Radio Host Calls for Anti-Mohammed Posts

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Many say the deadly protest overseas were sparked by one YouTube video now one local host is calling for more.

Jack Armstrong on KSTE'S Armstrong & Getty show asked his listeners to post negative ads about the prophet Mohammad.

"Some of you people that are good with the computer make an anti-Mohammed ad post it to Al Jazeera. We need to swamp them with ads until they grow up," said Armstrong.

"Sadly at this time that is what he sees as selling," said Sacramento area Muslim Tawfiq Morrar.

Armstrong's statement pokes fun at the U.S. for apologizing to Pakistan for the anti-Muslim film trailer.

Armstrong tries to send the message that the anti-American protests are an overreaction to one film.

Still, area Muslims see Armstrong’s reaction as degrading.

"We just ask for you to respect other faiths just as in the Muslim faith we don't insult Christians and Jews and other prophets," said Morrar. "Couple hundred in the streets of Afghanistan do not represent the 25 million residents of Afghanistan. That said, we know that Jack Armstrong does not represent the majority of Americans."

FOX40 reached out to the show’s producer and Jack Armstrong’s supervisor for comment, but no one was able to get us in contact with Armstrong.

The General Manager of Clear Channel, which owns KSTE, also declined comment.

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