Boyles on the "Arab world": "You can beat your woman up over there ... put the pimp hand on her"

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630 KHOW-AM host Peter Boyles was discussing the case of a jailed Iraqi man who is suing U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) when he stated, "[T]he guy comes from the Arab world. You can beat your woman up over there." Furthermore, Tancredo appeared on the show to discuss his possible presidential bid, but Boyles did not disclose that he has helped raise funds for a potential Tancredo campaign.

Discussing the criminal history of a jailed Iraqi immigrant who is suing U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), 630 KHOW-AM host Peter Boyles stated on the March 28 broadcast of his show, "[T]he guy comes from the Arab world. You can beat your woman up over there." Boyles added, "Don't tell me it's not true, 'cause it's true. You know, put the pimp hand on her -- you know, I'll straighten her out."

Tancredo also appeared on the show to talk about his potential presidential campaign, but Boyles did not disclose that he has helped raise funds for Tancredo's possible bid.

Before making his comments about the "Arab world," Boyles read from a March 28 Rocky Mountain News article that reported:

A jailed Iraqi immigrant has sued Rep. Tom Tancredo for $5 million, saying that the congressman defamed him during a controversy over so-called catch-and-release immigration enforcement last year.

The immigrant, Gavan Alkadi, 46, reportedly emigrated to the U.S. at age 15, but has been in legal limbo for the past several years. He faces deportation proceedings prompted by his various brushes with the law.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation records show he has been arrested more than 30 times in Colorado since 1981 on suspicion of offenses that include DUI and assault. Many of those charges were dismissed.

After reading that Alkadi had been sentenced to jail for domestic violence and obstructing police, Boyles stated:

BOYLES: Now, part of this may be just because this guy, and I know this is going to make everybody mad -- the guy comes from the Arab world. You can beat your woman up over there. You can, seriously. Think about it. I mean, you know the role of women in the Muslim society. Don't tell me it's not true, 'cause it's true. You know, put the pimp hand on her -- you know, I'll straighten her out.

Later in the broadcast, Tancredo came on to discuss his potential presidential campaign, joined by interim Colorado campaign manager Bay Buchanan. As the News reported on February 8, Boyles, along with Newsradio 850 KOA host "Gunny" Bob Newman, was scheduled to emcee a February 25 fundraiser for Tancredo. Colorado Media Matters has raised the question of whether Clear Channel Communications, the owner of both KHOW and KOA, would allow Boyles to discuss on the air Tancredo's cornerstone issue of immigration control now that he has raised funds for his campaign. Boyles did not disclose during the March 28 broadcast that he has helped raise funds for Tancredo.

From the March 28 broadcast of 630 KHOW-AM's The Peter Boyles Show:

BOYLES: "Iraqi immigrant sues from jail, claims Tancredo defamed him." Tancredo's favorite reporter, M.E. Sprengelmeyer, who works and lives in Washington, D.C. I'll read it to you. "A jailed Iraqi immigrant has sued Representative Tom Tancredo for 5 million dollars, saying the congressman defamed him during a controversy over so-called catch-and-release immigration enforcement last year. The immigrant, Gavin Alkadi" -- A-L-K-A-D-I -- "46 years of age, reportedly" -- reportedly. Now, when you have something in a newspaper that says "reportedly," that means this must be what he said. [Laughs] Because I don't know how many -- how much evidence there is, but let's just assume. He "immigrated to the U.S. at age 15, but has been in legal limbo over the past several years. He faces deportation proceedings prompted by his various brushes with the law." Now, I'm going to have a little sip of my morning coffee. Thank you very much. I love how you can call arrests "various brushes with the law."

Next paragraph. "Colorado Bureau of Investigation records shows he's been arrested more than 30 times in Colorado since 1981 on suspicious offenses that include DUI and assault. Many of those charges were dismissed." Well, as you know, you plead to something else, right? Everybody knows how the courts -- or they should know -- how the courts work. Now, "[i]n 2002 he was sentenced to a year in jail for domestic violence and obstructing police in Boulder County." I'd like to know what that means. Now, part of this may be just because this guy, and I know this is going to make everybody mad -- the guy comes from the Arab world. You can beat your woman up over there. You can, seriously. Think about it. I mean, you know the role of women in the Muslim society. Don't tell me it's not true, 'cause it's true. You know, put the pimp hand on her -- you know, I'll straighten her out. "Deportation proceedings began in 2003."

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