This is the second time that the San Francisco city government has given the ad revenue from our campaigns to Muslim groups for inter-faith dialogue (a euphemism for dawah — proselytizing). San Francisco residents should demand a full accounting of how the close to $20,000 AFDI spent on SF ads. No taxpayer money should be used to advance a religion, proselytizing or supremacy of any kind.
I love how the Hamas-CAIR dissembler says, "It makes them uncomfortable to ride the buses, makes them worry about their safety and how people are looking at them." Worry? About what? Imagine how the slaughtered, the subjugated, the beheaded, the oppressed, and the thousands of victims of jihad wars feel.
Such blatant lying is an insult to our intelligence. As for the media…. what inteliigence? They are irrational, incapable of reason.
San Francisco leaders denounce Muni ads as anti-Muslim ABC News
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) —
The debate over "free speech" versus "hate speech" has taken a new twist
in San Francisco. City leaders are denouncing a new round of Muni bus
ads they say are anti-Muslim and contain powerful images and
The ads will run for one month and are placed on 10 out of
the Muni system's 800 buses. The sponsor paid $5,000, which Muni says
will go to fund a study on the impact of discrimination in the Muslim
The ad shows Osama bin Laden and the burning twin
towers. The tag line says, "That's his jihad, what's yours?" The
campaign is the latest from the American Freedom Defense Initiative,
which says it is educating America about what it calls the "greatest
danger facing this country."
"I don't believe these ads in
anyway says that all Muslims support jihad, but there have been over
20,500 deadly Islamic attacks since 9-11; that's a problem and we need
to talk about it," Pamela Geller said.
successfully sued a New York City transit agency when it tried to ban
similar ads, which is why Muni feels legally obligated to accept them.
"Even though we disagree with the content of the ads, we don't think
it's right to use taxpayer money to litigate over AFDI's First Amendment
rights," SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose said.
Monday, San Francisco leaders and Bay Area Muslim Americans condemned the messages, calling them Islamophobic and offensive.
"We're standing here together; there is no place in San Francisco for
bigotry and racism," San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said.
"It makes them uncomfortable to ride the buses, makes them
worry about their safety and how people are looking at them; it
undermines the fabric of multi-culturalism," Council On American-Islamic
Relations spokesperson Zahra Billoo said.
Earlier this year,
CAIR placed its own ads on Muni buses telling riders that holy war is
not the only definition of jihad. The result was the parody unveiled
"Using the actual words, texts, and teachings that sanctions violence," Geller said.
"The truth can always be twisted by those promulgating hate," Billoo said.
Muni is trying to counter the ads with words of peace posted inside the buses.
Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu will introduce a
resolution which will put the city on record as opposing the month long