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DC Radio Host Claims Quran Teaches Muslims to Lie
Ask WMAL to address incitement of anti-Islam hate by talk show hosts

August 03, 2005


ACTION REQUESTED:

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/3/05) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on a Washington, D.C., radio station to address the incitement of anti-Muslim hatred caused by its talk show hosts. CAIR issued that call after a replacement for a talk show host suspended for anti-Islam remarks made similarly Islamophobic comments.

On Friday, July 29, WMAL-AM replacement host Geoff Metcalf stated: “And by the way, let me just add a sidebar here that’s significant, and everybody forgets this, but according to the Quran, believers in Islam are not required to tell infidels, and that’s us, the truth. So they apparently have permission to lie when it is appropriate.” Most callers to the program expressed similar hostility to Muslims and to the faith of Islam.
Listen to the quote at:
http://www.cairfl.org/audio/050729wmal-Metcalfe.mp3
Click on Michael Graham’s Friday program under “Listen Now.”
Metcalf was replacing host Michael Graham, who was suspended without pay by the station for stating repeatedly that “Islam is a terrorist organization.” Graham was suspended when CAIR initiated a public campaign against WMAL and the station’s advertisers after receiving complaints from Muslim listeners.

In a statement, WMAL President and General Manager Chris Berry said that Graham would be suspended for statements that “crossed the line.” “We do not condone his position and believe his statements were irresponsible,” said Berry. (WMAL is owned by the Walt Disney Co.)
SEE: “WMAL Suspends Talk-Show Host for Comment on Islam”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/28/AR2005072802241.html

“We are strong supporters of the First Amendment, but it is disingenuous to misuse it as a shield for incitement to religious hatred,” said CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “WMAL needs to address the promotion of Islamophobia by its talk show hosts if the station is to maintain credibility with mainstream listeners and advertisers.”
Hooper said CAIR is calling on Washington-area Muslims to contact WMAL advertisers and express their concerns. He added that people of all faiths may obtain a free copy of the Quran, Islam's revealed text, by going to: www.explorethequran.org

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED: (As always, please be POLITE.)

1. CONTACT WMAL to urge that Michael Graham’s suspension be made permanent.

CONTACT: Mr. Chris Berry, President & General Manager (202-895-2333), and Mr. Randall Bloomquist (202-895-2327), Program Director, WMAL, 4400 Jenifer Street NW, Washington DC, 20015. Switchboard: 202-686-3100 FAX: (202) 537-0009 (To be on a WMAL talk show, call 202-432-WMAL, toll free 888-630-WMAL.)
E-MAIL: randall.bloomquist@abc.com, ernie.fears@abc.com, chris.j.berry@abc.com COPY TO: cair@cair-net.org

2. CONTACT WMAL ADVERTISERS to express your concerns about the anti-Muslim incitement of the station’s hosts. (See list below.)

WMAL ADVERTISERS

AUTOMOTIVE

Alexandria Buick, Pontiac & GMC
499 South Pickett Rd
Alxandria VA
Phone: 703-370-7211
www.alexandriabuickpontiacgmc.com

Brown's Buick
10245 Lee Highway
FairFax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-934-4900
Fax: 703-934-4957
http://ffxbuick.brownscar.com/

Brown's Lincoln Mercury
10287 Lee Highway
FairFax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-352-5500
www.brownsautomotive.com

Cherner Lincoln Mercury
8550 Leesburg Pike
Phone: 703-893-0800
Fax: 703-898-8559
www.cherner.com

Cowles Parkway Ford
13779 Noblewood Plaza
Woodbridge VA
Phone: 800-730-8203
www.cowlesford.com

FairFax Automile
Route 50 FairFax--21 different dealers
www.fairFaxautomile.com

Manassas Chrysler
8100 Centreville Rd.
Manassas, VA.
Phone: 703-368-5300
Fax: 703-392-0457
www.manassaschrysler.com

Moore Cadillac/Hummer
8595 Leesburg Pike
Phone: 703-790-0950
www.moorehummer.com

New Car Network
3273 Blue Heron Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 703-534-SAVE
Fax: 703-241-8861

Ourisman World of Ford
6129 Richmond Hwy.
Alexandria, VA.
Phone: 703-660-9000
www.OurismanWorldofFord.com

Pohanka Lexus
13909 Lee Jackson Highway
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 800-399-0681
Fax: 703-968-7725
E-Mail: sales@pohankalexus.dealerspace.com
www.pohankalexus.com

Radial Tire
9101 Brookville Road
Silver Spring MD 20910
Phone: 301-585-2740
www.radialtire.com

Safford Lincoln Mercury
3110 Automobile Blvd
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 301-890-3900
Fax: 301-890-7817
www.saffordlm.com

WANADA
Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association
5301 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington DC NW 20015
Phone: 202-237-7200
www.wanada.org

BEAUTY & PERSONAL

Aveda
4807 Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-652-1610
www.aveda-bethesda.com

Skin Zinc
Phone: 800-890-7236
www.skin-zinc.net


BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Phone: 1-800-GOT-JUNK
www.1800gotjunk.com

Affordable Creative Services, Inc.
3554 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 306
FairFax,Va 22030
Phone: 703-352-7900
www.acscreative.com

Intelligent Office
Phone: 866-684-1500
www.iowashingtondc.com

Pepper Hamilton
600 Fourteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-2004
Phone: 202-220-1200
Fax: 202-220-1665
E-Mail: mandelle@pepperlaw.com
www.pepperlaw.com

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA

Comcast Sports Net
7700 Wisconsin Avenue
Phone: 301-718-3262
Fax: 301-718-3275
E-Mail: bbroullire@comcastsportsnet.com
www.comcastsportsnet.com

S Families Magazine
www.familiesmagazines.com

TCI
5554 Port Royal Rd.
Springfield VA
Phone: 800-TCI-1001
www.tcicomm.com

Washington Post
www.WashingtonPost.com

COMMUNITY & ORGANIZATIONS

CAUSE
4601 President's Drive Suite 120
Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: 301-731-0330
Fax: 301-731-5343
www.mcamw.org

Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
1146 19th street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-207-0185
Fax: 202-207-0191
E-Mail: rwc@defenddemocracries.org
www.defenddemocracies.org

MADD
21991 Sunstone Court
Ashburn VA 20148

Melwood
5606 Dower House Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 301-599-4519
Fax: 301-599-0180
E-Mail: jcreech@melwood.com
www.melwood.com

NARFE--National Active and Retired Federal Employees
606 N Washington Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Phone: 703-838-7760
www.narfe.org

National Kidney Foundation
5335 Wisconsin Avenue,NW
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 202-244-7900
www.kidneywdc.org

Salvation Army
The more you do, the more we can do
6528 Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: 703-642-9270
Fax: 703-642-3556

Volunteers of America
There are no limits to caring
1660 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 800-948-1818
www.carshelpingpeople.org

COMPUTERS & BUSINESS EQUIPMENT

Geeks on Call
Make the Right Call.
Phone: 800-905-GEEK
www.Geeksoncall.com

IGSI - International Global Systems Inc.
Phone: 1-866-833-IGSI
E-Mail: fedgov@1igsi.com
www.goigsi.com

PC Retro.com
6901 A Distribution Dr. (Corp.)
Phone: 301-937-8440
Fax: 301-937-0601
www.pcretro.com

PlumChoice
Phone: 1-888-plumhelp
www.plumchoice.com

Zeroid Office Machines
5500 Cherokee Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: 703-461-8383
Fax: 703-461-0292
www.zeroid.com

EDUCATION & INSTRUCTION

Fair Oaks Church and Academy
4601 West Ox Road
FairFax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-631-1112
Fax: 703-378-8139
E-Mail: info@fairoakschurch.org
www.fairoakschurch.org
www.fairoaksacademy.org

Regent University
1650 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314-2857
Phone: Admissions Info - 866-734-3688
E-Mail: admissions@regent.edu
www.regent.edu

The College of William & Mary
11111 Sunset Hills Rd
Reston, VA
Phone: 703-547-2224
Fax: 703-935-0307
E-Mail: emba.coordinator@business.wm.edu
http://www.emba.wm.edu

ENTERTAINMENT

Choral Arts of Washington
Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 202-244-3669
www.choralarts.org

Military District of Washington
Fort Leslie McNair
Phone: 202-685-4989
Fax: 202-685-1999
E-Mail: combsa@fmmc.army.milmil

Renditions Golf Course
1380 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
Phone: 410-798-9798
Fax: 410-798-9788
www.renditionsgolf.com

FINANCIAL

A. Anderson Scott
51 Monroe Street Suite 1901 Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-424-7901
Fax: 301-424-7902
www.aasmg.com

The Collins Firm
7601 Lewinsville Road, Suite 400
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 1-877plannow
Fax: 703-748-3405
www.thecollinsfirm.com

Edelman Financial Services
12450 Fairlakes Circle
Phone: 703-818-0800
Fax: 703-818-1910
E-Mail: redelman@ricedelman.com
www.ricedelman.com

HarVest Bank of Maryland
Let's Us Help You Grow
15005 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-838-4263
Fax: 301-838-4203
www.harvestbankofmd.com

James Monroe Bank
3033 Wilson Blvd
Arlington ,VA 22201
Phone: 703-524-8100
Fax: 703-524-8101

The Malone Financial Group
11710 Plaza America Drive Tower 2, Suite 20
Reston VA 20190
Phone: 703-796-9300
Fax: 703-796-6443
E-Mail: rmalone@fbw.com
www.fbw.com/branchreston.htm

The Mutual Fund Store
11095 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas
Phone: 913-579-5700
E-Mail: cbraudis@mutualfundstore.com
www.themutualfundstore.com

Mortgage Bankers Assoc
1919 Pennsylvania Ave, NW 8th Floor
Washington DC 20006

New Car Network
3273 Blue Heron Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 703-534-SAVE
Fax: 703-241-8861

Pinnacle Financial Corp
8230 Boone Blvd Suite 200
Vienna, Va 22182
Phone: 703-738-9358
Fax: 703-991-4524
E-Mail: www.1800yeshome.net
www.pinnaclefinancial.com

Theirry Roche
4094 Majestic Lane #195
FairFax va 22033
E-Mail: trock@erols.com

West Financial
7315 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-941-9133
Fax: 301-941-9167

FOOD, BEVERAGE & DINING

Blackie's Restaurant
1217 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-333-1100
Fax: 202-331-7850
www.blackiesdc.com

Dante's Restaurant
1148 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA
Phone: 703-759-3131

I Ricchi Ristorante
1220 19th Street
NW Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-872-1220
E-Mail: crricchi@aol.com

NesCafe
Phone: 800-243-1100
www.nescafe.com

Normandie Farm
10710 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
Phone: 301-983-8838
Fax: 301-983-0752
E-Mail: chef47@msn.com
www.popovers.com

Outback Steakhouse
www.outback.com

Tahitian Noni Juice
www.tahitiannoni.com/1967216

Tony and Joe's Seafood Restaurant
At Washington Harbor, 3000 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-944-4545
Fax: 202-944-4587
www.dcseafood.com/TAJ/default.asp

Whole Foods
6015 Executive Blvd
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-984-2020
Fax: 301-984-2072
www.wholefoods.com

HOME & GARDEN

Infestation Control
14650 E Rothgeb Drive
Rockville,MD20850
Phone: 301-294-0800
Fax: 301-294-6106

Manor Works
www.manorworks.com

Merrifield Garden Center
8132 Lee Hwy
Merrifield, VA 22116
Phone: 703-560-6222
Fax: 703-222-6959
E-Mail: fodebbie@aol.com
www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

Mid Atlantic Waterproofing
1040 West street
Laurel, MD 20707
Phone: 800-midatlantic
E-Mail: midatlantic@basements.com
www.basements.com

Offenbachers
Phone: 301-340-9404
www.offenbachers.com

Regional Pest Management
Phone: 800-36-5-STAR
www.regionalpestmanagement.com

HOME REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION

Cabinet Discounters
9500 Berger Road
Phone: 1-800-THE-DREAM
www.cabinetdiscounters.com

Architectural Ceramic Paint
Never Paint Again
www.aceramicpaint.com

Courthouse Kitchen's & Bath
Phone: 888-getstyle
www.getstyle.com

Cropp Metcalfe
2816 Dorr Ave.
FairFax, VA 22031
Phone: 1-800-GOCROPP
www.croppmetcalfe.com

DeSantis Desgin
314 Victory Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703-437-0051
Fax: 703-437-0730
www.desantisdesigns.com

Desert Dry
401 East Jefferson Street, Suite 208
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 800-238-8805
Fax: 301-279-7721
www.nomorewater.com

Empire Today
333 Northwest Ave.
Northlake, IL 60164
Phone: 800-588-2300
www.empiretoday.com

Gutter Helmet
1121 Benfield Blvd.
Phone: 888-5-HELMET
Fax: 410-987-4194
www.harryhelmet.com

Procraft Liquid Siding
14702 Flint Lee Rd Suite G
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 757-687-1700

Long Fence
8545 Edgeworth Dr.
Capital Heights, MD.
Phone: 800-917-LONG
www.LongFence.com

Roof Masters
Avoid Disasters Call Roof Masters
Phone: 301-365-5781
Fax: 301-365-5120
Roofdog@aol.com

Solatube Skylight
Phone: 301-330-2171
Fax: 410-403-4614
E-Mail: sales@solatubeskylight.com
www.solatubeskylight.com

St Josephs Roofing
11825 Waples Mill Rd
Oakton VA
Phone: 703-716-ROOF
E-Mail: sales@sjroof.com
www.sjroof.com

Steadfast Construction
Phone: 703-385-2525

Thompson Creek Window
Phone: 800-886-7274
www.thompsoncreek.com

MEDICAL & HEALTH

Dr. Edward Dougherty in Bethesda
Phone: 866-98-Relax
www.bethesdasedationdentistry.com

The Eye Center: Dr. Boutros
Phone: 888-846-2020
www.theeyecenter.com

Dr. Clinch
2 Wisconsin Circle
Phone: 877-DR-CLINCH
www.drclinch.com

Georgetown Hospital Center
Phone: 202-444-2000
www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org

Heart Check Washington DC
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite LL-150
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 800-639-8378
E-Mail: info@heartcheck.com
www.heartcheckamerica.com

Hypnosis Wellness Center
1934 Old Gallows Road suite 402
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 703-883-9270
Fax: 703-987-3398
tony1winkler@yahoo.com
www.method1.net

McLean Sedation Dental Center and Spa
8270 Greensboro Drive
Phone: 703-827-9250
Fax: 703-845-0257
E-Mail: urchjm@aol.com
www.stepheneburchdds.com

VA. Hospital Center
1701N. George Mason Dr.
Arlington, VA.
Phone: 703-558-5000
www.VirginiaHospitalCenter.com

Washington Hospital Center
Phone: 202-877-DOCS
www.whcenter.org

MISCELLANEOUS

DC Lottery
2101 Martin Luther King Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: 202-645-8000
www.dclottery.com

Maryland Lottey
Let yourself play!
www.mdlottery.com

Pepco
www.pepco.com

Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Homes
Rockville & Bethesda Locations
7557 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda MD 20814
Phone: 301-652-2200
E-Mail: pumphrey@pumphreyfh.com
www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com

Virginia Lottery
www.valottery.com


Virigina State Poilce H.E.A.T.
Phone: 1-800-947-HEAT
www.heatreward.com

Virigina State Police Insurance Fraud
Phone: 1-877-623-7283
www.stampoutfraud.com

REAL ESTATE

Brooke Grove Retirement Village
18100 Slade School Road
Phone: 301-924-2811
Fax: 301-924-1200
E-Mail: sfrazier@bgf.org
www.bgf.org

FairFax Ridge Condominiums
11301 Aristotle Drive
FairFax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-995-7000
Fax: 703-995-7001
www.fairFaxridgecondos.com

Palazzo at Park Center
4556 Strutfield Lane
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 703-682-6200
Fax: 703-682-6201
www.palazzoatparkcenter.com

Profitable Property
866-237-1382
www.profitableproperty.com/workshop

Realty Echange
4500 Martinwood Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
Phone: 800-795-0769
Fax: 703-754-0754
E-Mail: bill@1031.us
www.1031.us

Stewart Agency, Inc. - Eric Stewart
795 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-424-0900
Fax: 301-424-9290
E-Mail: StewartTeam@PointingYouHome.com
www.pointingyouhome.com

Th, eExchange At Van Dorn
4840 Eisnhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703-682-7600
Fax: 703-682-7601
www.exchangeatvandorn.com

The Marquis at Vienna Station
9480 Virginia Center Boulevard
Vienna, VA 22181
Phone: 703-995-6600
www.marquisatviennastation.com

The Savoy at Reston Town Center
12000 Market Street
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 571-262-8000
Fax: 571-262-8001
www.savoyreston.com

The Virginian
9229 Arlington Boulevard
FairFax, VA 22031
Phone: 703-385-0555
www.thevirginian.org

The Washington Real Estate Investors Assoc. Network
Phone: 866-217-4482
www.washingtonreianetwork.com

WC and AN Miller
now and forever
4701 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
Phone: 301-229-4000
Fax: 301-229-4015
www.wcanmiller.com

RETAIL & SHOPPING

Ann Hand Collection
4885 MacArthur Blvd
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-333-2979
Fax: 202-333-8862
E-Mail: info@annhand.com
www.annhand.com

Colony House
www.ColonyHouse.net

Continental Jewelers
1010 Connecticut Av. NW
Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-833-3366
www.ContinentalJewelersDC.com

Cutting Edge Kiosks Inc
Phone: 888-225-2196
E-Mail: cuttingedgekiosks@yahoo.com
www.cuttingedgekiosks.com

Direct Jewelry Outlet
101 E. Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: 703-5-DIAMOND
www.djo.com

Hot Spring Spas of Washington
1221 Nebel Street
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-770-1516
Fax: 301-770-3008

Jordan Kitts Music
9520 Baltimore Blvd
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 301-513-1235
Fax: 301-474-3648
E-Mail: pottenritter@jordankitts.com
www.jordankitts.com

Mattress Discounters
Have a good nite sleep on us.
6808 220th St SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Fax: 425-774-8499
www.mattressdiscounters.com

Mervis Diamond Importers
1900 Mervis Way
Tysons Corner, VA
Phone: 703-448-9000
Fax: 703-848-2539
www.mervisdiamonds.com

PajamaGram
Phone: 1-800-givePJs
www.pajamagram.com

Select Comfort
What is your sleep Number?
Phone: 800-548-7231
www.selectcomfort.com

Shoppes of Bethesda
Bethesda, MD
Phone: 301-881-3090
www.shoppesofbethesda.com

Purina One
Take the Purina One 30 Day Challenge
Phone: 800-630-MEOW
www.purinaone.com

Vermont Teddy Bear
Phone: 800-282-3131
www.vermontteddybear.com

TRAVEL & LODGING

Vacationspot.com
888-317-SPOT
www.Vacationspot.com
The entire program may be heard at:

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