CAIR says it met with NBC execs after Joy Reid segment

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it met with NBC executives after MSNBC anchor Joy Reid made remarks on Monday that compared the actions of President Trump and his allies to “the way Muslims act” when “radicalizing” supporters. 

“Thank you @NBC for meeting to discuss our concerns about @JoyAnnReid’s inaccurate, offensive remarks. We appreciate your pledge to avoid Islamophobia in all forms,” CAIR tweeted. 

The group added that, per their discussion, Reid “must clearly apologize tonight. Anti-Muslim bigotry has no place in mainstream society.”

On Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) also called on Reid to apologize, saying that “this kinda of casual Islamophobia is hurtful and dangerous.”

“We deserve better and an apology for the painful moment for so many Muslims around our country should be forthcoming,” she added. 

The civil rights organization Muslim Advocates also called for an apology. 

MSNBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill regarding its discussions with CAIR. 

Reid was recently moved to the network’s coveted 7 p.m. time slot following the resignation of Chris Matthews, the former host of MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

Tags Anti-Islam Council on American–Islamic Relations Donald Trump Ilhan Omar Ilhan Omar Islamophobia MSNBC
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