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MSNBC’s Joy Reid doesn’t apologize for Muslim remarks

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Muslim activists who had demanded an apology from MSNBC host Joy Reid for her comments comparing radicalized Trump supporters to Muslim terrorism didn’t get it, reports The Daily Beast.

Reid spent two segments of her program Wednesday night discussing Muslim stereotyping with Newsweek Editor-at-large Naveed Jamali and Institute for Social Policy and Understanding director of research Dalia Mogahed.

The closest she came to apologizing is saying “I certainly should have been more sensitive to that.”

The Council on American Islamic Relations remains unsatisfied following last night’s program tweeting “I was wrong. I apologize.” @JoyAnnReid‘s refusal to say that tonight was telling & disappointing.

Just hours earlier, following a meeting with NBC executives, CAIR clearly expressed that it expected an apology Wednesday night.

CAIR requested the meeting after Reid’s show Monday night.

“When leaders – um, 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,” Reid said Monday Night.


“We in the U.S. media describe that as, ‘they are radicalizing those people’ – particularly when they’re radicalizing young people. That’s how we talk about the way Muslims act. When you see what Donald Trump is doing, is that any different from what we describe as ‘radicalizing’ people?”

You can hear her remarks more fully here in this clip from CNS News.

Reid failed to differentiate between Muslim extremists and those of the Islam faith.

 Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) were among those who condemned Reid following Monday’s program.

Tlaib tweeted “We deserve an apology.”

Omar called “this kinda of casual Islamophobia is hurtful and dangerous.”

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