Tuesday, January 31, 2006

LA radio personality puts conditions on Muslim apology

Bill Handel morning host at KFI stopped by this morning to tell his side of the story. He also challenged my listeners to Google the words C.A.I.R + terrorist to get an education as to who and what he's up against.

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles radio personality said Monday he would apologize for an on-air skit that made fun of the deaths of hundreds of Muslims, but only if an Islamic civil rights group denounces terrorism and acknowledges Israel's right to exist.

The Council of American Islamic Relations demanded the apology last week after KFI 640 host Bill Handel made fun of the deaths of at least 363 Muslims during a stampede at an annual pilgrimage in Mecca.

According to CAIR, Handel imitated the people screaming and then joked that the Muslims at the pilgrimage should use a helicopter to monitor pilgrimage traffic, as is done with Los Angeles' freeway traffic.

On his program Monday, Handel said he would apologize, but only if CAIR agreed to denounce "all bombing or attacks where intended victims are innocent citizens," to acknowledge Israeli sovereignty and to verify that the group has never had connections with any terrorist group or sponsor.

If those conditions are met, "I'll be more than happy to apologize for offending people, I'll apologize all day long," Handel said in a live 12-minute response to CAIR's complaint. He said the station had received hundreds of letters from all over the world demanding an apology.

"CAIR's record is clear. We've had numerous statements denouncing terrorism and all the things he was talking about," said CAIR spokeswoman Sabiha Khan.
She called Handel's conditions a "smoke screen" for his refusal to take responsibility for his remarks.


At 5:42 PM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

C.A.I.R. sent a letter to President asking him not to use such words as "Islamo-Fascism", "Militant Islam", and "Radical Islam" during his SOU speech. They have called such experts as Robert Spencer, David Farrah, Laura Mansfield, Hugh Fitzgerald, and Steven Emerson such things as "hate mongers", "hate propagandists", "and even "racists". Good for the host! Stand your ground, never quit. C.A.I.R's mouthpieces have issued vacant and duplicitous statements regarding their so called "denouncements". Mike Graham had it correct when he said "Council of American Islamic Radicals.

At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words of wisdom from our resident racist.

At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not the first time Handel has made such remarks. When threatened in the pocketbook by CAIR with boycotts of his sponsors he suddenly had a "change of heart." What a wimp.

At 9:36 PM, Blogger wayTOtheRIGHT said...

i hope he has a set and stands up to them.

somebody has to.

they along with the aclu are going to run us into the ground.

i hope that he hasnt been neutered but i guess we will see.

hey sicko glad to join in your racism.

At 11:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is standing up to "them". Handel is an idioit and should apologise for his remarks. Just imagine if he said these things about Jesus. He would be off the air from all the flack generated from the Christian right. I would support them because there is no need to create hatred from trashing a prophet or an entire faith.

At 2:16 PM, Anonymous bill said...

muhummed was NOT a prophet. He channeled a demon named allah. The real, most-high God condemns occult practices such as channeling.

At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Mr. Bo Bo said...

Which group do you belong to?

At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Mr. Bo BO said...

The previous was not directed at The AntiChrist Bill.


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