These ads just went up on San Francisco MTA buses. SFMTA ran an unprecedented disclaimer, a first in outdoor advertising history, next to our pro-freedom, anti-jihad ads. Their disclaimer reads: “SFMTA Policy Prohibits Discrimination Based On National Origin, Religion and Other Characteristics and Condemns Statements That Describe Any Group As Savages.” Really? Were the Nazis savages? The Taliban? Hamas? Al Qaeda? Boko Haram? Daniel Pearl's beheaders? The Fogel family's cold blooded murderers?
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"Shariah is here: Disclaimer sticks up for savages" WND, August 22, 2012
Exclusive: Pamela Geller covers latest blowback from anti-jihad ads in transit systems
Two counter-jihad ads my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), began running last week in New York and San Francisco are causing quite a stir. Dhimmi public officials and media are falling all over themselves in furious efforts to enforce the restrictions on free speech the Shariah prescribes. [...]
In San Francisco, our ads said, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.” [...]
In an unprecedented move, the city of San Francisco is placing ads right next to every one of our pro-Israel ads on San Francisco Muni buses, saying (according to ABC 7 San Francisco) “Muni condemns statements that describe any group as savages.”
This is unprecedented in the history of outdoor advertising. This is the manifestation of Shariah in Western society. Any war on innocent civilians is savage. They are reading into my ad the idea that “all Muslims” or “all Arabs” want to destroy Israel. 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 here again are the scores of anti-Israel ads that ran in San Francisco without a disclaimer. Why didn’t they have a problem with the anti-Jewish ads? 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.
The truth is not offensive. The millions slaughtered in jihad – that is offensive to free men.