CAIR Calls Joy-Ann Reid’s Refusal to Apologize over Islamophobic Remark ‘Telling and Disappointing’

CAIR Calls Joy-Ann Reid’s Refusal to Apologize over Islamophobic Remark ‘Telling and Disappointing’

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has said it’s disappointed that MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid hasn’t apologized for remarks that were deemed Islamophobic. The organization called on Reid to issue an apology on Thursday.

“‘I was wrong. I apologize.’ Joy-Ann Reid’s refusal to say that tonight was telling & disappointing,” CAIR said on Twitter.

“Although shedding light on Islamophobia with help from Dalia Mogahed was welcome, you must first own your own mistakes. Don’t deflect. Don’t distract. Just do the right thing.”

Reid has been under fire following her comments on Tuesday during her prime time MSNBC show. She was discussing accused double murderer Kyle Rittenhouse when she made the widely-criticized remarks about Muslims.

“When leaders, let’s say in the Muslim world, talk a lot of violent talk and encourage their supporters to be willing to commit violence including on their own bodies in order to win against whoever they decide is the enemy, we in the US media describe that as they are ‘radicalizing’ these people, particularly when they’re radicalizing young people,” she said.

“That’s how we talk about the way Muslims act.”

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor