Offensive to Muslims!
Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad as Muslim prophets -- not offensive to Jews and Christians!
And the hits keep coming ............Jaweed Kaleem continues to shill for CAIR in his latest hit piece on the bus campaign and SIOA. Join SIOA today -- go here -- help us fight this.
Here is what he wrote yesterday:
Miami-Dade Transit to remove `offensive' Islamic bus ads BY JAWEED KALEEM
Miami-Dade Transit is pulling advertisements from 10 buses that South Florida Muslims have said are offensive to Islam.
The ads, which went up Tuesday, said ``Fatwa on your head? Is your community or family threatening you?'' and directed Muslims to a website encouraging them to leave Islam.
Robert Spencer, associate director of New York-based Stop the Islamization of America, which purchased the ads for one-month as the first leg of a national campaign, said they were ``offered in defense of religious liberty.''
But on Thursday, Miami-Dade Transit spokeswoman Karla Damian said that after reviewing the ads, the department decided they ``may be offensive to Islam'' and would remove them before the buses ran on Friday.
Damian said the ads were able to initially go up because Miami-Dade Transit has an outside company sell ad space and does not routinely review ads before they run.
The South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations had critiqued the ads as promoting ``bigotry'' and making false statements about Islam.
``Islam guarantees freedom to and freedom from religion. . . . [We] reject as un-Islamic any extremist interpretation that sanctions the killing of any individual because she decided to `leave Islam,'' said director Muhammed Malik.
To which I commented:
Notice how the journalist, Jaweed Kaleem, does not have any comment from me (as Executive Director of SIOA, it was my initiative) or anyone from my organization respond to this breach of contract and violation of free speech.
Further, he prints, unchallenged, the remarks by un-indicted co-conspirator, Hamas tied and Muslim Brotherhood front, CAIR without so much as mentioning who and what they are. The slander and accusations CAIR has fabricated and published about me and my associate Robert Spencer is libelous.
My 'crime' was responding to the inquires from desperate Muslims seeking sanctuary from the dangers of leaving Islam.
SIOA and FDI are human rights organizations seeking religious freedom, individual rights protections and free speech.
We have filed a lawsuit.
I emailed Kaleem separately and said:
Subject: Re: Leaving Islam
Date: 4/16/2010 10:26:38 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Jaweed, Why is CAIR named without it's criminal and terror tied history? And why doesn't the Miami Herald, the free press, express outrage at the violation the first amendment. Apostasy is punishable by death - the corpses are many. Ibn Warraq, Wafa Sultan, Nonie Darwish, former Muslims, could all speak to this
Yours in liberty,
Executive Director SIOA