Saturday, January 28, 2006

This guy's ready for national exposure

Los Angeles radio station KFI-AM 640 host Bill Handel enraged The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil liberties group, for allegedly making fun of a stampede that killed hundreds of Muslims during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. CAIR has demanded Handel apologise.

Handel referred to this as his "Annual Stampede Report".

According to CAIR, Handel imitated the people screaming and then joked that the Muslims at the pilgrimage should use a helicopter to monitor pilgrimage traffic, as is done in Los Angeles with the freeways.

CAIR quoted Handel as saying, "This is Mahmoud Nolan. Hajj in the Sky. There is an accident ... Ali lost his sandal on the on-ramp to the Martin Luther King Jr. freeway ..."


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