Hayes of TP also fails to point out that our ad was a response to this Nazi-like blood libel running on train platforms in New York and San Francisco (with plans to hit DC as well). The bottom line is that the sharia is an apartheid system of governance.
How measured Hayes Brown is in discussing the most brutal and bloody ideology n the face of the earth. And how unhinged and defamatory Hayes is of my defense of freedom. Wild, right?
By Hayes Brown Think Progress, May 20, 2013 at 11:56 am
Yet another Islamophobic ad from a group linked to Pamela Geller
has appeared in the Washington, DC Metrorail system, this one lamenting
what it claims to be “apartheid” against non-Muslims and calling for
the U.S. to cut off all funding to “Islamic” states.
In the newest poster, a Saudi Arabian highway sign is pictured, which
instructs drivers travelling to Mecca to keep to the left, while
non-Muslims must stay to the right to travel to the nearby city of
Jeddah instead. “This is Islamic Apartheid,” the ad declares, imploring
that the government “Stop U.S. Aid to Islamic Countries.”
It is unclear what the ad means when it suggests that Saudi Arabia is
carrying out “apartheid” against non-Muslims. In apartheid South
Africa, the ruling class carried out a series of policies that stripped
black Africans of their citizenship, segregated their education, medical
care, and other government services, and denied them of the right to
assemble or own property. Riyadh’s ban on non-Muslims entering Mecca is
definitely a form of segregation, but is a one-off rule, given the
city’s unique role in Islamic theology, and one that does not hold true in even the second-most holy city, Medina.
It is true that many other troubling instances of segregation occur throughout Saudi society, particularly when it relates to the treatment of women. It can even be argued that a form of “gender apartheid”exists within the Kingdom, where women are systematically denied legal
rights and status.
But the example Geller puts forward in her ad does
not address that inequality, and fails to reach the same level as seen
in the white dominance in Apartheid South Africa. Instead, it seems far
more likely that Geller is looking to raise baseless fears of similar policies taking hold in the United States.
No, I am raising awareness of Islamic apartheid Islamic countries under the sharia. The ad is what it is. A is A.
It’s also unclear what the ad means in calling on the U.S. to stop
sending aid to “Islamic countries.” Without defining what “Islamic
countries” means, it could refer to one of two things: either states
that have a majority Muslim population or countries that incorporate
some degree of Islamic law into their legal system. If the former,
Geller could be calling for an end to humanitarian aid to Syria and Somalia, military aid to NATO-ally Turkey, or disaster relief
to Indonesia. If the latter, that would mean ending ties between many
key U.S. allies in combating terrorism including Pakistan and Yemen, and
ceasing assistance to Afghanistan after U.S. combat forces leave in
The ad is the latest in a series from the American Freedom Defense
Initiative (AFDI), a group headed by Geller and whose sole purpose is to
trumpet the supposed threat
that all Muslims pose to the United States. The AFDI has placed the
posters in public transit systems around the country for almost a year
now, including in San Francisco, New York City, and DC so far. The posters have sparked a massive backlash wherever they’ve been placed, inspiring response ads from interfaith leaders, Muslim advocacy groups, and grassroots campaigns.
Below: Other ads in The DC ad campaign
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