After a career as an actor, Fred Grandy served four terms as a Republican Congressman from Iowa. In later years he took up talk radio, and hosted a popular call-in show on WMAL in Washington D.C. until last Thursday.
Mr. Grandy’s wife regularly appeared on the program with her husband, and one of her frequent topics was the danger posed to America by radical Islam and sharia. This was too much for WMAL — now known as “the first sharia-compliant radio station in America” — and the station’s management instructed Mr. Grandy to keep his wife off the show and tone down his Islamophobia. Mr. Grandy refused to compromise his principles, and immediately resigned from WMAL.
Below is a press release from the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force concerning what happened to Fred Grandy. VAST is asking people to express their outrage by telephone during “Call Out WMAL Days”:
The Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force
Former Congressman Fred Grandy is no longer on WMAL Radio in Washington, DC because he and his wife told the truth about the threat which Shariah and Radical Islam pose to America. Fred Grandy and “Mrs. Fred” interviewed former FBI agents, experts on Shariah law and activists who are fighting radical Islamists in their communities. They told the truth about radical jihadists and their plans to gut the Constitution and destroy America.
On March 2, 2011, WMAL’s management told Grandy he needed to “tone down” any stories on radical Islam. They also told him his wife, an outspoken critic of Islamist infiltration, could not be included in future programs. Fred Grandy refused to accept those conditions and that was his last day on WMAL radio.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in the federal Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial, has complained about Grandy’s outspoken criticism of their organization and other radical groups.
WMAL has a record of yielding to CAIR demands. On two previous occasions, the station removed talk show hosts who had been targeted by CAIR.
Fred Grandy, the First Amendment and the Truth need your voice.
Monday (March 7) and Tuesday (March 8) are “Call Out WMAL Days.” From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each of those days, please call WMAL at (202) 895-2350 and (202) 686-3100 and tell them you will not listen to their station until Fred and Mrs. Fred Grandy return. America expects radio stations to be committed to free speech and the Truth. We expect WMAL to grow a backbone and stand up to CAIR and the other radicals. Call early and often.
Then at 10 a.m. Wednesday, we will meet at WMAL’s studios, 4400 Jenifer St. NW, Washington, DC 20015 with signs to demonstrate our support for Fred Grandy and his wife and their courageous stand against radical Islam.
WMAL Becomes America’s First
Shariah-Compliant Radio Station —
No Criticism of Radical Islam and No Women.
Contact VAST — (703) 931-2324