Houston Police Sergeant to Apologize for Satire

May 7, 2003

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On May 7, 2003 The Houston Chronicle reported that "a Houston police sergeant who publishes a newspaper said he plans to print an apology to Muslims, who said he insulted their religion with a satire he wrote about Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden... But some area Muslims said they want Sgt. Buddy Williams to do more than apologize... 'It's extremely disappointing to hear such racism from such a highly seasoned law enforcement officer,' said Hannah Hawk, Houston spokeswoman for Muslim Public Affairs Council, a Los Angeles-based public advocacy group."