Read the latest on San Francisco's pro-jihad ad policy on its transit systems. The disclaimer that San Francisco Muni ran next to my ads was clearly anti-semitic and sharia-compliant. My counter ad (above) to their disclaimer ad (below) has still not been approved to run. The delay is telling. San Fran Muni had their disclaimer ad up the day after they submitted it. If San Francisco Muni rejects my ad, we will file a first amendment lawsuit immediately.
"Shariah is here: Disclaimer sticks up for savages" WND, August 22, 2012
Exclusive: Pamela Geller covers latest blowback from anti-jihad ads in transit systems
Two counter-jihad ads my organization, the American Freedom Defense
Initiative (AFDI), began running last week in New York and San Francisco
are causing quite a stir. Dhimmi public officials and media are falling
all over themselves in furious efforts to enforce the restrictions on
free speech the Shariah prescribes.
In New York, the ads are running in Metro-North stations just north
of New York City, as well as in the Bronx. They say, “*19,250 deadly
Islamic attacks since 9/11/01. *And counting. It’s not Islamophobia,
Greenburgh, N.Y., Town Supervisor Paul Feiner wants Metro-North to
warn passengers that the ads could be upsetting and don’t represent
Metro-North’s views or those of the community. And Peter Swiderski, the
mayor of Hastings-on-Hudson, sent a letter to the entire village asking
people to write to the MTA to express “dismay” over our ads. Our ads are
statements of fact. There have been, as of this writing, over 19,460
deadly Islamic attacks since 9/11. How is it “Islamophobic” to point
Why didn’t Feiner or Swiderski react as viscerally when the same
kiosks had vicious blood libels posted about Israel? They are apparently
OK with anti-Jewish ads. Their bias is showing.
Feiner said, “[Muslims] should not be discriminated against. The
posters encourage hatred, discrimination and do not help the efforts to
fight hate crimes.” Feiner implies that all Muslims support jihad.
Sounds as if Feiner is painting all Muslims with the same brush. How
“Islamophobic.” It is “Islamophobic” and a real attempt to paint all
Muslims as jihadists to suggest that all Muslims would oppose attempts
to rein in the jihadists.
There are signs all over NYC transit that read, “If you see
something, say something.” Are those “Islamophobic,” too? Do the dhimmi
tools think they also should be removed?
Meanwhile, NBC News reporter Jonathan Vigliotti actually told me that
the fact that the ad mentioned 9/11 was “hateful.” I said, what could
be more hateful than the largest and bloodiest attack on American soil
in U.S. history? We are supposed to scrub that from our history books
now? We can’t say “9/11″ because that offends Muslims, too? Needless to
say, that exchange didn’t make it on the air. As a matter of fact, as is
characteristic of mainstream media reporting, little of what I said
made it into his report.
The Wall Street Journal wrote that our ad “associates Islam with
19,250 terrorist attacks carried out by extremists since the 9/11.” Uh,
no. I didn’t associate Islam with those terror attacks. The jihadists
screaming “Allahu akbar” and citing Quran chapter and verse were
associating Islam with those terror attacks. How knuckleheaded can the
It’s also interesting that the media went to the Anti-Defamation
League for comment on my ads. No one takes the ADL seriously. Abe Foxman
is an embarrassment to our community (he still refuses to call the
murder of millions in the Armenian genocide a “genocide”). The ADL’s
mission is now to attack Jews and run interference for anti-Semites. I
equate the media going to the ADL for comment with the media going to
Hamas-linked AIR for comment. Neither represents the people they claim
After all, why was there no comparable brouhaha when two vicious
anti-Israel ads ran – nothing like the reaction there has been over a
statement of real fact? There was no concern in the media about “hate
speech” and incitement to violence against Jews by those dishonest
messages. The actual story here is the systemic and institutionalized
bias in the media.
In San Francisco, our ads say, “In any war between the civilized man
and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat
Scott Goldstein, President of Titan Transit advertising, called me Friday. Titan handles the outdoor ads for San Francisco Muni and BART.
In an unprecedented move, the city of San Francisco is placing ads
right next to every one of our pro-Israel ads on San Francisco Muni
buses, saying (according to ABC 7 San Francisco) “Muni condemns statements that describe any group as savages.”
This is unprecedented in the history of outdoor advertising. This is
the manifestation of Shariah in Western society. Any war on innocent
civilians is savage. They are reading into my ad the idea that “all
Muslims” or “all Arabs” want to destroy Israel. That is nowhere in my
message. They are the Islamophobes and racists.
The rush to assure the world that the “Palestinian” jihadists are not
savages amazes me. The war on Israel is a war on innocent civilians.
The targeting of civilians is savage. The relentless 60-year campaign of
terror against the Jewish people is savage. The torture of hostage
Gilad Shalit was savage. The bloody hacking to death of the Fogel family
was savage. The Munich Olympic massacre was savage. The unspeakable
torture of Ehud Goldwasser was savage. The tens of thousands of rockets
fired from Gaza into southern Israel (into schools, homes, etc.) are
savage. The vicious Jew-hatred behind this genocide is savage. The
endless demonization of the Jewish people in the Palestinian and Arab
media is savage. The refusal to recognize the state of Israel as a
Jewish state is savage. The list is endless.
But what galls me here again are the scores of anti-Israel ads that
ran in San Francisco without a disclaimer. Why didn’t they have a
problem with the anti-Jewish ads? Why did they not run this disclaimer
next to those ads? That silence is sanction and tacit approval.
Institutionalized anti-Semitism. Who cares if Muni approves the message
or not? It is not their job to agree or disagree.
The truth is not offensive. The millions slaughtered in jihad – that is offensive to free men.
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