NEW YORK — Yemeni-Americans are criticizing the New York Post over its front page last week that featured a photograph of the burning World Trade Center and a quote from Democratic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar that some say was dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
On Sunday, The New York Times reports the Yemeni American Merchant Association announced a formal boycott of the tabloid after Yemini bodega owners in New York had earlier agreed stop selling the newspaper.
Debbi Almontaser, the secretary of the board of directors for the merchants, says they support free speech, but “will not accept the incitement of violence against Muslims. The merchant group demands an apology from the newspaper.
A spokeswoman for News Corporation, the parent company of the New York Post, declined to comment.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com
The Associated Press