Radio host suspended for Islam slam

July 31, 2005 at 1:22 PM
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WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- A Washington conservative radio host has been suspended indefinitely without pay for repeatedly calling Islam a "terrorist organization."

Host Michael Graham was ordered off the Disney-owned WMAL-AM after the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, asked its members to call the station and its advertisers to complain, the Washington Post reported.

WMAL President and General Manager Chris Berry released a statement saying Graham's on-air remarks "crossed the line."

"We do not condone his position and believe his statements were irresponsible," Berry said.

CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper called the suspension "long overdue and appropriate."

Station sources told the Post Graham probably would not be fired and would return to the air after the controversy cools.

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