Good observations on Seattle Transit's sharia enforcement:
"Senseless in Seattle: Pamela Geller anti-terror ad causes new fireworks" by Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review, August 19, 2013
Activist Pamela Geller is in a new tangle over public transportation advertising after Seattle Transit
in King County, Wash., refused to run her ad showing the FBI’s most
wanted terrorists – an ad identical in all meaningful ways to one it
accepted a month ago.
In an article posted on Breitbart.com,
Geller writes that Seattle Transit turned down ads her American Freedom
Defense Initiative wanted to put on the system’s buses to replace
similar ads the FBI had purchased but then removed because of political
pressure from Seattle’s Democrat congressman Jim McDermott.
The 16 “Most Wanted Terrorists”
featured on the ad are all Muslims, from various parts of the world,
including the United States, according to Geller’s account.
That fact, and Seattle Transit’s policies of political correctness, make the ad unacceptable, Geller wrote.
Seattle Transit informed Geller’s group, the American Freedom Defense
Initiative, that it would not take the ad because it violated the
transit system’s advertising policies in three ways: that it was “false
or misleading”; that it was “demeaning or disparaging”; and that it was
“harmful or disruptive.”
Two out of three of these reasons are nonsense, Geller writes. The ad
is true – the 16 men pictured in it are the FBI’s most wanted
terrorists. The ad is only demeaning or disparaging to a group of people
only in that they might share the same faith as those pictured, which
is a little like saying a picture of Bernie Madoff as a con man is
automatically demeaning to Jews.
The third reason is the one that counts, and it’s the worst reason of all.
Seattle Transit determined that the ad “so objectionable that it is
reasonably foreseeable that it will result in harm to, disruption of or
interference with the transportation system.”
“So, in other words,” Geller writes, “they won’t run this ad
depicting the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists because those Most Wanted
Terrorists might blow them up. And so Seattle bows down before the
terrorists. It isn’t the first time, and won’t be the last.”
Geller’s incendiary approach to Islamic terrorism has gotten her into
fights over advertising before, and she’s on the right side again. It’s
a twisted logic that rejects material that accurately depicts some
Muslims as being terrorists because it reflects badly other Muslims,
while at the same time justifying the rejection as saying it could cause
violence from other Muslims.
It’s classic liberalism in action again: denying reality at the same
time as accepting it, and all the while denying you’re doing either.
There’s no other word for it. It’s crazy.
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