In an unprecedented move, the city of San Francisco is placing craven ads right next to every one of our pro-Israel ads on San Francisco Muni buses. This is unprecedented in the history of outdoor advertising. This is the manifestation of Sharia in Western society. Any war on innocent civilians is savage. They are reading the idea that "all Muslims" or "all Arabs" want to destroy Israel into my ad. That is nowhere in my message. They are the Islamophobes and racists.
The rush to assure the world that the "Palestinian" jihadists are not savages amazes me. The war on Israel is a war on innocent civilians. The targeting of civilians is savage. The relentless 60-year campaign of terror against the Jewish people is savage. The torture of hostage Gilad Shalit was savage. The bloody hacking to death of the Fogel family was savage. The Munich Olympic massacre was savage. The unspeakable torture of Ehud Goldwasser was savage. The tens of thousands of rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel (into schools, homes, etc.) are savage. The vicious Jew-hatred behind this genocide is savage. The endless demonization of the Jewish people in the Palestinian and Arab media is savage. The refusal to recognize the state of Israel as a Jewish state is savage. The list is endless.
But what galls me are the scores of anti-Israel ads that ran without a disclaimer. Why didn't they have a problem with the anti-Jewish ads? San Francisco has run a number of anti-Israel ad campaigns. Why did they not run this disclaimer next to those ads? That silence is sanction and tacit approval. Institutionalized anti-semitism. Who cares if Muni approves the message or not? It is not their job to agree or disagree.
You must watch this video. You couldn't make this up. Hamas-CAIR is instructing the San Francisco city government to take the money the city is donating (generated from my ad) to study the effects of this hate speech on the San Francisco population.
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Muni has taken the unprecedented step of condemning one of the paid advertisements on several of its buses. It all started with a controversial ad in support of Israel that included some hot-button words like "jihad' and "savages." Friday, the transit agency got involved with its own counter-ad.
The dueling ads appear almost side-by-side on 10 Muni buses. The original ad popped up last week reading "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad."
Friday, Muni came back with its response -- a bus card saying its policy prohibits discrimination and it condemns statements that describe any group as savages.
"Obviously we think the ads in place right now are repulsive and they definitely cross the line," Muni spokesperson Paul Rose said. "So there's not a lot we can do in light of the First Amendment."
The group behind the pro-Israel ad calls itself the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Pamela Geller of New York heads the group and she says she's now planning another Muni bus ad.
"Those ads will be calling out the institutionalized and systemic anti-Semitism of the government of San Francisco," she said. "They're clearly picking sides. They should be running disclaimers on every ad, not just mine."
The Council on American-Islamic Relations welcomes Muni's counter-ad as a step in the right direction.
"A lot of the damage has already been done; we have heard from many community members both at our organization and other organizations across the Bay Area who say they don't feel comfortable boarding the buses that carry these ads," CAIR spokesperson Zahra Billoo said.
Geller says the publicity has generated a few thousand dollars for her organization.
"We have seen an increase in fundraising, absolutely, absolutely," Geller said. "What do you think has paid for my counter ads to the discrimination ads that are running counter to my ads?"
"This is someone who's thriving on creating fear of millions, if not billions, of Arabs and Muslims across the world," Billoo said.
Geller says her Muni ad campaign cost about $5,000 and is her First Amendment right. Friday, CAIR sent a letter to Muni asking that the money be used to study the impact of what it calls "hate speech" on Muslim residents of San Francisco.
KGO doesn't tell you that Hamas-CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. Nor do they mention that CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. They say nothing about how several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. Nor do they mention that CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements, or that its California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.
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