According to a CAIR press release, an American radio station has been forced to apologise for a skit about a game show called “Muslim Jeopardy” and has agreed to broadcast CAIR propaganda by way of penance:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /U.S. Newswire/ -- A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today thanked a Minnesota radio station for reacting positively to concerns about an on-air skit that offended Muslim listeners.Update. Don't know how long this wiki entry for KDWB will stay up:
A complaint received by the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stated that KDWB-FM recently aired a segment called "Muslim Jeopardy" in which a person reportedly used a fake South Asian accent in announcing contest categories such as "infamous infidels," "potent portables" and "smells like a Shia." The complaint also stated that a female host was threatened with beheading when she got an answer wrong.
In a letter sent last week to KDWB, CAIR wrote..."We have no desire to inhibit free speech or freedom of expression. However, it is our duty to defend both America's traditions of ethnic and religious tolerance and the safety of the American Muslim community…"
As a result of complaints about the skit, KDWB morning host Dave Ryan issued an apology and the station placed the following "Public Statement" on its Web site:
"KDWB does not condone making light of Islam and Muslims. We regret that listeners found the 'Muslim Jeopardy' comedy skit of one of our on-air hosts to be insensitive."
The station has also agreed to work with CAIR and the Minnesota Muslim community to offer public service announcements that would promote interfaith understanding.
In late September 2005, KDWB-FM's Dave Ryan performed a comedy skit based on radical Islamic ideas and behaviors that dominate the news. The skit, modeled on the popular TV game-show "Jeopardy," included an announcer using a fake South Asia accent introducing contest categories such as "infamous infidels" and "potent portables." The skit also included a threat to behead a female host when she got an answer wrong. Most people found the skit hilarious and fair treatment of extreme Muslim ideas and actions. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group, thought otherwise, saying it had received complaints about the skit, and demanded an apology from KDWB.
On October 2, 2006, the station's Web site contained a short apology: "KDWB does not condone making light of Islam and Muslims. We regret that listeners found the Muslim Jeopardy comedy skit of one of our on-air hosts to be insensitive." In the future, KDWB committed, it would limit its comedy skits to Christians and Jews, who do not threaten to behead comedians and cartoonists who criticize them.