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AAJA And MPAC Demand Action After Fox Host Advocated For Violence Against Muslims

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AAJA And MPAC Demand Action After Fox Host Advocated For Violence Against Muslims

MediaMatters

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) are demanding action from Fox News after a host linked all Muslims to terrorists and advocated for violence against practitioners of the faith.

In an August 27 statement, the Asian American Journalist Association condemned Fox co-host Andrea Tantaros for making blanket statements conflating all Muslims to the Islamic State and advocating for violence against them. AAJA called on the network to apologize:

AAJA calls for Tantaros and Fox News to apologize for the irresponsible, inflammatory statements. We also call on Fox News to discourage its journalists from making blanket comments that serve to perpetuate hate and Islamophobia.

Muslims and Islam are not interchangeable terms with terrorists or ISIS. We in the media know better and must be vigilant in our choice of words.

The AAJA joined the Muslim Public Affairs Council in their outrage over the offensive Fox segment. MPAC previously called for the network to fire Tantaros following her inflammatory statements.

The growing call for action from Fox News comes after an August 20 segment of Outnumbered featured co-host Andrea Tantaros discussing the death of journalist James Foley at the hands of the Islamic State. Suggesting that the history of Islam set a precedent for the murder, Tantaros declared that “this isn’t a surprise,” and that the only way to solve the situation was “with a bullet to the head. It’s the only thing these people understand”:

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  • Well, sitting at that table I can’t quite see his awrah…

  • Guess

    This seem an example of Atheist fanaticism.

  • Guess

    In other words, the genuine Arab uprising have been hijacked by terrorists, both foreign and local. Why am I not surprised.

  • Reynardine

    Really, Jekyll, I doubt you’re savvy enough to understand toilet paper.

  • Reynardine

    If Murdoch runs it, it *is* equivalent.

  • Sam Seed

    Sure but not anything equivalent to Fox poos.

  • Reynardine

    You may not have Fox Spews, but you have Rupert Murdoch

  • Reynardine

    I admit I have never met a one of these dreaded New Atheists. I am familiar with only the old atheists, as well as constitutional secularists, with whom I share the following attitude:

  • Jekyll

    Put a bloody shirt on this freak!

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