We are still awaiting the final "verdict" from San Francisco BART on our campaign to fight the anti-Jewish ads currently running on the BART transit system since December 2010.
I submitted the artwork to TRITON, the sales company for San Francisco BART, back on December 27th, and was rejected because our ads were either not "content neutral" (and the anti-Israel ads are?) or the pictures of the jihad against the Jews were graphic.
Either way, I revised the ad with the help of Atlas Art Director, Big Fur Hat :) And still I wait for these bureaucratic anti-semites to deign to accept or deny ..... the truth.
This century's Muslim armies and Hitler's Musim armies (raised by the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini).
They will be sued if they violate my free speech while happily advancing the Nazi narrative.
Ben Harris of The JTA has more here:
Pamela Geller, who writes the conservative blog Atlas Shrugged and who is the executive director of the group that tried to run counter ads in Seattle, said she submitted a similar ad in San Francisco that BART officials rejected. She has vowed to pursue a lawsuit if the officials fail to approve her revision. On her website, Geller describes the Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine spots as “Jew hating” and “annihilationist ads supporting jihad.”
“If the ACLU prevails in their lawsuit, I expect my ads to run as well,” Geller wrote in an email to JTA. “If they refuse my ads, I will pursue legal recourse.”
Much of the inspiration for the ads appears to have originated with a billboard erected in early 2009 in Albuquerque, N.M. That ad, which called for an end to military aid to Israel, was sponsored by a group calling itself the Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel.
I did admonish Harris for not running a copy of our ad in his article. All three of those discusseed were showcased (two Jew-hating ads and one against "Palestinian" terror -- part of that Islamic supremacist false narrative. It's not "Palestinian," it's Islamic terror, Islamic anti-semitism. Instead, Harris described the ad this way:
One of those ads, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, featured a digitally altered image of Hitler and a man in Arab headdress under the headline, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.”
I wrote to Harris:
Why censor my ad? You should have run AFDI artwork because your description is wholly inadequate and inaccurate. You ran all of the the other ads but not ours. Why? And why not mention the pictures of Hitler's Muslim armies (raised by Husseini) along side this century's Muslim armies vowing genocide. Or did you actually miss the point?
Yours in liberty,
And there was this exchange as well:
On Feb 7, 2011, at 11:12 PM, Ben Harris wrote:
One last thing -- I have a phone interview scheduled with Ed Mast tomorrow. I saw you had some things to say about him on your blog. Anything I ought to know about him?On Feb 8, 2011, at 7:21 PM, Ben Harris wrote:
On Feb 7, 2011, at 11:43 PM, Pamela Geller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
What's to know about an anti-semite?
Yours in liberty,
On Feb 7, 2011, at 11:46 PM, Ben Harris wrote:
That's a pretty heavy charge. Can you back it up?
On Feb 7, 2011, at 11:58 PM, Pamela Geller wrote:
Are you serious? His ads back it up.
Years ago he was with the notorious terror-linked Islamic group, ISM.
Mast was an activist with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), and more recently he has been involved with the “Palestine Online Store.” He is a founding member of the Seattle-based Palestine Information Project which also goes under the name Palestine Solidarity Committee, which has campaigned to boycott Israeli products and produces propaganda (pdf) that declares that:
“The racism and colonialism of the Zionist movement, with its quest for an ethnic supremacist state, remain the fundamental causes of the current conflict.”
Back in March 2003, Ed Mast and Susan Barclay both of the ISM and both residents of Seattle, were in “Palestine” when Rachel Corrie – also of Seattle - positioned herself in front of a bulldozer and got killed. Mast was a “volunteer coordinator” for ISM, and was responsible for planning activities of Western activists. At that time, Barclay had been previously deported from Israel. She had openly boasted to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that she knowingly worked in February 2003 with representatives of the terrorist groups Hamas and Hizbollah. Barclay said: “We are open to working with any political party as long as they are interested in non-violent resistance. It's almost irrelevant who is participating.” (more over at FSM)
Yours in liberty,
UPDATE: Correction: Ben Harris points out:
Only two of the four ads mentioned were shown with the article -- not three, with yours the only one left out.