From: Ismail Zayid
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 5:26 PM
Subject: Broadcast of hate and racism at MSNBC Talk Show.

Canada Palestine Association
POBox 1085,
Halifax, NS., B3J 2X1
Dec. 4, 2004
Chairperson, CRTC
Dear Sir/Madam:
We are writing to bring to your attention the outrageous comments broadcast on MSNBC talk show  " Imus In The Morning", making offensive remarks laden with hate and racism against the Palestinian people. The details of these remarks are as follows:
On a November 12, 2004 MSNBC talk show, Imus In The Morning, hosts were discussing Yasser Arafat's funeral.  The conversation that ensued contained the following references to Palestinians:  "They're all brainwashed...and they're stupid to begin with...Stinking animals.  They ought to drop the bomb right there, kill 'em all right now".
These remarks are clearly in violation of our Canadian laws of hate, and should not be allowed to be broafcast in our country.
We are writing to request full investigation of this matter and taking effective action against the perpetrators of this hate and promotion of violence.
Yours sincerley,
Ismail Zayid, MD
President, Canada Palestine Association.