Minneapolis Radio Station Apologizes for Muslim Satire

October 2, 2006

Source: Pioneer Press

Wire Service: AP


Top 40 radio station KDWB-FM has apologized for an on-air comedy skit called "Muslim Jeopardy."

The skit included an announcer using a fake South Asia accent introducing contest categories such as "infamous infidels" and "potent portables," according to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which said it had received complaints about the skit.

The skit also included a threat to behead a female host when she got an answer wrong, CAIR said.

On Monday, the station's Web site contained a short apology: "KDWB does not condone making light of Islam and Muslims. We regret that listeners found the Muslim Jeopardy comedy skit of one of our on-air hosts to be insensitive."

CAIR issued a statement on Monday applauding the station's response.

KDWB is owned by San Antonio-based Clear Channel Communications Inc., the nation's largest operator of radio stations.