Last month, the FBI was running a terrorism awareness campaign featuring bus ads
depicting photos of sixteen of the world’s Most Wanted Terrorists. This
was a publicity campaign sponsored by the Joint Terrorism Task Force
for the State Department’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program. But then
the Leftists and Islamic supremacists complained that the ads were
“Islamophobic,” and they came down – and unbelievably, Seattle is
refusing to allow my group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative
(AFDI), to put them back up.
However, Muslim groups and the politicians in their pockets actually
succeeded in pressuring the FBI into removing the ad. As such, we decided to
had to do the FBI’s job for them in the interest of national security. My organization, the American
Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), took it upon ourselves to
alert the public to the nature and magnitude of the terror threat. We’ submitted the ad to Seattle Transit.
Today we received their response. They refused it. They refused our ad that the FBI ran last month.
It's a spectacular submission to terror. Seattle King County is refusing our ad because it's disparging to Muslims. The ad is a poster for the worst terrorists on the FBI's most wanted list. Their refusal is devastating and further proof of all that I have been warning of all these many years.
From: Sharron Shinbo
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013 2:38 PM
Subject: AFDI proposed ad "FACES OF GLOBAL TERRORISM" cannot be accepted
Dear Mr. Goldsmith,
Based on our current advertising policy, the
American Freedom Defense Initiative ad, “FACES OF GLOBAL TERRORISM” ,
cannot be accepted. The advertisement does not comply with Subsections
6.2.4, 6.2.8 and 6.2.9, set forth below.
6.2.4 False or Misleading. Any material
that is or that the sponsor reasonably should have known is false,
fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or would constitute a tort of
defamation or invasion of privacy.
6.2.8 Demeaning or Disparaging.
Advertising that contains material that demeans or disparages an
individual, group of individuals or entity. For purposes of determining
whether an advertisement contains such material, the County
will determine whether a reasonably prudent person, knowledgeable of
the County’s ridership and using prevailing community standards, would
believe that the advertisement contains material that ridicules or
mocks, is abusive or hostile to, or debases the dignity
or stature of any individual, group of individuals or entity.
6.2.9 Harmful or Disruptive to Transit System.
Advertising that contains material that is so objectionable as to be
reasonably foreseeable that it will result in harm to, disruption of or
interference with the transportation system.
For purposes of determining whether an advertisement contains such
material, the County will determine whether a reasonably prudent person,
knowledgeable of the County’s ridership and using prevailing community
standards, would believe that the material is
so objectionable that it is reasonably foreseeable that it will result
in harm to, disruption of or interference with the transportation
For your reference, I have attached a copy of Metro’s Transit Advertising Policy.
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