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Popular Radio Station Q102 Promotes Anti-Arab Hatred

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On my way home from a South Dearborn High School event during the bombing campaign in Iraq, I heard something very disturbing on one of the most popular radio stations in Cincinnati: Q102. The disk jockey was phoning local Arab store owners and ordering them to call their mother country and “tell Saddam to surrender or die like a dog!” In some cases the harassment lasted for several minutes, with heated vulgarities passing from both sides—all broadcast on the air. I tried to contact the station manager to confirm that these were real phone calls, not a prearranged sham, but was unable to get through the busy signals.

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