Controversial Pro-Palestine Ads Went Up At Metro-North Stations On Passover Gothamist, March 27
A new nationwide campaign of pro-Palestinian ads comparing Israel to
apartheid-era South Africa went up at Metro-North stations on
Monday—which happened to be Passover. The ad states, “Americans Give
Israel $3 Billion Per Year! End Apartheid Now! Stop U.S. Aid To Israel."
It was sponsored by American Muslims for Palestine, a national
grassroots advocacy organization. And everyone's favorite virulent
Islamaphobe Pamela Geller is pissed off about the "latest blood libel
against the Jews."
Note the description of this Islamic supremacist propaganda outfit as "a national
grassroots advocacy organization." That's like calling the Hitler Youth "a young peoples' activity group." And their ad is very much a blood libel. As Spencer says: "Israel is not an apartheid state. Muslim Arabs are in the Knesset, and
enjoy more rights there than they do in an Islamic state. The real
apartheid is in Sharia states, where the oppression of women and
non-Muslims is institutionalized." And Anne Bayefsky notes that "there were once an estimated 900,000 Jews" in the Muslim world, "but
today there are less than a few thousand. They were given a choice:
die, convert or flee." That's apartheid. The slaughter of gays across the Muslim world: that's apartheid. The persecution of Christians across the Muslim world: that's apartheid. Muslims are freer in Israel than in any Muslim country.
She writes in a post about the ads,
which will appear at 25 Metro North stations and run for four
weeks—that her group, American Freedom Law Center , plan to unveil a new
campaign in response to this one to "expose the lies and massive deceit
about ongoing Islamic tyranny."
My organization is the American Freedom Defense Initiative, not the American Freedom Law Center — more enemedia "journalism." The AFLC is the wonderful pro-freedom legal organization that has represented me pro bono in my free speech lawsuits, but my organization is a separate and distinct one. This shows you how careful Gothamist is to get the facts straight.
This anti-Israel ad is exactly the technique that Hitler’s
minions used. If you read the writings of Goebbels, the Nazi narrative
was that they were the victims. They were the put-upon ones. That’s how
they sold annihilation. And this is the same thing. It’s not surprising
that Islamic supremacists would appropriate the propaganda methods of
the Third Reich, as they partnered with Hitler and shared the same goal.
Other commuters interviewed by the White Plains Daily Voice
didn't seem quite as offended by the ads as Geller: “I feel like the
side that decided to put the ad out seems to care about their opinion
more than the other side,” said Rasheda Oakman. “I don’t think there’s
anything wrong with it; I just think if there’s someone out there who
supports an issue and has the means to publicize that, then that’s
That is fine, as long as I have the funds and freedom to answer their lies. But this is why the leftists and Islamic supremacists are so desperate to cut off my funding and deny me my free speech rights: they know I tell the truth and shine light on their lies.
Also, note the commuter's opinion. Every mainstream media outlet quotes anti-Israel or pro-jihad "commuters" when reporting on our ads. Hostile voices, every time.
But Scott Richman, regional director of AJC Westchester, a Jewish advocacy group, told The Journal News that
the ad's message "completely false." “It’s an attempt to demonize
Israel, linking it to the terrible apartheid regime that existed in
South Africa,” he said. “It’s a ridiculous allegation. With apartheid in
South Africa, blacks were not citizens and could not vote. In Israel,
Palestinians constitute 20 percent of the population. They are full
Right. And so is the AJC going to support my ads this time, or continue to stand idly by while Islamic supremacists spread these blood libels?
The MTA makes it clear in a disclaimer on the poster that it does not
endorse the opinions expressed in the ad, which also includes the
apartheid-comparing quote from Nobel Peace Prize-winner Desmond Tutu.
“I’ve been very deeply distressed in my visit to the Holy Land; it
reminded me so much of what happened to us black people in South
Africa,” the quote reads.
This is far from the first controversial transit ad from either side on the debate: last September, a different pro-Palestinian ad went up at Metro-North stations. And Geller has spent a lot of time and money successfully forcing the MTA to run her group's advertisements reminding commuters to fear and loathe Muslims.
Here again we see it: the mainstream media constantly puts the focus on me, rather than on the jihadis and Islamic supremacists I quote and refer to in my ads. The fear and loathing, the hatred, the violence and the apartheid they perpetrate is just fine with them — it's only my calling attention to it that they think is evil.
Our new ad campaign countering the American Muslims' Hitlerian message is here.
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