP says the news conference was prompted by an e-mail from a KFI employee thanking an anti-Muslim white supremacist for his support. In a message headlined 'Don't listen to Muslims,' a person identified as 'Daniel' wrote to KFI: 'I heard about the campaign against you by the Muslims. I ask you to ignore them. This country is for White Christians and if they don't like it they and their ugly families can go back to their dirty countries. The host was just being truthful.' Michelle Kube, executive director of KFI's Bill Handel Show, replied to the hate message by writing: 'Thanks for the support! We appreciate it!' CAIR-LA recently called on KFI to reprimand Handel for mocking the deaths of hundreds of Muslims taking part in the pilgrimage to Mecca."