This is no time to cede the field. We need to be even more aggressive. More engaged. We are continuing on offense. Help us. Seriously, where is your money more effectively spent? Scroll this email. Look hard. Most organizations are all talk, we are all action.
Once again, our organization and websites have done groundbreaking work with unprecedented results. There is no group that can match our strategies, initiatives, media and legal warfare and our success No one. Our work in 2012 was monumental. And that was fresh off our 2011 victories, most notably, defeating the Ground Zero mosque. We never retreat. We refuse to accept a dark future. We fight. We will continue on the offense, but we can't do it without funds. And it is going to get worse, much worse, under Obama 2.
Just look at what we accomplished in 2012 with your help.
We won historic landmark free speech first cases against the government in New York and DC. "M.T.A. Violated Rights of Group," Judge Says By Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, and Reuters: "New York Bus System Can't Bar Pro-Israel, 'Defeat Jihad' Ads."
Our anti-jihad subway and bus campaign forced the media to talk about what they themselves prohibit -- jihad and sharia. It was one of the biggest stories this year. This was part of a multi-pronged media attack forcing discussion and analysis of the gravest threat to our national security. We posted anti-sharia billboards and ran radio ads to counter Muslim Brotherhood billboard ads and radio ads promoting sharia. We expanded the "Support Israel" bus campaign to 100 NYC buses to include "Support the Troops, Defeat Jihad"; "Support the Copts, Defeat Jihad"; "Support the Bahais, Defeat Jihad"; "Support the Nigerian Christians, Defeat Jihad"; "Support the Hindus, Defeat Jihad"; et al.
And we have new ads going up in NY and DC to counter Hamas-CAIR's deceptive quran ads. Here is our new ad: NBC News on the new AFDI Quran ads
Our anti-jihad conferences and freedom rallies in Stockholm; our bringing the truth to conservatives at CPAC 2012: Islamic Law in America; the Honor Killing Human Rights Conference in Dearborn (FOX News coverage here); our Former Muslims for Freedom conference in Manhattan Beach; and our First International Freedom Congress at the UN on 911 sent shockwaves across the world.
We exposed pro-sharia media bias when we submitted an exact replica of an anti-Catholic ad that ran in the NY Times, exchanging the falsehoods about Catholicism with truth about Islam. The New York Times refused our ad but ran the anti-Catholic ad. It made television and mainstream media news round the world: VIDEO: Pamela Geller on FOX News Discussing NY Times Hypocrisy
We formed a worldwide alliance in Stockholm, SION (Stop Islamization of Nations) functioning under a President's council that functions as a mobile, proactive, reactive on-the-ground team developing and executing confidential action plans that strike at the heart of the global anti-freedom agenda. The President's Council are SIOE's Anders Gravers; Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll of the EDL; Debbie Robinson of the Q Society of Australia, Robert Spencer and me. I am honored to have been elected President. In addition to Stockholm and our first world conference on 911, we are assisting Tommy Robinson in his legal fight and wrongful imprisonment in the cause of freedom.
November 7, 2012: ABC News on AFDI Islamorealism ads
"Controversy Escalates Over Anti-Islam Metro Ads" Time Magazine
Even after two court cases and a public outcry, these inflammatory ads in New York and Washington D.C. public transit systems aren't going anywhere
- Tuesday, October 09, 2012 CNN: "Anti-jihad ads make their way to D.C. subways" CNN: link here
- Politico: "Free Speech vs Safe Rides"
A “defeat jihad” advertisement that represents the latest clash between the nation’s commitment to free speech and its responsibility to protect against terrorism is headed to a D.C. district court this week — and possibly to Metro stations.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative, an advocacy group that warns against the Islamization of America, submitted advertisements for the New York City subway and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority system. The proposed advertisement reads: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man,” with the tagline: “Support Israel/Defeat Jihad.”
An anti-jihad message is 'hate speech' by today's topsy-turvy standards.
"In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."
So reads an advertisement that went up a week ago in New York City subway stations. Sponsored by Pamela Geller's American Freedom Defense Initiative, the ads were meant to provoke, and they did. Denunciations poured in, activists plastered "racist" and "hate speech" stickers over the ads, and an Egyptian-American activist even got herself arrested after spray-painting one poster pink.
Establishment opinion quickly rallied to a consensus. As the Washington Post put it, while the words could be read as "hateful," "an offensive ad" nonetheless has the "right to offend." A rabbi summed up the media orthodoxy in the headline over her column for CNN: "A right to hate speech, a duty to condemn."
But the biggest drama so far this year surrounds a controversial advertising campaign in New York Metro stations. The campaign features posters, purchased by anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller's American Freedom Defense Initiative, which say "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man," and lower down, "Support Israel; Defeat jihad."
"Metro should end its delay of running ‘Defeat Jihad’ ad" Washington Post Editorial
145 million people listen to: BBC interview with Pamela Geller: NY sign sequence
A Manhattan federal court judge ruled in July that the MTA violated the First Amendment rights of the group seeking to place the ad, The American Freedom Defense Initiative.
The ad states "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.'' It adds, "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad,'' in between two Stars of David.
Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defensive Initiative doesn't think the poster will provoke opposition after last week's deadly assault on the US Consulate in Libya and following days of protests in the Middle East.
"How have world conditions changed?" she asked. "When is a good time?"
Here's a glimpse of the enemedia coverage of our anti-jihad ads.
New York Magazine snarks at the "timing," as if there were a good or better time to blaspheme. When, then? After the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, when there were no "provocations"? After the Cole bombing? After 7/7 in London? After 3/11 in Madrid? After the Fort Hood jihadi? After the Times Square bombing? After the Christmas balls bomber? After the teacher inadvertently named a classroom teddy bear Muhammad (at the students' request) and became a target for death and the object of rioting across the Muslim world? After the Fogel murders? After Ambassador Stevens and three US diplomats were murdered? After a youtube video that offends Muhammad? After Danish moe-toons? After French moe-toons? After Swedish moe-toons? When is it OK to blaspheme under the sharia? Anytime.
Now Seems Like a Great Time for an Anti-Muslim Subway AdAnd the Daily Mail here."Anti-jihad ad urging people to support 'civilized man, not the savage' gets go-ahead to be plastered on New York subway"New York Magazine - 2 hours agoDefeat Jihad" ad, which has been "deferred" in Washington, D.C. due to current events, is the work of the Pamela Geller–led group American Freedom Defense Initiative, whose past work includes signs that say, "It's not Islamophobia, it's Islamorealism.New York subway stations to display anti-Jihad adNBCNews.com) - 43 minutes agoPamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, said in an email to the Times that that transit officials in Washington were "kowtowing to the threat of jihad terrorism." Recent events in the Middle East have not given her pause "for ...NY transit authority weighs options on anti-Islam subway adJewish Telegraphic Agency - 3 hours agoThe ad is sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, or AFDI, whose executive director, conservative blogger Pamela Geller, is a fiery critic of Muslims, liberals and mainstream Jewish organizations. In 2011, the Southern Poverty Law Center ...Pro-Israel Ads Call Jihad 'Savage,' Coming Soon To NYC SubwaysInternational Business Times - 1 hour agoThe ads were paid for by American Freedom Defense Initiative, an activist group run by Pamela Geller, the author of the Atlas Shrugs blog who is known as an outspoken critic of Islam. Initially, the MTA refused to run the ads, but in July a Manhattan federal ...Ad Calling Jihad 'Savage' Is Set to Appear in SubwayNew York Times - 15 hours agoPamela Geller, the executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, said in an e-mail Tuesday that transit officials in Washington were “kowtowing to the threat of jihad terrorism.” She added that recent events in the Middle East had not given her ...Anti-jihad ads to appear in subwaysUPI.com - 5 hours agoPamela Geller, executive director of the group, told the Times in an email Washington transit officials are "kowtowing to the threat of jihad terrorism." "Freedom must be vigorously defended," she said. Recommended Stories. Chicago teen charged in attempted ...
- Ads criticizing "Jihad" bound for New York City subway stations Reuters
- Cartoons of Mohammed, Anti-Jihad Subway Ads and Other Provocations, Past and Future Smithsonian
- Subway Stations to Display Controversial "Jihad" Ad | NBC New York
- Here Is The Anti-Jihad Ad That Will - Business Insider'
- Ads Calling Jihadists Uncivilized "Savages" To Appear in NYC ... Village Voice
- Anti-Jihad Ads To Appear In Subway Stations Next Week - NY1.com
- Subways to Display Controversial 'Jihad' Ad - WNYC
- Subway Ad Calling Jihad 'Savage' To Appear In New York City Huffingtonpost.com
- Pamela Geller on The Sean Hannity Show
And the LEGAL WINS!
NY Times on MTA delay on pro-freedom ads: “The more protracted a stay keeping in place a constitutionally defective standard, the more severe the continuing First Amendment injury.”
Good piece in The NY Times on our victory in court:
"Anti-Islamic ads go up in NY train stations" Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2012
LARCHMONT, N.Y. — An anti-Islamic advertisement has gone up at several Metro-North Railroad stations in Westchester County.
It reads: "It's not Islamophobia, it's Islamorealism."
The American Freedom Defense Initiative paid for it. It associates Islam with 19,250 terrorist attacks carried out by extremists since the 9/11.
Anti-Islamic ad goes up in NY train stations CBS News
The signs were paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization ran by blogger and political activist Pamela Geller. It associates Islam with 19250 terrorist attacks carried out by extremists since the 9/11. She told CBS radio station 1010 ....
Metro-North Billboard Flap Rages On New York Daily News "I feel that it should be clear that the people of Metro North and the town do not support this message." AFDI executive director Pamela Geller said the ad is not hate speech, but merely a statement of fact. "There is nothing hateful, mean-spirited, or offensive ...
Pamela Geller, fresh off a court victory granting her the right to post anti-Islam ads on MTA buses, has posted a new, large billboard on the Metro-North train platform in Hartsdale. "19250 DEADLY ISLAMIC ATTACKS SINCE 9/11/2001," the sign reads.
Controversial 'Islamorealism' Ads Go Up In Metro-North Stations In Westchester CBS Local The Defense Initiative is led by blogger and political activist Pamela Geller. She said its message is it's not “Islamophobic' to oppose jihad terror.” “The ad is just stating a fact. There have been well over 19000 jihadi attacks since 9/11,” she told 1010 WINS
"Friday Five." "Friday Five: Ankie Spitzer, Hateful Elmo, Aaron Sorkin, Mikhail Fridman and Pamela Geller" JTA June 29, 2012
Daily Caller, Neil Munro, March 14, 2012
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