By Cliff Kincaid | March 3, 2011
The growing controversy over Grandyâ€™s departure has resulted in some Grandy supporters charging the station with being â€œSharia-compliant
“Washington, D.C. radio station WMAL is once again being accused of firing a popular talk show host because of his criticism of radical Muslims. The station, a major source of news and information for the nationâ€™s capital, claims that popular morning host Fred Grandy resigned on his own, but Grandy tells AIM that he was essentially forced to leave after his wife, who is also outspoken about radical Islam, was cut from the program.
The growing controversy over Grandyâ€™s departure has resulted in some Grandy supporters charging the station with being â€œSharia-compliant,â€ a reference to Islamic law, and with bending under pressure from the Council on American Islamic-Relations (CAIR), a Muslim lobbying organization that combats what it calls â€œIslamophobiaâ€ in the media.
Grandy, a former actor and Republican member of Congress, told AIM, â€œMy wife and I have used our program over the last several months to warn about the spread of radical Islam at home and abroad. Last week, Catherine (known on the show as Mrs. Fred) delivered a very tough indictment against stealth jihad, and for her efforts she was told she was off the show.”